Sunday, October 12, 2014

Illustration Friday

I.F. - 'Octopus'

I went to sea,
and caught myself
an octopus,
an octopus,
an octopus,
an octopus caught I.

And though it seems
a bit unjust
I put him in
a pastry crust,
a pastry crust,
a pastry crust,
and baked an octo-pie.

the poem is by Kenn Nesbitt

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Illustration Friday

I.F. - 'repeat'

Had a little time to do Illustration Friday this week.  The topic is 'repeat'.  

Monday, January 13, 2014

Illustration Friday

I.F. - 'search'

Had a little time over the weekend to get back into Illustration Friday which I abandoned a bit last year. This week's topic is 'search'. So apparently squirrels are not very good at remembering where they buried their nuts - not good for the squirrels but good for the forests as it helps to propagate new trees.  They're not totally daft though, they are known to bury 'fake' nuts to prevent other animals from finding their stash! 

Sunday, October 27, 2013

My new endeavour

I haven't done a blog post for AGES due to laziness and overwork but I thought I would say a little something about my new hobby.  A series of events led to me discovering the wonders of Polymer clay.  A long, long time ago my dream was to be a potter.  I had my own studio, wheel,  kiln etc. but being a potter is HARD.  It takes years of practise and a lot of talent to become successful, and at it's worst it's cold, dirty and frustrating.  So I haven't done pottery in many years.  But polymer clay is a whole different story. You can sit and watch TV in the warm and do it, it takes 30 minutes in the oven as opposed to hours in a kiln.  Your wares come out looking just the same as they went in, not warped and cracked and miscoloured.  Ok so it doesn't have the gravitas of ceramics but it's FUN and stress relieving and I have been indulging in so much stress relief that I have a glut of little monsters that I have nick-named 'Monjoo'  and they are now for sale on Etsy ... here's a few of the little critters:

If you want to see the growing family - go here