Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Yay! Twins!

Twice the fun? Twice the nappies? At least you can't have twice the sleepless nights, I guess?

(Just realised I'd better clarify: this is not an announcement. That would be almost impossible and entirely improbable. Someone else's bundles of joy!)

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Autumn Wedding

A beautiful bridal commission to celebrate the lovely couple's first anniversary. Almost makes me want to go and put on my wedding dress and swish about the garden, letting my veil blow in the breeze. Except that the neighbours might think I'm developing a Miss Haversham complex. And we all know that things artistically blowing in the breeze mostly mean spending a lot of time disentangling them from trees/your own neck/passing wildlife.

Sunday, 12 October 2014

Sunday Sketchbook #12

Quick sketch of the Spanish villa we recently holidayed in. Although there should probably be another word for holidaying with a baby to reflect the fact that you'll probably come back more tired than when you went and with an epic laundry mountain to conquer... Still, sunshine and mountain views are not to be sneezed at.

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Emma Bunny

Current favourite bunny, although she makes me wonder why anyone would make a child's toy in white. Unless they're anticipating the fun of watching her little bunny face peering out of the washing machine on her millionth visit.

My poor grandmother lived for many years with the guilt of having de-eared one of my uncle's favourite bears after washing him and pegging him on the line by said protuberances. Family lore told that the weight of the sodden bear pulled the stitches apart, with the result that the bear hit the lawn and the ears remained on the line flapping merrily in the breeze. Some twenty years later my mother admitted that she was in fact the architect of the bears destruction; my uncle had been so upset at being parted from his bear that she had jumped and grabbed it by the feet... with the obvious consequences.