Sunday, 24 June 2018

Work In Progress - Rascal

Nearly finished this one - a bear nick-named Rascal, seen in Katmai, Alaska. Watercolour on paper, private commission.

Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Progress...

 Still cutting and pinning....notice I am also watching bears on the tablet whilst I work!
Yesterday's little haul from the garden - sweetpeas filling the house with their scent, broad beans were delicious!

Tuesday, 19 June 2018

It's Chaos I Tell You!

The state of my kitchen floor yesterday.  I need to get rid of some of the mess...

Monday, 18 June 2018

I'm Working Really Hard....

...and the kitchen looks like a bomb's hit it.

Tuesday, 12 June 2018

Sew Busy....

 Part of what I'm making at the moment - this took half a day.....
When I have a few spare minutes, I am working on a commission.  Another Alaskan bear, watercolour on paper.  I'm painting the background first and saving the bear for last, a trick I usually do wwhen the background is boring but I'm actually really enjoying painting these vivid green leaves.

Saturday, 9 June 2018

Monday, 4 June 2018

Beagle...

I completed this yesterday - Derwent Drawing Pencils & Coloursoft pencils on pastel paper.  Yet another commission - this year has been my busiest so far since quitting the day job and going solo.  I have four more commissions waiting in the wings, two of dogs and two of bears so at least I can ring the changes and not get bored!

In other news, somehow I have to make a bus out of bits and pieces and fabric.  Could be a bit of a challenge...

Garden Drama...

We have had a family of bluetits nesting in one of our boxes in the garden this spring.  The baby birds finally fledged last week but on the day we had heavy rain and a thunderstorm in the afternoon. I could hear them cheeping at various points in the garden and had to keep the dog inside or on a lead to make sure she did not inadvertantly kill any of them.  By the evening the baby birds were waterlogged and still fluttering about in the flower beds.  We managed to get a few photos quickly without stressing them out too much.

Happily, the following day they were still alive (despite neighbourhood cats and marauding magpies) and were drying out.  By lunchtime they had gone - another little success story!

Sunday, 3 June 2018

Some Fiddly Work...


Boy, this was time consuming!
I am super busy at the moment, the rest of June looks like I will be working all day every day - lots of painting commissions plus some other work that is a bit of a secret for now.  In the meantime, the garden is starting to produce some lovely things...