I've been busy filling up my sketch pad. Started with this character, Pinnochio, wasn't sure whether to draw him as the puppet or after he has turned into a little boy, anyway went with the latter. I realised by this time that I needed a bigger fine liner, if that isn't a contradiction in terms. I used my promarkers for his skin, do need to get some skin tones pencils! So Pinnochio crossed off the list, what next.....
I turned a few of the cartoons into cards using Craft Artist, love the cut out facility, it makes life so much easier. My friends on FB appreciated the cards.
Well as I said that was Christmas, same old thing for all of us, all the madness (which I no longer participate in, and haven't done for years), the over eating (something else I no longer do) and the burn out. I've laughed at all the supplements that have come with the Saturday or sunday paper magazines, all showing a beautiful table, pristine cloth, everything gleaming, everything matching. We all know what the reality is, tables put together, a mish mash of odd chairs, stools, no room for a table centre... and as for all the recipes! Let's face it we all cook the dinner, and buy the pud, probably the cake as well if you like Christmas cake. Two courses is enough for anyone, the plates are laden with food, sprouts, roasties, parsnips and another veg, turkey, chipolatas, stuffing... and Christmas pud isn't light! I swapped the turkey for chicken, and didn't bother with pigs in blankets, but had extra veg, including roast parsnips - delicious. Harvey ended up with a dicky tummy after pinching some of the chicken I'd put aside for him, I was going to cook it, but he had it raw and so he had an upset tum.
Yesterday we had snow, thought Harvey might have been interested, but nope, he wasn't bothered by it. My old cat, Ms Mufti was always fascinated by the stuff. It snowed heavily for a couple of hours and I was worried that it would still be around today, fortunately it melted away. I like looking at snow, I used to like making snowmen etc, but since my accident and having to use a crutch I am afraid I don't like it any more.
I did go shopping today, found I had some money to spend - makes a change! So I had a little splurge, got the stuff from Hobbycraft, then popped to M&S, found a nice pair of jeans and my favourite slouchy pants, couldn't find a nice jumper in the sale sadly. After that I went into Boots, intended just to get some make up, but ended up buying perfume as they had loads on sale. It felt nice to be able to spoil myself a little, usually every penny is accounted for, it still is, but this month is rent free, and no council tax either! Meant to pick up some cat nip toys for Harvey, but my back was killing me so I had to go home.