When I woke up this morning, my first thought was, "There are no children in the house." It was not a happy thought, so I just stayed in bed. Not too long, but long enough to feel sufficiently sad. When I got up, there were, however, plenty of the remains of children all through the house. We had a fabulous Christmas, but now it was time to vacuum and wash and put things away. Oh yes, and carve out a painting spot in the basement. Then it was time to work on my challenge painting. This blog comes at the suggestion of my children during Christmas, and as we did a little research in the blogosphere, I stumbled across a couple of painting challenge blogs. The blogger posts a photo, and painters submit their artistic version by a deadline. I've decided to start with a challenge from http://rookiepainter.blogspot.com/ . I'll post what my painting looked like this morning and then in the evening. I want to use these challenges to experiment with painting techniques. This time it is outlining. That will come after I'm sure I've finished the rest.
And a note to my "followers," WHAT A SURPRISE! It all feels so friendly now. If you have a blog, I want to follow you, too.