Saturday, 12 December 2009

44 The End

Weirdly enough, and with no planning, I have finished posting about my sketchbook on number 44-my age! The circles on the cover are printed with my silver ring. (Outside of my finger) I was going to leave it white and red but thought it looked a bit boring, so added the colour yesterday using inks. I added some interference medium (gold) to the front cover to look a bit sparkly. So that is it! The sketch book project completed! I am tempted to join in with more arthouse projects but will wait till after Christmas now to decide. Thank you for your interest and lovely comments-I have really appreciated them all!

Sunday, 6 December 2009

Saturday, 28 November 2009


I have stuck this little explanation booklet into the front of the sketchbook. It shows how the pages were initially created from an outline of myself.


The internet has only really been a part of my life for about four years and I am so happy it is as it has opened up so many possibilities for me-this being one of them! So thank you the internet, for taking me outside of myself!
This sketch is based on the current desktop photo of Andy, Tiger and Lily, using the internet! The cats use it to get our attention as they must have noticed the inordinate amount of time we spend sitting in one place staring at the computer. So if they sit there, chances are they will get some love! I sat where Andy is sitting to do my little painting. I was talking to my brother on the phone and I looked down to realise Lily had twisted her paw around where I had painted the tangle of wires-thus smudging them! I re-did them but they look blurry now. So Lily has contributed to my sketchbook.


Some of my make-up-which I don't wear much of. I love the pretty colours of the products and the packaging-I am a bit of a sucker for that.
I used the make-up itself to colour the sketch-the sparkly eyeliners worked particularly well! The eye shadows are like soft and shimmery pastels.
I seem to have four blushers. Obviously none of them were the perfect shade! The eyeshadow I wear most days is in the top left of the photo and didn't even make it into the sketch! It is the one with six colours-clinique-so soft and lovely!
This is the second to last page-one more to go, the front cover and a bit of information and I am finished!

Monday, 16 November 2009


My outfit on Saturday done in sgraffito- a technique I had forgotten about and used to love. I have a long way to go with this I think!


My outfit last Wednesday. I photocopied the fabric so in reality the circles are much smaller in relation to the skirt. It is a Boden skirt picked up in Deptford second hand market for three pounds!
I can't draw hands. I tried though!