The thing is - I was born & bred on 'the man in black' so when I saw this I really laughed out loud – what a hoot! I just wanted to share it with you for a laugh!
On with the ART – here are my next daily challenges – A Hand or Hands & Eye or Sun Glasses. It was with MIXED feelings that I handed back The Princess today – my Tour of fulltime Nonna Duty is over. I have spent the afternoon cleaning, clearing & decluttering all of the 'toddler' paraphenalia that just happens along the way. (My DH loves having the grandies here, but he hates 'baby stuff' everywhere, so I am quick to clear it once they go)
I have been pretty limited to drawing the last few weeks, so I am really looking forward to getting my hands in some paint tomorrow. Tonight I am just regrouping, getting a handle on where certain projects are at & making an Art 'TO DO' list for the week…. I am looking forward to a little solitude & days that are not regulated around naps & meal times. It's been a special time – lovely & I am really glad to have had this time with her.
There's a bit of a story to the 'hand' pic as I am one of those directionally challenged people that doesn't know my left from right. I can already hear you laughing! It's absolutely TRUE!!! I cannot instinctively tell you which is left or right or veer in that direction when driving. My husband & children have made fun of me for years, but it all started way back when I began primary school (?elementary school? – anyways about 5 yo) I was born left handed. The thinking at the time (WHAT were they thinking!) was that this was a disability & needed to be trained out of a child! I endured all kinds of things like having one hand tied to my desk, ruler on the knuckles, hand bandaged behind my back, etc, til I was 'trained' not to use my left hand. Now I am mostly right handed – there are things I do with either hand – but very little that I ONLY do with my left hand. This is ALL a bit Draconian for the liberal & inclusive method of today's class room – and no, I didn't go to any wierd, obscure school – just a plain ol' public school in a Melbourne suburb. About 5 years ago I had a client that was about my age & had suffered the same fate & had the same problem. He was a doctor! It's just one of those odd quirky things about me. Anyways I have a scar in the 'web' between my left thumb & forefinger – a legacy of a childhood bug catching incident. Whenever I have that scary disorienting feeling of not knowing left from right – this is my reference point & I feel my hand – visualize the incidence & then am able to know left or right.
The challenge that followed was to draw either eye or sun glasses. I have several of those generic purchase 'x level magnification' type of eye glasses which I wear most of the time I am on the computer, drawing or reading. I have pictured them here, folded over one of the books I have been reading lately on watercolour techniques by Claudia Nice……