I finished 95% of the lining on Friday. Still a few little bits to do, most noticeably the face, but for the moment I'm working on shading, another long and tedious chore, not so physically demanding as lining, but like doing the sky requiring repeated applications of light color and the patience to wait for the color to emerge, rather than splashing it on.
After our half-day Saturday class, I had the great fortune to have lunch with three lovely ladies – Miki, Michiko, and Tsering. Michiko is a long-time resident of Kathmandu whose occupation is still something of a mystery. Miki and Tsering are my classmates.
Only 17 days remain before I leave for Bangkok.