Saturday, March 29, 2008

New Website

For almost a year now I've had a url and website space and I've done nothing with it! Well now I've got my act together and made a proper website! It's very simple with no animation or flashy graphics on it, but I'm feeling very pleased that I managed to work out how to put it together all by myself. I did get quite vexed though at some points!
Anyway, my website is like a "best of blog". I hope it's working ok. If anyone spots any disasters with it like missing links or out of sync tables then let me know and I'll try to fix it.
One thing I should do is put a little description on each of the images. If you have anymore suggestions then let me know! Nothing too complicated though, I'm not some sort of web wizard, just a mere apprentice.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Russian Doll ACEO

I'm painting these ACEOs based on the russian doll designs for Bunnycup. They are looking rather sweet and colourful. I like adding all the swirly details.

Monday, March 24, 2008

Three Russian dolls

These three Russian doll images are part of a set of twelve for a digital embroidery design range for Ashlea over at Bunnycup. The whole set is shaping up and looking great and I hope she's going to love them! I spent the day doing this because it's been snowing and I have a bit of a cold. It's a public holiday today too, but I really just needed to stay in, but I had to be productive. I can't ever just sit and do nothing. Jack is at the pub now, but I didn't want to go with him and venture into the arctic conditions for a cold beer.

Oh! And my sister had a baby boy today! He doesn't have a name yet, and I haven't been to visit because of my sniffles, but I can't wait to meet him. I hope he grows up like a music and computer games geek like me, rather than a sporty type! Ha ha!

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Girl & Fox Friend

I've been waiting for the phone to ring all morning and I've been doodling all that time. I might have to eat some cake to calm my nerves now before I start something new.

Oh, and of course, Happy Easter to everyone too! I hope you all enjoy your nice long weekend.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Rabbit Likes Cookies

I spent the day doodling again on the computer. The painting style is different to the one I did yesterday. The girl got through about twenty different hairstyles, I was pretty indecisive as to what her hair should be like. It's weird because the rabbit took no time at all.
Jack bought me some chocolate eggs to cheer me up. I was pretty zombified this morning and really grumpy. It's all this anxiety. The chocolate is definitely working it's magic at the moment though!

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Red Hood

Now that I've been out of work, I'm spending my days sorting out my CV and portfolio. Not sure what to do with my long term future, still, but on Thursday I'm expecting to hear some news about a job, so I've all my digits crossed.

I did this painting today in photoshop and corel painter as I need to take my mind off things. I'm quite pleased with how it's turned out, but my original file has more contrast. I think the "save for web" function has washed it out a tad.

Now I'm going to go to the shop to buy some nice bread as I fancy making some soup for supper and that will cheer me up. Especially if i have a glass of rioja with it ;)

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Black Cat Toy

A black cat for good luck. I need some! I'm waiting on news about the possibility of a job at the end of this week. I sure hope I get it. That'll be a perfect start to the weekend!

Monday, March 10, 2008

Spotty Lion

This spotty lion is made from an upcycled sock (washed!). He's got a green mane.
I'm feeling really tired right now... Since the redundancy I've been making lists of things to do, my mind feels tired. I've been busy for twelve and half hours today I haven't got all the things I wanted done completed yet. I'll have to get up extra early tomorrow to do these nagging bits and pieces, but I don't enjoy being at my desk before Jack has left home for work.

Sunday, March 09, 2008

Checkered Rabbit

This is a rabbit made from the same pattern that I created from before, but I have changed it's ears. I think I prefer them this way.

On Friday I was told the greetings card company that I work full time for has ceased trading. This means I'm now officially redundant along with everyone else at the company with immediate effect. Not great news and I'm feeling really down, a bit lost and very worried about my finances and about the direction my career is suppose to be heading in. Not sure what to do with myself really.