Until I started looking through my photos from this week, I didn’t realise I’d have so much to share with you. So, without further ado, I’ll crack on else I may be here all night!
I’ve finished another page of my adult colouring book. It may have taken me all week in between other bits and bobs, but it’s another one down at least! This is a progress photo of me adding some more detail to the outlines.
It’s really tempting to go over the top with the texturing and shading, but I’ve had to hold back as I don’t think people will appreciate having nothing to colour in! Below is a teaser for the finished page. If you haven’t already registered to receive my shiny new e-newsletter to keep up with it’s progress, you can sign up here. I’ll be putting the first one together at some point and there may even be a freebie colouring page to whet your whistles!
Last weekend we were in Wales and we spent bank holiday Monday on the Gower. I sat at the top of the cliffs overlooking Worms Head and Llangennith beach while Sam went surfing. It was perfect weather for a spot of drawing! I intend to finish this drawing with watercolour…when I get around to it.
Here’s what I was drawing, just so you can compare the two. I love old weather-worn wood!
A couple of weeks ago I designed my sister’s wedding invitations and have just received one myself! My Mum and Dad printed them, cut them out and sent them all off.
If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you’ll know that I LOVE illustrated maps, so I just had to include one! I painted it, scanned it and added text on top.
I really love the peachy colour and the texture of the watercolour paper. There’s something beautiful about the crisp edges of the paint against the stark white background.
To tie everything together, I painted a peach coloured rose to use for the borders and fronts of the RSVPs and menus etc. It was done on a small piece of scrap paper, scanned in and manipulated in a free program called inkscape.
My sister was pleased with them and I hope everyone liked receiving them!
Mum and Dad came up to visit today so we went for a lovely walk along the coast and a picnic at Speke’s Mill. Here are a few snaps from our walk. We were a little wary of walking past the cows, but they seemed more interested in some people with dogs than us!
The beach in the photos below is Westward Ho! which I took yesterday. The golden sand looked so inviting in the sun!
Dad brought Sam and I a little present! He made this pretty stain glass ornament engraved with our initials to hang in the window.
Finally, in my 52 faces this week it was the turn of Harrison Ford to be miniaturised! I’m disappointed with this one as I used a scrap of paper and only realised how poor quality it is when I came to rub the circle out that I’d drawn inside of. The paper literally disintegrates under the rubber!
After a bit of a marathon blog post, that’s it for today! See you again next week 🙂