I've got an award from Captain Elaine - thank you Captain Elaine! It's very kind of you. I tried to copy and paste it into this post but it didn't work! Never mind, I'll still answer all these questions in one word and then give 5 links to people I like...
1. Where is your cell phone?... Dunno 2. Your hair? ...Long 3. Your mother?... gone 4. Your father? ...also 5. Your favourite food? ...cake 6. Your dream last night? ...school 7. Your favourite drink? ...wine 8. Your dream/goal? ...artist 9. What room are you in? ...office 10. Your hobby? ...drawing 11. Your fear? ...moths 12 Where do you want to be in 6 years? ...country 13. Where were you last night? ...here 14. Something that you aren't? ...tough 15. Muffins?...yes 16. Wish list item?...books 17. Where did you grow up? ...London 18. Last thing you did? ...work 19. What are you wearing? ...jeans 20. Your TV? ... old 21. Your pets? ...three 22. Friends ...odd 23. Your life? ...lovely 24. Your mood? ...happy 25. Missing someone? ...many 26. Vehicle? ...Ford 27. Something you're not wearing? ...makeup 28. Your favourite store? ...artshop 29. Your favourite colour? bluegreen 30. When was the last time you laughed?...lunchtime 31. Last time you cried? ...2008 31. Your best friend?...Heather 33. One place that I go to over and over? ...park 34. Facebook? no 35. Favourite place to eat? Indian
I would like to pass this award to five of my favourite blogs: Sheila a very talented painter Sara another one Martin a fantastic sketcher Gwen quirky and brilliant animal portraits Jennifer colourful, whimsical sketches of her travels
I haven't blogged in a while because I've been concentrating on these drawings for my Pet Portrait course (which is run by London Art College if anyone is interested). They do take a long time to do. Next I have to draw a dog. Hooray!
My name is Angie Wood and I live on a narrowboat on the beautiful Oxford canal.
A long time ago in the eighties I studied Art and Design at Goldsmiths College and went on to be a paste up artist and then a graphic designer. I’ve never stopped painting and drawing though – I painted pet and animal portraits for a while and over the past two years have begun creating small oil paintings of vintage objects, textiles and flowers. I collect items from fleamarkets to paint and my little narrowboat is getting fuller all the time! I’m particularly delighted by colourful patterns on textiles and ceramics and I also love painting reflective surfaces. I’m usually attracted to items from the early part of the twentieth century, which bring back memories of my great aunts’ and grandmother’s cosy houses. My artistic aim is to pay homage to the things I paint by observing them as closely as I can, and to create something beautiful that will hopefully make people as happy as I was when I was making it!