I’ve got no talent!

I’ve got no talent!

20142017 I’m sure I’ve written this blog post a hundred times.  There may be unfinished paragraphs skulking in Scrivener and I may have touched on it a couple of years ago in another blog post, but in reality, I have composed it over and over in my head. Sometimes it feels too scary to actually […]

Bubble trouble

Bubble trouble

 

This is face 7 for 29 Faces using Spectrum Noir markers and another attempt at emulating the lovely Helen’s technique with markers. Finally using the full set of markers that Graham bought me several Christmases ago and that have mostly lain untouched, so I’m thrilled to be actually using them!

 

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And it’s back..

And it’s back..

I’m struggling with trying to get too much done this week. 29 Faces, blogging, my own deadline of 45,000 words for my book by Thursday (just passed 43k today – I think I’m going to make it!), I want to outline some ideas for a novel, I haven’t been to the cinema for AGES..no time, […]

Digital dalliances

Digital dalliances

This is my last drawing of Diana for 29 Faces! Onwards and upwards. I’ve been experimenting with digital painting during the last couple of days. Digital art is confusing, not least because of the terminology. You can take a photo of someone, throw a couple of filters on it and call it digital art. You […]

Forensic Faces

Forensic Faces

29 Faces.  Another ‘almost Diana’.  There is something about her face that I find just out of reach and the sketch inevitably turns into a forensic examination of all her features ending up with ‘Spot the Difference’ challenge to anyone who happens to be nearby.  I keep reminding myself that this is not a photograph […]

Blogging

Blogging

I haven’t seriously blogged for a very long time. Back in the day I was all over it and running the blogging ring for women bloggers in the UK.  Remember them?  Blog rings? I suddenly feel very old. The desire to share our lives now seems fully sated by the many and various social networking […]

Addicted to tutorials

Addicted to tutorials

Recently I’ve become addicted to online tutorials.  One of the modern wonders of our age is our ability to learn from the masters from the comfort of our own computer/tablet/smartphone.  As long as we are fortunate enough to have access to an internet connection we can educate ourselves, for the most part, free of charge. […]

Self publishing – the process

Self publishing – the process

Since I decided to publish my doggy art in book form I have been asked to share my experiences of self publishing.  I’m more than happy to write about how I produced my huge catalog of TWO books but I am so far removed from being an expert I would strongly urge you to do […]