*August for our family means birthdays! Especially my Mom's! This year Mom turns 85! We are so fortunate to have her with us and that she is in good health. I have twin siblings that had their birthday yesterday, a nephew's birthday today one of his daughter's was on the 11th, another nephew had one on the 12th. This year to celebrate we are holding our family golf tournament on the 20th as we were hoping some families from Alberta would come and take part and celebrate Mom's big birthday. We are going ahead with our plans but COVID has reared its ugly head again just as a ...reminder? My Mom's building has been having an outbreak among it's residents, fingers crossed so far Mom has been spared.
As for Art, I have been working hard the past 3 and a half weeks on a picture of a blue heron for my Mom. She has been requesting this for some time and I'm happy to say I'm on the home stretch 3 days before her birthday. I won't be able to get it framed but I know she will do this part to the tastes of her surroundings. I used drafting film for this, I painted the subject and the foreground on the front of the film and the background on the backside. The idea being that the subject and foreground would stand out almost 3D~ish. I will post a picture of it when all is finished and scanned.
*EDIT... I went to see my Mom and to see this painting framed... well, the framer framed it upside down...OMG! Seriously, the heron looked like a ghost and was facing the opposite direction! So we called, that was an exercise in itself but finally spoke to a framer who had no idea how that could happen. Mom took it back and they made it right! Can't wait to see it made right!
So let the Celebrations begin! Safely!
Just a woman, now fully retired from my day job...embarking on a full time art career!