Posting is a bit intermittent right now because of school holidays! It probably shouldn’t be, but I find these times quite challenging and so far we have one sick kid and a baby who won’t nap when her sisters are around to play with. I have also been busy working on some website maintenance for an graphic artist, which is fun because I get paid in products.
However things have been lightened up by some acts of wonderful generosity this week. I have joined an online clothes swap group for NZ women which is great because a lot of the members are arty/crafty types and I have been given some funky things and wonderful parcels have been arriving in the mail. I’ve managed to send a few off as well. As ever Stripy Helen loaded the parcel with amazing extra bits and pieces including this book which is full of magical pictures.
I like this comment from the introduction “What makes one painting seem better than another is not always craftmanship – this can result in a picture looking little different from a photograph – but when a certain magic guides an artist’s eye and hand. Often when I look at art I can’t always describe why something appeals – maybe I don’t have the language or maybe it’s ‘magic’.
I also received the most amazing gift, a very magical picture. Again – thank you SO much. You are exactly right that it is definitely something I would enjoy – even if my partner said “the kids could do that”. So maybe its something only I would appreciate. Thanks for knowing that :-)