Friday, 23 March 2012

A Promising Start - Part 1

Hi There

Today's post features the face of a gorgeous little baby I am creating using a combination of my brand *new* pastel pencils and a plethora of stick soft pastels on a Monte Marte Pastel board.  My art teacher, Ms Kathy, says that "Bubba" is my best pastel work yet.  Can I just say that I am loving using pastel pencils?  They are so wonderful for obtaining detail that I struggled to obtain using sticks.  (I hope I am not obtaining an irritating reaction from within you by my overly zealous use of the word obtain.  It seems it must be my word for the day - a result of all those years I've spent watching Sesame Street where I excitedly guessed what the mystery number and letter would be.)

I hope you don't think I'm being overly conceited by my admitting to you that I'm loving how my little baby is looking at the moment.  The only problem is that I'm now feeling the pinch to try and keep the rest of the painting up to the same standard.  Yes, I guess you could say I'm experiencing a form of performance anxiety.  If only there was a nasal spray to fix that!

In case you are thinking "Come on Kate, it can't be that bad..." click here to see a spectacular muck up of all proportions which proves to you what I am capable of.

Anyway, stay tuned over the next few days when I try my very best to do Bubba justice.

Have a wonderful weekend!



  1. You should only think of yourself as talented and you should be proud, nothing wrong with that.

    Looking forward to seeing the final thing. No pressure :)

  2. Thanks so much for your lovely words and vote of confidence in my KJ. You are very sweet! :-) x


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