Sunday, 13 September 2009

I Feel Like a Slug

No, I'm not in the habit of eating slugs... today I just feel like one (obviously I would like to point out that I'm NOT leaving a slimy trail) I guess sluggish would be a better description. This I think is due to a tummy bug or something.... I'm definitely not feeling quite right.

Anyway it's a bit of a bugger when the weather is doing it's best to provide us with some last minute sunshine. Autumn is well and truly here on Dartmoor, the bracken, which was green only a week or so ago is now turning a lovely rusty gold colour and the Boston Ivy on my patio wall is also beginning to change to a glorious red. I LOVE AUTUMN.... ah 'the season of mists and mellow fruitfulness'. My favourite season..... I get very melancholic in the autumn......sigh!

Enough of that........... I am still trying to find time to fit in finishing off my dragon pic but also am trying to keep my blog posts going so I shall endeavour to fill the gaps between my new works with others that are finished.

These just happen to be waiting in the wings.... so without further ado, she flicks the velvet cloth away to reveal her next masterpiece like some drug crazed matador!

Sorry about that got a bit carried away (should be, quips my other half!)

Anyway this is Raven Moon.... I love ravens so I decided to paint one. This was done with alcohol inks (Adirondak Ink range by Ranger) and acrylics, with the slightest hint of iridescence to the wings, which hasn't come out very well in the photo... but does look very nice.... really!! oh and I did draw a raven with Bic biro too.... I'd forgotten about that one. Do you know how great biros are for drawing with? They're brilliant! You can get a full range of tones and they're dirt cheap unlike some other specialist drawing pens on the market.
Here's also a hare drawing done with biro.
Well folks, I've done my bit for today. Hopefully will be up to completing my dragon soon. Hope you all had a lovely weekend. Don't work too hard this week.


  1. hello! It's nice to meet you! ah... dartmoor, how I wish I could see that bracken for myself. Who would have thought you could produce such beautiful work with a biro! Incredible! I really love your illustration of the hare, it's gorgeous. Looking forward to seeing more of your work :-)

  2. Thanks Lesley, glad you came over for a look! Hopefully I'll be out taking some pics of Dartmoor in the next couple of weeks. Really love your funky jewellery, especially your pebbles, they're soooo sweet!

  3. You have very original artwork. Can't wait to see more...

  4. Hiya, Raven Moon is beautiful as is your wee dragon.. cool artwork and nice blog! :)

  5. Thanks for the lovely comments! Blush!

  6. Autumn song, your work is stunning, i love the colours in the raven moon & the detail in the pen drawings are fab. i am inspired to go do some more drawing myself *ruthie*

  7. Thanks Ruthie! Glad to be a source of inspiration. Look forward to seeing some of the fruits of your labours!