My new year's resolution was to draw a sketch a day in my diary of something that had happened during that day. During lockdown it was one of the few things that helped to keep me sane, and it's been a really nice way of recording our second daughters progress.
Finished this only 3 months too late! Did it as a series of pictures around her full name, one for each month of the year plus one on the day she was born.
We ended up telling her when I was 9 weeks pregnant, before we told anybody else. I don't think she was surprised by the news!
We still only really have videos of my daughter saying 'Look!!' or 'Want to see it!' and it terrifies me how bad I have become at picturing things in my minds eye. I feel like it's something ten years ago I could do really well, and feel like whoever I was thinking about was in … Continue reading Cartoons from when she was little
A throwback cartoon from 2015 when i was obviously feeling very similar:
I drew sketches of these cartoons or wrote down little snippets of ideas for them during the first couple of years of our daughter's life, but have only just had the time to ink and paint them (she's nearly 4 now) :
My husband commented while looking at our holiday photos: 'Wow, it looks like we were actually having fun'. The photo version of our holiday in Pagel (no tears or tantrums from any family member): And the more realistic cartoon version: Photo version of centerparcs holiday in Zandvoort: More realistic cartoon version:
It's the little ones christening this weekend so I've done her a cartoon to mark the occasion. We use so many nicknames for her it's doubtful she will ever respond to being called Sarah!
Mum and Dad, Caroline and I, and my friends gorgeous baby Boo (you can read about Baby Boo here on my friends blogspot http://bloomingbooboo.blogspot.co.uk/ )
Day 5 of wearing my tracksuit bottoms. I've been messing around with portraits, using what is fast becoming my favourite medium - watercolours. They are (in order of appearance) a sketch of my friends at Amandas baby shower, my sister and her friend on a night out (I think it actually looks like my sister, … Continue reading Messing around with Portraits