Just a quickie
I was cursing this afternoon when the update on the horse portrait I'd planned to show went wrong. As the portrait is destined for Singapore I decided to use a little more fixative than normal - spraying between layers of pastel. My W&N Fixative let me down, and not for the first time! I've taken a can back to my supplier before with the same problem - blocked nozzle and 'spitty' delivery of fixative.
This can started to go funny a couple of weeks back so David took it to bits and cleaned the nozzle which fixed the problem temporarily. I started to give the horse a light spray today in readiness for adding the next layer of pastel and suddenly the picture was splattered ... spots everywhere. I let it all dry out and hopefully I can remedy it, but I'm not a happy bunny. This fixative is around £12 a can so can't afford to keep replacing faulty tins.
Then I read the Blog from our friend Debbie Ellies Dairy and put things back into proportion. Debbie is owned by a herd of pedigree Toggenburg goats and is employed by the goats to oversee the milk and cheese production at Ellie's Dairy.
This is Baby/kidding Season so Debbie is busy helping with the births and in her last post (tonight/yesterday) was at baby no. 122!! Debbie is surviving on little/no sleep during this busy kidding season so deserves a huge round of applause and a medal .... or at least a good night's sleep soon.
Good luck Debbie ... hope the rest of the babies are delivered safely and quickly and you can catch up on your sleep! Look forward to seeing the little kids soon
Debbie knows the names and characters of all her goats and they are probably the most spoilt goats in the World!