Friday, 3 October 2008

Is this a dagger I see before me.....



I really annoy myself sometimes (did you hear that? I think it was my husband's eyebrows lifting from the office next door!) I woke up and for no reason whatsoever, suddenly decided I didn't like the book cover idea any more. I'm sure it's the lack of detail; it might just as well have been 'because it's Friday' or that the price of cereal has gone up (broccoli on the other hand has come down).....who knows? I'd have to say, I sure pick my moments to get antsy with something. I'm up to the eyes with commissions, and I help myself how?! But all is well now. I have even managed to get two pictures out of one, an arty BOGOF if you like. After finishing the rose part of the drawing, it quickly got scanned for all-purposes, and then returned to the desk, for the dagger to be painted, and extra leaves added. I couldn't scan the result as it was too big, and anyway, Mike was having problems with his 'padding' so he didn't have time ( I have problems with my padding too- are jeans getting smaller?!) So I took a photo, which will account for the colour discrepancies. I feel harmoniuos and at one with the world now, as I feel that this image sums up romance and intrigue succinctly. Whoa...hang on and hold the bus.... is that reminiscent of a tattoo?
Lordy. There I go again.
Before I sign off and head for what other people have been up to in blogland, I have to mention my friend. She has spent the last 2 years designing her new website and it has finally gone live, which is very exciting. Her name is Cate Alfano and her webby is www.atmospheric-art.co.uk (you'll have to copy and paste the url- I can't remember the html for links!) Her work is computer generated and quite 'other-worldly' but she still retains a traditional feel to her paintings. She'd love to see you over there. If you like colour, you'll love this site... enjoy!!

5 comments:

Norma Pugh said...

Oh Shreen, what do you want, Mike floating on a lilo in the water?! Love Mems and Peps

Serena said...

Only if he is wearing his Emporer's New Swimmies! Lol! The novelty factor should sell a few extra copies!!! Love S xxxx

WILSONART said...

I have it on good authority that jeans indeed, ARE getting smaller.
All the 'downsizing', you know!

Exciting post,,,exciting art life you lead,,,,congrats!!

Serena said...

Ooo thank you muchly for that Babs! I'm going to have a biscuit with my coffee again! Care to join me?! I promise I won't make a cup of tea- I'm so bad at it, it's become legendary!!

WILSONART said...

Nothing like a biscuit with your coffee!
Thanks, Serena