Here we are again - WOYWW has hit us headlong into the New Year, so I hope it is a happy one for all of you!
It's that time of year again.... oh yes it is....oh no it isn't.... sigh. I can't resist it...
Anyway, my desk this week has been mostly vertical, as I have been helping my good friend Nettie and her partner Rob paint the scenery for Treasure Island. Nettie does the big stuff (scares the crap out me), Rob blocks in, and I've been making stuff look round, like I do. I give you exhibit A:
exhibit B (we need baskets, they said) :
Bigger view of what's going on - I've just been adding depth and shadow and stuff, and not working on the big bits. Sorry they're blurred - it's me iPhone you know!
But my desk hasn't only been vertical - Tuesday night it was definitely horizontal and I have just finished making two maps for the panto. Treasure maps of course. And here I say All Hail the Duke of Distress - for t'is his inks wot made it possible. All done using a black Sharpie, and the lovely inks Walnut Stain, Rusty Hinge, Faded Denim, Peeled Paint, Festive Berries and Black Soot. Ta Dah! Makes life so much easier, and so much more realistic, than using a tea bag, dontcha think?
Oh, and if you're interested, the island is based on a slightly stretched Christmas Island.... LOL. Had to be done, really!
Catch you on the hop...... Arrrrrrrrrrr......