Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Happy Birthday Mum...

It's my mum's 70th Birthday today... can't believe the number.. she looks really great for her age. I bought her a beautiful bracelet and the gift wrapping was pathetic... so I made my own heart box, thanks to  and a little mouse card. The mouse is made from http://www.homemade-gifts-made-easy.com/free-gift-box-templates.html a page from the telephone directory. (Mouse instructions from www.origami-club.com/en). The mouse sheet is 150mm x 150mm sorry don't have the inches. A little bit of ribbon and heypresto he's ready for a dinner party. The box that Mr Mouse is sitting on is made from the top of a Lipton's tea box that I recovered with paper. 


It was all easy peasy cheap and cheesy and made with lots and lots of Love... Hope she doesn't look at my blog, coz she ain't getting her pressy and card till tomorrow night....

Last Day.....AEDM... Advent Calendar

My daughter made this for me and sent it in the post. It's an advent calendar. She's at Uni in England and I hate not being in contact with her on a daily basis. When I haven't heard from her in a few days I start to imagine allsorts.... her response is always.. Mother Goose don't fret the Aliens came and took me off in their spaceship.. and everyone knows that Aliens don't have mobile phones or internet....derrrr...

I have really enjoyed AEDM, seeing what all you talented people are upto and receiving some lovely comments on my blog and making new friends.... can't wait for the next one and hope I catch up with all of you again soon.... May all your wishes come true...Catherine x

Monday, 29 November 2010

Windmills

Windmills, there are lots of beautiful windmills where I live in the Charente-Maritime (France), unfortunately most of them are in ruin. Thankfully there are one or two in full working order. The fascinating facts about our mills: the roofs are made of wood and turn with the help of a long poll and once a upon time a donkey, so that the sails can be turned to the prevailing winds. There are two doors into the mills, so if one door is blocked by the sails, the miller can go in through the other door. I pass several on my way to work every day...they remind me of fairy tales and the other day I thought of Rapunzel : then I had a horrible thought... what would happen if Rapunzel got nits... 

Sunday, 28 November 2010

Autumn Leaves

I loved the colours and shapes of these leaves, especially the second one in, a red leaf with yellow splotches which are much brighter in real life. The kids at school brought them in for our leaf project, so I have no idea from which tree it comes. I had found these little rhymns plus the leaves and "Hey Presto" leaves that became trees...

Friday, 26 November 2010

Where has everyone gone...!

 
I finally finished it late last night...99 100.  I had things stuck on the other side of the pages, so when I started shading in the trees, I got a bumpy effect like tree bark. For once a happy surprise.
I started this a couple of days ago and still haven't finished it... Will post it again when finished... There really isn't enough time in a day...   Have a good weekend everyone....

Thursday, 25 November 2010

A Wise Woman once said nothing!.... A happy thought for many a man...

Not a great drawing... I sketched this whilst waiting in the car for my daughter to get out of school. I could have also  put  "A wise woman once said "Nothing at All!"... A happy thought for many a teenager!"  

Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Plot... yes I've lost it!

Not sure where this came from or where it's going... she reminds me of a female Grinch!.. Well Christmas is on it's way...

Saturday, 20 November 2010

Oh, bumble bees and snow...


The snowflakes look better in real life.... they are all glittery. I'm not sure which one I prefer, with snow or without snow?... 

Friday, 19 November 2010

It wasn't me..... Sneaky (IF) (AEDM)(SketchBook Project)

Ok, here are pages 4 and 5 of my SketchBook Project 2011... I just hope the ideas keep coming... I stared at blank pages today and thought OMG... what am I going to draw next. And hope to goodness they don't get boring. I'm also going to find it hard to send my sketchbook back. I still haven't counted how many pages there are in the book.  Far to scary...   Thought this worked really well for Sneaky (IF)...

Thursday, 18 November 2010

Friends and Cupcakes....

Page 2 and 3 of the Sketchbook Project... It's also doubling up as my AEDM entry.  Page 3, the cupcake is make with material and I sewed seed pearls to the icing. The strawberry is also material.

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Oh Fluffy..... what are you doing?.....

Fluffy seems to have wondered onto Maud's photo set....... Ohhhhh, I think I'll go make tea... or maybe something a little stronger......

Sketchbook Project 2011


I received my sketchbook for the SketchBook Project 2011, yesterday.... Had a couple of hours panic... what am I going to put in this blank book... Page 1 is now done..... I was to chicken to count how many more pages to go....

Monday, 15 November 2010

Maud... what is that gal up too now.....?

Camera... Action.... Do I look gorgeous or what?.. This time next year I'll be on the cover of Vogue... I'm going to be the "New IT Girl"...... George Clooney won't be able to resist me.... I'll make him coffee that'll make his toes curl!"
What are you too silly Mares doing in my photo shoot.... bug off... can't you see I'm the star... this is my forest... hop it you two muffins.....You  just can't get the staff...... Oh lovey.. camera person, I'm ready, yes yes I'm all yours, how do want me toots!.....

Sunday, 14 November 2010

Burning....... (Illustrations Friday) (AEDM)

Bubbles and Boo burning autumn leaves.... Looks like Boo has found a big leaf...

Maud's all heart.... (AEDM)

Thanks Maud, I'm feeling sooooo much better now... what on earth was I thinking feeling sorry for myself... I'll put the kettle on and you can tell me all about your problems over a nice cup of tea.....

Saturday, 13 November 2010

Mother Goose to Duckling..... (AEDM)

I drew this a little while ago for my eldest daughter. She went off to university in England and left Me and her sister in France. I'm really missing her right now and am feeling sorry for myself....need a good kick up the backside.... This is for all you mum's who are missing your ducklings, large and small.

Monday, 8 November 2010

I hate Monday in the rain and wind...... (AEDM 4)

Poor Bubbles and Boo (the dog).... A real wet and windy autumn Monday morning.... yuk, yuk and double yuk!

Saturday, 6 November 2010

Uproar in the office.... Silly cow spelt her name wrong....


Thank you Maud... Yes, classic mistake, I have manged to spell my name wrong. My blog is now here, at   www.catherine-constance.blogspot.com. Instead of catherine-contstance...

It will take a few days to sort out so please be patient.

Yes, yes, Thank You Maud, for pointing out that I'm a Silly Moo....

Oh my poor head..... (AEDM 3) (IF - Afterwards)

I don't feel well...must have been something I ate....

WHAT..... (AEDM 2)


Don't look at me like that.... Grab a  glass, let's party!

Excitement in the office..


Oh look we're on telly....
Fing, your so Fick, we're on the Web, gals we've gone global...
Maud, don't call Thing thick.. its not nice and take that cigar out of your mouth, it makes you talk funny..
We don't look half bad in that there photo and Milly don't get to close to the screen you'll get square eyes.
Sorry Beryl.....

The girls in my office... (AEDM) 1

From the left, Thing, Beryl, Milly and Maud. They hang about my workstation, gossiping, drinking tea and telling Maud off, for smoking cigars. Thank goodness she never lights up indoors...