Best start with the mandala. I wasn't happy with all the 'space' round the actual mandala, so I chose to fill it in. Using the self adhesive lead I randomly stuck it down, in the hope it would give a stained glass effect. I've finished the lower half, so started painting to see what it would look like. I'm rather pleased with it. Now I just need to do the top and then it can go into the exhibition. This is for the art therapy and twice a year they exhibit the work by the students, I was asked if I'd like to submit the mandala. So this will be the work for the week.
And here it is. I still have a few finishing touches to do but it is pretty much done. I also used the rub and buff on the lock which was looking a bit tatty. I had no antique gold card, so cut the shapes from white card and, yes, you've guessed used the rub and buff. I also managed to find some glossy black card.
I was out and about yesterday. The weather in the morning was lovely, blue skies, sunshine... it all fell apart by lunchtime and the rain came down - again! I popped up to Dunhelm Mill to get some clip frames, to my delight they had some priced at 99p. I also had to replace the condiment set my mum bought many moons ago, it is Denby pottery, but all the seals have gone :-( So it was replaced by a boring stainless steel thing. Today was also about form filling, had to sort out paperwork for blue badge, and tackle the ESA booklet. Most of it is done, the blue badge stuff has to go in post tomorrow. I'll be relieved to get it, my mobility these days is not very good.
I'm looking forward to a quieter week and there is lots to catch up on. I am rather missing having someone make me a cup of tea! Let's hope that the rain eases off this week, especially for those so badly affected by the floods.
Stay safe, dry and warm. And thanks for stopping by.