Friday, July 25, 2008

The Pixie Hunt Pic-Nic

Well, after writing out my list of favourite things, I realised it had been a loooong time since we had visited any 'proper', we all piled in the car and drove to Herefordshire. It's a fair way, 2 hours drive, but Mr Nick and I love it so much there. We met in Hereford whilst at college there together, over one hundred years ago now. Mr Nick was studying blacksmithing and me, illustration.
Anyway! we ended up at Symmonds Yat, and unlike the wild and woody pixie hunt/pic nic I had been expecting, it was heaving with people. There were people whizzing around on bikes you could hardly move! Any pixies in the vicinity would have been scared away long ago. I think next time we'll go 'off the beaten track'.

In other news, I'm currently working on some patterns and ideas for 'Ottaline' dollies. I have big ideas for this girl...


Thursday, July 17, 2008

Thank-you and meet Ottaline

Thanks so much for all the great music suggestions folks! I'm really enjoying discovering all this new stuff!
I will put a list of the songs up soon, so you can all check them out :0)

I've been doing some little doodles, filling up one of the hundreds of little note books and sketchbooks I keep buying, (hopelessly addicted to little books and journals).
I'm doing a little story called 'Ottaline and Hotrod boy', and this is the first page...
If it turns out to be any good, I might bind a few up and put them in the shop, but at the moment it's just a fun, although terrifyingly dark, little project.

I also decided to start writing lists of things that I like, things to inspire...

if you click on the page, it will become if by magic...

funny the things we like, isn't it!!