Thursday, 28 February 2008

I've been Tagged!

I've been tagged by Lillian at Anna's Dreams! Thanks Lillian! So, I have to tell you six things about myself, then tag six more people.

Ok, here goes:
1. If I could fill a swimming pool with something and dive in, it would be silver jewellery! I know what your thinking - ouch!! But I just love it so much! Anything that looks old, as though it's from a different time, I can't resist it! I've got it all over the house, hanging off doorknobs, over picture frames! It's all stuff I've found in charity shops, nothing pricey, but I love to look around and see gorgeous things everywhere. And of course, I wear it too! I'm thinking one day when I'm an old lady I'll pass it all on to someone who'll love it as much as I do! (I used to love rummaging through my nan's jewellery!)

2. I've got a 14 year old brother called Joe who is a computer whizz! Half of the stuff he shows me just goes straight over my head. I've only recently figured out how to add a link to my blog! (Thanks Diane!) Honestly, sometimes I think someone has swapped his brain for an intel pentium processor!!

3. I'm working on a portfolio at the moment so I haven't put any new work on here for a while, but I will be adding lots more to this blog very soon, and also opening an etsy shop!

4. I am constantly AMAZED by the work that I see on everyone's blogs! I've been so inspired by the love of creating and the passion everyone has. Before I discovered you all I had fallen into the trap of just producing artwork as a job, but I realise now that even though I Illustrate for a living it's so nice to create work just for yourself, and to share with other people. So as I said in number 3, I'm going to make it my mission to produce work just for this blog!

5. I'm so addicted to chocolate it scares me!! If I know there's none in the house I get twitchy!

6. I'm 28 and I can't ride a bike... The shaaaaaaame! I will learn though, I'll just have to find somewhere completely deserted! I don't want any 7 year olds wheelying past me while I'm wobbling along with my helmet, knee pads, arm pads and a layer of bubble wrap!

So, that's six things about me! Some of the people I'd like to know a bit more about are:

Nacho Gomez at Estrellasycaracoles

Tapegirl at The Blank Tape Studios

Debbie at Debbie Egizio's Creatively Inspired Blog

The Friday Frog at Oh Thanks Goodness It's Friday

Scott Cuzzo at My Illustration Blog by Digital Scott

JamJar at Jamjar

Also, I've been given a lovely award by Meredith at These Are The Days! Thanks Mere, (loving your georgeous little bunny girl and Alice paintings!)

So, here's what this award is about: "This prize has arisen from the daily visits that I dedicate to many blogs which nourish me and enrich me with creativity. In them I see dedication, creativity, care, comradeship, but mainly ART, much art. I want to share this prize with all those bloggers that entertain me day to day, and to share this prize with those who enrich me every day. Doubtlessly, there are many and it will be hard to pick just a few - the people I will name today deserve this prize, as do the very long serious list of bloggers I also enjoy to read, but I will name the first 4 and leave the rest of the work to all the bloggers that visit other's blogs and are nourished by them."

The rules of passing on this award are as follows:- post award in your own blog: [Post who gave it to you]- indicate its origin and a link to the site.

These are some of the blogs that enrich me with creativity!

Alicia Padron at My Place Over The Hill

Nacho Gomez at Estrellasycaracoles

PHEW, I think that's everything for today! This is my longest post so far, I'm off to lie down...!

Wednesday, 13 February 2008

The Search!

Acrylic and collage

Saturday, 9 February 2008


I posted this picture a few weeks back, but I've altered it slightly for the 'choose' topic on Illustration Friday!