Morning everyone! How are you? The day started well yesterday when a colleague handed me a carrier bag containing a bottle. I thought, what a lovely gesture … She’s bought me a bottle of wine (even though I don’t drink wine). I opened the bag and then remembered I’d asked her last week to get me some cleaning materials that I have traipsed around three supermarkets for and been unable to get!
moving on …
On Monday I opened a new Facebook page. When it reaches 100 likes, I’ll be doing a free giveaway of one of my mosaic/doodle drawings. So, all you wonderful WordPress followers, it would be fantastic if you could visit and ‘like’ my page (and comment, so I know you’ve been).
As you can see by the name, it’s all about making doodles, Zentangling, making patterns and sharing step-by-step tutorials. I do hope you’ll visit and be inspired to have a go xx
I’ve been away on holiday you see, soaking up some much needed sunshine in Cornwall. We had limited access to wi-fi and so I made the most of the break away from technology and drew, doodled
and watched my youngest paint a picture of a labrador puppy.
Then of course, like all holidays, they eventually come to an end :-(. I had to play catch-up at work and still slot in some me and family time. So what have all you lovely people been up to? Have you been glancing across the road for the first buds of spring? I spotted snowdrops this week and suddenly daffodils are shooting up on the verges. My favourite season: spring! Excited! Not only do I wait in anticipation of the appearance of flowers and blossoms, but some gorgeous leaves that I will be able to print from.
Anyway, for today’s WordPress post, I’m going to share with you some photographs of my little getaway trip to Cornwall to accompany one of my drawings from my time away – hope you like them.
For literature fans – we visited Jamaica Inn, the setting for one of Daphne du Maunier’s novel of the same name. According to some people, there are parts of the inn which are haunted and when we toured the adjoining museum we were treated to memorabilia by the author and details of smuggling that took place over the centuries across Cornwall.
As well as taking a sip of a cool drink, we were able to watch a fifteen minute video about the history of the inn and surrounding areas.
I’ve been working on this doodle/Zentangle since our little guinea pig passed away on Wednesday. It’s been a difficult week for my youngest child as she’s had to deal with the loss of two pets close together. We miss Pom Pom the lop eared rabbit and little Darwin, so to help get over the sadness, I’ve captured Darwin forever in a doodle of dandelions and cradled on a bed of leaves so that our daughter, when she feels up to it, can colour to heart’s content over and over again and decorate him in glorious rainbow colours.
Yesterday I picked up a crocheted doily because I liked the texture and wanted to see what it came out like as a print.
I needed to apply a considerable amount of paint to start with, but was pleased with how these came out.