Love my little helper.

Ok so he didn't help much, but he certainly kept me company.

I used water colour paints on wet fabric. I had to leave the piece to dry on the bench, otherwise the colour didn't stay. I am really happy with the shape, it's a good place to start.

I'm relatively happy with the dry fabric. It's run a bit, but not as badly as I thought it might. I've just started applying the strips, I love the ribbon I picked from Gold Creek.  
And finally, I had a thought about adding an insect of some kind to the reeds on the right side of the pic. I'm not sure if a dragonfly is too obvious, maybe something a bit creepier? It needs more thought.