I worked more on what I think of as the Scottish girl last night. Not sure why I think she’s Scottish but there it is. Feeling a bit better about her background. The beauty of course is you can keep coming back with fresh eyes and adding a bit here and there.
And as SJ pointed out in the comments, it’s all practice so if you make mistakes it doesn’t matter. In fact it’s usually the best way to learn. There are bits I’m still not in love with but I don’t really mind, which seems unusually healthy for me. (Art is healing me! Yay!)
Also yesterday, I made bread – my first loaf! I used spelt flour as I’m wheat intolerant, and would you just look at that bad boy.Do you know what, the best thing about it, apart from the smell and the sight of it coming out of the oven all risen and warm, was how I felt cutting and eating the first slice? I don’t think I can really describe it. Perhaps it was just happiness.
The bread looks perfect Tara…well done you! Must look out for spelt flour as wheat doesn't like me very much.
I love the journal page; you've created a wonderful background. Its good to see that your art is having a healing influence.
Aww mate – I think I know what you mean about the bread 'happiness' feeling.
We're all so busy trying and striving and wanting and 'achieving' these days. When a simple, do-nothing moment of happiness pops out of nowhere it kind of takes us by surprise… :).
PS I love the 'thing', as you describe it. I think it would make a lovely gift to have mounted on the wall with the lid still lift-offable.
I love Scottish girl – thinks she looks perfect…and that's a mighty fine loaf too 🙂 x