If you wondered where I was we've been to Essex to take my Mum home and settle her in to her new routine of 're-enabling' carers who are going to come in 4 times a day to help her with the things she finds difficult, which is just about everything now. My DH and I don't think living alone, even with carers coming in, is going to work and fully expect to be sent for quite quickly to make the ultimate decision about residential care. Mum has dementia (isn't that an awful word when someone says it about your loved one?) and I cannot tell you how it feels to see a very special lady lose parts of herself and the things she used to love. At least she is calm and still smiles sweetly in the face of her lack of understanding.
Creativity has left me for now and I have to rest and recover my resources after the last weeks of looking after Mum. I did make a little texture while I was away though inspired by my classes with the lovely Kim Klassen.
I made this texture from one of my mixed media paintings layered with the frozen pond I photographed in the winter and a white colour fill. I then added ink splashes that I had made from Kim's workshop and brushed out the edge. The next step is to use it over an image.