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

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Sleep Day 5

Finally got flat back into workable order! So, can get back to painting : )

He is sleeping in on a Saturday morning: I'm really envious because I'm unable to stay asleep once it is daylight, unless I'm ill.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Furniture moving

Hi - I am very busy at the moment moving furniture around in my flat to install a plans chest! This is very exciting: I had been looking out for a compact plans chest to store water colour paper, paints, etc, etc for quite a few years, then came across a lovely one 10 days ago. Physically getting it into my flat has been an interesting challenge - not least because the cupboard used as an interim measure for the storage of said water colour paper could not be collected until today, and the plans chest was delivered on Saturday. So the past week has been a saga of moving furniture, contents of cupboard, etc around, and a consequence is that space and time for painting has not been easy to find, not to mention the scanner usually lives on top of cupboard/plans chest, so has also not been usable! Anyway, today should see getting my flat back into good working order.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Sleep Day 4

Babies have the wonderful option of being able to sleep anywhere!  I really envy this one, who is all tucked up in the baby stroller, and clutching a favourite toy, possibly even one made or painted by my lovely pal, Gretel:

Friday, November 07, 2008

Shameless plug for Distorted Loop!

Distorted Loop is a fab blog by my pal, Jonny: He always has the latest news about digital media tools (iphone, that type of thing), plus some fab interviews with interesting musicians like Banco Da Gaia, The Charlatans, Peter Gabriel. Enjoy!

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Sleep Day 3 and something completely different

Fortunately for me, I rarely see the clock in the small hours because I am generally asleep. I feel sorry for folks who suffer from insomnia - very debilitating I understand, and frustrating. Whereas when I do find myself awake in the middle of the night I tend to think of it as bonus reading time!

It's yonks since I have drawn anything of like this! Artpen work today for texture practice for a course I am doing.

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Sleep Day 2

One thing to entice me to bed earlier in winter is furry hot water bottle : ). 

Only the second day of more sleep, and I am definitely feeling benefits, not least that I've had to cut down on my workaholic behaviour so that I have time for life! 

Monday, November 03, 2008

Sleep Day 1

New month, new blog project: ) In my eternal quest to never again have a migraine, this month I am exploring whether increasing the amount of sleep I do has any effect. This is something I've not considered before, given my natural dormouse tendencies - I have no problem going to sleep, and generally do not wake in the night. Anyway, I thought "sleep" would keep my mind focussed! The first painting is of the household's sleep expert - my lovely cat :)