I've had a frustrating few days trying to paint a new Mandala. I realised that my problem was the cheap paints I was using, so decided to invest in something a bit better. Popped up to the Range as they do have a good art section. In spite of the vast array of water colours, acrylics and oils what did I get... good old poster paint! Not the stuff for the children, but something with a bit more welly to it.
Since I wasn't getting far with the painting bit I did some designing. To reiterate the two main rules, a Mandala must be round and symmetrical in design. I think I went a bit mad with this one, but I'm looking forward to painting it.
I'm using a pair of compasses, and finally the old skills are coming back. I also picked up a paper pad for acrylics at the Range.
I'm also in the middle of a birthday card, so can't post any pics of it here - yet! You'll just have to wait BJ! Just needs a few finishing touches and it shall be on its way to you.
Not a bad day today, even managed to prise mum out of the flat! Quite a feat as she's not been out for four weeks. I'd deliberately made a hair appointment for her, even though her hair was a mess she still huffed and puffed about having to go! You'd have thought it was a hardship, I told her that she needed to get out, so she went and then met up with some friends for lunch. She did enjoy herself, but it is worrying that she is now reluctant to go out. The district nurses are once again in charge of the dressings! That suits me, one less task. Monday mornings are the worst, well it is laundry day, don't ask me why but it is... and mum wants a shower, plus we usually need some shopping. No wonder I had a lie in over the weekend.
Not sure about any challenges this week, maybe I don't wish to be 'challenged'? Although I do have an idea for the ABAC which ends this weekend. We'll see, but now I need a cuppa.
Many thanks for stopping by.