Wednesday, 11 January 2017

The adventures of Miss Tilly Tiny...

Hello Lovlies,
Looks like my Little Mojo is back.  Drum roll please.....I am happy to introduce Miss Tilly Tiny.

Miss Tilly Tiny took a stroll in the woods today and bumped into a giraffe.  The silly giraffe was playing hide and seek but she couldn't remember who with.  Miss Tilly Tiny pointed out that the giraffe was in fact a giraffe, to which the giraffe replied...

I love to play drafts...

                                           Welcome back to Fun and Nonsense xxx

Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Monday, 23 May 2016

Book review of the week...

The Worst Princess by Anna Kemp & Sara Ogilvie

I picked this book up, a couple of weeks ago and it had me laughing out loud in the middle of Waterstones.  This Princess has attitude and you are guaranteed to fall in love with her.
Your happily ever after favourite bedtime story...

Tuesday, 10 May 2016

Tea Wallets...

Hello everyone...well I've been away for a very long time.  But now I'm back.  Drum roll please and ta dah. Tea Wallets.  Head over to my Sale Page, tab at the top and let me know which one you would like to buy.

Will setup the payment button tomorrow...  that's my Fun & Nonsense xx

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Brown Bear, Brown Bear . . .

"Stop following me!" said little Nora turning round to find a huge brown bear behind her.  "Um, I'm lost and it's snowing and I'm scared" said the huge brown bear.

That's a little snippet of the Fun and Nonsense going on in my sketchbook today... :)

Sunday, 19 October 2014

One more sleep. . .

Hi Everyone,
My Fun and Nonsense Art Bunker and everyone at Shelf Corner has been packed and stored  for the house move this week.  A few of Shelf Corners residence have already been installed at their new temporary Shelf Corner. Only essential art materials have not been packed.
Other news...recently I did Lilla Rogers Global Talent Search 2014.  The assignment was Terrarium, which I loved doing.  A tiny world captured in a jar, just up my street.  I did three, the first one is the one I submitted.  I didn't make the cut but seeing the talent that did, I'm not surprised.  Following that I signed up for MATS.  Make Art That Sells.

One more sleep till class opens for MATS A.  I'm excited and nervous, usual first day butterflies.  My class mates are a seriously talented bunch of girlies and one London Lad.  Can't wait to get going and learn learn learn from the best.

That's my fun and nonsense...

Thursday, 11 September 2014

Meet Myah, my little mermaid. . .

There has been a lot of activity in my sketchbook this week.  Myah my little mermaid  was so excited to get some Ocean Post (message in a bottle) that she has been swimming from page to page telling all her friends.

Hope your enjoying my Fun and Nonsense this week...let me know what you think :) xx

Saturday, 9 August 2014

Lilla Rogers GTS. . .

Hi everyone,
I signed up for Lilla Rogers Global Talent Search 2014. Lilla Rogers is an international illustration agent representing artists all over the world.  The real Mccoy.  I ummed and ahhed for days. Should I, shouldn't I? Who do I think I'm kidding,  I'm no where near good enough to compete at that level. I mean, I only got as far as A 'level art at school (I did get a B, just saying) before deciding that a career in art was totally out of my reach. I didn't go to art college, I don't have a anything.  I have, however, been teaching art to a whole school of 44 pupils for the last 5years.  Also a good number of you who read my blog and have supported me over the years have bought my artwork.  That has to count for something.

The bottom line is, I just love to draw and paint. A fish needs water, we need air and I need to paint, every day.  It is as simple as that.

So I gave myself a metaphorical slap and kick up the ol' jacksy.  What do I have to lose. Absolutely nothing. One of two things will happen.  
1.  I don't go through to round two
2.  I DO   :))))))
Now at least I'm in the running.  It feels a bit like buying a Lottery Ticket.  All that dreaming and hoping till the numbers get drawn.  My insecurities are sneering and jeering at me and my "bloody minded" self is gathering ammo.  

Ammo, comes in the shape of my mood board above.  I've been playing with colours and sketching succulents and seed heads. The first assignment is due by the 18th August.  My butterflies are in full frenzied flight...

Will post my entry after the 18th.  Wish me luck!!!  

And good luck to everyone that is taking part.  It's a fantastic opportunity...that's my wobbly Fun and Nonsense for today :) xx

Saturday, 2 August 2014

A Dream Catcher and her Dragon. . .

Suzi Mong and her dragon Yunlong flew into my sketchbook this week.  They are Dream Catchers.  They gather dreaming dust from thunder clouds and then sprinkle it round the world to sleepy children.  I always thought it was the Sandman that brought the dreams...

With all the thunderstorms we are having at the moment there must be a lot of dreaming going on...

That's my Fun and Nonsense for the this evening, Sweet dreams everyone :) xx

Thursday, 1 May 2014

Pyjama and chocolate day. . .

It's been a pyjama and chocolate with nougat day today.  Bumble owls like chocolate too and if they could wear pajamas they would.

And that my lovelys is my Fun and Nonsense for today... :) xx