|'Puffin Christmas' - gouache on watercolour paper|
Did I mention that I'm going to Florida next week? No? Well, I'm off to Florida next week!!
When my sister came to visit back in July, she told me that she was going to Naples, Florida for a friend's wedding. Her husband couldn't go so she had a plus one.
A couple of days into my sister's visit I came downstairs to find S and her industriously checking out flights on-line and S said he was going to book me a flight so I could go with her citing 'we'll be a long time dead' as grounds for not worrying about whether or not we could really justify a flight to Florida when we still have so many ugly carpets to replace in our new house! So, my sister booked me a flight from Inverness to London and S booked me a flight from London via Dallas Fort Worth to Fort Myers and so, I'm off to Florida with my sister on 25 September for a whirlwind week!
|Puffin on brown recycled card stock|
Now, despite having known about this for two months and despite being determined to start a healthy eating plan (I'm the unhealthiest vegan ever) and an exercise plan - it seems that once you hit your forties just walking the dogs everyday isn't enough to keep the pounds from creeping on - it would appear that here we are with less than a week to go and I'm still the same size and shape(less) as I was. I went into panic mode on Sunday and began flinging myself round the living room, in a very poor approximation of the Zumba moves the Latina lovelies are doing on the DVD but that lasted two days until I was so stiff I could hardly move so I doubt it's going to do much to reduce my bingo wings in time for me to have to reveal them in sleeveless dresses and tops. Now, I'm philosophically telling myself that while I won't be the thinnest person in Florida, I certainly won't be the largest and just to get on with the business of enjoying every second of it.
|Puffin on brown recycled card stock and on white card stock|
Anyway, you came here expecting to see some new art so I better explain what I've been up to this week. A new Christmas card design. That pretty much sums it up. I did it in gouache. I ordered some recycled brown card stock so as well as printing it onto the white card stock I have also printed them onto watercolour paper squares which I've then Mod Podged onto the brown card. These will be joining my other cards in my Etsy Shop.
I'm linking up with Paint Party Friday this week as usual and I apologise in advance if last minute packing keeps me away from visiting everyone but I'll try to get round as many as I can.
See you when I get back from the Sunshine State!!