Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Halloween. . .

 The party balloons are all ready. The ticks and treats carefully stored by the front door. Everyone is on there way. (You can't see in the photo but the little blue blobs are glitter. You can't have a party without some glitter. I've used a combo of Prisma colour pencils, watercolours and Micron pens and Posca pen White).

I think someone is sneaking out of the castle to come to the party...naughty naughty. (I bought some new watercolours yesterday - for her coat, this Deep Red by Windsor and Newton is to die for. Schmincke do the most wonderful gold glitter watercolour, which I've used on the hair, it is shimmering delight)

Ooooohhhh, he's behind you!  Run!!!!! (This little party goer is a combo of watercolours and my new Schmincke prussian green and Green Olive - Windsor and Newton Walnut and yummy Potters Pink. Prisma pencils and Micron pens).

I'm off now to get ready to welcome all my guests...hope they all get here in one piece!  Wishing lots of Fun and Nonsense this

Monday, 29 October 2012

Baby Bunnies. . .

 It's the first day of my two week holiday and I've managed to get all my washing and ironing done and cleaned the fridge. Thought I'd get the iky jobs done so I can concentrate on creating some fun in my art bunker.

I left you over the weekend with some WIP's in progress. This afternoon my little storm girl and I were discussing  what she is going to wear to the Halloween party, when all of a sudden three baby bunnies floated by burbling that they were off to the moon for a picnic.
They wanted us to join them. My chores are done, so why not I said. Storm girl and I grabbed our warm bunny suites and off we went. If you want to join us, you are more than welcome...

A little Fun and Nonsense this cold autumn evening...hope everyone is keeping safe from the storm on the other side of the

Thursday, 25 October 2012

Hulabaloo and a right carry on. . .

Hello everyone, Halloween is nearly here and my sketchbook characters are in a complete tiz getting ready for the big day.  Characters are jumping from page to page, I never know where they are going to end up and let me tell you, they are being very noisy. Vitton the teeniest, tiniest handbag dog (a Fairy Godmother's bestest friend)  has been given the job of  rounding everyone up for me, for the big Halloween party.  It's a big ask for a pooch that is no bigger than a paperclip. 
Some of my characters are on lookout for him, some are grumbling that he hasn't been to visit them yet. One or two are moaning that they have nothing to wear. 
Let me tell you, being Fairy Godmother to this lot is hard work...

Araminta (above) is all upset. she left her special magic pumpkin on the page and now it's disappeared. Vitton remembers seeing Delorez her older sister sitting on a pumpkin a few pages back.

Delorez doesn't realize she's in need of some Fairy Godmother magic....if only she would study more, she would know this.....but hey, I'm letting her wait here

Some WIP's are waiting to be painted in and are getting a bit impatient... Vitton my wonder dog is flying in and trying to keep Miss Blue Cloud calm...I don't want to upset her and start a storm. We've had enough rain the last few days and I don't think my sketchbook could handle getting wet.

Miss Boo and Little Mo are busy getting the balloons ready for the big shindig.  Little Mo is wondering if Araminta would like to borrow her magic pumpkin.  Miss Boo is tutting and saying not to be silly, that pumpkin is far too small.

I decided to have a little fun with Delorez. . . A cat drawn carriage to go to a Halloween Ball seems quite fitting for a Little Witch. :)

That's all the "Fun and Nonsense" I could come up with for this week and I'm  sharing with Paint Party Friday and  Sunday Sketches this week... Happy Halloween

ps. I'm getting this in early....I have lots of Trick or Treating to get ready...:)
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Sunday, 21 October 2012

I don't want to be late. . .

"How long does a girl have to wait for a pumpkin to turn into a beautiful horse drawn carriage?"

I wonder if I should tell my little witch that she needs the magic of a Fairy Godmother? Naaaa, I think I'll let her stew a little longer before I get my magic wand out and grant her, her wish.

Besides, I'm a little busy at the moment with course work and I'm being as quiet as a mouse. I have a sick man in the house. We all know how that story goes... :(
 I'm popping over to see my friends at Sunday Sketches

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Monday, 15 October 2012

New friends and old . . .

It's Monday evening and I thought I'd share some of the goings on in my journal.  

Poppy is trying to convince Pooch that a new kitten is going to be a GOOOOOOD thing.  Her first words had me worried  "Don't freak out". You just know when someone tells you not to freak's going to be bad and your going to freak out. And her last words "YOU ARE going to LOVE HIM."

Well that just says it all...when someone tells me that, I know I might take some convincing.  I hope Pooch is ready for lots of patience and LUV.  

I'll pop in on them tomorrow morning and see how they've spent their first night together.

Just a little Fun and Nonsense on this cold wet October Monday....Catherine xx

Sunday, 14 October 2012

Sweetdreams. . .

It's been a very hectic three weeks.  My sister arrived from Australia, we celebrated our Mum and Dad's 50th Wedding Anniversary and then last week my Gran who was nearly 99years old died.  I wrote back in April that she was slipping away very slowly. She's finally at peace and we are learning to live without her.  All the coming and goings of the last three weeks has finally come to end. My Mum and Dad for the first time in 9years can put their feet up and enjoy their retirement.  I'm going to get my head into some serious creating.  The end of one era and beginning of a new one.
Unfortunately Sunday Sketches... has been postponed for this week...see you all there next weekend.
Lets hope there's lots of Fun and Nonsense in the weeks to come...Catherine x

Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Hello. . .

"Hello, my name is Patience. What's yours?" said Patience to the bird.
"My name is Owl." said the bird very grandly.
"Oh, that's a strange name to have and if you don't mind me saying, you don't look like an owl."
"Well you don't look like a Patience..." said Owl matter of factly.

That's my fun and nonsense for this

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