Sunday, 30 November 2008


D preparing Sunday dinner. What a lovely man!

Friday, 28 November 2008

Pointy pepper and chillis

I liked the shape and colour of this "Tescos finest" sweet pointy pepper (it also tastes nice!) This was done over about three days and I had to replace the two green chillies as they were starting to dry up! The length of time it takes me to do things is always a problem!

Thursday, 27 November 2008


It's a sleety, grey cold afternoon but the worse it gets outside the cosier I feel in here.

Tuesday, 25 November 2008

Messy Kitchen

I'm sorry everyone for the sparse nature of my blog - the reason why I dont have a picture of myself or a blogroll or links to anything is that I'm way behind in the browser stakes - I should be using Firefox but apparently cant download it until I upgrade my operating system. Given my paranoia about changing things when for my work everything is going quite smoothly, it may take some time for me to sort this out. However there are loads of blogs that I admire and visit regularly and I would really like to add them to a blogroll, and one day I will...

Sunday, 23 November 2008


This weekend we took the boat up to Paddington for the weekend. The bottom sketch shows D looking like an intrepid explorer in his new super-warm coat (you need one to drive a narrowboat). We were surprised to find when we got there that many other narrowboaters had had the same idea and Paddington basin was quite crowded. We decided to go to Leicester Square and see a film, and having done very little research on the latest offerings, plumped for one called 'Easy Virtue' - not really D's sort of film but enjoyable nonetheless - then came back to Paddington and had a great Chinese meal. Next day were going to take the dogs to Hyde Park but the weather was bad - not Molly's cup of tea - so decided to return home. D got soaking wet in the rain on the way back but we both agreed we had really enjoyed ourselves. The top pic shows Chester - exhausted after the stress of travelling!

Thursday, 20 November 2008

Football on telly

...and I thought football was supposed to be exciting...

Tuesday, 18 November 2008

Church on the sea

This is a little tiny church we visited in Georgioupolis in Crete. You had to walk along a very precarious path made of large rocks. It was quite stormy on the day we did it so was even more hazardous than usual. I've been trying a new technique of using soft pastels on Wallis paper over an underpainting. I'm quite pleased with this one.

Sunday, 16 November 2008


This is my response to EDM Challenge 197. I found it extremely hard - and I dont think the result is brilliant but it was a good exercise!

Friday, 14 November 2008


Here is Molly lying on her basket - it's full of blankets at the moment. The bits of fur coming out at the front are not a long beard, but her tail.

Thursday, 13 November 2008


It's never very relaxing drawing animals - you are just getting things right and then they move... Luckily Chester is a very sleepy old man and was merrily snoring through this drawing.

Wednesday, 12 November 2008

D again

Here's another drawing of D - it's not at all flattering to him - he looks much better than this in real life!
By the way, I am enjoying having a blog so much - it has helped me a lot to have a group of people cheering me on for doing a sketch - it's so encouraging and motivating. Thanks to everyone that has left a comment.

Sunday, 9 November 2008

EDM Challenge 196

This is my attempt at challenge 196 - the rope on the bow of my narrowboat.

Friday, 7 November 2008


Molly begging for chocolate.

Wednesday, 5 November 2008

couch potatoes

Tonight was spent eating, having a couple of glasses of wine, watching a bit of TV and falling asleep on the sofa. We seem to be doing that a lot lately!

Monday, 3 November 2008


It's only 7 o'clock but D is very tired after his day's work.

Sunday, 2 November 2008

EDM Challenge 195

This is a very unremarkable fork, I dont have any interesting ones I'm afraid, only the cheap and cheerful variety.