Untitled - illustration .
Pen / watercolour .
A different type of sketch for me ,
after looking in a magazine at the
latest trend fashion pages .

I wish you all -
A great weekend !


I have some books and a film to share -
if any of you are interested in my
recommendations ;o)

Bright Star -
Bittersweet love story of the poet
John Keats - and Fanny Brawne who was
the source of his misery , and his muse .
It focus`s on the last 3 years of their
relationship until Keats dies
at the young age of 25 . Filmed in beautiful
locations , with great music and costumes , it`s
well worth watching !

I found this book - at a charity shop . An old edition ,
originally published back in 1970 ! So you may have read or
know about this one already .
Johnathon Livingston seagull , is a seagull who thinks
differently to the others in the flock , who are only consumed
by squabbles for eating. He wants to learn to fly better , is outcast
by the others , and discovers other things along his way.
It took me an hour to read it - as it`s only a short story .
One of Bach`s quotes is -

You have the freedom to be yourself, your true self, here and now,
and nothing can stand in your way .

And lastly - i am drooling over this book .
It is on my wishlist to purchase .
Tips / ideas on how to decorate a country home.
Lavish photos - photo`s of real people`s homes
simply beautiful ! All i need is the house !!
One day .... Maybe .....

Just a few scanned pages ...

An outside area - with a bed !
Perfect on a summer`s day to read and relax !

As i finish this post .. i look outside ...
And we have snow !!
I guess the daybed will have to wait !!


Monday smiles ..

" Little squirt Big squirt "
A quick drawing completed in 15 mins .

And the continuing antics of 2 of my soft toys..

this is what happens when you`re partner does

silly things , when you`re in the shower to find

them doing this ...

I`ve called this..

Rome wasn`t built in a day ;o)

And this ..
A cuddle sandwich !!

I just wonder what they`ll be up to next time !!

Have a great Monday !!


While out shopping - i came across this -
a record card notebook . I of course - had to
purchase one , and i covered it with a piece of
vintage wallpaper and 2 quotes , sealed with modge podge.
I thought it was ideal , to store scribblings / ideas / quotes
all in one place , as i have them dotted about in various
other notebooks . And i liked the fact , that it was wire bound .

My chosen quotes are Power and Imagination .
The power of the written word can be profound
and illuminate the imagination .

Here is one of my quotes that i wanted to share ...

I`ve not heard this one before ..
but it seems very apt - even years after
it was said doesn`t it ?
Even with all the technology today - it could be said -
it can be a blessing - or a curse ..
We have to seek out and find our own answers ..
and that`s what part of life is all about .


Fairy canvas envelope .
This is a replacement for this which i sold
towards the end of last year - picture below .
It had " got lost " on it`s way to Canada -
and i was - and let me put it nicely - peeved
at that thought , when Pea had purchased this .
So she kindly said , create me something else
instead , which was very gracious of her -
and a blessing that we do know each other !

The pressure was on - but here is my creation -
I knew she loved fairies - and the colour
pink - and i just completed this today ,
after weeks of trying to coming up with something !
Painted canvas - with gold / pink paints , sheer
organza on the flap . Pale pink vintage seam binding
enclosure ..

Butterfly & white flocked leaves ..

Flower fairy image - recycled from a card
and sewn behind plastic .
Pink lace stitched - with a crochet flower and
felted leaves - the same either side .

Inside top flap - vintage music paper
and the rest is lined with a striped material .

Something for you dear Pea - to store some
precious things of your own in !
I do hope you like it , and many thanks for
being so patient and understanding !
I will be posting it for you very soon !! ;o)


" Carefree - Happy days "
Pen / watercolour drawing
To run free with mother nature -
being happy in the sunshine ;o)
Not necessarily being a cat either ;o)

Not for sale .. but i will happily email you the
scan to print out yourself - personal use only please .

And a happy day to you all !


" Bouquet "

Watercolour drawing done on an A4 size
paper .. bouquet size 8 x 6 "

This is what i did this afternoon - a week has gone by
since i last posted - sorry ;o) I know i shouldn`t apologise
but i`ve been busy doing other things , like writing a story
i have planted in my head - which i had to get a book on
creative writing from my local library for some guidance !
I`ve been writing in bed way past 1 am - which i may have to rethink
about - but i`m enjoying it !!

I` m also doing a little more poetry and reading .. and my muse
seems to be on a go slow at the moment !
So i just picked a brush up and off i went ..
Some are made up flowers - others you can make out what they are ..
And someone - naming no names - said it looked like
an old fashioned wallpaper from the 60`s !! HUH ! ???
This was said when i was halfway through it !

More of a close up ...

Thanks for peaking - and hope you`re
having a great day !

We had a sprinkling of snow yesterday -
so i decided to venture out this morning ,
as it was very foggy - to get some photo`s
from my local cemetry once again ..
Which gave the place more of a mystic eerie feel .

Trees through an old church archway ..

View down - one of the paths ..

Moss covered bird wreath head stone cross ...

A frozen grave

covered leaves starting to melt ..

View onto a playing field - with a dog walker
just in view in the distance .

Trees lining the playing field ..

And a lady walker - and her dog
kindly posing for me ;o)
One colour / one black and white shot

Many thanks - to Fudge - for happily
playing while i snapped away ! ;o)


You know the saying ....
And now for something completely different ?

Well here it is - for myself , creatively .

I watched Little Ashes - a week ago .
And OK - i have to admit , it was because Robert
Pattinson starred in it ;o) If he was not in it ,
i do not think i would have seen it .

However , i was completely enthralled by this movie -
An account of the young lives of Salvador Dali , the
poet - Frederico Garcia Locas - who fell in love with
Dali and the film maker , Luis Brunel .
The flambouyant exhibitionism and the huge ego
of Dali as an artist - believing in himself and
taking art into many facets of creating , has inspired me
to look at things differently and try out new ventures

Dali encuentra Picasso - numera 9
( Dali meets Picasso - number 9 )

Size 9 x 12 "
Watercolour / pen drawing .

I did Dali meets Picasso , because they did meet in Paris
and reportedly did not get on . Most likely a clash of ego`s -
so they are facing each other and shouting .

Picasso - on the left
Dali - on the right .
I then included some objects that each artist
had used in their work .

Picasso - the wings from a dove sketch
tomato plant and leaves , silhouette underneath
the lips . The blue and the rose colour - from his
named painting periods .

Dali - the lips - from The Mae West Lips sofa ,
an egg , and melting hair from
The Persistance Of Memory - with the
famous melting clocks .

Both of them did skulls - and Dali did
a sketch with 7 naked women - which was turned
into a photograph - which i love !

Their faces are made up of numbers -
i hope you can make out all of them ;o)

Picasso is a mirror reflection of numbers
and more angular - from his cubism work .

Dali - an out of proportion
body with long thin legs

I had the thought then of looking up
what the number 9 could mean , not
really thinking of why i did just
go up to that in my drawing . I just could not
find a way to go higher in my drawing
of the faces ;o)

This what i found ..

Nine represents attainment, satisfaction, accomplishment, and our success to achieve an influence in our circumstances. The spiritual meaning of number Nine deals with intellectual power, inventiveness, influence over situations and things. Nine beseeches us to recognize our own internal attributes, and extend these abilities out into the world to make a positive, influential difference , also the perfection of ideas and plentitude of talents .

So after finding this ..
I thought this was very fitting for the artists
i drew .. and you now see my finished piece ,
it has stretched me in a way i have not embraced
before . The time spent thinking what to do
on a blank piece of paper was the hardest to begin -
then humming and hah - ing - is it right , what
else should i place in there .. What do i want to convey ,
made it all worth while in the end -

I really enjoyed creating this piece and it
has given me more food for thought on a
another way of expressing my creative side !!!
While it may not be to eveybody`s taste -
and not my usual artistic way that i create -
something out of your comfort zone - creative wise -
is always a great thing !!