is turning out to be a real challenge. It started out all right. 1st page of a new notebook. (Don't you just love first pages?)
At first the colour scheme didn't immediately appeal to me. It took Vero in
Au Fil du Jardin and she translated it into things like lavender and olive trees. That made me look at the colours very differently. By then I had decided to go with the concept. Admiration! There are lots of people I like, a few precious ones I love and there are many artists in all spheres who give me pleasure. My choice of Queen Elizabeth may suprise some people and may be ridiculed by others but the Queen has been a constant in a changing world. Now in her eighties, her sense of duty and dedication to the job she inherited is unfailing.
I wondered how best to represent these duties and then I thought of the handshake. Goodness knows how many times the Queen must have exchanged this greeting. An endless line of people!!! I wanted the line to be never ending, swathes of people at the garden parties at Buckingham Palace, people lining the streets and reception lines all over the world.
These are some try outs.
Then note to self: Give more thought to your background!!!!I had an idea for the background of a map of the world which I wish I had developed.
You can see here that I was now trying to incorporate the colours. Suddenly I found myself painting lace and this is when life started to get difficult.
I will post further on my learning curve, when hopefully I will have resolved some of the problems.