Friday, 26 February 2010

A bit of inspiration

I found myself going through some old sketch books of mine, I'm glad i did keep them
after all.
They nearly went out in the trash on a recent clear out.
You can't keep every idea you ever had, you would need a whole library.
I have two projects on my mind at the moment.
I want to make some adult size summer dresses for the shop
and i want to get back to this kids book idea i had last summer.
The clothes were the reason for going back through my old sketch books
and the kids story book is the reason for the next picture.
aren't the illustrations great.
They came out of the book "The Opposite" by Tom Macrae and Elena Odriozola.
If my books illustrations are half as good I will be happy.
The plan so far is to use finleys pictures as inspiration.
He keeps drawing these funny creatures which he calls Flum Flums.
and apparently they like socks.
Lets see were this crazy plan takes me.

And look were i found Merry whilst going through this inspirational burst.
I thought she had been quiet, i looked round and she had gone into the kitchen.
So after following her through discovered her at the sink ( which was full )
She had put loads of things in dish water.
Look at the guilt on her face!

Saturday, 13 February 2010

happy house day


bees, flowers, bird and car.

We have all done a spot of drawing today, including little Merry.
I scanned in Finley's pictures and he coloured them in on the computer.
That kept him amused for hours while i cleared some room in the garden for some frog Spahn.
I hand drew some peacocks and other pictures on some shrink plastic to make up more jewelry to sell.

We have all been quite constructive today. I love the days in after a hectic weekend when the kids are happy I'm getting stuff done and the sun is shining.

ahhhhhh peace rains down.

I have also been making tea cosies for another shop along with
Quilted coasters and cushions, dropping them in this week to the shop
fingers crossed they sell.

Sunday, 7 February 2010

wonderful wales

We have just come back from wales and soaked ourselves in the culture and art of all things Celtic. visited an old roman baths and amphitheatre and stopped in Cardiff museum to look at the dinosaurs.
The museum is the one things i miss the most about living in Cardiff. it is massive, amazing and inspirational and all for free. I pretty much lived in there whilst on my degree.
After refreshing my senses in wales It was back to Cornwall.
I did start on some stock and made a few kids clothes then went into
my bleak winter beaten garden to look for signs of green life.

Not much green but plenty of brown sludge and dead stuff, what a state.
I pulled up the last of the vegetables and thought about this years crop, fancy doing some interesting veg this time like pink beans and purple carrots.

There is nothing like a veg patch stew to warm the cockles.