Friday, October 15, 2010

Action!

The never-ending long long weeks of full time freelancing have finally drawn to a close. I've loved the routine of it. Cycling 18 miles per day, getting up at a routine time, eating delicious chef-prepared lunches. But everything else ends up on-hold. I'm not a one trick pony. Doing the same thing day-in and day-out always makes me feel like chunks of my soul are neglected.
So for a couple of days Steve and I built new double glazed opening skylights for the boat, and I have a few painting projects on the horizon.


Better hop to it.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Oooops

I disappeared for a while there, huh?
I've been working pretty much full time for some months and rarely get chance to sit down on my computer at home.
I'll leave you with a little scrabble of pictures before I dash off again...






Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Summer

Well, the summer is turning into a busy one, and melting by like ice-cream in the sunshine.
I've been working most of the time lately, and been doing very little 'creating' so there's not a huge amount to add on here.
I'll leave you with some pictures of a very settled in Oryx to make up for it.

















Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Oryx- Moving picture.

Oryx from Kamikaze Kitten on Vimeo.

Oryx

Welcome to Oryx. Our new little kitten. He's been here for just a few hours and already captured everyone's hearts.



He obviously has some very big boots to fill, but he's so incredibly loving and playful that I'm sure he'll have no problems filling them.


Monday, May 24, 2010

Garden Barge Plan


New Illustration Garden Plan of the garden barge next to us. Just need to add all the plant labels.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Natural History Museum


On Sunday we went to the Natural History Museum. I love that place so much.

Thursday, May 06, 2010

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Year Aboard 03/05/10


I received some wonderful herbs for the deck for my birthday.
birthday oregano
birthday sage
birthday rosemary
birthday lavender
birthday thyme.

Monday, May 03, 2010

Patchwork


Do you ever wonder if one day, far in the future, all those things that you put your heart and soul into that feel so separate as you are going along, will all stitch together? That they'll form a patchwork quilt that is the entirety of you?
Do you ever worry that you'll reach the end and just be left with a box of colourful swatches of fabric, that serve no purpose or use at all?
I do.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Bandit


Spring is here, time to dust off my pencils again.

Thursday, April 01, 2010

Vortex


Vortex went missing a few weeks ago.
Today at low tide, we spotted the sad remains of a cat caught between two boats. We can't be 100% sure it was our little fella, but it's highly likely that it was.
In a way, it's nice to have some closure.
It's nice to stop hoping that he'll jump out of the bushes every time I walk back across the mooring.
But we'll miss him so much.
Night night Vortex.
xxxx

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Fist Full of Rollers


For anyone that hasn't got tickets for Saturday's Roller Derby bout A Fist Full of Rollers, here's a link to the live streaming.
Our game starts at 7.50pm GMT.
Here's a link to the live streaming.
Go HERE

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

10/02/10: Year Aboard


My carnivorous plants have been resting over the winter. When we finally have a few days that aren't snowing I'll get them ready for a new season of growth.

Monday, February 08, 2010

Friday, February 05, 2010

Year Aboard:04/02/10 Boat Thursday


Yesterday we made a hatch cover out of metal. It looks SWEEEEEET!

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

02/02/10:Year Aboard


The other project that I did last Boat Thursday was panelling out one side of the room with ply. All the blue bits on the drawing above are completed with their neat new finish.

Friday, January 29, 2010

year Aboard:28/01/10 Boat Thursday


Yesterday was another Boat Building Thursday. This week I built the work surface in the office Galley, and then made the deep shelves beneath it. This area will house all my paintings that have been festering in a big box for 2 years. Plus it will organise all my new watercolour paper, making my workspace much more organised. On the top surface, we'll have a little tea and coffee making area, and underneath the shelves we'll have our mini fridge.

I also carried on skinning the rough galley walls with plywood that I cut to size. I'm about half way through doing the whole room and the next exciting bit will be sanding down all the floor to ceiling scaffolding plank shelves so that they have that wonderful silvery grey finish. Alas, this does mean finding new homes for all our building materials that have been taking up space on the shelves for 6 months, but I can't wait for the Galley to become a clean, neat space again.