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Tatts And Flowers

16 Feb

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I went to a talk at the Glynn Vivian art gallery in Swansea a few days ago and had a quick scribble of people in the audience. I noticed this woman with an armful of tattoos, a big hairbow and a retro floral dress. Made me smile.

A Lump Of Carbon

9 Feb

drawing 1

Creativity is a fickle thing, seems to be feast or famine, on a roll or nothing at all. I’m in a nothing phase at the moment so I’m pushing my way though it by just doing stuff at random. Today I grabbed a piece of vintage hand-made paper, really lovely, and a lump of carbon. First of all, I turned the carbon lump on its side and scraped it horizontally across the textured paper, varying the pressure to achieve different tones.
drawing 2

Then I turned it through 90 degrees and using the point of the graphite stick, dragged thin lines up and down the paper. It’s not great art, but it’s necessary to just play sometimes.

 

Too Much Admin…

7 Feb

There’s been so much admin to do the past couple of weeks that I haven’t had time to do much art, but tomorrow I have a whole day for creating. So many ideas in the pipeline….

Meanwhile, here’s a cat with a caption ….

no, seriously, i do this pretty much all day, then i get up and break something, i know, right copy

Chilled Out

6 Feb

 

that's not an exercise regime, it's a junta copy

Sparta Puss isn’t lazy. She’s just relaxed. So she says. My digital drawing, Husb’s caption.

Anti Cat Propaganda

5 Feb

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I’m with the late, great Little Ming on this one. Too many films portray cats as the villains. And we know they’d never behave like that. Oh no. 😉

Another of Husb’s captions over one of my cat drawings.

Do Not Disturb

3 Feb

you could move and lose a few pints of blood and your dignity, or we could stay here copy

So here’s another one of Husb’s captions on one of my cat drawings. Sparta Puss was sleeping on my lap of an evening, like she often does. She doesn’t like to be disturbed!

 

 

Fun With The Family

2 Feb

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Husb and I took two young relatives to the Glynn Vivian art gallery in Swansea today. Every Saturday there’s a free, family-friendly art session with a resident artist who encourages people to draw and paint, inspired by artists in the gallery collection. This week focused on the artist Ceri Richards and the poet Vernon Watkins.

It was lovely doing art for fun. It rarely happens for me because it’s my profession and it’s usually a very serious thing but today it was great to chill out and have a play. Husb’s interpretation of the poetry managed to include the USS Starship Enterprise. Sometimes I wonder about him.

 

 

 

Lazy Bones

1 Feb

seen the light

Husb is putting captions to my cat drawings, for a laugh. They’re so accurate too. This is Sparta Puss chilling out, drawn with a Faber Castell Pitt drawing pen into a very nice sketchbook made with banana leaf paper.

 

 

Blame!

31 Jan

who, me copy

Sparta Puss always blames me.

 

Husb is putting captions to my cat drawings. It’s fun 😀

 

 

There’s Millions Of Them!

30 Jan

to be honest, this obsession is starting to feel a bit creepy copy

Another bit of fun from Husb and me. Sometimes you just gotta loosen up and have a laugh, art can get very serious. Husb has been adding captions to my drawings of our cats, done over many years, we’ve been cat people for decades. This is Sparta Puss pointing out the obvious. She doesn’t have a high opinion of her trained monkeys.
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