|Reuben - almost finished pen and ink stippled portrait.|
I was hoping by now to have been showing this as a finished piece but if you happened to read my post about our trip to Donegal over Easter, you'll know about the drama I had when we got home to discover it hadn't made it home with us and how very, very lucky I am that it is once again in my possession (Thanks to Art, the owner of Sleepy Hollows campsite who kindly searched the grounds, found and posted it back to me after I rang in desperation!)
Anyway, S collected it from the Post Office for me today and I am just so very glad to have it back safe and sound that I wanted to show it to you as it is. I will work on it over the weekend and will hopefully get it completed by next week's Paint Party Friday.
So, in other news, my sister and brother-in-law arrived late on Tuesday night and we sat up til midnight catching up as we hadn't seen my sister since our wedding in November.
I gave my brother-in-law the picture which he loved (although of course he was never going to go "urgh, that's crap, I hate it!" but he certainly seemed genuinely surprised and pleased and my sister definitely loves it!) along with a wee card I made up enclosing money to get it framed when they get it back to England.
|What the picture might look like framed!|
We also sat up late on Wednesday night chatting, eating, drinking, and getting all competitive over board games so that is my excuse for not having anything new to bring to this week's paint party friday. I didn't want you to think I didn't do any art at all this week though so if I might be so bold, I would like to direct you to Tuesday's post of my latest Walkies ACEO (which I should've just kept and posted today if I'd had a titter of wit as my mother would say!)
Well, excuses over, I'm off to see what everyone else has been up to this week on Paint Party Friday!