Thursday, 26 April 2012
I'm not quite sure why, but lately I have been inspired to design some Christmas cards! (I know, I am as surprised as you are...it's only April for goodness sakes!) Even though it is slightly bizarre, I have decided to just go with the urge to draw fluffy snowmen and Santa's and the like as last year when I should have been designing Christmas cards, I just couldn't. I had no desire to do so what-so-ever.
So, above is the beginnings of one of my designs for next Christmas which I started to paint this morning, whilst humming 'Jingle bells' (maybe I have lost the plot?) I know it isn't looking very christmassy yet, but it will do once I have finished.
I have also been having lots of fun with my sewing machine lately. I have made the cutest little gifts for some very special twins who will be turning 2 soon. I can't show you what I have made yet but will do once they have received them, so I've left you with a little glimpse for now....
Happy Friday everyone..I'm off to stuff the turkey!?!
PS, 'Pet of the week' will be back next Friday..I have a long list of beautiful pets waiting to be featured and I am sorry I have not posted a 'pet of the week' recently. I have no excuse other than I lost my blogging mojo for a while, but it seems to be back now... lets hope it stays for a bit.
Tuesday, 17 April 2012
Charlie's cowboy arrived safe and sound in Blighty (apart from a little jet-lag and consuming far too many free peanuts on the flight!!)
I really enjoyed working on this commission and was a little sad to see it go. I have done a couple of 'Wild West' themed pictures now but I never get fed up with them.
I really hope Charlie likes his picture and enjoys it for many years to come.
PS: Isn't it funny how sometimes you just get a sixth sense about something. I just went a bought a picture frame for my latest commission and for some reason just as I was about to open the back I thought, 'there is going to be something wrong with this frame'. I'm not sure why that thought crossed my mind as the frame looks no different to any other frame I buy, but I was right. The back would not come off ... it was totally jammed. Took me a good half an hour of cursing and fiddling before it finally budged and then another 20 minutes after that trying to get in back on. I really should of just gone and bought a new one eh...