A beautiful Autumn day today. It was so nice driving through the countryside with the trees turning shades of red and gold. Gine and I got to Otane mid morning and I began painting two more calico cat brooches to send to Katz Gallery in Masterton. There are so many exhibitions coming up that I haven't had time to paint for that working on jewellery right now is a bit frustrating but it's a more reliable source of income than paintings which may or may not sell in this uncertain economic climate.
I always get inspired by seeing everyone's different paintings on Wednesdays. So many different styles and mediums that it makes you want to try everything yourself and of course there isn't time. It also helps to know that others have the same hang ups about their work as yourself but that there's someone around who will help you over your self imposed hurdles.
At least this week I finished something. Finally got the cat pendant done and away in the mail to Canada yesterday. I love painting tabbies as they have such sweet faces.