Friday, April 30, 2010
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Friday, April 23, 2010
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Tuesday, April 20, 2010
I thought you'd also like to see the kittens on their fourth day of life.Here you can only see two of them, but already I can see how much they've grown. In their first seven days they should double their birth weight...they are currently feeding for much of the day...their mother Wilbur is eating more than I've ever seen her eat before! We're now looking forward to the kittens opening their eyes which usually occurs between 7 and 14 days.
Monday, April 19, 2010
Sunday, April 18, 2010
Saturday, April 17, 2010
Friday, April 16, 2010
The first kitten was mainly black with white feet and a tiny white mark on it's forehead...I provisionally called it 'Bindi'!
The second kitten had a black and white pattern, with a pronounced white collar...I provisionally called it ' The Vicar'
the third kitten was a light brown in colour....Jan loved this one and wants us to keep it ...she wants to call it 'Mirriam'.....when we firs got married , we had two ginger kittens which we called 'Moses; and 'Zippy' ( Zippy was short for the Old Testement's Moses' sister Ziphorah)...Mirriam was Moses' wife.
Here's a lovely portrait of the third kitten with Mum. she's only three hours old here!
Thursday, April 15, 2010
In the meantime, thank you for your continued support...i only hope that i can repay your loyalty by producing on paper what is currently in my head!.
Thursday, April 08, 2010
I managed to get into town early this morning to buy a new pad of water colour paper. sadly the shop I use didn't have my usual which is an A2 sized pad with 300lb Cotman cold pressed paper. I like to use the watercolour paper because it's acid free, robust, takes erasing if needed and absorbs the ink quickly. I also prefer to use the reverse side. However, I was therefore forced to buy a single piece of paper rather than travel across town to another store. I bought Cotman paper again , but 200lb paper ( it was the thickest they had !) It was however bigger than A2, so I've decided to make my picture larger...the figures will be the same size, but I can now have a more in the back ground..
I've only done pencil work today, so I thought I'd post this clip from new series of Doctor Who. I know most of my readers are not in the UK, so hopefully you'll be able to see this clip...if not, then I'm sorry. I've watched Doctor Who since it began back in 1963. The new series features Matt Smith as the eleventh regeneration of The Doctor. We saw episode one last Saturday, and I give it the thumbs up....brilliant!
Wednesday, April 07, 2010
Tuesday, April 06, 2010
Sunday, April 04, 2010
First published in a calendar, marking the Silver Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II in 1977, the image captured the public's imagination as that same year, Britain's Virginia Wade went on to win the women's Singles Championships at Wimbledon. Elliot was almost apologetic when speaking about the image. He stated that he used only one roll of film a "..which is pretty feeble for a photographer" he said.
Ms. Butler, now aged 50 said that she remembered the day very well,and was quite amused that the photo taken that warm sunny September afternoon could become so famous.She also stated that she was proud to have one the most famous derrieres in history.
Meanwhile, I have had a lovely break with our friends Alison and Mark in York, and I'm enjoying time with the family eating our Easter eggs and cooking a meal... I'll be returning to my own version of 'Tennis girl' tomorrow as 'Three Graces' continues!
Thursday, April 01, 2010
The more I considered the next stage which would be to start on her hair, I felt that the shorter bob style I'd originally chosen didn't fit in with the composition. The grace on the far left has long hair, the middle grace has a bob, so it would balance if this grace had long hair.therefore she will have long wavy blond hair...there will be some appropriate decoration to her Alice band to add later.