It's been so lovely going through old photo's of the girls this week.
I've been brushing up on my observational drawing skills using old photo's as reference.
Skyla has always ( and still is! ) been a thumb sucker! She would calmly observe all goings on behind her thumb and not react to any stressful situation, ( eg. big sister plonking rabbit ears on you and Mum taking a photos ), it would all be taken in her thumb sucking stride.
I have this gorgeous picture on my desk of Sky's eyes as she sucks her thumb,
watching the world go by,
I wish I had a penny for them.
I'm listing a new print in my Etsy and Folksy shops of Skyla sat reading Michael Morpurgo's 'Dancing bear' in a tree on holiday in the Isle of Wight a couple of years ago.
Sky had to read the book for summer holiday home work.
We'd stopped for a picnic and Sky took her book into a nearby tree which had a natural reading seat in it, so I took lots of photo's for future reference which resulted in the above screen print.
I don't normally print so many colours but I wanted to try and capture all the texture of the tree foliage.
I love drawing my kids!
This year feels so great and exciting,
We're going to be celebrating this weekend as today marks the end of year 2 in remission!
Fan bloody tastic!
In only 6 months time I will be at the half way point of my remission and it will be 3 years since my diagnosis,
I'll definitely be playing my anthem, Skindo le le by Alive on top volume as I drink a little fizz toasting to
Have an ace weekend!