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

Monday, January 21, 2013

Illustration Friday

I.F - 'Myth'

Been a while since I've done an Illustration Friday but I got a little bit of spare time over the weekend courtesy of being snowed-in!  Is he a myth or is he real?

Friday, November 2, 2012

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Illustration Friday

I.F. - 'Haunt'

Finally had some time over the weekend to do an Illustration Friday for the first time in ages.  Although I had the time, I didn't have any ideas for the subject 'haunt' so I went googling for ghosts and ghouls and ghastly inspiration but got distracted by the Ghost Chili.  Now I've never met a chili that could get the better of me, in some circles I am known as Asbestos Tongue and this is apparently a pretty fiery specimen - I'm on the hunt for some for the next time I make pizza.  So that got me looking for other things named after ghosts and here are four of them.  The ghost bird is actually an Ivory-billed Woodpecker that was believed extinct until recently - 'GhostBird' is the name of the film about the search for him.  Happy Halloween everybody ... whooooooooooo!