Saturday, 8 June 2013

 Earlier this Spring a big fat bumble bee buzzed passed me and my little Bumble girls started popping up in my journal. A few weeks ago I noticed the very neglected rose bush at school with the most gorgeous blooms on it. So, was born my new obsession, Rosebud girls.  I now have my beady eye on every rose I come across, Dad's prize roses especially. Love painting roses and an added bonus...they smell fantastic.


Some of my new designs were commissioned by the lovely Tracie of Serendipity Candles who is opening up The Handmade Boutique in the Great Western Arcade, Birmingham, on the 1st July.

Mr Hollywood is out all day helping a friend put up her fence so I've got the whole day to paint and hangout in my clean and tidy art bunker....yippeeeeeee!!!!! Let the mess begin.. :D

Don't forget Paper Saturdays today and tomorrow Sunday Sketches... xx

That's my Fun and Nonsense for now... :)

19 comments:

Manon Visser said...

They are lovely and well done on the commission! Manonx

Jez said...

Pretty little bumble and rose girls. That's an unusual inspiration, and so lovely the way you have drawn and coloured them.

lilipopo said...

I love them! they are delightful x

Melanie said...

They look so sweet.
Have a nice weekend.
Liefs, Melanie

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

This new series is as precious as all your other work. Blessings!

Anne Manda said...

These are incredibly lovely and sweet! Beautifully done! <3

Melissa Kojima said...

Oh how cute! I love when life inspires us to play like you did with the bumblebee & rose buds. Enjoy your time making a wonderfully playful mess!!!!

Nic McLean said...

I love when you get little flashes of inspiration for something creative from life around you! Your rosebud girls are adorable and congrats on having your cards commissioned!

Linda Richardson said...

a whole day to yourself? YAY!! Hope lots of fun came your way ;-) xo L.

Netty said...

Have a terrific day Catherine. Loving your wonderful rose and bumble girls and congratulations on the commission. Wish I lived nearer to Birmingham as would definitely buy a few of your wonderful cards. Enjoy your day of freedom. Hugs Annette x

Christine said...

They are sooo cute!

Diana Evans said...

oh how sweet are these characters!!!!! lovely work !!! Congratulations on the commissions!!!!!

Joni Nickrent said...

Adorable rosebud and bumble girls...definitely something to buzz about! Funny how we were both a buzz today! :)

Tam Hess said...

Well that genius! They are totally adorable and whimsical and I LOVE them!! Loving your work as always, Happy SS!!

Ginny said...

I love learning what is behind a wonderful work of art. Your girls are precious.

Debbie said...

I love your new rosebud and bumble bee girls! They really made me smile today!

Alexandra said...

Your gals are absolutely cute! Love every one of them. I love how your art always makes my heart smile. :)

Kristin Aquariann said...

Such an adorable series! ^.^

♥ aquariann
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