Saturday, September 22, 2012

Orange you happy to see me?

So... I haven’t been around in... a while.

I've been quietly busy, and let my project fall by the wayside.
I'm big enough to admit that I bit off more than I could chew.
As much as I adored drawing every day, it was beginning to take its strain on me. As were other things.
Like being massively pregnant, sleep deprived and suffering SPD (I don't recommend it! lol).
So while I've been less than productive drawing wise, I did make a new baby. Does that count?
I promise he's cute enough to make up for my terrible lack of posting.

See? I just can not be bothered fiddling with the new blogger to try to figure out how to turn him, but I think he's cute, even sideways.

And today I did this.
I had managed to fleck my shirt with paint, which just was not washing out, so I got a little creative with my Sharpies.
It totally counts.

No matter how far I've fallen behind (and at this point I am far enough behind that I will not even attempt to catch up) I love that this project has had me drawing more than I have in years. It has inspired me. It has reminded me to be ME again.
And for that I will always be grateful.

A MASSIVE thankyou to Georgia of Documenting Delight for the inspiration, I feel that there are many of us out here who owe you deep and heartfelt thanks for the inspiration. You deserve all the good things.

Now I can't say I'll be back every day, or even weekly or monthly, but I WILL be back.

And with any luck, so will my drawings.

Thank you all for the lovely comments and encouragement I've received along the way.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Flappers and terrible lizards...

Yesterday was busy with my nephew's 1st birthday. On it today though! :)
T-Rex Because I spent the day with my family, and my nephew used to be batty about Toy Story.
20's girl From the book 'Darlinghurst Nights' (1933) poems by Kenneth Slessor, illustrated (gorgeously I might add) by Virgil Reilly.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Rainy Day

I might actually make this into a shirt for Bella... I kinda love it. :)

Friday, May 4, 2012

Puss and Boots

Yesterday was busy, but today I've gotten two up, so I'll cut myself some slack. :)
Miss Bella's Boots.
The Cat in the Hat.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Punk Girl

This is from a painting... I have no idea whose, or where to give credit, and I have altered the image to suit myself. If the original artist happens to stumble across this, let meknow and I'll credit you for stealing your design. lol And I actually uploaded today, go me! lol

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Mega Post...

This post is HUGE. You have been warned! If I fall so behind again, I deserve some kind of punishment... Death by cookies perhaps?
Simba...Kinda by request...
Life Drawing... Not from life though. Because I miss Life Drawing so much I could cry.
Bird Tree. This was actually a really cute piece of fabric that I stumbled on and reinterpreted. :)
Swallow, the search for the perfect tattoo design marches on...
Peter Rabbit, because I love me some Beatrix Potter.
Hair thingy...
Icecream, as requested by Isabella.
Giraffe weird babyish cartoony style.
Love is... Naked children... Who knew?
Bella, terrible portrait.
Life Drawing... Also not from life, but from memory.
Baby fairy.
Up! Because Bella has her first film obsession... The start make me cry Every. Single. Time.
Weird hair drawing. Just because.
Autumn Tree... I actually cut out a heap of trees and leaves for the playgroup kids for craft, then we didn't use them. Maybe this week...
Icecream! ('Ray in Paris'- Lucy Culliton). Bella's absolute favourite piece from last year's Archibald Prize Exhibition.
Crown. Don't you think this would look really cute on a t shirt? Blatantly inspired by a little white long sleeved Bardot tee of Bella's (but it just has a bow... lol).
Vault Boy from Fallout... Because my sister started it, and I'm a geek at heart. :)
Burtonesque Spiral thingy... Hey, I said I'd draw, I never said they'd be good... lol I'm not sharing the drawing from the 30th yet, so here is today's drawing:
Naw, baby heffalump. And with that, I am DONE! Yay!

Monday, April 9, 2012

BIG POST! (You have been warned)

Okay, I fell behind with my uploading, so here is the month of April so far.
I must say, editing is far easier like this, but uploading takes waaaay longer. I can't say it won't happen again, because it might. I was feeling rather unwell, then I was feeling just as lazy. Here they are, hope you like them!

Psychadelic peacock feather. Just because.

Rudie Nudie!
By Emma Quay, Bella loves this library book so much, I may need to buy her a copy!)

Felt like that's all I did that day. Bella gets very concerned: "Okay? Okay?". It's a wee bit cute!

Animals in the style of Jo Joof.
Bella has a book of these, which matches the quilt her Great-Gran made her. She's such a lucky girl. :)

Harry the Dirty Dog.
I loved this book as a child. And now I think I'll have to track down a copy for my daughter. :)

Because on those days where I just can't be bothered, or don't know what to do, I fall back on things which come easily.

These were a birthday present from last year... I love them. I got another set this year, that need to find a home. I shall have to find them one. :)

The Walrus and The Carpenter.
I can't remember whose illustration style I stole... Google will know.


The Very Hungry Caterpillar.
Because I'm totally jealous of my little baby cousin's cloth version of the book (Easter yesterday, he comes prepared despite not even being six months old yet... lol). It is freaking adorable!

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Self portrait

'Self Portrait'
Last day of March, last prompt. Drawing number 91. I look sleepy, with dishevelled hair. Whatever works.
I've fallen behind with posting these to Deviant Art... But I've also read the first two of the Hunger Games book in the last three days. I'm sure that has nothing to do with it.

Friday, March 30, 2012


Today's prompt was 'Black and White', so my drawing is indeed in black and white (like most of them), but that was a little beside the point today.
It's my birthday, so as a present to myself, I've drawn one of my favourite paintings ever, Marc Chagall's 'The Birthday'.
I love it. And I quite like how this turned out. I think I'll keep this one, and frame it.


So this is how I started my birthday:

Pancakes with bacon, blueberries, banana, mascapone, and maple syrup, courtesy of my lovely husband.
We've had afternoon tea with his Mum, brother, Nanna, and cousin this afternoon on the deck. Chicken Paella tonight (soooo yummy!).
And if I don't blog tomorrow, it's because I've fallen into some sweet heavenly coma after gorging myself on the Devil's Own Cupcakes...

28 Salted Caramel Mocha Cupcakes (recipe from the delectable blog Bakingdom. sorry if this doesn't lead you into temptation, more like pushes you headlong... lol).
Oh well, Happy Birthday to me!

Ālīs volat propriīs

Today's prompt: 'Something small'
So we have a little bird (one of my little darling's favourite songs at the moment is 'Little Bird' by ELizabeth Mitchell).
I drew a bird becaue at some point my sister and I will get our matching tattoos finished and we'd like to incorporate a bird (so I keep drawing birds, as does she, and we'll find one we love eventually). I think we'll drop the latin now, as it would kind of clash with the Greek we already have... :)

Normally the second photo is a detail shot... Today you get a scale shot instead.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Pear shaped

Today's prompt 'Fruit'.
Had I looked ahead I might not have drawn that fruit basket earlier this month... lol
I like it better this way anyway.
This one was a very relaxing half hour or so. I very much enjoyed it.