Tag Archives: Ink

New arrivals

This week we welcomed 4 adorable new arrivals to our home!

After weeks of watching the kitten (or should that be cat now?) get bigger and bigger and more and more uncomfortable, in the wee hours of Wednesday morning, the mini kittens finally arrived!

I was so excited! I still am now 🙂

It’s so typical that she waited until we were back at work to have the kittens, if it wasn’t so busy at work, I’d’ve tried to work from home!

So every evening so far has been spent watching the mini kittens, as they scrabble around in their box and this weekend I thought I’d see whether I could capture their cuteness in pencil… turns out, the wriggling is not helpful and tiny kittens look a lot like hamsters…

kitten sketches

These were a few practice sketches (you can see where they moved before I got a chance to finish the sketch!) and below is the final inked version.

kittens inkCats and kittens are hard to draw, but I’m super pleased that have weeks and weeks ahead of me to keep practicing!

Hope you’re having a great weekend.




That holiday feeling

To celebrate the glorious weather that we’re having, I’m posting one of the most gorgeous and classy of holiday looks I’ve ever seen.

Now that I’m back in the office after a week relaxing in the garden with my chubby kitten, basking in the sunshine in shorts and vest tops, I’m now back to battling with the air con in my jeans and jumpers!

So to stay in the holiday mood here is a girl obviously enjoying every second of her hols.

holiday girl

I can just imagine her, standing on the terrace, leaning back to soak up the evening sun as a light breeze rolls in off the sea. Enjoying a moment of calm while she waits for someone to come back from the bar with her cocktail that she’ll drink walking barefoot along the shore, with her feet sinking into the warm sand and sea lapping at her toes…

Oh, if only I were there too! I think I might just go and spend a few mins on the holiday sites, just in case!



Happiness is… pt 5

This happiness is one I think we all share; being snuggled with a loved one!

Trying to decide how best to illustrate this was hard – I couldn’t choose which loved one I enjoy snuggling with most. That would not encourage happiness at all (especially if I ended up choosing a grumbly little kitten)!

So I only saw one solution, try to find the perfect moment that embodies the content, safe, warm and fuzzy feeling you get when snuggling, and I think I found it…

sea otters

Sea otters!

The snuggly-ist, most adorable things out there! With their hand holding to stop them from floating away, their lounging on their backs with their little ones snuggled in, their cute little noses and fluffy flippery feeties!

They are snuggle happiness personified!

As you can tell, I’ve been experimenting with inks recently so I wanted to try something different for this happiness is, but unfortunately I’m not so sure it was a success! Oh well, you live and learn and I’m sure they would forgive me!

This is the fifth in my happiness is series, to view the previous ones visit here, here, here and here!