Saturday, 1 August 2009

A Busy Week.....

I'm still practising my drawing.....this is number 8..... but tomorrow I must move on to adding paint and embellishments - I'm lagging behind. (Go and see Lynn's lovely piece and you'll see what I should be doing!
I've had a busy week; it all started on Wednesday when DH and I went to Birmingham on the train (an event in itself!)
First stop was for coffee..... (it seemed a shame to disturb this)

...then we visited the Museum and Art Gallery.....
...where we had arranged to meet Rosie and her husband.

There was a special Edward Burne-Jones exhibition on (The Perseus Collection) which was a lovely surprise.

After all that the four of us had lunch in an Italian restaurant, where Rosie gave me a gorgeous present she'd made for my birthday (plus a fabulous art book.... Collaborative Art Journals). Lucky me!!

It was my birthday yesterday and this is my "official birthday portrait" taken by my personal photographer, lol !!! Please don't click on it to get a better view of the wrinkles and baggy eyes.


Judy S. said...

Happy Birthday, Linda, just a teeny bit late. Hope you had a great day! BTW, I think you look GREAT!

Heather said...

Happy birthday Linda. Your drawing is wonderful. I like the look of the art book your friend gave you and am glad you had such a great day out. You look great in your birthday photo - it's a lovely natural pose.

The Joy of Nesting said...

Happy Birthday Linda!!!

What a wonderful birthday trip!!!

I shouldn't be to concerned about the time you spent on your faces. Look how long it took to paint the Sistine Chapel :)

Pattie ;)
Mazatlan Mx.

Jacky said...

You look gorgeous in your birthday "portrait"...thanks for sharing with us!
I dont think I would have wanted to disturb that artwork on your coffee either. Didnt it look fantastic?
How wonderful to spend the day with your husband and good friend Rosie to celebrate your birthday...hope you had a very special.
Ooopps nearly forgot to say, I love your drawing too and am looking forward to seeing it with the paint added.
Sending a big birthday hug!

Jacky xox

Sandy said...

Happy Birthday my dear Linda.
Your work is amazing.
Wonderful work.

Shashi Nayagam said...

Happy Birthday Linda. What a lovely way to spend your birthday. Thanks for sharing those lovely photos looks like you enjoyed your day. That is a beautiful gift from Rosie. You are tempting everyone by asking them not to click on your photo lol!! You know what human nature is like te..he...
But you needn't worry you look lovely in the picture.

In a way I love the black and white sketches they speak to me more.

Catharina Maria said...

A late Happy Birthday from the Netherlands
I am in love , the art and the book is great .
I bay the book at Amazon .
You know , my English is very bad , sorry for that .
Love Rini

Anne said...

Happy Birthday, Linda! Love your drawing! It is amazing! :-)

La Dolce Vita said...

What a brilliant birthday! art even in the coffee! and the museum oh my! you look sooo happy! and no worries about clicking on it, if you promise not to click on mine when I ever become as brave as YOU! caterina

*jean* said...

oo looks like you had a happy birthday...and you look absolutely fabulous, dahling!!! your portrait skills are really amazing! i can't wait to see paint!!!

~*~Magpie's Nest said...

What a lovely post! Happy belated birthday my friend!!! Hope you're still celebrating!!! What a fun meeting you had with Rosie, fab pictures and I am wanting a cappucino now. Your gift from Rosie is really lovely too as are you birthday girl! Your photographer is quite good!
It's always a delight to come and visit, looking forward to another year of creativity and fun with you!

Lorraine said...

what a marvellous drawing and so glad you met up with Rosie and had a great arty time...that coffee is amazing! and you havent got wrinkles only laughter lines..keep up the drawing as its great

Dot said...

Happy Belated Birthday Linda! (fellow Leo). So sorry I missed your birthday. Have sent off your fabric book this week and included a few goodies as a late birthday present.
Love the photo of you - you look like you have a twinkle in your eye and it is a lovely natural shot.
I think your number 8 drawing is incredible. This lady has so much feeling and character in her face.
Glad you had such a lovely birthday week - you deserve all good things. Wonderful gift from your dear friend Rosie too!
Much love
Dot xxx

Jennifer Williams "Blueskysunburn" said...

Happy belated birthday! You look great in your birthday photo.

Your drawing came out wonderful! Don't worry about falling behind alone. I'm right there with you. I'm only on the second lesson. I can't wait to see what your faces look like with color!

Lynn said...

There you are again with your arms folded :) You look so confident, that is how I pictured you the first time I saw you too, and you look smashing by the way, you really do!!!!!!
Beautiful gift from Rosie and the book too? Wow, spoiled! I ordered mine when you told me and still waiting for it from Amazon, I can't wait to have it in my hands :) I think they were out of stock, it's taking so long.
Glad you had such a lovely day out, the galllery looks terrific.
Talk soon, Lynn