Saturday, 17 November 2012

I don't speak dog . . .

 Good Morning, have spent most of my spare time this week working on my children's book. Have the start and finish (always good) now need to pull the middle into some sort of order and shape and flow. It all needs pulling together. That's the hard part and I keep being distracted. Earlier in the week this little lady popped up on my ink pot, distracting me and told me that she wanted to go live on my daughters desk. So off she went and I'm told is very happy.


Then these two strolled onto my page. They were chatting and woofing away quite happily. When I asked the little girl what they were talking about she said she had no idea as she doesn't speak dog. Ummm, I decided to turn the page and.....

this little girl shhh'd me and told me not to make so much noise as her babies were sleeping.
At that point I decided that it was best to turn out the light and go to bed.

These are not the pictures from my book but the little girl is my main character. She's popping up in my dreams and nearly everytime I put pen to paper...she definitely want's to be heard.
And I'm listening!






That's my Fun and Nonsense for this week...xx

And off to Sunday Sketches...

23 comments:

Laurie said...

beautiful art work, you are so talented and tell such a lovely story, I just love the way you write,

Anns Art said...

Looking forward to seeing her adventures, she is delightful.

Netty said...

Great story and fab artwork Catherine, xx

Tammie Lee said...

such grand fun and nonsense
working on a book, hooray!
such charming pieces here....

Manon said...

Aaah she looks wonderful and deserves to be in a book. I work much in the same way and often then don't finish anything. Manonxx

EM Illustrator said...

Beautiful artwork :) Enjoy your Sunday!

Mari Carmen Polo said...

Really delightful, Catherine! That little girl and the dog are so cute... :)

Christine said...

She's a sweet little girl!

Anne Manda said...

She is so very cute! And the story of these drawings is cute and delightful , too!

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

she is adorable and going to make a wonderful book! Brava! ~ (A Creative Harbor) ^_^

Sharon Evans said...

She is adorable and good luck with your book.

Lynn Cohen said...

She is adorable and the fact that she doesn't speak dog, well that is a great title for a book! Is it?
Are you self publishing? Can we share notes? I too am working to get a book off the ground and am interested to hear any helpful hints anyone is willing to share.

Molly said...

sounds like she is quite the muse! can't wait to see your book!

Debbie said...

such fun sketches this week! I'm loving the cute poses of the 2 last girls!

Tracey Fletcher King said...

wish cuties like this popped up on my ink pots... great drawings and can't wait to see the book... get busy on it...xx

Serena Lewis said...

Such cute sketches!

Rita said...

So cute! I really love the style. The bunny is adorable. I think I like that one the most...(if FORCED to choose!) :)

Za faran said...

Oh my! They are so adorably cute, cute! How nice that she tells you her story!

Za faran said...

Oh, I too want to illustrate...would be happy for any ip you can share. Thank you!

Paula said...

She is sweet, innocent, inquisitive and adorable.

Sandra van Doorn said...

woof woof Catherine! :) can’t wait to read the story!
xx sandra

helloitssandra.blogspot.com said...

Charming illustrations. Its wonderful how your characters take on a life of their own and you let yourself to be 'led by them'. What a fabulous way of writing

Giggles said...

I'm sure people think us artists are nuts the way our characters demand to be seen and heard! However I feel fortunate that the stories beg to be told!!

Your little girl is precious, and I love that she doesn't speak dog!! Love that humour!

Hugs Giggles