The painting is a jar of spring flowers and was painted by Vanessa . She is a very talented painter and illustrator. Go and have a look. They are amazing and like me when I first read her blog you may realize you have one of her books. After I had made the pirates she asked if she could have 2. I tentatively asked if I could swap for a tiny scribble or sketch of hers but she offered me a painting, and so a swap was made. I feel that i have defiantly made the best side of the bargain!
Here are the pirates ready to set sail.
I am not the only one to benefit from Vanessa's generosity. Another painting went this way.I hope to do some more swaps soon as its so nice to receive a parcel with no credit card slip in!
PS Despite a very tired 4 year old, a sick 2 year old and bonfire night I managed to finish and send off my project for the One Yard wonders books so fingers crossed that they like it and will publish it.