Having a child off school ill is always a tricky situation, but one of the many times that I count my blessings I mostly work from home and can be flexible around this kind of life hiccup. Yesterday, it actually worked in my favour as my main task of the day was to complete a ‘Rubbish Picture’. A commission for a second artwork to match another produced a couple of years ago for the same family. This, as the first was to be created entirely out of the wrappings and bits and pieces of sentimental ‘rubbish’ squirrelled away at the birth of a new baby girl.
..and so my day was spent under the critical eye of my youngest apprentice, in between calpol doses and quick rounds of Snakes and Ladders, creating and completing a Rubbish Fairy Princess from ribbons, wrapping paper, tissue paper, gift tags and a novelty nylon flower bouquet. My apprentice thinks we’ve done a good job, fingers crossed the young lady who will be taking delivery of this picture for her nursery wall, will approve as well.