Miscellaneous musings

Miscellaneous: when I find it hard to get to my studio because of juggling various jobs, (and when I do get there I struggle)  I give myself a break and paint the house instead. After painting outside doors and shutters, I turned my attention on the entrance which was looking rather tired, not surprising considering I…

Merry Christmas to all!

I have a few blog posts lined up in my head, but this one is important in order to send you all Christmas Greetings! If you fancy doing some arts and crafts, then print this onto an A sheet of paper and fold along the dotted lines. There are a couple of sketches below to…

Seasonal changes

It’s been a busy summer for me with exhibitions, the B&B and the gite etc, things are calming down a bit now.  I installed my last exhibition of the year,  a 4 day group expo in Brantôme, a beautiful town about an hour north from us, often called the Venice of the Perigord,  which is…

More sketching

My New Year Resolution to paint more has involved mostly drawing and colour sketching, with a view to working in oils when it gets warmer. None of that freezing and starving in a garret for me I’m afraid;  my cat sketches meant I could be in the warm kitchen right next to the Rayburn! Lucy the cat, who…

Art on an ipad

Last year I bought a mini ipad, principally because a friend taught me how to use an art app on her one.  I was lured into buying one by seeing the diversity of ‘tools’ to hand, and the ease with which you can draw and paint, at any time and at any whim. So, having had Ellie’s…

Two puppets are completed: man and goat.

I have yet to make the fountain puppet, but unfortunately it won’t be ready in time for the the June challenge. But, at least the design is there, ( see the bottom of the page). My next post will be the redrawn storyboard, with the actors playing their roles. EhBeh and Mr Lechèvre have posed for their publicity…