This morning our art group were given guidance on oil pastels.
We were given loads of information, were able to have a go at different manufacturers oil pastels, shown examples of art work done in this medium. Then we were let loose to have a go ourselves.
Valentine Rose by Eric. Taken from the internet. No, we did nothing as exquisite as this. But quite a lot of us thought we could.
Our topic was actually to portray the Northern Lights. Our tutor is passionate about sky viewing and takes very good photographs of the phenomena which appear in our skies. So not just art but sky watching lesson as well. Apparently we are now heading into the season of being able to see the Northern Lights.
Back to ground level. Which my lilies do not appear to want to leave!
Huge buds/flowers on very short stems. What on earth is going on? Normally i.e. with a normal summer, they would be taller than I and have been scenting the air months past.
Some of us are lucky enough to meet up with other bloggers. Such a joy!
Last week I had my friend Marina whose blog is mbfullemptyquarter.blogspot.com come to visit for coffee and cake. Marina now lives in the UAE so her blog is fascinating and concerns living there, the camels, the customs, the weddings, shopping, just everything. You also get a lot of pictures of sand dunes as she enjoys driving up 'em. In fact is is a major sport out there with all nationalities enjoying it and the barbecues after.
Marina gave me this exquisite bowl.
She has returned to the desert now, but I have a lovely reminder and her blog to read.
Although my homework tonight and reading matter is.....