Trip to the Belgian coast

We had a few days on the Belgian coast during my daughter’s half term holiday. It was really nice to see the sea, and I would highly recommend the farm that we stayed on vakantiehoeve ‘t Goed ter Leeuwen. We’re going to go back in February again, and ha this time try not to accidentally let the goats out of their pen!

Updated website!

I’ve updated my website! I hope you like it. There is a new look homepage, my art gallery has been updated and there are prices and contact information if you would like to buy any of my acrylic paintings or watercolours.

I’ve also updated my commissions page and if you have any cartoon requests please get in touch (unfortunately it won’t be ready before Christmas at this point).

And check out all my previous Diary of a Housewife cartoons!

Messing around in the ‘studio’ with my daughter

In September 2018 we demolished our old asbestos ridden garage and turned it into a new half bikes & gardening stuff storage space half art studio for myself and our daughters.

Peach at 16 months old is a bit too young yet to do any painting, but because of the bonus half term week that Plum has had off school due to coronavirus we’ve been able to go into the ‘studio’ a lot together. I’d like to say this was relaxing and fun, and sometimes it is if she really get’s into doing her own thing, but I’m not sure creating art and doing childcare are activities that can be combined. I think until she’s older I’m just going to have to work on projects with her rather than try to create something of my own alongside her as I just can’t get into the zone otherwise and we both end up frustrated.

I tried working on a project idea to turn one of my dads Lake District photos into a painting (it’s obviously difficult to see my parents at the moment as we cannot travel to the UK with the coronavirus restrictions and I was hoping this would be a way to feel close to them and all the walks they do) but I need to redo it without Plum there to mix up all the acrylic paint colours!