I was going to get out the craft stuff early, but mum remembered that her prescription was due, so had to go get that. It turned out to be a wasted journey, even though I'd phoned to make sure it was there it wasn't ready when I went to pick it up. I was annoyed cos I'd just had to wait 20 minutes in the queue, there seemed to be one chap on the pharmacy and he seemed determined to ignore everyone. I definitely needed something to cheer me up so went to see if there were any crafting mags that I liked, nope, not a one! I did have some shopping to do but after nearly colliding with four people, one who had a trolley, I started to get angry, people in the village are so damned ignorant, I remembered why I don't like shopping there because they have no manners and a a bunch of snobs! So I headed home, found mum in a tearful state so had to calm her down, made her some lunch and she said she felt better. Could I now start crafting? Almost... Eventually I was able to sit down with all my stamps, I checked my sketch, worked out where everything was going to go and got stuck in! I think this is a much better result than the first one, yeah I know the horse isn't attached to the barge, he is now as I have drawn in the rope! I also got a much better effect with the water, used BG's trick with the crumpled up paper, and used a light and then a dark blue. I really did take my time with this, not quite sure the reeds are right, but just a little bit of tinkering I think! So after that success decided to use the Duck.
Felt very pleased with myself. I can see why BG loves it so much, you are creating small works of art, well sort of! I'm not quite at that standard yet, but I am enjoying practicing. BG's first class seems a long way off, it isn't until the end of March. I really enjoyed them last year and it was a good idea to have Nigel work along side her, it offered a more realistic view of what you could achieve, his work was very good. Babara is also a very good teacher, she doesn't rush, isn't patronising, makes it fun and is very clear in her instructions.
Probably more of the same tomorrow! Crafting that is, don't want a repeat of the emotional upset with mum, just a quiet day will do.
Stay safe and keep warm.