This is the young lad (Dotter's boyfriend's youngest half-brother - got that?!) trying on his birthday beanie - given that it was close to 30C when he were at his birthday picnic yesterday, this is as far as he got with wearing it... and fair enough! It does fit, though :)
This is the studio half of my office (if I turn the chair around it's at my computer desk - it's a cosy room). My art desk is much smaller than before, but the lighting is OK, diffuse and from the left, which is good, although there's no nice view any more.
And this is what I did today - finally got to work on a new painting! Here's the painting so far... it is long narrow, designed to be printed around a mug. There will be colourful skeins and balls of yarn sitting on a long lace runner.
Thanks for the various suggestions people have sent me for paintings, it's always good to know what you would like to see! I've added them to the list of paintings I have planned for this year :)
Now I've got to get ready for the new series of Miss Marple (ABC TV, 8.30 pm) - utter bliss! And wasn't the adaptation of The Murder Room by PD James on Friday night brilliant? Martin Shaw is the quintessential Adam Dalgleish. Can't wait for Part 2 next week!