So it was a fairly frustrating afternoon actually. I'm not sure that I didn't ruin the background and I'm entirely certain, at this stage, that if I touch my paintbrush to that white paper where the birds are supposed be, I'll ruin them too. But I know that this frustration will pass -- as long as I keep working at it. And if I wreck a bunch of paintings along the way, I will have gained a huge amount of constructive experience that will be valuable in the long run.
What new things are you up to?
P.S. The girls arrived home from school today with a frog. A frog. He has been assigned temporary lodgings -- a small, well-ventilated container with water and some greenery -- and in a short while, he will be returned to his natural habitat. With any luck, there will be photos of the adventure tomorrow.
P.P.S. I had an idea for adapting the birthday journal page for a slightly different purpose. Something I'll be working on this week. :)