No it isn't my birthday, they don't particularly worry me (and hey, I get presents so how can that be a bad day???). But my first born turned 18 on Tuesday. How could this be true??? My tiniest of babies (3 weeks early and come out bottom first) who refused to feed until a bottle was produced - is now legally able to vote in the upcoming election. Sigh.
I take comfort in the fact that we are very proud of him so far, he hasn't caused us sleepless nights yet and his friends are suitably daggy that they aren't out to impress anyone.
Matt had his year 12 trials this week so no great celebrations until later in the month.
At least I still have Henry to cuddle...
My Lo for my new official adult (now I know that isn't quite right) is for Cocoa daisy's sketch Lift for August, perfect for these photos. And I have managed to incorporate a technique I have learnt from Claudine Hellmuth's class at BPS (which I have done very little yet but am keen to get into when I have a couple of hours at home, ah dreams). The torn pages at the bottom of the Lo is something I will use again and again I think. I know it's not terribly tricky but sometimes you have to be shown something for the little light globe to go on.
The next lo is for Sketchy Thursday. Not great photos but it is hard in a dark hall with hundreds of people in the background. The occasion was a trivia night out at Bungendore for their town band to raise money to buy a new tuba.
The theme was Christmas in July and it was lots of fun. Unfortunately the powers that be decided that a tuba band (no other accompanying instruments to soften the sound) would be appropriate to play half way through the night. not a bad idea in itself except that the band decided that 30 minutes of tuba music would encourage us to donate more - so very wrong. They had to cut out two rounds of trivia because the band played far longer than was desired but no one knew how to stop them.
Our team came forth - my perennial position it seems.
On some sad news that pissed me off enormously, the zebras that I did a Lo on last week were vandalised on the weekend and have been destroyed. I hate senseless destruction and they were such a fun addition to look out for on the way home from Sydney.
Goodbye zebras and spontaneous art to share with all...