Tuesday, March 24, 2009


a couple of sunday sketches.and using one of the sketches to create the base of a clipart I painted later.

Sunday, March 15, 2009


Doing research for a retro hummingbird set and did this tribal line art for our yahoo group.

Friday, March 13, 2009


Since discovering that it cost the same to get a book from amazon US vs that of a local bookshop here which has an extremly limited supply, I have been a good source of income to amazon over the last year. It has been a source of irk that while I spend more than needed for free delivery I never qualify because I am not based in that country. I have a similar problem with amazon uk who is nearer. However I buy from the US over the jump hope and a skip UK because the shipping from our neighbour is more than the cost of the books, while from the US it is a reasonable 50% of the price. However I have been recently directed to a new shop (for me) which now ships internationally (well to my home is international enough) for FREE. So of you are not US based and wish some english language books check out http://www.bookdepository.co.uk
I have done my first order with them and if they work out I will no longer be an amazon customer:) for I can't figure how come amazon can't give anything for free to us international buyers.

Update - 17 March
Hooray! the books arrived within a week.I'm definitely a customer now :)

Tuesday, March 10, 2009


We have mouse. It has a butter fetish. The dog is hopeless. He carries on in the middle of the night like a banshee when the fox comes to eat its chow. but the mouse...hhmph. Watched the fox yesterday hunting mice and wondered if I could possible domesticate it.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

The Bride Finder by Susan Carroll

I picked this book up twice. The first time I read the first 2 pages and put it back down saying "Oh no what did I buy here" and then picked up a more predicatable historical romance. Then this week I came to the end of my present selection of enjoyable yet run of the mill romance books and I picked this book up again and gave it a start to relax a bit before bed - well I had bought... 4 hours later I was still reading and had to force myself to put the book down to sleep. The next dayI did nothing but finish the book.
The author's use of words brought such rich images to my mind's eye, that as I read the words disappeared and a movie unfloded before me.
A truely wonderful book. If you like historical romance with a touch of gothic, and some humour, you may enjoy the Bride Finder.
available at amazon.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Aplabet - butterfly and flowers

While I like to create alphabet graphical script, I must say saving them individually is a real chore.

well we are all sick, so got to go attend the monsters.