Down a Rabbit Hole . . .

My local Art Society are running some terrific workshops this year, a chance to try out new and different mediums with some good tutors.
The latest one was working in pastel.
Have dabbled a little in pastel and found the texture of the pastel paper confronting - like drawing on a road surface. The other thing I found frustrating about pastels is colours. Unlike watercolour or acrylic in which you just mix the desired colour, with pastel I had to constantly think how I was going to get the shade I needed.
So introducing "Teddy Renoir".
   and his friend "Miss Teddy".
I am now the owner of some 'proper' artists pastels and looking forward to working on a larger scale.

Done Something

My metal table fitted into the corner just nicely, but everything I wanted was, you guesses it, the other side of the room. Just about wore a track between the two areas soooooo a re-shuffle was in order.
Moved the tables around and now have a little 'nest' that I can spin around in and I don't have to get out of my chair to get into the drawers and storage. Bonus!
 Along the wall I now have another narrow table. This was the first piece of furniture my husband made, now over 30 year old and has been hauled all over the country, a little worse for wear but now has a new life.
So is this all???? 
No have started on another piece and here is a sneak peek
And that's all ima gonna tell ya.

But so as you don't go away disappointed, played with some polymer clay a la Shipwreckdandy's faceted bead technique. I even made a very simple cane something I haven't done for 10 years.
Going into the local art gallery gift shop just in time for the 'grey nomad' winter migration north.