how is it?
We are mostly fine, our exchange students arrived yesterday, and I am finding that my French is very, very rusty. Conversations are difficult, but they are nice girls, and I hope we'll get more fluent with practise.
On the sad side, I am rather worried about my little feline girl. She is sick and won't eat and since she is so skinny anyway, that is very worrying. We'll see the vet again later today, which she hates. She is a darling at all times, but at the vet she gets really aggressive. They had to sedate her yesterday, just to take a bit of blood for testing. Poor thing.
Today, I'd like to share another mother-daughter collaboration.
While I was searching for a specific card panel I made weeks ago, I found a background that my daughter made and discarded. She used water colours for the sky (I think) and ink blending for the snowy hills.
So with the background already done, I just added a bit of dark blue ink blending around the edge of the sky, to create a more dramatic vignette and splattered on some gouache for snow.
While this dried, I searched my stash of images and found this ice bear, which I thought was perfect. I just needed to cut it out.
Then I added the sentiment on the dried panel with gold embossing.
It roughly says (in German):
Dance with the snowflakes
Build a snowman
Stomp hearts in the snow
Eat loads of cookies
Sing loudly and
Look into the winter sky."
I think it's perfect for the scene, though a bit optimistic in terms of the amount of snow we usually get where I live.
A slight dusting of snow usually will cause my daughters to jump for joy, with "all the snow" and all the drivers to crawl and realise they still didn't change their tyres. Compared to when and where I grew up, I can only smile at that.
Anyhow, I love how this card turned out.
Wishing you a brilliant day
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