"Jelly" complete and "Mahogany Snapper" nearing the finishline...

Hello Cyprus!  If that viewer was FRS, then I hope your travels in the region are safe and swift!..And, we wouldn't have sent cookies if we knew you were going to give them up for Lent.  Next year give up Scotch instead!

I had a fruitful day in my kitchen painting, cutting, and adhering paper to an already primed and painted background.  I'm very much into layering, because I want my work to be, or at least give the impression of a multidimensional stance, despite it only being 2D art.  There are many ways to go about this...a sketch with great perspective works, as does skilled shading, but when working in multimedia or collage, layering seems to be to me, the easiest and most fun method.  After all, I'm the girl that used to cover her hands in glue just to peel it off...and I love a good mess if it's well warranted.

I've already gotten these pieces ok'd by the boss and am taking them to West Annapolis Artworks Saturday evening, which will nicely coincide with a dinner date planned with my folks.  My father is turning 68, and we're having an intimate party for him.  Happy Birthday, Dad!  He just put a mammoth pier on their place and they need some fishing goodies so I ordered my dad a French filet knife (Opinel) that folds for safe storage.  Safety is a major concern with my folks because both are highly prone to accidents.  There is good reason to avoid parking directly behind my mother or riding shotgun with Dad during deer season...

Here are the two photos.  The jellyfish is complete (i think) but I still need to add eyes to my Mahogany Snappers...

"Jelly" atop my beloved WSJ...

"Jelly" atop my beloved WSJ...

I have no idea what "Cloud Scale" is, but it seems I need to investigate...

I have no idea what "Cloud Scale" is, but it seems I need to investigate...

Thank you so much for your time today.  I realize there are millions upon millions of artists out there and your attentions are greatly appreciated.

Oh!  One more thing (that's totally unrelated to art)--My husband went pheasant hunting and here's the end result:

Pan seared breast of pheasant with wild mushroom cream and pickled red cabbage, galas, and wild rice.  The hubby liked the wild mushroom cream so much that he asked me to make homemade spaetzle the following night (with debreziner) so he could use the leftover gravy...That said, I think we've exhausted the scale this week already and it's only Wednesday...