29 December 2008
I hope everyone had a lovely Christmas, I did. I've seen (and hugged) as many of my friends and family as I could. I have eaten, drunk and been merry many times over, it has truly been a fantastic week.
24 December 2008
I am such a HUGE Oliver Jeffers fan, plus I'm crazy about penguins so this is a double whammy treat.
I'm away for the next week seeing family and friends. Especially my little niece who is now walking and is completely huggable in every way.
I have lots of plans for the new year.
I can't sit still.
Have a fab time everyone. x x x
19 December 2008
17 December 2008
16 December 2008
15 December 2008
12 December 2008
A snowy white rabbit, more of a painting than a drawing really but I think it still counts.
I'm off for my second Christmas lunch of the season - yum yum. We have a secret santa as well so I'm quite excited to see what I've got, sometimes it's a lovely surprise to see what someone else has chosen for you and some times it's just daft, but either way it's a good giggle.
11 December 2008
10 December 2008
I'm really enjoying trying to think of how my stall will look and what else I could get done to take with me - I think variety is key.
Anyway, I'll try and take lots of photos and fill you in on how it goes on Monday.
09 December 2008
08 December 2008
07 December 2008
December drawing 4 A Christmas robin and holly, this is the beginning of my Christmas card design, I've not got them back from the printers yet. Fingers crossed I'll get them Monday.
December drawing 5
05 December 2008
03 December 2008
However this one, of a shop window in Guildford, I just love and wanted to show you. I have a thing for big hair anyway, but big hair with baubles in it was just too exciting. I also adore the icy white of her expression and appearance, plus the accidental satellite dish reflected on the glass makes her look out of this world. If I was seven foot tall, thin and with masses of snowy hair, this is exactly how I'd style myself.
I love her work and follow her blog. These birds were part of the Christmas campaign for Norstrom, my favourtite is the little red owl.
I sent my Christmas card to the printer last night but I can't say I'm entirely happy with it. I'll show you when I get them back, I can't put my finger on exactly what's wrong...
December drawing 3 will be added this evening.
01 December 2008
Here is my second little dancer, I'm actualy planning on making them into hanging tree decorations. I was working a on a Christmas card design last night but I'm not quite happy with it yet. I really am going to be in a seasonal frenzy before long.
I'm planning lots of visits home to see family, and trying to meet up with as many friends as possible, because it's a great excuse, and becasue I've been so busy this year that I've ignored them all a bit too much.
Where has the year gone?
The air is mighty nippy and there is talk of snow, so it is properly winter now.
I've actually already had a Christmas dinner too. Some friends of mine are going travelling for six weeks and will be on the other side of the globe for the festive period so they decided to have Christmas dinner before they went. We had a full roast lunch and pulled crackers and drank and laughed and chatted into the small hours of the next day. I think I'm still recovering...
Anyway it's an optimistic time of year and so I plan to continue the festive feeling as long as possible. The Christmas fair is approaching so I'm busy tinkering with things for that but I also plan to try and do a picture a day till christmas - a sort of advent, it may all go a stray as things get busier bit... I'll post the first picture later today.
26 November 2008
24 November 2008
21 November 2008
I did give him a little Santa hat and a big wiggly scarf but I think he's better without all that fuss. I'm having a cosy night in tonight as I'm off to see friends and family tomorrow. One of whom is over from Australia who I haven't seen for two years. I hope to catch up with him a few times before he flies back.
19 November 2008
18 November 2008
16 November 2008
I'm really pleased with how it looks. I really want to be busy again, I can't handle just plodding along. I think I need that sense of urgency just to get me going... It's been lovely having time again to see people but at the same time I'd like that sense of achievement back.
Plus we're looking at moving again, so I need all the pennies I can get.
15 November 2008
11 November 2008
09 November 2008
08 November 2008
05 November 2008
28 October 2008
27 October 2008
Gordon Ramsey was fab, he talks and cooks so fast, I have no idea what he actually did! He cooked this menu with Patsy Kensit The food smelt so good that we had to stop and buy cherry pie and custard on our way home.
I had a lovely morning in London, chatting and drinking tea then got the train to Cov. I finally caught up with my brother then went out for curry with friends. Sunday was spent with family and then the journey home...
It all just went so quick. I didn't draw a thing... I'll try and put something more exciting up tomorrow,
22 October 2008
21 October 2008
20 October 2008
16 October 2008
15 October 2008
14 October 2008
And so to carry on the recent theme - my envelopes in the shop:
I'm working on some notecards and christmas cards too.
13 October 2008
And I'm plotting again, I'm thinking about a few changes that could be made. We might move, I might get a new job, I might redevelop my portfolio... soo many possibilities. Where to start.