Thanks pal ~ nothing they can do about it, have to let nature take it's time ~ but it is a bit of a bind ~ and the pain can be just a tad maddening at times ~ still we carry on ~ if I ever meet anyone with the name Doris, I will kick their backside [well that is if I can...LOL]
Thanks for the good wishes ~ and the 10 [hope it not too much of a sympathy vote.....lol
You are very kind my dear Manzy ~ and thank you. It's strange really because years ago, I was one of those people who sort of 'looked down' on painting by numbers, always thinking that you should be able to sketch, paint, and create your own work ~ but ages ago [for some reason] I agreed to test out a new one for a company, and found it interesting, they are getting much better now ~ I still have a argument with them over the fact that the harder 'adult' ones have from 8 years old upwards ~ and with the mixing of acrylics and their natural quick drying, I really don't think that anyone without some experience of the medium could possibly expect to get a reasonable outcome. Anyway ~ you get round to that one you have, and when it's done, pop a copy in here so that I can see it ~ and the important thing about using this, is that you can "make it your own"
Challenge accepted, Lord Peter! It's always a pleasurable one!