Good morning to you all. I hope you are all well in your little corner of the world.
Progress is being made on my Hexie UFO. The top applique border is done. I am reluctant to add anymore to it as the middle will be quite busy when the little hexies are appliqued on.....nothing is attached but you get the idea. I am a little unsure still about the heart and don't know whether to leave it or not???
My last 4 art classes and a bit of time at home have been dedicated to creating a special keepsake for myself. As you know I am a lover of all creatures great and small and have loved quite a few fur babies in my time but none quite stole my heart like the naughty little black Staffy pup my son bought home when he was a teenager....quite against my express wishes too I might add. I was soon totally smitten! He took up residence in our home and heart for 9 years. I was devastated when we lost him to illness and even though he has journeyed over the Rainbow bridge we have never gotten used to not having him with us or waiting to welcome us home at the top of our stairs. I am sure many of you have connected in this way to a special animal too. I really wanted to draw him but our photos of him were a bit poor for drawing purposes. However I persevered and with advice and guidance from my teacher Sandra I was able to do it. This took many layers in the coloured pencils and lots of burnishing. ..probably about 15 hours plus the original sketch time. I am however thrilled to have his likeness down on paper and those who knew him say it's a good one...just need to frame him now.
My boy "Doc"
Ok that's it from me today......love this saying!