Monday, December 31, 2007

Red, red, red

And here's one I made earlier, using some of the luscious red pens that Andrea sent me.

Whatever you're up to, have a great New Year's Eve.

Thursday, December 27, 2007

My Best of 2007...

1. Book I loved most:
Fup by Jim Dodge

2. Albums I've loved most:

Lady's Bridge by Richard Hawley
Back to Black by Amy Winehouse

3. Best cinema films seen this year:

Climates (Turkish Film)

4. Best gig(s) I went to:

The Decembrists at the RFH
Richard Hawley at The Roundhouse

5. Favourite art exhibition:

Louise Bourgeois at Tate Modern

6. Best place(s) visited:

Frida's Blue House, Mexico City
Oaxaca, Mexico

7. Most memorable meals:

Freshly home-made pesto, bread, pasta at Tumatica Cafe in Oaxaca

The lunch at Samphire with Mad in Whitstable

8. Best "vintage" film/TV watched on DVD

The Dekalog Series by Kieslowski

9. Favourite TV Show


10. Favourite memorable days:

The day Jakey & Lottie arrived

Going to Whitstable with Mad

Monday, November 26th 2007

11. My own favourite pieces of work:

a) Damascus, in pastels

b) A pair of pears, in pastels (see masthead image)

c) The self-portrait I did for Paul for xmas, below

Thursday, December 20, 2007

merry xmas and all that...

Just wanna say a big thank you to Andrea at BGD for her generous holiday giveaways. I won the red pens!! Yay!! Thanks Andrea.

I'm a little stunned that xmas is coming next week. I don't feel ready, but I kinda like that. Planning for something far in advance always takes some of the fun out of it right?

Paul and I are going non-traditional for xmas day and having masala dosas and curry. But we will be having a traditional xmas dinner (veggie style) on boxing day with Paul's brother and family.

Whatever you're up to, have a good one.

Friday, December 14, 2007

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Been busssssssy!!!!!

I can't believe I haven't updated my blog in 10 days! Sorry guys, been busy, some life-changing stuff going on too and way behind on xmas gift making. Damn these weekends away that I am forced to go on! Who books weekends away so close to xmas?? What was I thinking????

Last weekend I was at a music festival in a miserably cold and wet Butlins buffeted by gale force winds in Minehead, most of which is really best forgotten. And this weekend, I'm off to sunny Madeira!!

In the meantime, hope you are all having festive fun and that you are hand-making with love lots and lots of wonderful gifts and not spending money on crap. Ho ho ho!!