Friday, 10 April 2009

Getting Things Done......

It's been a productive week all round - thank goodness for school holidays! I've been working every day on the cheetah painting and I feel it is coming along quite nicely. With all the 'rush jobs' I've done over the winter, I'd forgotten just how slow and time-consuming one of these wild-life paintings can be. It's lovely to be able to consider every brushstroke and work over a piece until I get it right, but I have a constant niggle at the back of my mind (which must be ignored!) that I'm not painting fast enough. I'm very conscious that I only have a couple of months until potatoes start to be dug out of the ground and my illustration job will take off again for the summer and all personal work will have to be put on the back burner for three months or more.

I've also been getting along famously with my sewing machine for a change. It hasn't thrown a hissy fit once and neither have I, so between us we have made three more little bags/purses from Japanese fabric and now they are awaiting their felt mascots.

Finally I can show the little crochet cupcake I made for Laura by way of a small thank you for the cupcake pendants she made for me. She has called him Colin (oh dear....) and I'm sure he will enjoy his new home. I am considering making more of these for sale in my shop (or to order) - what do you think?

Crafting has to be put on hold for a couple of days due to Easter and my loved one being home from Belgium for the weekend. Creativity will have to be channelled into cake making and lamb roasting instead! I miss Greek Easter and all it entails - red painted eggs, Lambarda candles and church processions, and best of all a whole lamb roasted on a spit over a charcoal pit dug in the garden, all washed down with an excess of beer and bonhomie. Makes the English Easter seem very pale and lacking somehow.


Magpie Magic said...

WOW, you have been busy!

The painting/spots are looking good.

The little bags are cute and would make wonderful presents. Have you added them to your Etsy shop yet?

The cup cake is sweet. Looks almost edible! Is it a brooch?

Sarah Summers said...

The Cheetah pic is looking great, can't wait to see the finished piece. Sarah

natural attrill said...

I've just clicked on the painting pic to enlarge it, looking fantastic Caroline! the spots on the cheetah and the softness of fur around his belly. Cant wait to see it finished.

Laura said...

Awesome painting! And what's wrong with 'Colin'? You know I like to name things ..... ;o)