Thursday, April 19, 2012

Long time away

I've been in England with my sick 91 year old Papa. He is now out of hospital and rehabilitation and is back living in his home with a 24 hour carer. Not ideal but better than it was. He was doing so well before he got sick and then off his feet - as they say. He is now walking with a zimmer frame or at best two sticks.

Anyway, now I am back and I see Paint Party Friday is into its second year and there are almost a 100 people signing up. WOW.

I have done very little art but have been writing. That's much more transportable. I did make little drawings of my two main protagonists.
           This is Tass                     This is Mirana
 In the original they have brown eyelashes not red as it would seem from these photographs, And yes folks, its a young adult novel! I'm about half way through and a bit um ... stuck in transition but am sure its going to flow again very soon. Still writing it everyday, just changing my mind about how its going to happen - a lot.

Also going to start work soon on some illustrations for a dinosaur story for kids. I am going to do some paintings and my partner is going to write the story. Hopefully. If he finds time. Maybe. Anyway that's the plan! So down the track I will start showing those.

YOO HOO my first blog for over two months.

16 comments:

  1. Welcome back Rosie. Glad to hear your father is doing OK now. Enjoy your artwork. Happy PPF and enjoy the weekend, Annette x

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  2. Great to see you back. :) Lots of healing love to your grandpa.

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  3. Wonderful to have you back and do hope your Day will be well ~ hugs to you and great plans for the future ~thanks for sharing, namaste, ^_^ Happy PPF ^_^

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  4. Nice to meet you Rosie. I was writing a book but lost all of my pages when my computer crashed. I learned a valuable lesson that day. The images of the characters are still in my head. Maybe if I draw them I will be inspired to start wrting the book again. Thank you for the inspiration. I love your sketches and I am looking forward to meeting more of your characters.

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  5. Glad to hear your father is recovering. Good luck with all the creative projects you have brewing, it must feel great to get back to them.

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  6. Hope your Dad is doing well and welcome back to blogging again! Great portraits. Kim

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  7. It's good that you're back, and great that you've been doing creative activity throughout this time.

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  8. Hi Rosie, good to see you back and glad your dad is doing better. Love your creative projects and good luck with your book. I'm sure it will be great. Take care.

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  9. Happy PPF Rosie! Great projects, awesome that you are writing a novel! Expressive faces!

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  10. lovely portraits, welcome home!

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  11. Hey Rosie! :) I'm back to answer you question since I can't reply via mail. For some reason my book pages don't buckle a whole lot. They do if I use a really huge amount of water but otherwise not. I don't prep them in any way beforehand. I do however let them flatten out under some books. :)

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  12. So glad to have you back at the party!
    Very nice portraits!
    I am your newest blog follower, too!
    Keeping you and your papa in my thoughts and prayers.
    ♥♥♥
    Happy PPF!!
    Mary
    Mixed-Media Map Art

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  13. Welcome back!
    I wish your papa lots of healing and much support. So nice the see the characters of your novel! Have a wonderful weekend xxx

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  14. I am glad to hear your father is on the mend, and glad you are able to write and now illustrate. Dinos are great, my 4 year old grandson is just getting "into" them.

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  15. A youngh adult's novel, a kids book - you're an amazing (if busy) woman Rosie!

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