Origins

Origins • It was never just the illustrations I was sharing; it was large pieces of myself. And for a long time now, I have kind of been in pieces. Well, I’m back together, and I’m feeling that I might be ready to start sharing my scribbles and myself again.

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"Wood" for illustration Friday. Click to enlarge

“Wood” illustration Friday

“Wood” • for illustration Friday, week of April 15-21. This week’s theme evoked a strong image in my mind and I decided to get involved in the weekly challenge. Trees and water are two of my favourite things to draw, perhaps because they’re two of my favourite things in life. I could quite happily live in a tree house out n a forest somewhere, far off the grid – and spend my days in a nearby ocean with fish to talk to and a kraken for a guard dog.

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Her Dark Materials

Recently, we were packing to head over east on a little holiday and Flea needed a book. She had recently caught up to where Robin Hobb has left the Farseer series and asked me for something new. I suggested she follow Robin Hobb with Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials, and she is devouring it. She now has a strong desire to meet her daemon… haven’t we all:)

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Piggy in the Middle

A little bit of piggy in the middle… of the week! Hello Wednesday, you horrid thing. I’ve been having enormous dramas with the site lately – it’s sluggish and impudent. The menus don’t do anything I tell them to, and all the posts are higgledy-piggledy. Not to mention all the images that have taken off on the hoof; I can’t find them! Gallery after gallery just… gone.

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Sus scrofa Bankus - the young piggy bank gang

Piggy Bank

I took Friday off and left Yoon-Mi in charge of the sandwich bar (risky: she often eats more than she sells!) and went out to a local piggy bank farm. All the piglets were out in the sunny weather, enjoying a bit of kite flying, playing at marbles and having a good ol’ mud bath.

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