Art Expectations 233 Garden Guilt

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[Day 233, Page 251]

Pip gets Wemmick alone out in the garden. Now is his chance to ask Wemmick’s opinion, again, about giving money to Herbert Pocket to help him out in his business pursuits and with his debt. Pip feels guilty because perhaps he’s helped Herbert gain that debt. He also possibly stole Miss Havisham’s great expectations away from Herbert. AND he still feels guilty about winning the fight against Herbert in her garden so long ago. Wemmick says he’ll think about it. He’ll ask Miss Skiffins’ brother, an accountant, for his advice and help. Pip states that Herbert must never know where the money comes from. (Just like him!)

Art Expectations Day 198

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Counting down… or UP – almost to the end of 2013 and almost at Day 200!

{page 215}  Herbert is engaged! (I find it hard to believe that Herbert has never mentioned his engagement, or even that he has a girlfriend to Pip before now. Strange.) Her name is Clara and she has an invalid father. Herbert laughs as he talks of her father and his terrible screaming fits. He plans to marry Clara as soon as he makes more money. While Pip listens to Herbert talk of her and her father, he finds a folded piece of paper in his jacket pocket. Why, it’s the flyer from Joe about the play starring Wopsle! And the show is that very night!

Art Expectations Day 144

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Pip describes Herbert’s work environment at the counting-house as dusty, hot and grimy. He hangs around until noon, when Herbert gets off and they go to lunch. Pip thinks the restaurant to be a fine establishment until he notices that there is “more gravy on the tablecloths and knives and waiter’s clothes, than in the steaks.”

After lunch the two head to Mr & Mrs Pocket’s house in Hammersmith (Herbert’s folks). This sounds like a very pleasant place, with a little gate and a garden overlooking the river with children tumbling about. Mrs Pocket stumps Pip when she asks him if his mamma is quite well. (Is she talking about his mother who passed away or his sister who raised him?)

Here is another gelli print that I made while taking Carla Sonheim’s online Gelli Class. I’m having so much fun! And so far have kept up with the class. Tomorrow is the last day. Can’t wait to see what she has planned for us!

This acrylic monoprint is a depiction of Mr & Mrs Pocket’s lovely home in the country, with the river at the bottom, the garden in the middle and the fence at the top. I know, it’s kinda messy and abstract, but I am very pleased with the results!