Archive for 2009

Merry Christmas!

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009
Christmas Card

Christmas Card

Merry Christmas!!

Can you find me in the picture?

(I’m dressed up as a snowlady wearing glasses and holding a pencil)!!!

“Don’t Stop Believing” Exhibition Quad Derby

Tuesday, November 17th, 2009

Exhibition ceiling

Exhibition ceiling

Exhibition hall Quad

Exhibition hall Quad

Finally got the chance to have a look at the Exhibition I helped with during the summer at the Quad in Derby!

I attended  all  of the family  work shops which involved making imagery for the following stations:

Interactive Forest, Virtual Telescope, Animation X & Touch Screen  Arcade Machine. I had a wonderful time in the summer being involved in such a rewarding and creative  project. Please take a peek at some of the photos of the exhibition I took for my happy memory box! Can you spot some of my characters in a tree ?….Tweet Tweet!!

Kate in Interactive Forest

Kate in Interactive Forest
Kate in the middle of interactive Forest
Kate in the middle of interactive Forest
Side view of Forest

Side view of Forest

5 legged elephant

5 legged elephant

 Pink Bunny!

Pink Bunny!

Interactive Forest info

Interactive Forest info

Exhibition Stations

Exhibition Stations

Matching Pairs Game

Matching Pairs Game

Matching pairs lion character

Matching pairs lion character

touch screen game snow monster

touch screen game snow monster

Rollar Coaster

Rollar Coaster

kite and man with hat

kite and man with hat

Plane 1

Plane 1

Plane 2

Plane 2

Plane 3

Plane 3

plane 4

plane 4

Caricature Workshop at Long Eaton Art Room

Thursday, November 5th, 2009

On Halloween Day I ran a Caricature Workshop at Long Eaton Art Room, Whilst everyone was busy I decided to do one of my self….The idea of the workshop was to draw a Caricature of themselves, someone they knew or a Halloween Character!

For next years Halloween look out for  FREE Spooky Characters to download and colour in!!

Caricature of Kate Smith

Caricature of Kate Smith

Unfortunately since  Sunday I’ve not been well….. I’ve tried to battle on and succeeded to finish of an important deadline this week!!

Here’s a sketch from out of my Doodle Diary

…I’ve  used photoshop to colour  it in!

Kate Feeling Blue

Kate Feeling Blue

Halloween Caricature-Workshops

Monday, October 26th, 2009
Halloween caricature Workshop

Halloween caricature Workshop

I’ve been asked by the Long Eaton Art Room to do three 45 minute taster sessions on 31st October -I’ve decided to do

Halloween Caricature- Workshops, the good news is that the workshops are being  funded through a successful funding application.

This is the promotional cartoon I have done quickly today, whilst listening to Paolo Nutini-my husband treated me to the album ‘Sunny Side Up’ this weekend, my favourite song is Pencil Full Of Lead!!

Paolo Nutini-Sunny Side Up!

Paolo Nutini-Sunny Side Up!

Quad Exhibition

Monday, October 19th, 2009

During the month of August, I was fortunate to be asked by the Quad to help with several digital family workshops

Interactive Forest, Virtual Telescopes, Animation X & Touch Screen Games, I really enjoyed every minutes of the workshops and gained lots of invaluable experience. Before I went on holiday to Devon  I was asked to do Photoshop work- cleaning up the photographs that had been taken of the families artwork, there was a lot of plastercine models which needed their  backgrounds made transparent-in technical terms!!

I was also given the opportunity to submit some of my own work to the final exhibition, which would mainly be used for the interactive Forest and was delighted to be told that I would be credited!

As I’ve been really busy since I returned back from my holidays, I’ve not had the chance to visit the Quad and look at the final exhibition. I definitely  going to visit in the next two weeks as I’m really quite excited about it all!!

Please see the artwork I submitted, each element had to be individual, hence thats why the artwork is a little  random!

Do hope you like them……?

Forest Illustrations

Forest Illustrations

Silver-studded Blue butterfly

Monday, October 12th, 2009

I have recently updated my website and you will notice that I have changed my homepage fairy to more of a pre-school style.(which I’ve tried to look like me )!

If you look closely to the wings of the fairy, they have proper butterfly textured wings. The texture has been taken from a picture of a Silver- studded Blue butterfly that my brother was able to capture in his hanging basket, this summer. I changed the colour of the texture, by using duo tones in Photoshop CS3

I hope you like the new Fairy-all comments and feedback very welcome!

Fairy illustration

Fairy illustration

Silver-studded  blue butterfly

Silver-studded blue butterfly

Silver-studded  blue butterfly

Silver-studded blue butterfly

Return To The Hundred Acre Wood

Monday, October 5th, 2009

‘Return To  The Hundred Acre Wood’ a brand new ‘Winnie The Pooh‘ story is on sale from today………..I’m nervously intrigued!

I can’t wait to read the new story and look at the illustrations, apparently there is a new character in the story, a Otter called ‘Lottie

I’ve had a quick look around for the best price and  Amazon is tops at the mo at £7.14 with FREE delivery! self!!!

Do let me know what to think to the new ‘Return To One Hundred Acre Wood’ by David Benedictus, A.A. Milne, E.H. Shepard, and Mark Burgess.

What I’ve seen of the cover, it all appears to be done tastefully and in keeping!!

Return to Hundred Acre Wood cover

Return to Hundred Acre Wood cover

Do let me know your thoughts on the new story, I’d love to hear from you!

Lottie the Otter

Lottie the Otter

Devon Memories-Doodle Diary!

Thursday, October 1st, 2009
Doodle Dairy Icecream

Wine Illustration

Wine Illustration

Icecream Illustration

Icecream Illustration

Mortehoe Hill & Kite-illustration

Mortehoe Hill & Kite-illustration

During this holiday I have started to keep a Doodle Diary-I bought this chunky little blue sketch book from ‘Shore & Moor’ the little gift shop in Mortehoe! When I come back from my holidays my head is always full of lovely memories the week after, so this time I’ve decided to  continue with the Diary and  sketch a few memories that I wouldn’t forget ! Do enjoy………..

Minty -The Caterpillar!

Thursday, October 1st, 2009

When We left for our Hols, We had a lovely green Mint plant growing in our kitchen window- to discover when we returned it was a very sparse looking Mint plant, but sitting on a top leaf  still munching away …we received a warm welcome from our new pet ‘Minty- The Very Hungry Caterpillar’!!

Please let me introduce you to Minty!!

Perhaps you may know which caterpillars like Mint and what the butterfly will be?

Caterpillar Illustration

Caterpillar Illustration

Textures for my illustrations-Photoshop CS3

Thursday, October 1st, 2009
Caterpillr

Caterpillar

rI had a fun time during my Holiday taking photos of Textures for my illustrations, Heres a couple for my texture photos folder and a good one of a furry friend we met on holiday!!  I have a few illustration  ideas which I’m going to experiment with in Photoshop CS3, lets see if all goes to plan?

Leaf Texture

Leaf Texture

Leaves Texture

Leaves TextureCaterpillar

Giant Cliff Fungi !!

Thursday, October 1st, 2009

Whilst Walking along the Cliffs of Baggy Point, Mortehoe, We stubbled across these Giant Cliff Fungi’s-I have exciting illustration plans for these Fungi, so watch this space!

Giant Fungi

Giant Fungi

Giant Round Fungi

Giant Round Fungi

Does anyone know the name of theses Fungi?

Woolacombe

Thursday, October 1st, 2009

Cream Teas Woolacombe

Cream Teas Woolacombe

Woolacombe is a more like a little surfing town just about  a 20 minutes down hill walk from Mortehoe.

Woolacombe Cream Teas are delicious, I have decided that plain/warm scones make the best cream teas. Woolacombe has lots of trendy surfing shops and a little Seafront Gallery. My husband treated me to a little fused glass picture of a boat for our bathroom and a flowery sun hat  because I forgot to pack my own!

Hat & Boat

Hat & Boat

The Yellow Pages

Thursday, October 1st, 2009
The Yellow Pages- Yellow Door

The Yellow Pages- Yellow Door

The Yellow Pages-The  Yellow pages had been delivered that morning in Appledore!! I think this picture is worthy of a photography prize, any suggestions?

Appledore

Tuesday, September 29th, 2009

Rain was set for most of the day, so we decided to go the Appledore, another delightful coastal village, which

had an abundance of charming colourful little side streets, all of  houses were bright and cheerful as alot of the properties had themed names, such as ‘The Gingerbread  House  and Cockle Cottage.  If you walked down one way  you would  be sure to stumble across a Gallery or two and A Secret Garden Path.

Gallery Sign Appledore

Gallery Sign Appledore

Galleries Appledore

Galleries Appledore

To The Blue House Appledore

To The Blue House Appledore

 Blue Door Appledore

Blue Door Appledore

Mosaic Door Step Appledore

Mosaic Door Step Appledore

The Gingerbread House Plate Sign Appledore

The Gingerbread House Plate Sign Appledore

The Gingerbread-House-Appledore

The Gingerbread-House-Appledore

Cockle Cottage- Appledore

Cockle Cottage- Appledore

House Number- Appledore

House Number- Appledore

The Secret Garden Path

The Secret Garden Path

Combesgate Beach

Tuesday, September 29th, 2009

Combesgate Beach is a lovely secluded beach, located at the far right-end side of Woolacombe next to Mortehoe.

We had one relaxing  ’Sunny Time’  that afternoon on this beach, whilst my husband was fighting the waves -I was either ‘splodging’ in the sea, in other words paddling in the sea in the sea, looking in rock pools, sketching, drawing in the sand and taking pictures for my blog…..building up a big appetite for  a table booked at the ‘Rockleigh’ in Mortehoe  www.rockleighhouse.com

My Husband & I chose the same from the Menu and we both had tasted  the best pudding we have ever had A little ginger pudding with brandy sauce and clotted cream! DeEliIIOcious ….Yum yum – Definately worth a visit it Rocks!!!!!

Sand Illustration-Sunny Times!!

Sand Illustration-Sunny Times!!

Doodle diary on the beach!

Doodle diary on the beach!

Doodle Diary Combesgate Beach

Doodle Diary Combesgate Beach

Doodle Diary Combesgate beach 2!

Doodle Diary Combesgate beach 2!

Sand Illustration Combesgate Beach

Sand Illustration Combesgate Beach

sand scribbles Combesgate Beach

sand scribbles Combesgate Beach

Sun in the Sand Illustration

Sun in the Sand Illustration


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