Tuesday, 29 September 2009

more owlies

Another fabulous fabric find... dontcha just love ebay!


Ah! Finally, at around midnight, I got the two roughs done. The scary blank white paper is always the most difficult part, especially when it's a commission. For my own work, I don't have enough time in the day to work up all the roughs and doodles that litter my desk on every conceivable paper surface! I wish I did! Now I just have to make these into finished illustrations and that's the easy bit!

Monday, 28 September 2009


I've been wandering randomly around the internet for at least an hour (ebay, facebook, youtube etc) instead of producing the roughs for the two illustrations I have to get finished for a magazine deadline on Friday... If there was an award for the world's biggest procrastinator, guess who would get it?!!!

Thursday, 24 September 2009

new addition

This little guy, or one of his siblings, will be joining us very soon... In two weeks we will have the unenviable task of choosing only one from a litter of Maine Coon kittens. I wonder what our marmalade fat cat Rufus will make of it all?

I have a week off from my music job next week but two dog portraits and two Juno illustrations to complete for Friday. In between I have to find some time to spend with my sister and my three small nephews, two of whom I have just met for the first time since they were born three and two years ago! They arrived this week from New Zealand, the last time she came over was when Jackson (now 4) was just 5 weeks old.

Sunday, 13 September 2009

papier mache

How I wish I had more time to devote to my own personal work (or even my blogs!) right now... It occurred to me that the little drummer boy from the Lantern Walk illustration (for last autumn's Juno) is just crying out to be made into a papier mache model. This is definitely a project I'd like to get started on - as soon as I'm finished the design work/pet portraits/and much, much worse... decorating my house...!

Still, now that the boring painting, sanding, cleaning etc is almost over, I'm almost ready to get started on the fun stuff. Like making a cushion out of this fabulous owl material for J's little wicker chair. What a find!