It's my lovely DIL Dani's birthday on 12th April so I've made this card for her and as I got my inspiration for it from Polkadoodles, I thought I'd enter it there!
However, due to Blogger bu**ering about, I missed the deadline for the sketch, but happily, the following challenge is a Birthday theme!
I've not really been on Polkadoodles before but I really like the graphic style that seems to be prevelant there, well this week anyway! LOL!
I popped over there out of curiosity because my blogging pal and team-mate HopeJacare is a member there and I love the style of her work - it's very similar in character to that of Dani who, sadly, no longer has the time to follow the wonderful art she used to make.
It really is a tragedy that our children work through school and then college and if they're lucky Uni, with all kinds of aspirations (in Dani's case Art), they often do this against all odds if they're not from a well-heeled background, and end up starting their professional life with a huge debt around their necks.
Dani, despite being profoundly dyslexic, obtained a good degree from Liverpool Uni (....we have two you know...!) and is a very talented young woman but her enthusiasm for working freelance, became short-lived.
Her work was usually for one Council or another, often teaching people with disabilities, and her payment from the Councils was sporadic, to say the least! The number of times she was either paid very late or not at all was apalling and although we were always happy to lend them a few bob until she received her payment they couldn't organize their finances in this way.
So, she now works in a totally different field (still helping disadvantaged people) and cannot bear to do any art. She has destroyed all her work because she could not bear to look at it.
I hope you like her card though!