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Cupcakes

2 Jan

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Husb and I are off to a friend’s birthday do soon so I made some cupcakes. Then I scribbled them. The cakes are vanilla sponge with blackcurrant buttercream icing and the drawing is made on a Samsung Galaxy Tablet usin.g a free Magic Marker app.

Drawing In The Dark……

26 Oct

26 dark……. and some cupcakes! I’m a bit out of practice with my sketchbook work, I’ve not really felt like doing any drawing while I had that awful stomach bug earlier in the week and yesterday I spent catching up on getting ready for exhibitions and admin and stuff like that. Today Husb and I spent with friends and family, visiting and celebrating a little friend’s 10th birthday, which meant a visit to The Vojon, our favourite curry house! And also a cupcake-making session this afternoon, turning out these pink cakes with lilac icing, her favourite colours.  So I settled down to do a quick bit of scribbling about 20 minutes ago, in the dark because everyone’s watching the X Factor. But drawing in darkness is good discipline. There’s just enough light from the flickering screen to make out some of the things in the room – Sparta the cat, my feet, the fireplace, some furniture, but barely any light to see the sketchbook. And that’s a good thing. It forces you to feel your hand and arm and the pen as an extension. You have to concentrate on the movement of the line, rather than the sight of the line on the paper. Does that make sense?

 

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Hell And Cake

4 Apr

I HATE shopping. It’s my idea of hell, unless I’m buying books or tools. I had to buy some new clothes to replace some that were literally falling to pieces so I spent two hours in shopping hell (Dante knew nothing…NOTHING…) and bought two pairs of leggings, a t-shirt and a sports bra. Result. That’s me sorted for the summer.

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So when I got home from shopping hell, I made the mistake of having a sit-down in front of the telly with a nice cup of tea. Note to self: do NOT watch reruns of The Great British Bake-Off during the day. I don’t particularly like eating cake but I LOVE baking. And Mary Berry led me astray. So instead of working diligently in my studio, I ended up baking a Victoria Sandwich and loganberry cupcakes. Husb scoffed two cupcakes then begged me to take the rest to life drawing this evening, to save his waistline. But that’s another blog……

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