Illustration Friday - Work

September 1, 2015

"Work" by Clare Brookes

For this week's subject I simply picked a photo I had taken of a guy at work. I had taken the photo in the forst place because I loved the pose and the costume. The job this chap was doing, tho, was rather brilliant. He was part of a tightwire act, mostly clowning with the audience and setting up for the aerialists. At this moment he was checking the tension on the high wire. As the day had been wet, then warm, then dry and cold, he had to adjust throughout the show.

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Illustration Friday - Universe

May 29, 2014
Illustration Friday 30/5/2014


The Bijoux Girl and I started drawing stars and looking at the shapes people had used on the artworks already submitted to I Friday. We like starburst designs and planets. I'll post her work tomorrow when it's light and I can take a decent photo... xx

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February 22, 2014
I have seriously fallen off the hapiness wagon! February is always the hardest time. I have hardly posted any thanks, completely stopped using my thankfulness jar, and tho I'm still drawing every day I'm not posting my drawings. I could sit here and whinge - it's a good use of a personal blog, right?

But what I'm going to do is recommit.

A friend of mine told me about this project - 100 HAPPY DAYS Check it out, find out what it's about, join in. Basically you take a photo of something that make...
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Thankyou Grumpy People

January 20, 2014
Good morning!

(Well it is a good morning here in any case - the sun is shining, mist is rising out of the valley, orange light is meandering in through my front windows, reflected off the brick houses opposite, and clinky bin men are up and down the street a lot just now)

Welcome to my little world of blog. It is becoming a little world full of gratitude as I make my way down a path that I hope leads to greater happiness and fulfilment - tho I'm not sure in what way exactly that will manifest....
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Living in the Past

January 11, 2014
We cause ourselves some degree of heartache when we dwell in the past, thinking of what we had had and what we have lost.

It is important to honour the lessons we have learned. It is good to take time to reflect. A joyful memory is a gift that keeps on giving.

It is also important to be here, to be in this time. Indeed one cannot be in any other time. Wishing for the return of past times can only waste the time we are given in this moment. Look around at what you have now and take time to be th...
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Thankfulness jars

January 3, 2014
The Bijoux Girl and I made our own thankfulness jars (see this blog post for more)

We made labels of things we would collect - like the beauty of nature, toys, lol moments.

Mine is getting full already. The more I am thankful, and the more I record that, the more I find to be thankful for. Little things and big things. Passing moments and daily blessings and posessions.

Try it yourself - you'll need a jar, paper/card and a pen for your label, and some things to decorate. On your label write you...
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356 Grateful

January 2, 2014
So Yesterday evening as soon as I posted my blog and my thankfulness a friend in Oz posted back on fb, asking had I seen this project, it's called 365 Grateful by Hailey Bartholomew.

This is a beautiful project. Rather than trying to explain, this is what Hailey has written:

"It all began back In 2008. I was feeling really down. It seems strange now to say that because I can't think of a good reason why I should have been, but I know I felt incredibly out of sorts with life. It was like I k...
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Happy New Year!!

January 1, 2014
Happy New Year my lovelies!

I hope you are all looking forward to a fabbytastic year and making a lovely long list of resolutions. It's a good time of year to look inward too, to reflect on the year gone by. I think it's a good time to be thankful.

I had an exhibition which went pretty well. I decided to stop making craft and doing markets, and focus purely on painting and drawing. That was pretty painful as I love making stuff, I love doing the garlands, sewing things, I love markets, but I lo...
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Illustration Friday "Together"

September 27, 2013

"Together" for Illustration Friday xx

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Illustration Friday "Hidden"

September 9, 2013

"Hidden" pencil on paper, 8/9/2013

This week's topic for Illustration Friday is "Hidden"

This topic spurred thoughts in me about hidden emotions, feelings, facial expressions. Why do we hide something so beautiful? When we have an up-rushing of emotion why do we cast our eyes down, why hide away from a lover?

No I don't have an answer, but I wanted to capture that idea - of a hidden emotion...

xx faerie xx

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