Sunday, 29 December 2013

Here's a free Calendar for January 2014

I've been thinking about doing a Calendar of Sketching William!   but for starters I'm going to do a month at a time and see what people think about it.   Instead of going through these photographic companies who produce your own picture I'm actually going to 'draw' the calendar dates with a sketch of William at the top for each month.

Soooo, if you want a copy I've (hopefully) added below the pdf  for you to copy and download yourselves.....this is technical stuff for me, so I am keeping my fingers crossed it works.

As I said, I'm only going to do a month at a time and see how it goes from there - this is the picture for January 2014.    Towards the end of January I'll do a blog post ready for February.

and here is the pdf link (just click the pdf word)

Friday, 27 December 2013

A Lovely Festive time

Hope you have all had as lovely a festive time as us.  Rounded off yesterday by visiting our son who prepared a gorgeous meal for us all and hence we collapsed in a heap on one of his sofas...including a lurcher who couldn't decide if he was with his dad or me....

(I  'virtually'  added the Santa hat as a joke.....teehee)!!

Friday, 20 December 2013

A Surprise Tea Party for Tracey

Today is a special surprise

for those of us who join into

We are having


for you TRACEY

S U R P R I S E !

and I got William the lurcher to help with the painting -

he thought it would be fun to pose for his picture

and send you






Wednesday, 18 December 2013

One full brush of paint

Ahh, the joy of a size 10 Kolinsky Sable..

full of delicious paint and in one sweep I attempted a very unrealistic donkey...

and waited for the paint to dry, then added some dark detailing

 -  quite pleased how this turned out, after all it was in one brush stroke 
(with no pencil lines to follow)  -

Of course, there are times when it is a complete disaster

- but I turned this next one around -

and call it    'Against the Storm'

Using tissue paper I wiped away the excess paint, then added the 'action lines'

the rest is up to the imagination!

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Not quite Wordless....Wednesday!

Time to sort those Decorations out - and start wrapping presents....Oh no! the wrapping is a job I so do not enjoy....

1.  the sticky tape seems to double itself up before I can attach it to the paper.

2.  I can never measure the paper properly and end up with a huge bunch of paper at the ends...

okay I could cut that back and make it less bunched....then I end up taking too much off and having to start again.

3.  I wrap something and forget what it was and have to unwrap it to check!

4.  The only sensible solution by then is to pour a glass of wine....

 ~ Cheers Everyone ~