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O is for Owl, Ostrich, Octopus and Oystercatcher

This week’s Sketch Tuesday assignment: draw something that starts with the letter “O”.

Rafe has drawn a variety of whimsical animals:

beginning with O - R

I think the ostrich is my favourite.

I went with an oystercatcher:

beginning with O - V

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Draw Your Vegetables

This week’s Sketch Tuesday assignment was to sketch a vegetable. Oops, I sketched a selection:

vegetables - v

Rafe got all arty-farty and sketched his on some black paper. It looks pretty effective, I think:

vegetables - r

I feel I should apologise for my lack of blogging updates this month. My creative mojo is taking an extended winter break but I can feel the stirrings of it returning so hopefully there will be sewing and whatnot to show you soon :-). I have learned not to panic about these things and understand the ebbs and flows of the creative life. Whilst I haven’t been sewing or creating much, I have been reading a lot, as well as having lots of lovely fun times with friends and family, and both things are important to me.

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Snap!

This week’s Sketch Tuesday assignment was to sketch something that snaps. Here’s boring grown-up mama’s interpretation:

snap - v

And a much more fun 10 year old’s interpretation:

snap - r

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Brown

This week’s Sketch Tuesday assignment is to sketch something brown. Whatever the colour, Rafe can think of some foodstuff he likes in that shade :-). Here’s some brown Organic Brown Sauce. It’s very nice with scrambled eggs.

brown - r

I chose to draw this little brown toy doggie. His legs aren’t quite as stout in real life!

brown - v

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Adventure!

This week’s Sketch Tuesday theme was “adventure“. Rafe drew this rather marvellous picture of a compass:

adventure - r

For mama, no adventure is complete without a picnic:

adventure - v

What would illustrate adventure for you?

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Dessert, Anyone?

This week’s Sketch Tuesday assignment was to sketch something for dessert.

It just so happens that I have a book out of the library at the moment – Free From Desserts by Julia Thomas – that is full of sumptuous dessert recipes. I chose to draw the one that I most fancied eating – this Espresso and Hazelnut Baked Cheesecake. Yum yum. Next step would be to actually make it I suppose 🙂

dessert - v

Rafe (10) is more of a chocolate lover, so he went with a big slab of chocolate cake:

dessert - rafe

Hungry yet?!

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Hiding

This week’s Sketch Tuesday assignment was to draw something that hides. Rafe will use any excuse he can to draw something cute, hence this bunny:

hiding - r

Me – not so much! I drew a Pill Woodlouse which, according to my Collins Complete British Wildlife is “easily recognised by its ability to roll into a ball when disturbed”. This is exactly how I feel some days 😉

hiding - v

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Something that grows

This week’s Sketch Tuesday assignment was to draw something that grows. Rafe quickly figured out that this meant any living creature and chose to draw two of the cutest:

grows - r

I plumped on a drawing of my favourite vegetable, the much maligned beta vulgaris var. crassa – or beetroot as it is more usually known 🙂

grows - v

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What’s Going On?

It’s been a while, huh?! No particular reason for my neglect, other than life getting in the way 🙂

Gman is still at school and Waif is still enjoying the home education life, particularly his drama group, who put on a production of “Bugsy Malone” this week. Here he is, looking very gangsta, ready for his role as the (skinniest ever) Fat Sam:

gangsta

We haven’t done much art lately but I did love this drawing he did:

townscape

And I have signed us up for Carla Sonheim’s kids art class:

That should be fun!

I am continuing with my EPP hexagon quilt and will soon have a finished quilt top to show you, hopefully! I’ve also been sewing up these little lavender “ravioli” drawer sachets (the idea was from this book), which are fun to make and will make nice little impromptu gifts:

lavender ravioli

I will try and keep up the posts a bit better than I have been doing lately 🙂

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Figures of Fun

Have you been watching The Big Painting Challenge? This week the artists were concentrating on painting the human form. Ten year old Waif was inspired to get out his artist’s mannequin and begin sketching:

figures

I thought it looked like fun so I had a go too:

figures

Next step, to try some real life figures I suppose!

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