I watched an hour of the best TV in a long time. BBC4 showed an hour of Seasick Steve! It was wonderful. So I got up this morning (sounds like the opening of a blues song!) and painted. Not the best painting ever but it made me get my paints out and do something so thank you Seasick!
Monday, 19 January 2009
There are times when the children are around and all of a sudden you realise they are quiet, no requests for biscuits, lunch, drinks, sweets ... the joy of Nintendo DS. I would like to buy the person who invented it a drink - I know... they shouldn't have their heads in games all day long but now and again - blissful peace :-)
Saturday, 10 January 2009
It's a tidy up evening tonight, and I've been looking through some old folders, blowing the dust off and found a series of sketches I did for an exhibition I had with a friend that supported a local animal charity. These sketches were done from photographs taken by the people who work for the charity - Cats Protection. The thing that hit home for me was the vunrability (scuse speling) that these cats demonstrated. These cats had all been mistreated or abandoned. A big problem here in rural Lincolnshire, that hit home for me. I have a fifteen year old feral cat called Homer, he won't come in the house but happy to be fed on the doorstep or steal from other local cats. Seems he is quite at home next door with his friend Charlie the cat and not adverse to calling in local premises for a warm now and again. (If only Fudge would - but that's another story). In the spirit of great giveaways - for cat lovers only I must add!!! Let me know if you would like one of these sketches and I'll put your name into a hat, if drawn, send it off at the end of January. I'll post each one seperate and you can choose which one you might like - I'll leave it up to you!
There is a narrative in this picture that I didn't realise until I finished sketching it. Not the best in terms of technical ability, but then I have little anyway. I like the stories that you can bring to mind when you look at it and it never ceases to make me smile. Feel free to suggest a caption!