Feeling refreshed by my studio time today. The only thing was, I needed to regrind my ochre pigment - it was full of lumps (aka rocks in the lingo) and simply wouldn’t disolve in the egg temper, mixing so poorly that I couldn’t get close to the needed skin tones for the icon on which I am working. Very cleverly – imo but not exactly my husband’s! – I repurposed our small kitchen mortar and pestle to get the job done. Regrinding was just the ticket (thank you, Fr. Jon!), and things are going much better.
I have assured my husband that I would get a new m&p for the kitchen immediately. As I read on FB lately, artists aren’t messy, they just have all these ideas lying around. And in my case, nothing is safe from carrying out those ideas! Whoohooo!