I did some painting, which I haven't done for ages. I definitely need to practice more, so please don't laugh too loudly at my attempts. I took photos of the surrounding vineyards for inspiration and managed to finish two landscapes, using different styles and a small vase still life (Please excuse my poor mobile phone photography). I want to paint more loosely, so I will keep on trying.
|View of Devon Valley, Stellenbosch painted by Cape Pincushion|
|Flowers from my garden painted by Cape Pincushion|
|View of Simonsberg, Stellenbosch painted by Cape Pincushion|
First, a fitted bright red shift dress using Moda scarlet solid fabric and pattern Burda 6920 (View A). It fitted quite snug so I must be careful not to eat too much...
Now I'm back at work, marking dissertations, writing research reports and preparing for lectures (sigh). It was so nice to wake up each morning during the holiday and to paint or sew the whole day. I do love my day job but I love being creative too.