Sunday, August 15, 2010

Happiness No. 2

Clean sheets! Dried on the line and smelling oh so good.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Thursday, July 22, 2010


I've been thinking alot about happiness recently, and I was inspired by the blog 1000 Awesome Things to start sketching things which make me happy or have made me happy that day. Luckily after two and a half years of 'readjustment' in my life, new kid, giving up working, and having a circle of friends who have all been struggling with some form of mild depression, I have started to look for happiness wherever I can. I read a review this week about this book on happiness and I like the idea of it being something you can learn to feel, something you need to work at, a skill to learn.

Happiness no. 1

When you get so wet that you couldn't get any wetter, so you might as well surrender.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

This is how I roll...

Gosh I've been quiet! I blame my new car ;-) From nervous nelly to chilled out Ice-Man in just a few short months, this is how I roll these days. Loving the freedom and exploring other parts of this fair city - steadily piling on pounds now my only form of exercise (walking) has bitten the dust. But all is good in this hood! No work on right now, so just chillin with the kid. Hope you're all well? x

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Another week another model. And boy oh boy - this one ROCKED!

My favourite so far. She had grace, poise and confidence. And look at that body! I'm going to frame this one, and try and work it into a painting.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Last night's Life-Drawing. A fab round lady - stunning tomato red hair

Two 3 minute poses. Trying thin spindly willow charcoal along with my usual soft fat stuff, and I liked the change in style it gave me. I LOVED this model, would have her as my muse! She connected with us, smiled, struck some amazing balletic poses. Just a generous woman with this full on died hot red hair. A great night, topped off with Project Runway and a wine when I got home...perfect ;-)

Thursday, April 22, 2010

a little job

I'm working on a wee animated fruit at the moment. Just sketching some ideas. Hard to keep the overall oval shape which still have some features! I hope they like it...

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Week 3 life drawing, loving it! Really enjoyed this model.

    I'm going to have to re-name my blog at this rate ;-)

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Hand, foot and mouth...

Poor Millie is sick today. It races through the gang like wildfire, little blisters and feeling rough.

But she's still such a sweetie.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Week 2 lifedrawing

Hot damned hot! The charcoal slid off the page and all over my sweaty little face. 
Here are my best three - though still not good enough!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Time to get my hands dirty again

Now my animation contract has prematurely come to an end, (and because it just takes too darned long to animate just for the sake of it) I am throwing myself back into a recently ignored love of mine, life-drawing. First night at the Devonport group was last week. Our model Fred is a fabulous looking dude, but I must admit I much prefer big boobie ladies and I hope that's what I get this week! I was rusty and too self aware to be much good, but I don't mind this one for a quick n dirty practice. More to follow as the weeks pass, and hopefully some translated into oils x

Monday, January 4, 2010

Look what I bought!

A fabulous print I can't wait to get in the post soon. I LOVE it, and I just know it will inspire me!

This was her Christmas!

A fiesta of swimming, sun and eating - just like my childhood memories. I hope you all enjoyed a wonderful Christmas too. x