Well I thought I'd update with a few things that have been happening in the world of Inky Leaves... not much painting sadly, in fact there isn't much in a tangible form. I am spending most of my days off with doctors and nurses. Today was the phlebotomist, who took 9 vials. She was a nice lady who knew her needles. She liked my DMs and told me she got into the job because she liked looking at her father's veins. I used to do that too... I remember I used to trace my finger along dad's veins when I was a child. I'd liked to have been a doctor, but I can't do blood, so I stuck with plants. I always like the fact that botany sounds like phlebotomy!
So in between doctors I am mostly eating, cooking, sleeping and trying to stay very relaxed. My body is a temple at moment - I need to get better. The upshot of all this pampering though is I don't have much time left for painting... the odd evening here and there for Monstera problema. Hopefully I will be on the road to treatment soon and then can start producing some art work. In the meantime, the only projects I am getting done are those for other people...
Dad's Fathers Day card (I posted one this year after he moaned about not getting one last year), featuring Citroen Chevrons, flowers, a sun and some birds - all of this favourite things.
On a side note, my bean is getting bigger... I have called this bean Bjork:
The bunting factory has re-opened in my tiny room (it had to shut down after my landlady re-shuffled our house. We lost our lovely, big sitting room to an en suite bedroom, which made space a general problem. However, grit determination and a need to get some birthday presents made, I can successfully say that the Bunting Factory has re-opened:
And lastly I'd like to end on a different type of needle work to the one I started this post with - I have started a new piece of embroidery. This is for Henry for when he finishes his exam next month. I will probably be hard pushed to finish it in time, but I thought I could give it to him a bit later on. It's called 'Because of all the Soya Beans' and it will feature a lion doing nine yoga poses with added extras down the sides.
Cool, so as you can see there's been a bit of a drought in Inky Studio's. I am full of ideas though. Apart from all this healthy living, a lot of my time is still being put into keeping my Bare Necessities Project going too. My food label scrap book is coming along nicely!
Happy belated solstice everyone! I hope where you are you can actually see the sun, which is more than what can be said for here at the moment... Bring on my holiday in Spain!