Thursday, 25 June 2009


some lovely jewellery bought for me by my husband...I am very lucky :-)
and two screen shots of a wonderful beautiful film Ashik Kerib an Armenian film made in 1988....visualy stunning and I found it very inspirational.....

Sunday, 21 June 2009


I went up to yorkshire for the weekend and stayed in Staithes, seagulls all have their chicks and sit around on the roofs.....the noise is incredible in the evening when the gulls ( the partners to the ones sitting with the chicks) return home after feeding all day........oh and the mess!!! my lovely cream tea had to be abandoned as a direct 'hit' was scored onto my plate !

Friday, 19 June 2009

enjoying their holiday

 well one of them was, poor Dido wasn't. I trod on her foot.....sooooo much blood! she had to go to vet for an anasthetic and a removal of a claw :-( sort of limited our walking holiday a bit, but i got some drawing done which was great :-) and she has fully recovered now, but still giving me 'looks' which means extra treats....guilt is a terrible thing...

Wednesday, 17 June 2009

another photo from my holiday.....the walls are made from rocks piled to keep sheep safe, and in this valley there were an enourmous number of them, I just couldnt get high enough to take a good shot ( other than climb a mountain which I wasn't going to do ;-p )

Sunday, 14 June 2009

a very quick sketch done in the lake district, I always seemed to be holding the dogs on the lead while I was drawing, it was really hard to capture the light as it changed minute by minute......very enjoyable, i will have to do it again sometime soon

Saturday, 13 June 2009

yet more 'rubbish' !

I have been on holiday to the Lakedistrict, and while walking around I found a really nice junk / antique shop, and I saw this! it was really quite a good price ( mostly because its falling to bits) ......I am not sure why Mary is holding the baby Jesus up to the girl holding the dove, but whatever the reason, I love it :-)
Ok, afer a little research i have come to the conclusion that this is a memento mori piece, and that someone has lost a daughter and this is to memorialise I love it even more...

Monday, 1 June 2009


Originally uploaded by paintistworks
I was given some old polaroid film to play with, we knew the photos would not be of the highest quality, I really like the bad effects you can get with polaroid...............