Monday, 30 May 2011
This has been painted in watercolour on The Langford watercolour paper. I don't plan on painting another jellyfish just yet, but if you would like to commission one, my arm could definitely be twisted!
Yesterday I took my daughter for a day trip to London. BBC Weather told me it would be cool and rainy and I believed them - silly me. So we went armed with coats, warm clothing and an umbrella. This is what it was like....
Neither of us fancied going on the London Eye either - look how that thing is leaning!
No other photos from London I am afraid - I was carrying too much!
Sunday, 29 May 2011
Saturday, 28 May 2011
Thursday, 26 May 2011
Wednesday, 25 May 2011
Monday, 23 May 2011
Sunday, 22 May 2011
Friday, 20 May 2011
If you would like to get in touch with Felicity about a commission, please e-mail me and I will forward on her e-mail address to you.
Thursday, 19 May 2011
I've had a bit of an enforced break from the knitted animals this week - ran out of kapok and the good old Royal Mail took 5 days longer to deliver a package from Ireland to the UK than from the UK to the USA. But it arrived today so I am back in business - knitted cow here I come!
Wednesday, 18 May 2011
Monday, 16 May 2011
It's a bit of a crush - someone always gets left out!
Someone likes their new mode of transport - he can stand up properly and look out of the window for the first time ever!
Saturday, 14 May 2011
...he can have a drink of milk just like a real piglet as the other half of the snap fastener is on the end of his snout! I have 5 more piglets to make (!) for this commission but I think I will definitely make more child-friendly sets to go in my Etsy shop.
The above are the reason why I very rarely refuse a commission, the answer is usually 'I'll have a go'.
As Blogger has been acting up over the past couple of days, I will extend the end date for the giveaway to Wednesday.
Wednesday, 11 May 2011
Today I finally got closure on the saga of the damaged jellyfish painting. After having to send the packaging to Royal Mail's customer service dept and explaining that I had to sell the picture with a discount, I received a nice little cheque today which just about covers how much I was out of pocket. Thank you Royal Mail, I feel duly compensated.
While we are talking about damaged items (bit of a recurring theme so far this year), today I have gone from this:-
I know, it's a four-wheel drive but I figured if you can't beat them, join them! More to the point, I can now cart about the dog, art equipment, garden supplies, stuff for the tip, and even my family, without having to jam it all in with a shoe-horn.
Regarding the tomato challenge with Soggibottom blog - I'm not going to win but at least my tomato plants are big and healthy.
Unlike this thing which has been struggling under a shrub for years and never flowered. We cut theshrub down a few months ago and now this oriental poppy has several buds. I can't remember what colour it is supposed to be so it will be a nice surprise.
Don't forget the giveaway - it's open until Sunday.
Sunday, 8 May 2011
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On the arts & crafts side of things, I have been asked to knit a jointed pig and cow to go with cat for an animated film. Tricky isn't the word but if I manage to fulfill the brief, they will be the cutest of the cute. And I am painting something totally out of my comfort zone for a commission.....
Thursday, 5 May 2011
Or this one - and I managed to frame everything for once without a bit of dust or a dog hair sneaking behind the glass when I have already taped the backing down!
My next post will be my 700th - have I waffled for that much? I'm thinking about a giveaway...any requests?
Monday, 2 May 2011
I spent most of yesterday mounting and framing 6 paintings ready for a local exhibition at the weekend. Fleet Art Society will be holding their annual exhibition at the Harlington Centre from Friday evening until Sunday tea-time. I shall be painting in situ Sunday afternoon, so if you are in the area come and say 'Hi'.
Sunday, 1 May 2011
For anyone interested, cat poo is knitted using brown yarn and the I-cord method with 3 stitches. When you have just over an inch of brown I-cord, cast off and use the yarn tail to sew the cord into a life-like coil of poo. Weave in yarn ends. There you go, a tutorial....don't say I never do anything for you.
Happy May Day by the way - did any of you get up at dawn and wash your face in the morning dew to ensure year-long beauty? Nah, me neither, especially as I couldn't guarantee that the dog didn't get to the grass first!