Paint Party Friday...Summers here

Well hello there....I'm back.
Would you believe that I've been tootling around yet again. 
In fact, I've just realised that I've been to three major city's in three weeks!
I really do need my wings clipping. 

I just can't get used to the light nights that come with the summer months here in the UK. 
I must confess that I seem to cram even more into each day....even more than usual if that's possible. For example, I actually heard the dawn chorus at 3.15 am yesterday and when you think it doesn't get dark until around 11.00 pm at the moment, then it's not so surprising that you can get so much done in a day...if only my energy would last that long. Alas my battery runs out about 8.30/9.00 pm. 
As a reward for getting lots done this week, I decided that this morning from first light I'd nip into the studio to create something before I got distracted and involved with various tasks and chores of the day. 
The artwork was to come first today and take priority which rarely happens. 
I've not exactly settled into this new room yet, so I was quite pleased that I actually managed to produce anything. 
I wanted to do draw/paint something summery, but unfortunately it's not bright here today...it's what some call 'Muggy'. That's warm but not in a good way...a little dull and sticky. 
The sun's disappeared behind a complete blanket of grey cloud and there's even a smidgen of rain now.  
So unfortunately there wasn't good light for taking this photograph.
The yellow on the original painting is very vibrant and the blue's bright...but you'll just have to believe me.  I used Derwent's Intense watercolour pencils.
I couldn't resist adding just a little zentangle. 
I'm going to link to Paint Party Friday, so if you'd like to see other artists work...
... just click on this link PPF
and also Jenn's Artist Play Room

Oh and I nearly forgot to tell you my latest news.
I'm joining an art group. 
I'm quite excited about it because it will mean that for three whole hours every week, I'll be able to take myself off to do what makes my heart sing! 
Tra...laaaa..!
I'll be sure to let you see what I get up to and there's talk that after about 14 weeks they'll be an exhibition to show our work. It's been many years since my last exhibition, so it will be both exciting and nerve-wrecking all at the same time! 

Well it's Friday night and there's a chilled glass of vino waiting for me...it's amazing how spoilt I can be whilst there's World Cup footy to be watched on the TV. 
Anything to keep me quiet eh? They must think I was born yesterday.
 Thanks for popping in to my place 
Whatever you get up to this weekend...have fun. 
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