Friday, 28 October 2011

Winter is coming... autumn photographs

Hello folks! I think I mentioned online that last week I was off for a few days visiting family, which took me up to Leicestershire and Derbyshire.  It was lovely to get out of the big smoke for a little while and enjoy some idyllic countryside, which I thought that I would share with you all.

It was a good opportunity for some quality mother-and-daughter time, so me and my mum took ourselves off for a day trip to Kedlestone Hall in Derbyshire, where we enjoyed the sumptuous interior  as well as the extensive grounds (and of course, stopped off for a spot of lunch!)

On another day we headed off to Wistow Rural Centre for a spot of shopping and some lunch (though the cafe there was full to capacity - we ended up hitting the pub instead).  I picked up a couple of Christmas presents and also enjoyed having a nose around the Wistow Farm Shop.

After that we headed off for a walk down by the canal and across some fields, a perfect way to spend a sunny autumn afternoon.


I have a feeling that I'll come back to look at these photos a few times as winter continues to take hold, goodbye for now to the sunshine and fine weather!  I'm looking forward to spring already...

Saturday, 22 October 2011

My mermaid features in Peculiar Bliss magazine!

I have some lovely news to share with you all!  A picture of mine - the lovely (yet slightly creepy) mermaid you see below - is appearing in the latest issue of Peculiar Bliss Magazine.  Themed around 'Creatures', it is the seventh issue of the magazine which features lots of stunning and innovative work.  Get your copy here!

I'm really excited to be in the issue, many thanks to everyone who has supported me.

Sunday, 16 October 2011

Finished otter drawing

Good evening, hope you've all been enjoying the weekend!

I just realised that I almost forgot to share this with you - my otter drawing, finished at last!  I was quite pleased with it, and would definitely like to return to otters as a theme again to do a full colour piece.  While they are rather charming on land, I think I would like to capture their grace underwater next time!

Monday, 10 October 2011

Ten Paces and Draw pictures

Hello everyone!  Sorry I was rather quiet last week, it was a very busy one for me as I was taking part in the Ten Paces and Draw challenge!  Here's what went down...

Step one: you draw a sketch based on a theme.  The theme in this case was plants, flowers and flora.  I drew this sketch of a lonely autumn scene.

Step two: send your sketch off!  The ladies at Ten Paces then mix them up and send them back out.  I received this lovely drawing from Brittany Brown.

Step three: make a final piece of work based on the sketch you received.  I loved Brittany's drawing so didn't want to change it too much, but just made it my own.

It was great fun taking part!  You can see all the pieces of work including my own over here.