The sun is setting on this weekend and I’ve got one more Austen portrait complete. This is, of course, Miss Lizzie Bennet. And she is such a favorite that I had a hard time getting her down in paint in a way that satisfied me. I decided to let her hair down wild, with some apple blossoms tucked in, and probably 6 inches of mud on her hem, walking down a pasture path with a favorite book. I like my Lizzies a little wild and disheveled. She’s a nice contrast to my Emma painting, although I used the same color palette. They are two very different girls.
I keep thinking as I delve into this little project that I really should get myself to the U.K. A land of tweed and knits and it’s probably all of 65 degrees there! Oh, to be somewhere (anywhere) where its green and and lush.
Still waiting on the promised rain here. I’ve seen storms pass just over the horizon and clouds gather and never arrive. It’s frustrating. I really think summer in general gets me all out of sorts.
But I am still eager about starting a new knitting project. There is a nice knitting store in Tulsa that offers different classes each month, and it was there that I initially learned how to knit (FYI to locals— Loops in Tulsa will teach you to knit for free on Monday evenings! It was lots of help to me!)
Anyhow….not a lot to report that’s of much excitement. What’s going on in your part of the world? Let’s chat 🙂