I'll begin with last week, when I was immersed in a new illustration project.
It involved drawing men. Now those of you who are familiar with my paintings will know that this is a rare thing indeed and at first it felt quite a challenge to me.
I've done a lot of life drawing in the past so when I started to draw a man's form instead of my usual lady ones, my memories of life drawing came flooding back to help me.
They're almost finished but sometimes work has to stop while life events take over doesn't it? Two BIG events took over the beginning of this week.
On Monday, Youngest Son had his graduation ceremony at Birmingham University. He's a primary teacher now, working in Devon.
Tuesday saw the birth of Ruby Rose, Middle Son's new baby daughter. It was a bumpy journey into the world for this little girl but after the long ordeal both mum and baby are now doing well
and while the drama was unfolding in the hospital, I painted a card to welcome her into the world.
Phew! What a week! :) xx