Last night I returned home...
My mom has been fighting stage 4 breast cancer for
almost four years now. I have been out of town caring
for her after she suffered a Pulmonary embolism.
She lives in the city... a pleasant place to visit~
However I am a country girl and there is no place like home.
I think my flowers all waved to me when I drove in!
We have a winner!
The little vintage dress has been waiting patiently
for my return... eager to find a lovely new home!
Do hope you will visit Megan's blog~ a treat!
I knew this trip might keep me away for a while.
I thought to pack folders of reference material,
Several sketch diaries, pens, fabric squares, ink,
watercolor paper, triangle... ruler... but forgot the palette.
That is an expensive tool to replace...
As time passed and deadlines grew near, paint was needed.
While mom was napping I set out to pick up her meds.,
a few groceries and make a quick trip to the art store.
The palettes were all plastic.
You can see from the first image, my main palettes are
well worn, loved, messy... plastic. It takes time to break
in the plastic surface where I mix the pigments. I was hoping
to find an enamel tray or ceramic plate. Nothing.
I gathered a basic collection of Winsor & Newton tubes...
They had most of my favorites: Perm. Alizarin Crimson,
Cadmium Orange, Quinacridone Gold, Winsor Yellow,
Green Gold, Hooker's Green, Cerulean Blue,
French Ultramarine, Indigo and Sepia...
...and I needed basic brushes 6 round, 4 round,
a flat and a liner... I added a few extras for good measure!
But what to put them on?
An antique store... maybe they would have an enamelware
plate or old butcher tray! I only knew of one store...
The perfect palette was found!
The cover to this little container has a troth around the rim...
Held the paint away from the water & mixing area~
Mom is very weak but stable~
Can never express exactly how much I LOVE nurses.
They work wonders and their compassionate hearts
are a gift from God.
Wishing you joy, Sweet Friends!
I will blog when I can~ always thinking of you!