I honestly think that if I couldn't connect with the blogging art world, I would be lost. And lost I was for over a week when my computer totally died. Dead. No more. And with it went all my information; email addresses, pictures, photographs, documents - ja, well, no, fine!!
So a new pc has been purchased, new (updated!) programmes installed and I am now trying to find my way around them! My gosh, but the latest Microsoft Office is complicated!
So dear friends, that is why I have been missing in action! I now have a lot of catching up to do and will eventually get to read all those back posts that I've missed.
And because it's been quite cold here, plus the week at Kirstenbosch and the touch of 'flu, my painting has been curtailed. The World Cup has also run interference - tonight England is playing here in Cape Town and the town is full of Barmy Army people. Our own Bafana Bafana didn't do too well the other night and probably won't qualify, but we're enjoying having the world in our little corner of Africa. Who are you supporting??
So, the last thing I painted during my 'down' time, was this heron and it is part of the tribute to the Gulf Crisis Challenge that Suzanne McDermott has started. Read all about what she is doing on her blog. She is a truly wonderful person who cares totally about the environment and what we are doing to it. Bless you Suzanne.