Saturday, 17 July 2010


OK I never have much luck photographing work, on angled drawing board, light issues, the work is very detailed which is not coming up even when I tried a macro shot, me wobbling, even tripod useless too as board too high!!, and the camera has pulled out all the red/chestnut tones hair work and not the rest of the hair work, strange. But it will look much better in real life Sande.

Thursday, 15 July 2010

WIP Danny.

I don't usually do Work in Progress on paintings as I found I over analyse everything and ruin it, so this will be the only one till I've finished.
This is Sande's beautiful foal Danny, born to her lovely mare Mouse.
This is after the first pencil sketch was down and I'm filling in background with pastels which is why it looks very soft at present.

Thursday, 8 July 2010

ADO Alice in Wonderland Challenge

Well Here you are, you have seen a sneak preview and WIP through the last couple of weeks, Dahdah The reveal:) It was hard work, but fun thank you ADO for another great challenge. There are a few models and the rest are batons.

The White Rabbit
Blue Frock Coat, Mother of pearl Buttons, with handmade Lace collar and Cravate, and Golden stock Pin, and Fob Watch.
Beribboned with Blue, Pink and
hung about with Tiny Rabbit Glove, Peony Fan, Teapot, Teacup, Red Rose ,Cakes

The March Hare,
Old School Tie attire with
Red and White and Blue Ribbons
Spotted Teapot, Tea Cup, Cup Cake, Cake Slice

The Cheshire Cat,
with his Leafy Vines, and Turquoise Satin Ribbons,
Teapot, Cup, Cup Cake, and Cake slice.

The Unicorn,
Tapestry Collar, Beribboned with Purple, Black & Cream
with His Crown and Plum Pudding.

Hedgehog, a lucky escaped Crochet Ball

Looking glass Insects,
1 Bread and Butterfly

3 Rocking Horseflies ,
2 Adult with full grown legs, off their Rockers for years,
1 tiny nymph with fly legs just off his nursery Rocker.

The Dormouse,
sat within one of The Hatter's old discarded Top Hats,
Stuffed with multi coloured Ribbons.
Hung about with his prize Hazelnut, Hatpin,Teapot,Cup, Cup Cake and Teaspoon

The Hatter,
Beribboned in
Top Hat, mad Red Hair, 10/6 label, Scarf, Feather and Hatpins, Cravate,
Hanger Charms include, Thimble, Cake Slice, Fairy Cake,Teapot,
Cup & Saucer, Reel with green silk Twist.

apologies about the text being all over the place, I just can't get it right...
Click on pics to get a bigger image.
Well What a weekend dropping down all those rabbit holes...Thank you everyone that was kind enough to take the time to drop by, and leave all those encouraging wonderful comments. Linda:) x

Williams and Wonderful Mail

Williams are our words for bills that arrive through our letterbox, The latest was a whopper from the Vets for Woozle's treatment, not in the least begrudged, we love the girl to bits, but we still have to pay them.......
But there was a lovely sweetner,
This wonderful 'Sleeping Hare' watercolour from talented artist and friend Danielle, arrived today also.
Her Etsy shop (daniellebarlowart)
holds many other treasures to drool over, and purchase, as does her Blog
Thank you Danielle, I'm so pleased with him.

Tuesday, 6 July 2010

OSWOA (Original Small Works Art) Awards

OSWOA (Original Small Works Art) Awards