Thursday, 14 August 2008

Three Potato, Four........

Above is my latest offering, the first official illustration since being taken on as illustrator of the potato book. I don't think I will be showing every single one, but this one is kind of special! It's painted in acrylics, as they all will be, and shows two of the Ulster variety.
I was supposed to be tidying away my beads and general mess, got sidetracked and started the above necklace. I bought these beads last week at a street fair and thought they looked like sea glass. I've hung them on silver-plated wire with clear seed beads and turquoise glass cubes.


It has a pendant featuring the same beads, four silver fish and a silver turtle. I call this one Catch of the Day for obvious reasons! It will be on my Etsy shop as soon as I can raise the enthusiasm!

7 comments:

Magpie Magic said...

The potato picture is great. Congratulations on finishing the first! :-)

The necklace is lovely and the beads are unusual. If you have any beads left it might be interesting to make a double stranded bracelet to go with it.

Sybille x

Caroline B said...

Hi Sybille,
Only 4 beads left in a horrible acid green, so no bracelet unfortunately....
C.

ladylinoleum said...

Love the potato painting AND the necklace!

Sallie said...

Beautiful necklace. So...how many different varieties of potato are there?

Caroline B said...

About 400 Sallie......but I will only (only????) have to paint 100. I'm enthusiastic now, but come see me this time next year!

Laura said...

The potato painting is great. You'll be quite the potatologist when you're finished! :o)

Lovely necklace too!

Raggy Rat said...

i do like your spud drawing, how did you get the job?
id love to be in print, not just in the newspaper !