Thursday, 11 September 2008

Another Week Gone!


I cannot believe where the time has gone! I have been so busy lately, the days just fly by without me realising it. I'm back at the day job again, so that is taking up half of each day and the other half of the day has been spent doing the above. That's ten down.....ninety to go (gulp!)
I have to admit, I am really enjoying this though - each potato is so different and I am also learning what colours and techniques to use in order to get the picture done quickly and efficiently.

I have been painting something else, but I can't show it here just yet as it is a surprise for someone.....I'm very excited by it though and can't wait until it can be seen.

In the evenings I have been knitting the above - it's a cardigan for ME. Winter is approaching and if I want to have pretty knits, I am perfectly capable of making them which means they are exactly how I want them. This is a pattern from Knitty.com and I am using some Jaeger yarn bought in Liberty's sale earlier this year - it resembles cotton but is incredibly soft as it also contains angora but without the fluff.


I've also been bartering with Sybille - at this rate we could dispense with cash altogether! Long story involving yarn, the pineapple shawl, more yarn, & postage - the above is my reimbursement for postage and very nice it is too! The pink flower brooch is mine, the cute hairslide is for my daughter. I think we are just about straight now, and both happy with our 'purchases'!

5 comments:

natural attrill said...

Blimey Caroline, I am SO impressed by your potato paintings, they really are fab, each one is so different, and what amazing colours they are.
P.

Magpie Magic said...

Your potato paintings are fab. Didn't realise how pretty potatoes could be. Love the different coloured backgrounds and how they bring out the colours in each of the potato paintings!

The little cardigan is cute. Love the way you changed the sleeves. I think it looks better that way.

Glad you both liked your brooch and hair clip. :-)

Sybille x

PG said...

LOL, I think this has to get the prize for being the oddest illustration job I've ever heard of! But they are looking lovely (I am a big potato fan and grower, so can see beauty in the humble spud) I am just glad it is not me having to paint a hundred of them! Do you get samples or are you working from photos?

fhiona galloway said...

black potatoes? Man! they don't look too tasty? what do they taste like?
Work is looking fab Caroline
xxx

Gordon Fraser said...

HAHAHA FHI!!! THE BLACK POTS ARE GOTHEL POTATOES!!!!! IT'S OFFICIAL...AND THEY TASTE OF FEAR AND NAUGHTY APES.....