Those of you that know me well will have worked out that yesterdays post was a mistake. Why?
1. My Last Week series normally comes out on Monday – or if I am really busy a day later, but never a day earlier.
2. Sunday is my day of rest and worship and I don’t switch on my computer, let alone write a blog post.
It is very tragic – I was so pleased with myself on Saturday evening that I have prepared Monday’s blog post and scheduled it. Pity that I didn’t get the date correct, hey?
So anyway, if you were puzzling whether I had changed my standards, now you know that it was just a scheduling error. I can tell you that it was a horrible shock this morning to see that my post went up yesterday – a feeling that I’m sure my friends who also hold Lord’s Day Observance dear will understand.
As for this teacup sketch – it was completed on Friday night over supper with friends, and it is a Shelley. I really felt out of practice with sketching complex teacups in public – it requires a slightly different approach than when I am home and in the zone. I found myself a little out of control both with the shapes and the colours, and also at the same time trying to be part of the conversation. So I think that I will need to do it more often by either making special trips with friends to fancy tearooms that use fine china, or do more visiting to friends’ homes, especially if they have a collection of teacups. There is something special about being served tea in a cup that has a personal association. Oh! I think that just came out wrong… just for the record, owning fancy teacups is not a prerequisite for friendship!
One final note for all the lovely people who get my posts via email:
We have been trying to work out what is causing the mysterious code that has been appearing in my text. We think that we’ve found a solution (if the apostrophe in that ‘we have’ has appearing correctly then it is fixed – yay!) It is going to involve a different way of working for me, but that’s ok as long as those crazy characters disappear!