Becoming an orphan.

Well, life changed for me on the 4th February.  Sadly my father passed away and I am now coping with the aftermath of this awful event.  I am so glad that I got to spend the last five years with him. 
Many of you know about all the form filling and horribleness that you have to deal with, but it’s a first for me and yes, I do feel sorry for myself at times.  I am an only child and therefore it is all falling on my shoulders.  
Here is a sweet photo of me and my Dad chatting as I painted in my makeshift studio in his house.  
He was my rock and I miss him so much.
To restore my sanity, after three weeks I finally made it back to University and got back to printmaking.  The deadline for my final project is mid May and I am now panicking a little!  All this on top of all that form filling!  The last words Dad really said to me was you must finish your MA and that’s what I am trying to do.  
Sorry to those who have already heard this, but many of you just get my blog and not the Facebook page.  
So this is what I have been up to.    Two etchings, all part of my big final project.
Stream – Soft ground, sugar lift aquatint – 22 x 15 cm – in progress I think.
Titanus giganteus – Hard ground etching – 22 x 15 cm
Thank goodness the daffodils are finally coming out.