Patrice’s wonderful drawing challenge: Upside down
As you all know, my life has been a bit upside down this week. So you can imagine that I was incredibly grateful for the distraction of art. When I asked Nadine for info about any upcoming drawing challenges, she sent me to Patrice, who so very kindly invited me.
Here’s my contribution to the challenge: Cedar waxwings and rowan berries on Beethoven. 🙂
Another kind of upside down happened yesterday in the studio. My studio is in the loft of my 1920 Craftsman cottage. Although it runs the whole length of the house, it has a pitched roof line with a limited amount of wall space for furniture.
My art table gets very crowded with supplies and half the time I spend more time looking for something, or tripping over piles of books and papers than actually painting. So I decided to build some simple pine shelves to organise some of my supplies. (The upside down part was screwing the brackets to the underneath of the pine boards)
I’m thrilled with the results!
Now I’m so super organised that I painted a second little upside down image. Chickadees on Mozart.
I can’t thank you enough, you sweet friends, for taking the time to wish us well yesterday. Robert’s and my hearts are broken but you have all lifted us up in ways you can’t imagine. We’ve taken great comfort in your words and send you so much love in return.
We’re going to be OK.