October 14th, 2009
The past couple of days have been spent merrily working in my studio. At the moment, I am am working on an Edwardian Parlour Maid, she is a repeat order and Iâ€™m really enjoying dressing her in fact she is going together so well, she is almost dressing herself although, sewing black material is quite hard on the eye.
Edwardian Parlour Maid... SOLD
To give you an idea of 1:12 scale she is 5 1/4" tall...
Sitting in here quietly, Iâ€™m finding my thoughts are slipping elsewhereâ€¦
Dad is my Mumâ€™s carer and I felt he needed some time for himself. Before he had to retire some ten months early to care for Mum, Dad was an Art Director for an Advertising Agency, yet rarely was he able to paint pictures for himselfâ€¦ so, when he asked me to look for an Art Class for him to attend I was not surprised, howeverâ€¦ little did I know I would find myself sitting in the Art class alongside him!
Last Wednesday was our first class and we enjoyed it very much. Dad referred to it as being â€œjust like the good old daysâ€ I was rather proud to be sitting there next to him, and he was quite right it was just like the good old days. I spent my time carefully sketching in what I plan to paint using a photograph as reference.
My canvas, looking closely you can see the faint pencil lines of the rose...
For those of you who have read my â€˜about meâ€™ page you will know I have painted all of my life. However, I am finding myself quite nervous thinking about class this afternoonâ€¦ not only have I chosen a rather large canvas on which to paint, but Iâ€™ve also chosen a new medium too. Whilst I paint using China paint regularly, Iâ€™ve never used Oilsâ€¦ and for the past 9 years, Iâ€™ve been working in a much smaller scaleâ€¦ 1:12 to be exact, so as you can imagine Iâ€™m a little apprehensive to say the least, I really hope it works out… either way I shall endeavor to keep you posted… so please watch this space!
October 11th, 2009
Its a beautiful Sunday afternoon, the sun is shining, Mark, my husband, is pottering around in the kitchen, Christian, my eldest, is playing cricket outside with his friend, while Rebecca who slept at my parents is potting winter hanging baskets in their garden with my Dad…
Rebecca's freshly potted hanging basket...
I love Sunday’s because I always seem to achieve a huge amount of work and today is no exception, I’ve just finished an Edwardian Nanny with her Charge, she is an order and thus sold… this lucky lady is off to live in Spain with her new owner…!
Nanny with her Charge... SOLD
Some of you may already be aware, my Mum was diagnosed with a terminal illness in April after some three + years of mis-diagnosis. As you can imagine it came as a huge shock to us all. Considering Mum’s diagnosis and prognosis, she is doing very well at the moment and life is slowly getting back to normal.
Currently, I am working as hard as I can trying to catch up on my orders and I’d like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank you all for your patience while waiting for your orders.
On that note, I am off to work on some more.
Have a wonderful Sunday.