28 April 2011
My addiction is costly, and my bookcase is bursting so I have held back from buying any for a while. However, when I realised I had a gift voucher for Amazon I happily slipped off the wagon and bought this: What could be more indulgent for a scribble geek like me than poking my nose into the sketch books of 110 artists & designers and seeing how they created and form their ideas. It's 352 pages of pure wonder and enjoyment, so I don't care if there is a Royal Wedding on, or if it rains, I'm busy with my nose in a book.
26 April 2011
On days like that I'm stormy, unpredictable (even I'm a little uncertain what I'll say), and generally hard to control. Those around me tend to just head for shelter, batten down the hatches, and give me the space I need to blow it all out of my system. I love them for the fact they put up with me, even when I know I don't make it easy.
I think this is an image I will rework a few times and a theme I might explore futher.
22 April 2011
20 April 2011
Next to be added to my little shop: ickleson.etsy.com is the 'Peppermint Bunny'. As lovingly drawn and painted as evera a bunny was, this one is stripey as well.
19 April 2011
Made with watercolour paper, cream card stock and covered on the back with brown paper. I have signed the back, and written the title.I've made a few - every single one of them different, and will be adding them to the shop over the next few days, so there is a chance to pick up an affordable original little painting... if you want.
11 April 2011
02 April 2011
This is just a little thumbnail detail of my little owl drawing that I've just added to the shop: http://www.etsy.com/listing/71335420/inky-square-no-2-owl-orginal
I'm very lucky where I live, I'm surrounded by big old trees which are home to woodpeckers, jackdaws, jays, blue tits and many other fabulous birds. I often see them from my desk and occasionally get a glimpse of a heron on his way to pinch fish out of a neighbour's pond. I find it great inspiration to see them all birding around - especially now it's spring.
I have a feeling there will be more bird drawings coming soon.