Had a really fantastic day today. Went up to Art From The Heart and painted a canvas. Used Claudine Hellmuth paints in different colours. First I painted canvas with gel medium, then stuck torn papers all over. Once it had dried, I then gave the canvas a couple of coats of gesso - then the fun bit started. Painted with green and lilac to start with, then introduced yellow and teal. Kept going over with the paints until I was satisfied with the results, then used various other colours, painted the heart, finished the edges with two colours, stamped around the edge in red with a Tim Holtz stamp (who else would I used) then stitched on the buttons around the heart. Loved it, can't wait to do another, may have to try one this weekend. I'm absolutely shattered because you have to concentrate and my arm aches with the painting, still I think it was well worth it, even Maurice likes it!!! This is the first thing he's ever liked, said I should put it on the wall. Hope he didn't mean in the cupboard under the stairs.