Saturday, 6 July 2013

Holiday time. . .

Sorry I've been away from blogland for so long.  I've been busy with end of term stuff. We broke up yesterday...yippeeeeeeeeee!!!!
I now have two whole months of no school. 
Unfortunately I won't be having lazy mornings in bed or flopping on the beach with a good book or vegging on the sofa. I have plans, big plans!

  1. Finish my course
  2. Sort out my Portfolio
  3. Work on my book about fairies - what else would I write and draw about... 
  4. Finish a cookbook for my youngest daughter who is heading off to Uni coz she passed her Baccalaureat and has been accepted to Oxford Brooks
  5. Start a new cookbook for my eldest daughter who got a 2:1 and has finished Uni and is starting her new job on the set of "Into the Woods" starring Johnny Depp and Meryl Streep amongst others  
  6. Stop grinning like a demented cheshire cat :D, it's really not good for the wrinkles but who cares they are happy wrinkles and I'm so proud of my two girls
  7. Get the house ready for selling
  8. Get on with the renovations to the farmhouse so we can move into it IF we sell our house quickly
  9. Organise Mum and Dad's loft..50 years of rubbish is being stored up there because they are worse hoarders than I am....so will mean trips to the dump, I'll be needing very large kid gloves and massive big girl pants for that.
  10. I'm sure there's a 10, just can't remember what it is... it will probably come to me at 3am..don't you just hate that..
I don't think two months is really enough...If get halfway through my list of things to do I'll be amazed.

Am also joining Illustrations Friday this week 

PROTEST is the topic for week...



Some of you will have seen this one before but I think is suits the topic. How many of us have had youngsters protesting about eating carrots... um

That's my Fun and Nonsense...off to enjoy my holiday...wish me luck... :) 

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23 comments:

Valerie-Jael said...

Good luck and have fun! Valerie

Joni Nickrent said...

Whoohoo...wishing you lots of days of creative, busy fun!

sharon said...

Wow you are going to be busy, love your protest, mine was onions! Love them now. Congrats to your daughters.

Melody said...

Your to do list doesn't sound like a "holiday"... Yikes, I'm exhausted just reading the list! Enjoy the fun bits, and get some suspenders for your big girl pants, just in case!
Happy Summer to you! Can't wait to see more of your farmhouse! :))))

Linda Richardson said...

agreed - all that in two months? That's some list! Cute 'protest' drawing! and happy 'productive' holidays!! xo L.

ASHISH BARDHAN said...

Lovely Artwork .. Simply Amazing
Liked the attitude of the kid
Here's my artwork
http://ashbeezone.wordpress.com/2013/07/07/brand-nu-addiction/
Happy Sunday Sketches !!

Nic McLean said...

Sounds like a busy summer! Congrats to both your daughters - sounds like they are following their dreams. What is the job your daughter has on the movie? I'm fascinated just by the mention of Johnny Depp!!

Nic McLean said...

Oh, and your chicken is adorable!

Debbie said...

and when they were really little they just spit those carrots right back out! (I remember those days) Your girl is adorable and I pray everything will go well with your long list this summer. xoxo

Christine said...

cute sketches! You are understandably proud of your daughters, you busy lady! Summer goes by in a blink.

Hirondelle said...

Like your painting! Good luck with all your plans!

Ginny said...

Love your little girl. She is adoreable.

Have a wonderful vacation. It sounds like you have a lot to do but it also sounds like an exciting list.

It sounds like your daughters are also off to an exciting time. I bet your conversations will be fun.

janice smith said...

Love that chicken! Very fun! It sure doesn't sound like you're going to have much of a vacation but it does feel good to cross some things off the "to do" list. Great news about your girls. I'd be grinning, too!

Victoria said...

Wow..all so gorgeous..love the "we hate carrots"..so dazzling and made me smile..they are adorable!Such talent! Enjoy your vacation..yay!You sounds like a busy bee..thanks for sharing all of your fabulous news!
Hugs
Victoia

Anne Manda said...

Cute carrot hate! :) That's some list, have fun! :)

Netty said...

wow you have one heck of a list of things to do Catherine; that is such great news about your daughters, congratulations. Hope you manage everything you have set your heart on, hugs Annette x

Alexandra said...

Your "protest" illustrations is oh so cute. Love the duckie. :)

Zafaran said...

Wow! Lots to do and lots and lots to be proud of! Well done to your two smart daughters! I'm so thrilled about the Johnny Depp related mention! Wow!! Wow!!! And probably there are treasures waiting in your parents loft! Love the carrot protest!

Rebecca Witt said...

Hi Ma,

Can I have a little drawing that says: I hate spouts! Please?

Love You.
R. X

stefanie stark said...

Wow, this list sounds exciting and congratulations with regard to your successful daughters! Will you tell us from time to time how things are going on in your place? I would love to read that because I am similar as you are and it is so nice to know that I am not alone with this kind of to-do-lists :) Good luck to you and best wishes from Germany

Manon Visser said...

Hello my blog friend long time no see. I hope you are well and it is nice to see you back!
ManonXx

Malachite M.S said...

Hey catherine, I just stumbled upon your blog and I had to comment to tell you that i love it! i love your art its soo unique!

xoxo,
http://www.the-malachite.blogspot.com/

Little Nore said...

Hello, been a while since i came over so glad i did to catch up with all your news and wonderful art. I adore the ladybirds