Here is my Gothic Arch for this week’s theme of Friends using the artwork of French artist William Adolphe Bouguereau (1825-1905). I have adored his work for many years, & have a huge print of his ‘Shepherdess’ away in the attic to come out ONE day when we finish our renovating! I have used a combination of paints, (both watercolour & acrylics) oil pastels & stamping ink to create these little treasures, which is joy of my week. While we are on the subject of friends – this week is Thanksgiving & I would like to express thanks to all my lovely art friends who colour my life with specialness & sharing. Thanks for being YOU! My other thanks is for the life of our Grandbabies (Eleanor Grace – just about 17 months & Toby Caleb 1 in a couple of weeks). I have Princess ‘L’ with me this weekend as her mum is working, she is just starting to get interested in art materials in a very tactile way. (for those that haven’t seen her for a while – yup…….still not much hair!) I have a little table set up for her with crayons & pencils……….but just recently she discovered UHU!!! Now that she has had her hands in something – nothing will ever be the same!