Tuesday, 26 January 2010

Kitties mark 1

Starting to think about pitch for a board book involving kittens... and wool. Here are some kittens.

Pots and Princes - Museum of Scotland Sketching

Monday, 25 January 2010

Ceilidh 7 pm

Some Ceilidh-ing for Burn's Night..

Ceilidh 12 am

Tuesday, 19 January 2010

More Map Birds!

Another little batch of map birds, some of which will be on sale from Potterton Books
in a couple of weeks time Once again, they are 10cmx16cm, archival giclee prints on Hahnemuhle German Etching Paper. They are an edition of 30.

Thursday, 14 January 2010


I'm working on my portfolio at the mo - therefore, monkeys.

Tuesday, 12 January 2010

Radio Eiffel

Mmm. Bit random. 12th January 1908 - first long wave radio message was sent from the Eiffel Tower, which was obviously all about rabbits, peace lilies and sheep. And tea.

Friday, 8 January 2010

Tuesday, 5 January 2010

The Battle of Nancy

I was casting about for something for a warm up drawing this morning and thought I would look at past January 5th events. Wikepedia kindly informed me that the Dreyfus Affair unravelled; Erin - the largest dwarf planet in the solar system - was discovered; God help us the Daily Mail became the first transoceanic newspaper, and the construction of the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco Bay began.

Besides all this and much more, Charles the Bold was killed in the Battle of Nancy on this day in 1477, and Burgundy became part of France. Having eschewed drawing bridges, dwarfs, army officers, and battles, I then quite irrelevantly drew a picture of Charles the Bold as a young lad in tights, with his dad, the very dapper Philip the Good, also in tights, and a very fetching hat.

(It's from a painting by Rogier van der Weiden, 1447-8. )

A Fishy Encounter

Monday, 4 January 2010

Good grief, I've just realised that I actually drew 9 cats, not 7. That's a bit worrying in the whole counting department. Good job I don't have to do any proper counting at the moment, like for a tax return or something. Dammit.

Happy New Year

2010 cats. Well 7 cats for 2010. Gently does it.