Monthly Archives: March 2012

Fortress building

Here’s what I got up to today. As you can see from my sketchbook I’d been hatching this plan for a while! It’s all about keeping the competition out. First of all, choice of crop. Broad beans appear surprisingly frost … Continue reading

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Manure

Sorry, this is the illustration you get today because this enormous pile of manure was delivered to us last night by Nigel the cattleman with a cheeky look on his face. They cleared out the cattle sheds a couple of … Continue reading

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Plums and custard

As you might have noticed Scotland is currently enjoying a surprise heatwave. Everyone is making the most of it because this probably is summer for us. Big Dreamer bitterly remarked that it looked like someone had declared a national holiday … Continue reading

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Plants

My Dad loves to give away plants. If he’s got multiples, can split a root, or take a cutting, it’s yours. Often the plant arrives as a thin stick with one lone leaf if you’re lucky, but shove it in … Continue reading

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A dead bunny

This is a reject illustration from my current project at college. There’s something not right about them. Sort of stiff and uncomfortable and a bit too functional. Today I went to put the washing out and found a baby bunny … Continue reading

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A grumpy old matriarch

Here is a portrait of our neighbour with three of her tribe of dogs. Faye is the one curled up on the driver’s seat. She’s a grumpy old matriarch. She won’t even move out of the way for a tractor. … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day

This morning Little Owl and Big Dreamer brought me breakfast in bed. They had made me this card and Little Owl made this picture at nursery. Big Dreamer had prepped her to say that it was a flower deconstructed! Mother’s … Continue reading

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Spring Cards

New greetings cards to celebrate the coming of spring…it’s definitely on its way! Check them out in my shop.

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Dark nights

It’s a really dark night tonight. Often the stars are bright enough that I can walk down the lane to bring the bin back and see my way quite clearly. Tonight I needed our big torch that sits by the … Continue reading

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Nesting

The guttering around our house is a popular spot for a variety of little birds to build their nests. This year a pair of Blue Tits have taken a liking to the guttering above Little Owl’s window. We have been … Continue reading

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