It's been a week of doctors, dentist, and hospital appointments and we have been away overnight - but here is where I am at right now.
As this is a work in progress at least you will get to see how the layers and shading progress.
Above you see a base layer of Gesso, then shades of green and blue water colour crayons, some stamping and colouring - then a coat of brayered white.
I have added the tree trunk - which had layers of white and browns, and have just scribbled on a third layer of water colour yellow for a sunshine glow, (yet to be brushed with water to blend it in), another layer of stamped flowers, the heart and bird.
I drew the chains and swing seat and added on my whimsy self.
I had great trouble with my whimsy as the book isn't very big, so the whimsy is very small and it was a real struggle drawing her. I still have to draw and add her friends.
Apparently I was a very pretty child, with ginger hair - not a 'carrot top' but strawberry blonde or titian it was described as. Doing this exercise has brought back some nice memories - one of which is when I had a pretty little blue seersucker cotton dress, with a white colour and white spots on it. I only got to wear it once to have my photo taken on an 'Open Day' in the Village. I got to wear my Sunday shoes too, and I was told how pretty I looked - isn't it funny the things that pop out of your brain!
It was a lovely happy day!
The countryside, swing on the tree, little bird - and any other creations are, and will be, figments of my imagination to create a perfect storybook childhood.
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