Yep, you read that right! I’m exercising a father’s right to brag – about my kids! Again LOL! Well, two of them, anyway. I’ve had no real news from Damien, so I can’t mention anything for him, unfortunately.
Take a look at this incredible ‘sketch’ drawn by Reuben, in just 20 minutes! His partner, Dawn, is so proud of him, too, that she posted this on Facebook. In fact, she’s taken to posting his sketches quite often, lately, since his return to art. Sorry it’s not a ‘cleaner’ image bur it’s a photo’ and not a scan. You can click on the thumbnail to see a larger image.
Apart from these sketches, Reuben’s making excellent progress with my book cover! He drew two sketches and I have chosen which one he’s to work up into a colour piece. I’ve pointed out to him that, if he does as good a job as I believe him capable of, then he could well find that other authors may be interested in him creating book covers, or even illustrations, for them too. From what I’ve seen online, it could be a very useful supplement to his income. When the next book is ready, I will be conducting my first ever ‘Cover Reveal’ for one of my own works.
Meanwhile, in a small town some 25 miles away, Emma is taking driving lessons, and doing very well too! Conscious of some of the contortions expected of drivers, many of which they’ll never employ in real driving, I’ve advised her to make sure that she tells driving instructors and, eventually, the examiner, that she suffers from Fibromyalgia and that restricts her flexibility significantly. Hopefully, that will make driving a more comfortable experience for her. It would be a huge boon to her whole family if she passed her test. It would reduce the fatigue she suffers from walking and open up their options for family outings.
No family related post would be complete without mention of Jenny! She has been busy crafting, making blackwork cross-stitch pieces, as well as lovely little colour pieces, for various people’s birthdays, along with ,making their birthday cards. She’s also making other things, like cots and highchairs out of card, using templates. It always sounds so easy, when you say that a template is used. Believe me! It’s not! The templates are good, but getting the job done right and looking good demands considerable skill, including choosing the right materials and embellishments.
And, in the immortal words of Elmer Fudd…. “That’s all folks!”