Ken, Mandi and the kids just went back to Connecticut after a "Birthday/Anniversary" overnight visit. It was fun to see them and we ate well - roast beast and roast duck. I was amazed to find the kids all loved the duck, even Jay (Mr. I eat beef, turkey and chicken only man), liked the duck. No leftovers for Derek and I :( !
I have been diligent about working on art. Friday I worked on the cover of my new sketch book. I can't say it's great but it works and I quite like it. Very little time Saturday because of visiting relatives, but I did get a download from Dadcando and made a lovely little butterfly from paper. Today Ken and I sat down and painted. Ken is a stunningly good artist and was finishing a desert scene to give to his cousin. They are stopping at the cousin's house on the way home so it had to be done. It's hard for me to sit down with my doodles and see Ken creating a master work of art.
I created an illustration for the Nursery Rhyme "There was a crooked man". It was fun and I used my
Inktense pencils to create most of the painting. So - yes I was practicing art and yes I was using my new art materials. Good for me :) Now as soon as I can locate a camera, which is not easy right now, I will post this with illustrations.