Monday, 8 June 2009

Puppy Pouch and Work on the Go......

SOLD!
Just a little something I knocked up to alleviate the boredom of knitting another adult size top. This little bag is crocheted in brown acrylic yarn, with a 3D stuffed and embroidered muzzle, vintage button eyes and a vintage button clasp. The smart polka-dot bow is made of felt and stitched on. The strap is a piece of 'French Knitting' in the same brown yarn. I have a stall at a summer fair next month - thought I had better produce a few child friendly items!


As well as painting/drawing a portrait of a pair of toddlers (progressing quite well so far) I have also started another potato picture - this is as far as I got yesterday. I'm quite excited by this one (how sad am I?) as not only are they one of my favourite potatoes to eat at the moment, 'Anya', but they are wonderfully knobbly with a hint of pink so a bit of a challenge to get right. Makes a change from the standard supermarket varieties I have had to paint lately. The above is just the initial blocking in stage, but you get the general idea.

Very shortly the new potatoes will start to be harvested and I will be getting them in thick and fast to paint. I think the estimate is 60 more paintings between now and the end of September, as the book is set to be published in November of this year. There will be a website up and running towards the end of the summer for anyone with an interest. I never thought my first real book illustration job would involve the humble spud!

6 comments:

PG said...

One potatoe, two potatoes, three potatoes four...

(can't think WHY that sprang into my head...)

fhiona galloway said...

sweet Caroline-hope it sells at your stall-good luck!

Caroline B said...

Naughty Gretel! I don't think that rhyme goes high enough for me!
Caroline

Magpie Magic said...

I love your potato pictures. I am still surprised how elegant and cool potatoes can look!

I am sure the little puppy bag will find a good home soon. I think it would work really well in brighter colours - red, blue, pink.

Sallie said...

Cute puppy bag. It should delight some child.

Wow! Sixty potatoes between now and September sounds like a lot of potatoes. Hopefully, you will still like to eat them after you finish painting all of them.

natural attrill said...

Puppy pouch is very sweet!
penny.