Sunday, 26 October 2014

a blustery day

Blowiness everywhere today, and lots of lovely autumn colour.  Apart from checking the ponies I'm for sitting in the warm inside, so have taken to drawing from the window.

Saturday, 25 October 2014

recent painting

Needed a splash of colour to the kitchen walls ...

Oils and wax medium have their own way of working and, even though you can't get the detail quite the same, I like the texture build up and increased speed of working.  I am wondering though why I'm painting flowers :/

Friday, 8 August 2014


Photoshop this time to make an anniversary card.
Hope they have a wonderful day with the grandchildren visiting :D

If you wonder about the imagary... the Kadai fire bowl is what we bought them.  Have a look here

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

sketching a 3D sketch

I've been trying to catch up with the blogs on my sidebar today and it's interesting to see just how many are still going!  Well done on the continuity!
One of my delights is to visit "the hermitage" and the lovely work of Rima Staines.  She's shown a lovely progression of work on a large puppet.  These changes of development are wonderful to see as they are sketches in 3D as the carving hones the features from a solid block of... space.
Trying to draw one of these in-process pieces reminded me just how precise you have to be to get a certain expression in a face.  The eyes and mouth in particular matter so very much, and it was hard to get it right.  Close I came but no banana.
I can't link directly to the picture but visit her blog and whilst you enjoy see if you can spot the one I drew from ;)

Sunday, 3 August 2014


We'd got him a new bike helmet trendily called "a lid"...  You can see where that one had to go as a card design ;)

This afternoon was looking set for rain so we headed north a few miles to where it looked better and hit the beach.  
Football, seaweed sticks, swimming and kites kept the boys busy on the beach... me, I just played with my camera :D