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Wise words for a blustery day

Despite my best efforts to encourage the sun to come out with my flip flops and beach ball June calendar, June has not started with sunshine and blue skies – it’s more rainy days and umbrellas!

In fact, rather than the sunny days of summer, you could say the weather at the moment is more like the blustery days of autumn and winter.

On the subject of blustery days… when the sun is hiding behind the clouds, nothing cheers me up  more than a little bit of Winnie-the-Pooh! So to help brighten up your day, here are a few wise words from Christopher Robin that you should remember whether the sun is shining or not!

braver stronger smarter


A Cinderella life lesson

I’m going to keep this post quite short and sweet, as I think it pretty much speaks for itself!

Along with many girls my age, I was brought up enjoying both the classic Disney films, such as Snow White, Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty, as well as the new releases that came out throughout the nineties, such as the Little Mermaid, Pocahontas and Mulan.

All of these films contained different portrayals of life, love and women and some valuable life lessons such as:



However, it is entirely possible that I didn’t quite get the right take out from that film…


It’s all in the planning

To try to get myself organised and inject a little bit of logic into my blog posts, I started a calendar/schedule to map out all of my posts.

It’s a brilliant idea, I’ve got 2 years worth of art, and I’ve normally done at least two drawings/paintings a week in that time, so I can plan ahead of time what I want to post and when.

So, I’ve spent hours making the schedule, looking through my photos and sketchbooks to track everything down and figure out which bits and pieces I can share and trying to plot them against the right weeks… and then I’ve tweaked it a little more, added in new pieces etc.

And then, I’ve left it on the work computer and forgotten to email it to myself. Oops.

So, I’m sure I had a brilliant, build-up-to-Easter post, but I have no idea what it was!

However, to prove I do sometimes manage to devote some time to planning ahead, here are some fairy sketches I did last week to try out different poses and how she could sit on the page – all based on the amazing TinkerBell, of course!

I didn’t end up including the fairy in the end, as she didn’t quite fit, but it was good practice none-the-less!

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