June is a busy month in this family - lots of birthdays, including my SIL Mary-Anne's big 60th! This is a canvas "birthday card" I made for her - I can share it now that her birthday is past. Unfortunately I didn't manage a very good scan or photo but I am sure you will get the general idea - apologies for the reflected glare - the paints used are Golden's Payne's Gray and Quinacridone/Nickel Azo Gold with some acrylic glazing medium. The branch/leaves in the background are a new stamp (to me at least) from Hero Arts - it looks fantastic stamped into wet paint! The text image is Hero Arts too and the key was a gift from my wonderful friend Jude who gives me all the wonderful stuff that she has decided she doesn't need in her much less cluttered life (significantly less cluttered than mine!)
And happy birthday (for Saturday) too to my youngest sister, Kathryn and to our granddaughter Skye (3 today)!!
My Mum arrives on the train tonight (she will be pooped I am sure after travelling 1000 kilometres by bus and then train today) - we just got a call to say the train was delayed an hour by freight trains. Can't wait to see her - it has been a year since I had any real time with her! And it is her birthday too this week.