Pencil and water colour drawings

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Getting ready for the new year ( a little late maybe but I’ve done a lot of thinking), I’m going through my sketchbooks and drawing up some ideas that I would like to use for prints, cards and maybe badges. But the heating has broken down again!! and I’m so cold I can hardly hold a pencil.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

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New small paintings

birthday girl

I am working on a series of small paintings in preparation for Autumn and Christmas, I hope to have these printed as greetings cards and maybe a few prints to frame. The last couple of weeks of the holidays were absolutely exhausting then getting the children settled back into school has left me feeling ragged and ever so slightly panicked about my lack of preparation for the coming season. I am trying to keep a business head and focus on what I think will be my best sellers, I have lists, charts and sketches all over the house! and to be honest there are many jobs I should be doing today but painting head toppled the business head right off my shoulders, I am justifying this as I do need new images that are specifically themed for cards and prints. I am also working on painted ceramics and planning peg dolls, christmas fairy dolls and maybe an advent calender.

im mad about you

 

waiting for a kiss

 

congratulations

 

mother

 

 

the guardian

 

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Water colour and ink

Lucy

Lucy

I had fun creating these small works, I was drinking my morning coffee, the children were still asleep, it was the perfect moment to get some work done. I decided to paint the paper with some of my coffee, I then worked around the idea of one character, Lucy the shape changing woman, she transforms into birds, a fox and a cat-like creature. It was interesting getting to know her through a series of drawings as well as exploring techniques with fine ink pens and water colours.

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Hand painted ceramics

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I have painted some new ceramics this week getting ready for Paper Scissors Stone, a Bristol based shop that brilliantly showcases local talent. It’s Easter holidays so I am working in the evenings, cups and saucers and large serving plates so far. I’ve had to ask the children for a ten minute break to write this post and clear my head before I take nine 12-year-old girls to a laser fusion birthday party and then back home for an overnight!! just writing about it makes me want to lie down and breath into a paper bag!!! But it is a beautiful sunny day so all is well.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

 

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Drawings from the magic garden

Magic garden

 

My lovely little girl was 12 today, she opened her present’s, we ate cake and had a slow easy day, she is having a big party with friends on Wednesday. This afternoon we watched movies and ate popcorn and I finished off these magic garden drawings. Pencil and pen on black card. It’s hard to believe my baby is so grown up. Happy holidays everyone.

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Drawing

3 ladies and 1 bearded man small

 

Bubble room in a magic garden small

 

So I just had my weekend without the children, I always miss them terribly but really really enjoy the break!! I like to watch movies whilst I work. I loved watching Wes Anderson’s ‘The life Aquatic with Steve Zissou’ whilst I finished of these drawings for new small art brooches. I am insanely busy again getting ready for the Selvedge spring fair in London  on the 22 & 23 March and Paper Scissors Stone in Bristol starting mid April. Also some images of new brooches completed and available in my shop now as well as lots of new small art necklaces.

 

buster, Benny & Joon small

 

Dorothy and shoes small

 

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