Hello Darren’s friends! My name is Molly. Aren’t I lovely? I have other names. When my fur has not been clipped for a while Aunty Susan calls me ‘Mollymop’ and Uncle Darren calls me ‘Fuzzbutt’. Sometimes people call me other things but I don’t understand these and they are often said with things like ‘put… Continue reading Monday Molly.
Physical exercise is the best therapy for stress that I know, but lot of introverted folks like me are really intimidated by the thought of going to a gym or exercise class. All those toned youngsters to compare yourself to, all the cliques to feel excluded from, the boisterous locker room behaviour etc…. I… Continue reading The introvert’s perfect gym, by accident.
The current picture is going well, albeit slowly. The difference between the two images below represents ten hours work, which is a glacial pace even for me. I have had distractions as I’ve been unable to decide on appropriate music for drawing, without getting restless and trawling Youtube for something else, which loses me time.… Continue reading Musings on mixed compositions and part two of the Citalopram diaries.
I haven’t posted for several months. Being let down by a printer and subsequently being unable to send out the Christmas cards, plus other disappointments, work stress, and then bereavement, rather sapped my enthusiasm for drawing, as well as everything else, and I was in a not-very-happy place for several months. After several panic attacks… Continue reading Citalopram is my buddy…
Well I’ve pretty much finished drawing the onion. I was apprehensive about it (as usual) but it turned out OK in the end (also as usual). Predominant colour used here was Derwent Autumn Leaf, with several other shades where the onion skin tended towards redness. The cream coloured areas (both dry old skins and the… Continue reading Onions and still no Massonia..
Yes, I know it isn’t a Massonia. I have intended for some time to produce a companion piece to my ‘Thai Curry Paste Ingredients’ but based on Indian food ingredients. A dear friend from work texted me to say she was going shopping in the Indian shops in Preston and would I like anything? Now,… Continue reading We have achieved Turmeric…
I finally decided the hellebore picture was good enough for a Christmas card so off it has gone for scanning and printing. Massonia pygmaea is currently in flower and I want to add this to a potential series on the genus, though new species are being named faster than I can draw. M. pygmaea is… Continue reading Back to the drawing board.