in which our plucky heroine attempts to cheer self up...
At Scribal Night last week, when I saw this appealing new charter design, I immediately wanted to paint it! And contrary to my usual practice, this one simply demanded a somewhat abundant use of metallic paint
The fretted background, and chickadees, reference the heraldry of the current Royalty. The birds are painted metallic silver and black, and I had fun decorating the green border with tiny lotus blossoms and archways.
Once I realised that the background in the side panels also wanted to be metallic golden, the rest of my choices for color and pattern seemed to be much easier; I can use tiny subtle patterns and they still show up well... One of my favorite things to paint is the motifs on their "silk samite" garments.
Ten jars of strawberry/rhubarb sauce now
January SMART goals (x=extra)
|#||THINGS MADE||THINGS FIXED||THINGS GONE|
|1||A/C cardigan back||worm bin bedding||bad corduroy|
|2||12 jars canned pears||restring amber Laurel||paper recycling|
|3||A/C cardigan fronts||Dad slipper fix||boxes of tiles|
|4||24 flannel baby wipes||hang envelope holder||old bookcase|
|5||blood orange marmalade||Dad slipper resole||wood scraps|
|6||12 jars awesome sauce||x||x|
|8||10 jars strawberry/rhubarb||x||x|
grateful to: Past Me who cleverly put assorted fruits into the freezer for future processing