Thursday, 20 November 2008

Wind from the North

The increasingly dark days and chilly wind has made me too sleepy to write much but let this image suffice. It's my Illustration Friday submission for the week and the word is Pretend. It's based on a game I played with one of the girls I take care of where we pretended that their little Jack Russell Terrier was a baby. And he played the role surprisingly well!
I have a sweet weekend planned and in a way I look forward to the North Pole current heading our way this weekend. Bringing temperatures down by 10 degrees, they say. It would do me real good if it snowed this winter, I haven't seen Edinburgh bathed in white since the first year I moved here! Here's hoping, as always.

Friday, 14 November 2008

A Real Tea Party

In addition to some website housekeeping (have a look at the changes at I found some time to work on the above drawing. I have a sweet job working part-time as a nanny to three girls and one evening we had a tea-party where I managed to do a quick drawing that led to this. I keep tiny sketchbooks which I draw in every day and eventually will have around 6 completed books of this year, summer to summer.

Thursday, 13 November 2008

Dog on Wheels

There's nothing like some new tools to motivate some work. Here are a couple brand new pictures- I like how they turned out and there's nothing like the feeling of doing something early in the day, finding it in the evening and being surprised with the outcome. In a way, I look forward to the winter. Staying in and working, with my wee electric fire going, suits me.
I also had a business-power lunch with my lovely classmate, Sandra DeMatos. We are planning a collaboration that will, fingers crossed, culminate into show so I will certainly keep you posted on the works in progress. We hope to get started soon on some samples. She likes ghosts, dreams, monsters, and childhood impressions too so I think it will turn out a treat.
Stay warm and keep your hands busy.

Tuesday, 11 November 2008

Wise Are The Wilds

Well this is my submission for Illustration Friday this week, the word being 'wise'. It is very appropriate that it happens to be the first post at this address, a very good place to start.
Edinburgh is beyond sweet this time of year. The leaves have changed to yellow and are falling to fill the pavements and the bareness of the trees lends a whole new view to admire.
I'll be posting drawings of the city soon, and regularly too, as I am keeping a series of books this year on what could be my last foreseeable one in old Edinburgh.
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Goodnight now.