Let me explain. The group have a ritual of taking it in turns to bake cakes each week and bring them to their get togethers. Today I enjoyed date slices and chocolate cake, both superb! Even the coffee was good served in a cafetiere. It was worth going just for these, and they kindly let me bring a couple of samples home for Merice, so many thanks.
When I agreed to go I was asked if I would do a painting of the sea with cliffs and beach. As I now live at the seaside, this was no real problem. What was or could have been a problem is that I hadn't picked a paintbrush up this year.
I have been doing iPad paintings in preparation for a display at the Bondville Model village which opens very soon. So it was with some trepidation that I picked up a brush for a quick practice last week. "Oh you'll be OK," said Merice,"It's like riding a bike - you never forget.".
Thankfully she was right. Now I have been extolling the virtues of the iPad for the last six months or so, but really there is nothing like dipping that brush into nice wet paint and setting about that paper...splash on!