The first lesson is on using masking fluid to make apple blossoms on a tree. I must admit that I do not like to take the time to apply mask and let it dry before painting, and I have never been very good at making the shapes I want with masking fluid. Kelly suggested using a masking pen, so I have ordered one (Molotow GRAFX Masking Fluid Pump Marker). Here is my first painting. It is actually on a Strathmore watercolor note card.
|James 1:17. Every good gift and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the father of Light, with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.|
Some good news this week: Charlie and I went to Charlotte on Monday for a follow-up visit with my orthopedic surgeon. I had a total ankle replacement on January 9. Dr. Davis was very pleased, and released me to start physical therapy and DITCH the Star Wars boot! Hooray! I went to physical therapy, and was told I had the prettiest post-surgery ankle she had ever seen! Okay, then! Not that I have a pretty foot, but there was very little swelling, bruising, or scarring, and good range of motion. That was very encouraging! Now I have a small brace that is little more than a wrap. She also wants me to walk with a cane to improve my gait.
I have almost two months before I need to be able to walk all over the hilly campus at the Merlefest music festival, so that is a good motivational goal.