Flower Doodle

flowers promarkers.jpg

Created this little flower doodle as a card today.  Always pleasing to do something nice and quick to create a unique card for someone.

I created this by drawing out the flowers, then going over it with my 0.3 Staedtler pigment liner. Then added colour with my Letraset Promarkers.  The lighter bits on the purple flower were done with a Pale Lavender Copic marker pen, which turned out to be really good at adding highlights to the petals even after I’d already coloured then in with my purple Promarker.

Kittens, cards and a Labrador

It’s been a pretty hectic yet boring two weeks all at the same time.  I’ve been creative yet not done things I meant to do.  We also got two more kittens, they’ll never replace my dear Melody (yes her full name was Melody Pond) who got tragically taken from us in June, but they are certainly noisy, crazy and have a streak similar to her in unique weirdness.  It shows what a cat she was that you have to have two kittens to even get close to the daily impact she made on our lives.

In the past few weeks I meant to have a whole lot of knitting done for my cousin who’s just had a baby, instead by the time of the babies birth I’d only done a pair of booties, and started a few other things.  So instead she had those and some previously finished things.

Although here’s some of what I have got done.

macaw patagonion

It was my Dads birthday at the end of September, so one of the cards I’d done just before had an obvious home. We used to own lots of animals and Patagonians were once his favourites.  As for the other card I did in the same weekend, my Macaw picture is yet to find a home.   Both of these were done with my new Sakura Koi watercolour set.

Then I spent the week just gone completing a watercolour painting with the same set.  This was of a yellow Labrador. Of that week I spent about 2 nights with no progress as I was fussing over the new kittens.  lab yellow

Of course I couldn’t end this update without including some sort of picture of the new kittens.  The black and white was called Rainbow when we got her but we’ve since changed that to Rainy, and the tabby is Tigger, she was called Skittles, but as we already have a Skittles that would have been a bit confusing.  She suites the name Tigger anyway as she has about as much energy.

IMG_2432 IMG_2433 IMG_2434

Anyways, that’s enough from me, it’s now back to finishing my Red Tailed Hawk coloured pencil picture, and of course stopping every now and then to happily glance over at the two soundly sleeping kittens on my bed.