When I chose the blog title I hoped it could become a chance to start painting again. When I was pregnant three years I gave up on it, I loved to use acrylics and oils so considering my habit of smearing colours all over myself and the risk of inhalating the solvents used to clean brushes I thought better just stopping. Since tthen I never painted again. I miss it but you know...toddler!
However I am feeling the call of the colours pretty strongly lately ao today I decided to decorate a Christmas card. Nothing too difficult nor time consuming (in theory), just to start. I thought to try watercolour but expensive colours and toddler don't mix well plus I don't have the right paper to do what I wanted. I went for my second choice: pencils. I don't like pencils too much, they tend to trigger my need for perfectionand I end up vvery dissatisfied with the results. This time was no exception, I fussed about the drawing for too long and at the end I got tired (the writing os wonky and tomorrow I'll have to retouch some details), but I made it after three years hooray!
I took some pics, I tried every angle and every illumination but they came out ugly nonetheless. So here they are in progressive order, nothing special.