Wednesday, 25 August 2010

Illustration Friday - 'Atmosphere'

The topic for this week's Illustration Friday is 'atmosphere'. So, here is my 'Party on the Moon!'...a little bit of nonsense from me this week. I've enjoyed playing with line drawings, photoshop layers and old jokes!

Tuesday, 24 August 2010

My On-Line Shop - Under Construction

Hi, I'm a very busy lady at the moment, I've been focusing on updating my website and getting my on-line shop sorted out ahead of all the school autumn craft fairs and the lead up to (ahem!)...Christmas.

Please have a look at what I've been up to by clicking on the Gallery Shop link on this blog - some of the areas of my website are still under construction, but feel free to have a nose around - I'd welcome any comments or feedback.

Many thanks & ciao for now!


Wednesday, 18 August 2010

Illustration Friday - 'Star Gazing'

This weeks Illustration Friday topic is 'Star Gazing'. It comes at a time when my thoughts are turning to creating Christmas themed work to sell over the next few months through my website and at craft markets.
What a gift this topic is!...being as pragmatic as ever, I'm able to use my response to this weeks topic as a design for Christmas cards.
Lets face it, those three wise men were the ultimate 'Star Gazers'.

Tuesday, 10 August 2010

Illustration Friday - 'Caged'

This week's Illustration Friday topic is 'Caged' - for me, its an opportunity to experiment with watercolour and a bit of photoshop.
The obvious spung to mind of a caged bird ...and then I remembered 'The Birdcage' a film based on the play 'La Cage aux Folles' ...basically, in case you are unfamiliar with it, its about a gay couple - a manager of a transvestite cabaret club and the star of the fore-mentioned club - who pretend to be straight in order to impress the extremely conservative parents of the fiancee of the son of the cabaret club manager (Phew!)...needless to say its a farce and hilariously funny too. In my view, pretending to be something or someone you are not is like being caged. So, here's my tribute to the fabulous 'The Birdcage'

Wednesday, 4 August 2010

Illustration Friday - 'Artificial'

The theme for this weeks Illustration Friday is 'Artificial' made me think of all the treasures I'd find in the sweetshop on my street when I was a child in the '70s. I remember describing sweets as 'red flavour' because I couldn't work out whether the fake flavours were meant to be cherry, strawberry or raspberry!...and don't get me started on 'space dust'!