I hope you had a wonderful Christmas, if applicable, and are ready to start 2013 at a running pace!
I've added some bits this morning which has helped me resolve an area around the focal point. It's a book on Tea History (yep, I have one or two!) and a pair of booties. It all looks a little flat at the moment because it's not stitched and painted.
I'm really hoping that my machine will make it through all the layers of cloth and all those coats of acrylic paint. Fingers crossed!
I've been doing a little preliminary sketching for Life 6 - Still Life. It is going to be a still life of chinese pots on a table with a patchwork cloth, and of course a life model. I'm trying to get the drawings of her etc to look serene and content. I've spent a couple of hours on the shape of the body, and have been trying to work out hands. I'm not quite there yet as you can see, but it's a start.
The shadows are interesting, as the light has two sources; from above and from the right. I will have to decide if this is confusing and whether or not I should change it.