I've decided to try and fill the next few pages of my sketchbook with illustrations rather than the usual drawn-from-life studies. Interpretations of whatever image or idea happens to catch my mind's eye.
Whilst whizzing through my blog reader, trying to catch up on three weeks' worth of posts, I happened to notice someone (can't now remember who, of course) talking about emerald green and how it was thought that the dye used to create the colour in wallpaper may have contributed to Napoleon's death. Hence this sketch, and what seems to sound a bit like a Sherlock Holmes story title. Pop and see if Emma has any more puppies in her sketchbook this week.
Clearly all the recent celebrating has gone to my head, because my interpretation of this week's topic, liquid, has ended up like this.
When I started drawing her, I think she was going to be in blue and drinking water. But it turned into Champagne. Or maybe ginger beer? That could explain her slightly confused expression... trying to figure out just what is in that glass.
So, the wedding and honeymoon are over (all successful and and lovely!) and it's back to real life. Whilst it's a bit sad to pack away all the wedding paraphernalia, I'm very excited to get back to having time for other things and other interests again.