Challenge #152 - Aquafleur

Firstly, thank you, thank you, everyone for the amazingly fabulous response to my e-book. I have been overwhelmed and very, very grateful for the support it has received. Love, love, love.

If you haven't seen it and are interested - you can check it out here, or click on the book image on the right side-bar to see what it is all about.

In other big news (well, to me anyway!) I have finally, finally figured out the issue with my images coming out with grey backgrounds when loading to the blog.......they just looked yuck and dirty and it was driving me crazy! So, now, I've finally been able to update my banner, sidebar, etc and have them looking how I want.

Now, time to get back to regular posting again......I've got some fun stuff planned for the blog and am totally excited for this year! You?

This weeks Diva Challenge...........Aquafleur.......sounds kinda familiar...I may have tried it once or twice........or 50 million hundred times.

I'm not obsessive........

(aquafleur flower - reminds me of a parrot tulip
with the wrong type of centre - more experimentation
required here).

I'm not compulsive.......

(aquafleur scroll)

according to the thesaurus I am, instead:



(done with my big blocky black marker then edges refined with
fine liner.....just to see if it would work in bold strokes. It did,
and was fun and fast to do, too.)

irresistible (ah.....yeah, really?....okay - I'll take it!)...............

(aquafleur blob thingy)

If you would like to see a video made up of photos showing how I've drawn this pic from start to finish, you can check it out on my Facebook page. It was my first time doing a photo video and it's pretty rough with lighting and kitty issues, but I'll definitely be giving this process another go.

Farm update: Jersey has had her calf (2 1/2 weeks ago) - last year she didn't deliver a live calf - we were so relieved to go out in the morning and see she had a gorgeous, healthy baby girl - this means we are back on the milking schedule after a 2 month break. I have gotten slack and have become used to staying up late drawing, so the 6am mornings have been a bit of an adjustment.

There's a lot of milk to go around.....so we get piglets. One has been an escape artist and 3 times when I went up to feed them, he trotted out across the paddock to meet me then happily skipped along, following behind, back through the gate to their paddock. Cute......but annoying. John has since fixed the fence so no more Houdini for that little pigster.

And......my grand-kitties Ollie and Bellie (Oliver and Bella). My little art room is the sunniest spot in the house.......makes me feel kinda sleepy, too. I'm not saying I lay on the floor and take a nap sometimes.....and I'm not saying I don't. LOL.

Have a fabulous day!