Saturday, June 25, 2011

What did Geoffrey land in?

Well for those of you hanging out to see what Geoffrey landed in I have made a special page just for you! Because I never want anyone who visits my blog to leave disappointed, just click on the corresponding heading below to find your choice and see how he ended up…is he there?

:) (Please let me know if it doesn’t work – its something new I’m trying)

Geoffrey gets muddy

Geoffrey and the cotton candy

Geoffrey in the crisp autumn leaves

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Illustration friday _ Launch

Geoffrey the gerbil loves fun and he cant wait to launch into a bit more! The thing is, you get to decide what he is going to launch into, a wonderfully crisp pile of autumn leaves leaves, a mountain of fairy floss ( cotton candy) he wants to eat his way through or a big slimy squelchy mud puddle.
My little girl helped me with the options for his launch, I wont tell you her favorite until later :-)

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Illustration Friday _ swept

Sorry but all I can muster this week is a rather messy little sketch from my sketchbook but I really don't want to miss a chance to put something up for Illustration Friday. I had had plans to sketch them up and paint them but that will have to come another day.

Vince's near sightedness had gotten him into trouble before,
his friends had kept nagging him to get new glasses.

I have been very busy making gifts and cards for little friends of my daughter - have you ever noticed that kids birthday parties seem to come in groups and its frequent that there is more than one on in one day... I'm so happy that she has such lovely little friends and such a lovely little social life!

Friday, June 10, 2011

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I'm still completely frustrated by blogger, might soon be time to move services I think. This has really impacted on my ability to stay current with what i used my blog for. Is anyone else having this problem or is it only me..... I feel so alone here. Oh well all I can do is see if they get it sorted before I'm driven to finding a new blog home :-(.

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Monday, June 6, 2011

Illustration Friday - Shadow

I'm finally getting an illustration in well before the end of the week - yay me! Its a bit like the old saying though, the paints not even dry....I have been so busy lately with Dibbydabby things, I will post about that at the end of the week. Well this is my entry, the concept is probably as old as the hills but I just couldn't resist a mischievous shadow.

Hal just couldn't put his finger on it, something didn't feel right, he felt like he was being followed but when he turned around there was nothing there ...

I am finding it so hard with blogger lately, its disappointing me as I am having great problems with signing in  and being able to comment on other peoples wonderful blogs so its been painful. I've removed my face book "like" button just in case that's the problem - I know that is probably highly unlikely but I will give it a go, you never know the magic of wishful thinking :-). Also we recently changed one of our email addresses so I'm wondering if the conflict with that is causing it... anyway, I vow to get to the bottom of it... when I get time! Please know I am going out there looking at the wonderful funny, creative, pretty and mind blowing works you are all putting up there, I just sometimes can't go in as me to comment, and some blogs don't allow anonymous users ... so if it feels like what Hal here sometimes feels and you sense a lurking and that your never alone (in blog land) it might be me...

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Illustration Friday - Asleep

While I was enjoying bugging around I decided to do my illustration Friday illustration while i was at it. Its funny isn't it how you don't notice things until you scan them... like I forgot the wings - yeesh! never mind through the magic of photo shop I popped some on and I can take my time and put some water colour ones on the original at my leisure.
This little bee wanted to go out with dad and collect honey like a big bee... but after a few flowers he began to fell very very tired...

The lady birds and the bee's

What a fun day I've had today, spending lots of it in my studio, in between physio and other appointments, catching up with some little buggy friends. I wanted to do some bugs for a little project I am working on and chose bee's and lady birds, so did a quick little research into them and then had lots of fun.
Scanning is still not working well for me.... but at this time of night the lights not good for digital pictures anyway.
sketchbook antics (or should that be bee-tics)

Looking at lady bugs close up was kind of creepy - their legs look a little too like spiders legs for my liking - and i couldn't look too long at the pictures as they were losing thier cute factor ~fast~!

The little bee at the top is starting school, he has his lunch and this bag and he is ready to go.