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Friday, April 10, 2015

School camp

Inspired by my daughters recent school camp :D Lots of fun and activity, bush-walks and apparently a real chef cooking their meals! She sure missed that when she cam home :)
This is colour version 3, I like experimenting

Friday, January 16, 2015

Illustration Friday - Toys

The wind in their hair, these two sisters have many fabulous journeys planned in their favourite toy their dad made fort them

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Happy New Years Eve!

To all of the wonderful people who follow or visit my blog, thank you.

I know I haven't posted here consistently for some time but I still have fond memories of everyone I have met through here.

Maybe 2015 will bring more activity  again,

Happy New Years Eve everyone! Stay safe, don't drink and drive, don't get in with any one who drinks and drives and most of all have fun!!!

Hope 2015 brings you much happiness and good fortune and peace and harmony to our beautiful world!

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Illustration Friday - Home

Princess wasn't sure about her new home... somehow her old basket seemed so much cosier

Sunday, August 10, 2014

In the words of George Costanza from Seinfeld  - "I'm back baby, I'm back!"
Time to post regularly on my blog again. I've been feeling pulled between my Facebook page and my blog and over the last few months my Facebook page has won.
Why should there be winners and losers?
There shouldn't be... time to spread the love between them and so from now on,. Ill post to both instead of just one, as often as I can.

By way of catching up - sorry to all the cats in the world that I missed your special day!

'world cat day' 8th of August 2014. 

Hope you had a good one! 

Saturday, July 5, 2014

A hoot of a time!

 I've been spending all my time posting over on face book instead of my blog, time I started to post on both again now... .

Hello from Hooty McTavish!

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Illustration Friday - Red

Poor Geoffrey, he underestimated the power of the sun at yesterdays pool party at McGinty's farm....
Next time he will listen to his mum when she tells him to put on sunscreen and a hat... Ouch!

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

I have been neglecting my blog...:(

It has been a beautiful day here today, sunny, not to hot, a perfect autumn day!

A day in the garden

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Day 7 - sorry about day 6, I was enjoying a nightwalk amongst nocturnal Australian native  animals last night.....Ive decided daily is far too hard to maintain so my new plan is at least weekly.... it might still be daily sometimes...
Someone is about to get a bit of a fright ...

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Today's sketch - day 4 ....

That Hippy guy...

Maybe one a day was a bit optimistic - maybe I should make it once a week to make sure I can keep up with it.... its not the drawing and sketching thats the problem, its uploading it to the PC every evening :) 

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Todays sketch -day 3

Back to school today for many Aussie kids after Christmas holidays. Back to work for me after 4 days off too. Its been a bit of a scorcher here - in the 40s. A dip in the kiddy pool with Miss A was just what I needed when I got home today :).
Very excited this evening as I ordered the 'Drawn to Life' Golden years of Disney master classes books and they arrived today and Ive barely cracked the first one and I lovvvvveeeeee it! :)
Anyway, here are two little sketches to celebrate back to school.... dedicated to all our little friends who are this year starting school for the first time xx

Monday, January 27, 2014

todays sketch

So.... Im already second guessing myself about trying to commit to 12 months worth of arty goodness and whats more posting every one. Oh well, I can but try... so for day two of 365...  ulp.... heres my post

I need her defiance :)

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Its Australia Day!

Happy Australia day to my country men and women. To me, some of the most wonderful aspects of the Australian culture are the sense of 'mate-ship',  giving everyone a fair go, standing up for the underdog, being laid back and a having a great sense of humour. I hope we always keep that! ××

Once a jolly swag-man camped by a billabong, 
under the shade of a coolibar tree...

In honour of Australia day... well because i really want to progress with my illustration, I have decided to do some form of art /illustration every day for 12 months ( i think I have done this before and i think I usually last a few weeks before full time work and other things get in the way....).  This time I am going to give it a good go, try to go from this Australia day to  next Australia day. 

They won't always be elaborate or maybe even that good, but no harm can come from daily practising:).    I really want to improve my artwork, get my skill levels up and basically have fun and see how much I can progress my abilities .... so ....   

here I go! 


Illustration Friday - disguise

There were those that thought the Big Bad Wolf 
was enjoying his new look just a little too much! 

When you think of disguise you can't go past the BBW in my opinion!

Monday, January 13, 2014

Illustration friday-search.

That terrible moment when Susan realised the last time she saw her car keys was when little Johnny had been playing with them.

Dont know it should be 'search' or 'panic'

Thursday, January 9, 2014

3 days of work and now 4 days off! That's what I call a good work week!
Wish it were always like that and then i could spend more time creating... :)

(C) Janet Trotta Dibbydabby Illustrations

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Howdy Pardner

Howdy pardner!

Having some fun playing with an old watercolour image and giving it a fresh digital background.

I do love to dabble

I am building up my portfolio at the moment, trying to mix it up a bit and add a bit of variety. I'm meant to be getting some of the art where the main character isn't standing looking out at me, but, I do find I am drawn to them as I go through my art folders. :)

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Illustration Friday _ Energy

The Illustration Friday this week is "energy"
It led me on a bit of a journey this week. I was going to do someone lifting weights or in some way exerting lots of energy. Then, in thinking about that, I started thinking about when i offered to carry my little daughters school bag and found it ridiculously heavy ....  then I started thinking about children having to carry such  a weight on their back.
All of that morphed into this picture and  this little boy is now devoid of energy after carry a heavy weight, whether that be the one on his back or a deeper one we cant see. Maybe he has to channel his energy into studying for an exam... What do you think
Anyway,hope brighter days are ahead for him.
I know this weeks word took a lot of energy to bring to fruition for me.... :)

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Illustration Friday _ Secret

What little secrets hide in the bottom of your garden.....

Hopefully not this kind....

I knew you couldn't trust those gnomes!