Friday, 31 October 2008

A corner

I was wondering what to draw and noticed this messy corner which is quite typical of the way we live on the boat!

Thursday, 30 October 2008

Where is everybody?

I've just installed a statcounter (as you can see from the multiple buttons on the right - how do I get rid of them?!) and I've made the depressing discovery that my blog is being visited by precisely nobody!!!! So I'm speaking to thin blogosphere air - a bit like a vicar I used to know who had to preach sermons week after week to an empty church... The trouble is I dont have time to do anything about it at the moment - work is very busy. Never mind - will get working on it soon!

Tuesday, 28 October 2008


Here is D reading the newspaper after a hard day's work. He has decided he doesn't like me drawing him, especially from the side, so I have to do it sneakily. It is pouring with rain and thundering outside. It's a good job Chester the dog is now completely deaf, otherwise he would be terrified. But he is sleeping on the floor, blissfully unaware of the noise.

Monday, 27 October 2008

Bodies on the beach

Here are various bods seen on the beach on our last day. It's very hard to be discreet when drawing people like this. The small sketchbook helps.

Saturday, 25 October 2008


It's hard to imagine we were doing this only last week. Now we're back in the cold - although it's nice to light the fire and get all cosy.

Tuesday, 21 October 2008

more holiday pics

A couple more of my holiday drawings - the top one was done in Chania venetian harbour sitting in a cafe - this man was trying to sell his paintings without much success. The bottom pic was the view from our apartment which was right on the square in Georgioupolis.

Monday, 20 October 2008

Holiday Pics

Well we're back from our holiday in Crete and it was lovely ... here are the first of the holiday pix - the top one is from the first day when the weather was a bit cloudy - we were sitting in a beach bar called the 'Tropicana' and looking out of the window at the stormy sea... the second was the next day - sitting in another bar (of course) on the town square in Georgioupolis enjoying drinks and chats.

Thursday, 9 October 2008

Going Away

This was a very quick one done last night. I am going away tomorrow to Crete (hoorah!) for a week so hopefully when I get back I will have some holiday sketches to post!

Tuesday, 7 October 2008

The old boy

Thanks to everyone from EDM for their kind comments and encouragement for my blog! I realise that I have posted a lot of pix of Molly so here is one of the old man, Chester (12 years old).

Monday, 6 October 2008

Little Scruffbag

I was just drawing Molly when Chester decided he wanted to sit on the sofa as well, so he is included in this. Molly is extremely scruffy at the moment and must be bathed before she goes to stay with my friend when we go to Greece next week for our holiday.

Sunday, 5 October 2008

Watching lots of TV

Yes I must confess we do watch a lot of TV - especially when it's stormy outside and the coal fire is burning in the corner and we are cuddled up on our sofa. The top pic was done on Friday - it's a pencil sketch of D and looks quite insipid next to the pen sketches I think. I am much more careful when I am working in pencil, much bolder in pen. The second one was done yesterday of D watching Strictly Come Dancing. We had been to see his mum in her nursing home on the south coast all day. We had planned to go out Saturday night but succumbed to the fire and sofa! The bottom one was done whilst watching 'Invasion of the Body Snatchers' on Sunday afternoon.

Thursday, 2 October 2008

A bit of colour

The pepper at the top I did today, the nectarine yesterday. It's the first time I've used coloured pencils for years! It was fun to used some colour.