I’ve been reading the Ruby Red Shoes books to little Lottie and we absolutely love the beautiful description of Ruby’s cost caravan. Cups of tea, books to read and cozy blankets to cuddle up in.
It really reminds me of the atmosphere I try to create in our home with lots of cushions, books, handmade mittens, paintings and pieces of furniture made by family, nice lavender soap, candles and, of course, tea and biscuits are always plentiful.
No matter what happens out there, home is always a warm, safe and happy place to rest and just be.
And with it comes new goals and a refreshed sense of purpose. I was lucky enough to receive an oil painting set from my husband for Christmas. I watched everything I could find on YouTube and Pinterest about oils (I’ve only worked with watercolour and drawing) and tried a few simple paintings to get familiar with the new paint.
I’m trying to grasp the idea of layering and working with mediums that aren’t water. Lena Danya’s YT channel has been the best resource so far and her advice is just to jump in and learn by doing. I’ll attempt some Bob Ross when I’ve built up my colours and confidence a bit but for now these little pictures are fun and a fresh undertaking from crochet and ballet.