So here I am still enjoying the sunshine out in Spain !
Well, all except my birthday last Friday when we had flash flooding & storms - so that washed out our stay at the hotel converted from a monastery - no evening drinks on the terrace looking at the mountains for us this time ! It also put paid to our plans to drive into the Sierra Espuna mountains on the Friday for lunch - to a little restaurant we know there tucked away in the middle of no-where!
So then as Plan B - we headed for Cartegena to do some indoor shopping - but the whole city was shut !
A festival day apparently ! So we trudged back over the mountains in the pouring rain heading homewards & the day only cheered up when our friends came over for supper !
Still despite our floods here we were lucky & in other parts of Spain people died & lost their homes - so I do count my blessings !
And the sun has come back out for our last week here - so we are very grateful for that too !
On my desk this week are some of the things I have been playing with ... water for me as well as my Inktense Pencils as the weather is lovely ! My journals & drawing books etc
Plus my Kindle for when I just want to flop on a lounger in the sun !
And a fly whipper for if the flies get too annoying !
I have been having a happy time whiling away an hour or two on the terrace - I have finished my Tick Tock challenge page - really enjoyed this challenge - so thanks to my friend Lynda !
Then I tried a bit more drawing & watercolour practice - trying to draw the only orange on one of the citrus bushes we inherited in the garden here - we hadn't been sure what type of citrus plant it was as it hadn't fruited before.
Sadly the skin had split all down one side whilst still on the bush - so it wasn't edible but I wanted to record it anyway - its not exactly an everyday event in wet rainy Wales to have an orange from the garden - so it was a novelty to celebrate here ! !
Then I have a page in progress in my large Journal - and I am still getting to grips with working this large !
This journal (a Strathmore Visual Journal) is twice the size of my normal journal & spiral bound up the middle - so it is also out of the comfort zone of my previous habit of working straight across double pages !
This is a new Heidi Swapp mask of Hibiscus flowers (we have a Hibiscus bush in the garden here too so it seemed appropriate !) & the page is going to be about having these stolen Summer Days we are enjoying out here. Hence all the warm summery colours !
At home the Autumn is already well set in ....so we are treasuring every moment we have left this week !
I need to add outlining to the masked image on the right hand page & add the journalling but it has been fun if a bit challenging working on something this size ! How real artists work on great big canvasses amazes me - I wouldn't know where to start !
Anyway do enjoy your crafty week & looking forward to seeing your projects later !