Sunday, February 26, 2012

Still here!

Hi friends!
Well at last I am getting my act together and writing again! A busy start to the year - painters are doing the outside of the house and I have been processing way too many plums and tomatoes and trying to find the studio.
On a creative note, I have been having loads of fun making paper mache figures for the wall, using painting and painted papers to enhamce. What exactly did we do before watercolour crayons???

In this closeup you can see that the face is done with a black fine liner and watercolours - the usual ones! So I have a couple of dozen faces ready to become figures and I am just loving seeing them come to life.

BUT - drumroll - nothing compares to the fun we have been having with our new arrival. As you may know I go out each morning with a cuppa and ,my camera just to see if there are new things growing in the garden. Lo and behold this is what we found!!! Sitting right here in a pot and just waiting for us - or so it seemed.

His name is Henry and he arrived a little over a month ago. I would have introduced him sooner but we have been enjoying fleas, really scary worms, vet visits and trying to see if anyone claimed him.

More importantly we have been waiting to see if our older girl Nelly would take to him. Well the answer is definitely no - she has taken to walking up the hall hissing loudly into each doorway just in case he is lurking somewhere. Quite funny really!

So this is Henry - 10 weeks old and deadly cute with 3 beauty spots on his nose. So wonderful to be able to cuddle a kitten again.

Hoping everyone is having a lovely week




  1. Paint and Papre- Marvelous in your won glorious style!! everyone needs to break out of a media path every once in awhile!! love the looks of Henry! What a Cutie!!

  2. aahhh, henry is gorgeous, lucky you x

  3. Lovely complex color play as always and Henry looks a charmer . Hope he makes peace with his new big brother . Our two boys are inseparable now, so some cats can get a long with time .

  4. Such a lovely blog and Henry is adorable! Hugs, Janice

  5. Lovely Henry. I envy you kitten cuddling. The worms are scary and the fleas are hard to get rid of but its possible..I know! In the end the animals are worth it aren't they?

  6. Oops..meant to say how much I love the figures.

  7. I stumbled into your blog and found all those inspiring works. Love this black & white kitten. I've the book of 1000 Artisan Textiles. GREAT book.