Oh dear, we were really taken out of our comfort zone for the next prompt on Just One Sketch. Doing everything we wouldn't normally do. So I used a photo I wouldn't normally use (I'm more a people kind of girl rather than a 'flora and fauna' type) and used colours I wouldn't normally pick. So I chose orange. Not only orange, but orange and yellow.
It was a good experiment, and I quite like the finished result, but it hasn't convinced me that I need to go out and stock up on orange papers!
We have had an awful couple of days at work and our school has ended up on national TV for all the wrong reasons. One of our Year 10 girls was killed whilst crossing a railway track at the weekend and it has really hit the whole school community. Such a lovely girl, full of potential and with her life ahead of her. Not the type of girl to go out and get into trouble or be messing about and getting into trouble. Just a girl who chanced her luck to cross a line she crossed on a daily basis even though the red lights were showing and the gate was closed. So for those of you with teenage or younger children, take them to one side, give them a big hug and tell them that Aunty Debs says for them to be super careful crossing roads or tracks and that red lights mean 'stop' and they are there for a good reason. If you could see the notes that the girls are hanging from the tree of remembrance in our courtyard, your heart would break.