Friday, 30 June 2017

Minnie Day 18

Often Minnie will just look at me as if to say " do something, I'm bored!!" If I don't come up with something she usually starts to knock things off the shelf or attack my vase full of flowers.

Day 18

Thursday, 29 June 2017

Tibby and that Look

This is the look I get when Tibby wants dreamies, how could I resist. : )

Tibby and that Look
Day 17

Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Tibby and the Unmade Bed Day 15

Who has the heart to disturb a darling cat when she's all settled to sleep for the day.

Tibby and the Unmade Bed
Day 15

Monday, 26 June 2017

Minnie Asleep Day 14

It's what cats do most of the day, in fact they are supposed to sleep about eighteen hours a day!!

Minnie Asleep
Day 14

Sunday, 25 June 2017

Saturday, 24 June 2017

Minnie Caught a Butterfly Day 12

Minnie's favourite snack at the moment, butterfly!!

Minnie Caught a Butterfly
Day 12

Friday, 23 June 2017

Minnie at Play

Minnie loves this yellow feather toy, shows she is still a kitten at heart.

Minnie at Play
Day 10

Thursday, 22 June 2017

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Tibby in Anticipation Day 9

Tibby has heard Minnie coming into the room and has her back legs ready to make a run for it.

Tibby in Anticipation
Day 9

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Minnie in the Heat Day 8

It's been super hot this last week and another blistering hot day to come before things cool down.
Both cats are looking like they are not enjoying this weather at all, I know how they feel!!

This song says it all, I want rain !!!

Minnie in the Heat
Day 8

Monday, 19 June 2017

Minnie Waiting For Tibby

Minnie likes to lay in wait for Tibby,  then jump on her and chase her all over the house and garden.

Minnie Waiting For Tibby
Day 7

Sunday, 18 June 2017

Minnie Looking Serious

This is Minnie sitting next to me as I sketch, what better company could I have.

Minnie Looking Serious
Day 6

Saturday, 17 June 2017

Minnie and the Spider Day 5

I'm warming up to this new subject, its another wonderful learning curve!!

Minnie brings in all sorts, so far she has brought home a rat, a mouse, butterflies, moths, a starling, a wood pigeon and today a spider. It was already in bad shape when I saw her bring it in so there was no chance of rescue. Mostly I don't try to discourage her because if she was lost at least she would be able to feed herself.

Minnie and the Spider
Day 5

Friday, 16 June 2017

Minnie and Glasses of Water Day 4

Minnie loves to drink from glasses, she sits there and pretends that she's not interested., waiting for an opportunity. She clearly lives up to her name of Minx.

Minnie and Glasses of Water
Day 4

Thursday, 15 June 2017

Tibby Hears the Doorbell Day 3

This is that split second between hearing a knock at the door and running for cover, stranger alert!!

Tibby Hears the Doorbell
Day 3

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Tibby Enjoying Beef and Carrot

Our older cat Tibby is about six years old, she was rescued by our daughter. She is a gentle soul and mostly keeps herself to herself, doesn't like sitting on anyone's lap and runs for cover when someone knocks at the front door. Most evenings though she will come to me as I sit painting and want  to be petted and I enjoy that as much as she does.

Tibby Enjoying Beef and Carrot
Day 2

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Minnie Watching a Puddle Day 1

I was feeling a little lost after finishing the challenge, but setting the next challenge beforehand has helped me to move on and start enjoying the new subjects. 

Today I was watering some pot plants and the puddles were a source of fascination for Minnie.

Minnie and the Puddle
Day 1

Monday, 12 June 2017

Clover and Bee Day 30 !!!

Yes!!! I've made it to day 30!!
I must say it hasn't always been easy, having to cook for a living I am finding it increasingly hard. Long hours on my feet, repetitive strain injury in my arms and shoulders together with the beginnings of fibromyalgia. There are days when I really struggle to get through the days work. What really keeps me going is the thought that one day all I will have to do is paint and nothing else.
In my mind and heart I am an artist and the love of being able to create is what keeps me going.

I chose clover and the bee as my last sketch, because for me they symbolise abundance and potential.
Together with the belief that there are more good people in this world than bad and for them all I wish each of you a living that  makes your heart and soul sing.

Clover and Bee
Day 30

Sunday, 11 June 2017

Hedge Woundwort and Snail Day 29

This is a stunning little wildflower that is new to my garden, the flowers look like little orchids.

Hedge Woundwort and Snail
Day 29

Saturday, 10 June 2017

WIld Snapdragon and Bee Day 28

These little wildflowers are growing happily in my garden and a haven for bees at the moment.

Another old but gold , Mary Wells My Guy. Love it !!!

Wild Snapdragon and Bee

Friday, 9 June 2017

Bell Flower and Beetle Day 27

I've learnt so much during this challenge, most of all to appreciate my garden and the precious life in it.

This song is a golden oldie and gets me dancing every time.

Bell Flower and Beetle
Day 27

Thursday, 8 June 2017

Sow Thistle and Cabbage White Day 26

These cheerful little flowers grace nearly every roadside and wild places and my garden too.

Sow Thistle and Cabbage White
Day 26

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Mexican Poppy and Sawfly Day 25

It feels good to be able to mark each day by a sketch.

Mexican Poppy and Sawfly
Day 25

Tuesday, 6 June 2017

Oxalis and Ladybird Day 24

These are such sweet little flowers with heart shaped leaves.

One of my favourite singers of all time Brian Ferry singing More than this.

Oxalis and Ladybird
Day 24

Monday, 5 June 2017

Poppies and Wasp Day 23

It's funny how the more subjects I find to sketch the more I am appreciating my garden and all it has to offer, a bit like life.

Life is precious.

Poppies and Wasp
Day 23

Sunday, 4 June 2017

Campanula and Green Beetle Day 22

I am shocked and saddened at what happened in London last night, again I ask  how is killing an answer to any problem??!!!

Life is precious.

Campanula and Green Beetle
Day 22

Saturday, 3 June 2017

Rose and Butterfly Day 21

These little yellow roses have the sweetest scent and attract bees and butterflies like magnets.

Rose and Butterfly
Day 21

Friday, 2 June 2017

Poppy and Bee Day 20

Todays sketch is a poppy and a happy bee buzzing around it. I'm loving this challenge mainly because although I am very busy with work I have managed to find half an hour . It feels good to say I am creating something everyday.
Yellow Poppy and Bee
day 20

Thursday, 1 June 2017

Pear Tree , Ladybird and Minnie Day 19

We have a small pear tree and as I was sketching I had Minnie watching so I had to include her, my adorable Minnie.

Another new song I absolutely love.

Pear Tree, Ladybird and Minnie
line and wash on cartridge paper