Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Dads Birthday

Whoops, been a bad blogger again - though I did have a spell of blog block. Here is the gift I made for my Dad for his birthday on the 4th April. The picture is of him and his mates whilst on National Service in Cyprus in the 50's. Dad is the shy one on the right! I mounted it on mdf, which was painted, collaged and varnished. Here he is on his birthday, he is normally dressed but had a nasty fall the day before so was unable to walk, so we normally go out for his Birthday this year we had to fetch it all to him.

I'm still busy drawing and painting every day, every evening is spent sketching - I 'think' I am starting to improve. Also spend far too much time on the book of days facebook page, and watching all the wonderful videos available to help me with my art, I even attended the 'live stream' at weekend, which was great fun. If you are interested in mixed media and/or Art Journal, do take a look here Book of Days best thing I did, has done wonders for my confidence in art and in other area's.

I do check in with blogger each day so always keeping an eye on everyone, I might not always comment (often I think I have only to find I didnt, sorry) but I do always read.

Thats all for now, back to the sketchbook.

Lynda x


  1. that old pic of your Dad is brilliant! Hope your Dad is recovering from his fall.

    glad you are getting more confident in your drawing and that you are enjoying it :)

  2. Hope your Dad had a great birthday and that picture is fantastic!

    I must say, I have hit a spell of blog block recently so know where you are coming from!


  3. Just returned from my 2 month blogging rest and raring to go. I think a break is a good idea sometimes. LOVE the picture you made for your Dad. Those presents are THE best!