It’s good to eat chips from a Chip Shop (preferably by the sea, ideally in Cornwall) because then you can get chip forks.
Then you can turn your chip fork into a little person.
This is the imaginatively-named Miss Chip-Fork.
She’s trying to catch the eye of a handsome moustachioed fellow on the beach.
I think he’s seen her.
Unfortunately her other beau is feeling a bit disgruntled about all this eye-catching and oho-ing.
I’d better eat some more chips in case someone else needs to appear.
Two weeks ago I had a big Summer Studio Sale to make a bit of space for new work (and to sell things of course).
I covered the walls of my studio with old illustrations,which had been lurking in portfolios stuffed behind my drawing board.
Although I haven’t been working with such thick outlines and bright colours much recently, it was good to see everything up together. I also found some etchings that I’d done years ago in a print studio in London, and a huge pile of rather silly mono prints. It reminded me how much I love printmaking and how I’d like to experiment more with prints in the future.
I put up some of my more recent ink illustrations too, but I was surprised to find that I kept quite a lot of them back at the last minute, as they just felt too newly-done to sell. I don’t usually feel like that, but I think it was because a lot of the illustrations were about my family life, and I just wanted to hang on to them.
It was a very busy day and I sold lots of paintings – it was easy to part with the old ones and great to know that they were going on people’s walls. I did sell one of my favourite family illustrations – to a very dear friend. This moment in the bathroom trying to clean two of my children’s teeth one morning reminded me that it’s not all about rushing out of the door to get to school on time…
Anyone in the Stroud area…I’m having a Studio Sale on Sunday! If you’d like to come, please let me know and I’ll give you directions.
Anyone interested and not in the Stroud area….there’ll be lots of Sale work up on the website soon!
Today I made a little birthday card for a Garden Designer Friend…
And then I found that it was really good fun to play around with the colours in Photoshop…if I squint a bit I can pretend it’s old fashioned flowery wallpaper.
I’d better stop now though because I have one child left to tuck up.
Happy Birthday Sarah, last week!
Still going through piles of artwork – I have little inky pages from sketchbooks…..
…and designs that I did years ago as birthday cards and a Christmas card.