I am very lucky to have a very wonderful boss.
Camp is done for the summer and after 8 successful weeks and approximately 40 camps I am looking forward to a few days of R&R. (Basically all painting and no kids.)
Please note my studio notes-to-self I post where I paint to keep myself motivated as a late-twenties-ovaries-having lady. Working full-time with kids has not been effective birth control as I still find them adorable, endearing and awe inspiring.
(The flower arrangement featuring a beautiful orchid was crafted by the lovely folks at the Flower Shop in Granville Square.)
Newest obsession - dazzle camouflage and dazzle ships.
Dazzle camouflage, also known as razzle dazzle or dazzle painting, was a family of ship camouflage used extensively in World War I and to a lesser extent in World War II and afterwards. Credited to artist Norman Wilkinson, though with a prior claim by the zoologist John Graham Kerr, it consisted of complex patterns of geometric shapes in contrasting colours, interrupting and intersecting each other.
Unlike some other forms of camouflage, dazzle works not by offering concealment
but by making it difficult to estimate a target’s range, speed and
heading. Norman Wilkinson explained in 1919 that dazzle was intended
more to mislead the enemy as to the correct position to take up than
actually to miss his shot when firing.
We had a visitor at lunch today.