Saturday, 29 November 2014
Thursday, 27 November 2014
Wednesday, 26 November 2014
This is a portrait in Derwent Drawing pencils which should be finished by the end of this week, with plenty of time before Christmas. The poor dog was sadly run over earlier this year, so hopefully the painting will be a reminder of a much-loved pet.
On the needles: ARGH! You'll have to keep an eye on Nudinits in the run up to Christmas to see what I have been knitting lately! It has been challenging...
Monday, 24 November 2014
Sunday, 23 November 2014
Wednesday, 19 November 2014
Monday, 17 November 2014
The scenery inside is sewn from felt, while the grass and sky were two old jumpers put to better use. Fantastic to see it all put together and animated!
I'm definitely not regretting giving up the day job - my decision has been met with mixed reactions, but on the whole everyone has been encouraging and supportive. I could do with leaving now - with Christmas fast approaching, my workload has increased accordingly!
Currently on the needles: dogs,crackers,Xmas tree, fairies,turkeys, argh....
To be sewn: a flower brooch, scenery for an upcoming animated short film
On the easel: a dog portrait, with a baby portrait coming soon
It's all so exciting!
Thursday, 13 November 2014
For the time being I have enough commissioned work in the pipeline to keep me busy - fingers crossed that 2015 will bring in plenty more.
Monday, 10 November 2014
Last week I had a couple of incidents at work that have caused me to do some serious thinking - the more serious incident ended with me getting punched in the face, knocking my glasses off. The other incident with a different child involved my glasses being torn off my face several times and thrown across the floor, getting damaged in the process. (Why do they aim for the eyes???) So I have to consider, what is more important to me, my art and craft work plus my sanity or dealing with someone else's badly behaved child? I think we know the answer to that one...
In the meantime, this week I have been mostly sewing trees....
Wednesday, 5 November 2014
There is still time to commission a portrait before Christmas - I have one in the pipeline, but one such as the above does not take long. Just make sure your photograph is of a decent quality!
I've held off for a long time, but finally joined Facebook as I figured it was a good business tool if nothing else. It may take me a while to get a link on this page, but I am sure there are very few other people with my name on Facebook, so my page should be easy to find.