Sunday, May 29, 2011
How can a year possibly pass so quickly? Was I asleep?
I remember when I was younger that years seemed to crawl by at the pace of a tortoise, I always wanted it to pass quicker, my birthday or christmas, or even the local show day all seemed to take ages to arrive. But now as an adult, I am the exact opposite, I want to savour every day, the girls seem to grow up too quickly and I know that I will be one of those mothers who lament the passing of each year with a (imagine shaky falsetto voice here), 'It was only yesterday I was chasing you around in nappies'..
So this weeks illustration friday image come to me relatively easily, I've been feeling the passing of time keenly this week, and also one of Beans favourite princesses is Sleeping Booty (as she says it!) and we have to read it several times a week (sometimes several times a day depending on the princess de jour!)
So here is my image for Asleep inspired by Sleeping Booty -
Sunday, May 22, 2011
Not as detailed as my previous illustrations, but just as much fun to draw. I kept stopping, wondering what her story was, why was she standing on a door stoop soaking wet?
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Anyway here they are:
|'Sail Away with Me'|
Monday, May 16, 2011
I had such fun illustrating this weeks IF. Half way through the process, the drawing changed from one of a hunting safari, to one of a photography safari. I kept humming the tune to Bean's favourite book at the moment - 'Going on a Bear Hunt' by Michael Rosen.
So maybe she is going on her own bear hunt, she's gonna catch a big one, it's a beautiful day and she's not scared!
Have a great week.
Sunday, May 8, 2011
I am blessed...
A year ago, I was heavily pregnant with Bug, had just moved into our new house, still homesick for Scotland, I was a beginner in this new life we were building together.
Have a great week
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Sunday, May 1, 2011
This prompt had me pondering lessons... life lessons in particular. As in what is the single most important lesson I have learnt? What would be the most important lesson that I could impart to Bug & Bean? What lessons do I still have to learn? All very heavy stuff for a Sunday evening, and a question that I will file away for later pondering.
So my illustration is just a lesson in using my markers in new ways, a lesson in detail and a lesson in starting my illustration on the weekend rather than waiting for thursday. (And as Bean suggested she is giving the bear a lesson on how to be a pretty princess called raining mia.)
And the single most important lesson I have learnt so far? Well it may just be that there is no such word as impossible. It is in fact two words - I’m possible.
Have a great week