08 September 2011

Bank holiday weekend

I know it's been well over a week since the bank holiday weekend, but I thought I'd share a couple of pictures. It'd spent a couple of weeks worth of evenings designing and making things for Cov Art Fair, like these susage dogs who later became cards.

I was quite pleased with my little stall, and happily made a few sales, while eating cupcakes from the stall next to mine.

I also stayed with my parents in the house I grew up in. It felt really good to go back (it had been a while), and I squeezed in some visits to friends including one who just had a gorgeous little baby girl.

This is my parents dog Bonnie, who will make any one feel welcome as long as they want to play.

07 September 2011


I seem to have gained a second little furry member of the family. It is my pleasure to introduce you to Withnail, our cute little Chinese Dwarf Hamster:
He was bought for us as a joke, which initially made me very angry as not animal should be bought as a joke or given away lightheartedly. They have little lives that are precious and the people that gave us Withnail took a gamble that we would commit to caring for him, for the sake of an easy laugh. As soon as I saw his little nose timidly poking out of his new home, all the anger melted away.

We still have a brute of a hamster called Monty, who is far to keen to fight and bite, so the two of them have separate homes.

Some people have lots of cats, I'm on my way to having lots of Hamsters!

06 September 2011

A visit to Hampton Court

On Sunday, when the weather was very wet and autumnal, I went to Hampton Court. I loved every minute of it, the place feels like something out of Alice In Wonderland.

 The gardens were amazing, both the plants and the design had obviously been carefully thought about and refined over all the years. I'd love to go back in better weather and spend time exploring all the nooks and crannies.
 There were some wonderful characters that I'd like to go back and draw, and inside some of the walls and ceilings are breathtaking, covered with angels, cherubs, rainbows and mythical beasts.
 Out of everything I saw, this spotty cat was by far my favourite - he even had ligthning bolts for whiskers, how cool is that?
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