In which I talk about the joys of painting, drawing, knitting, cats, music, living in London, and whatever else takes my fancy.

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

an update

A life drawing from today, to prove pencils have not been entirely absent from my hands! Drawing is so satisfying.

Migraine and stress have kept me away. However, summer is back, and I'm feeling loads better. The roses opened out beautifully, and their colour was wonderful - hard to capture on film.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

holiday snaps

Holiday at home this time, and I am learning how to use the digital camera as a holiday project. Here are some early successes, using the autofocus setting!

Saturday, July 14, 2007

Watch this space

The last week has been extremely busy, and mostly in very enjoyable and nice ways! A highlight was seeing Midlake, The Dears, Kissing Trees and Stephanie Dossen on Wednesday evening as a part of fab cd label Bella Union's 10th anniversary celebrations. (They also have the wonderful Howling Bells: Very kind friend Lorna ( has loaned me a digital camera, so experimenting with it. New photos will be appearing here soon.

Thursday, July 05, 2007

delightful pressie

Today I received a very delightful present: a crump brooch!
Handmade by Sarah Miskelly - more here: I'm very thrilled!

Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Another couple of pages from June

Here are another couple of pages from the week away in June. I'll scan something more recent in the next day or two!

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

back here again

Finally, here is one of the pages from my trip to Suffolk last month. I particularly like the action pose in the middle of the page of a friend clipping a box hedge!