Friday, 21 October 2016

Grief and Loss in a Fading, Colourless World - Illustrated Strip

This little selection is from a book idea that I've been working and re-working (never good at knowing when to leave things alone!)

I'm hoping to convey a sense of loss and a husband trying to console in his own way.

Thursday, 20 October 2016

Cat and Butterfly Illustrated Comedy Strip

I love putting together what I call an illustrated sketch which tells the story mainly in pictures.

This is a little funny tale of cat that really was too curious and chose to follow the whimsy of a butterfly.

Thursday, 6 October 2016

Awesome Autumn Made More Magical With Children

Though there is a nip in the air there is still so much light and warmth to get out and about after school.

The magic of Autumn's free harvest!

Getting close to magesty!

The beauty of nature.

I love making the most of our time between leaving school and getting dinner on the table. The dark winter nights will be clamped about us in the blink of an eye, then it will be lit fires, cosy darkness and crafts at the kitchen table. But for now, we revel in the outdoors.

Monday, 3 October 2016

A Morning of Artistic Industry

As I aim to be a stay at home artist as well as a stay at home mum, I have spent this entire morning working on my etsy shop.

It is actually a very time consuming process to create the picture, transfer it to the computer via camera or scanner whilst all the time fixating on the contrast, the resolution, the detail, the need for the loo and yet another cup of tea.

I now have a craving for scrambled eggs but just thought I'd post a little gallery of what I did this morning...

Taking photos outside provides the best results - a tip I would suggest is that you don't let the cat out when you lay out your wares for it will lie on them. Another tip would be to check the lawn before you kneel down to take the photo otherwise you may kneel on a slug.

I'm very into colouring in pages for both adults and children for I feel it has the very therapeutic effect of settling a busy mind.

This little fairy daydreamer is so intricate in her lacy wings that I think it would satisfy an avid adult who loves colouring in as a well as a child. Plus when it's complete it makes a beautiful stain glass or patchwork effect.

Right, off to make those scrambled eggs now!