Articles, Book, Craft

Can you draw? Well Yes, I can now.

I've always wanted to draw, particularly using a pencil. Sadly, I didn't possess any natural talent. Not like brother who was gifted. I took to writing instead, where I could paint my pictures with words. In 2020 during lockdown, I came across an article which said You don't have to be born an artist, you… Continue reading Can you draw? Well Yes, I can now.

Animals, Articles, Book, Craft, Non-fiction, Thriller

National Make a Dog’s Day

When I saw this, I must have had my artist hat on for I read it as Make a Dog Day, and I have drawn a dog and stitched a dog , so that’s technically making a dog! Crochet Sausage Dog , Cross Stitch, Jack Russell However, when I read it again, I saw it… Continue reading National Make a Dog’s Day

Animals, Articles, Book, Craft, Observance days

National Cat Day

Click on the image Let’s celebrate National Cat Day with our feline friends. Whilst writing this I found out that the oldest cat to have ever lived was 38 years old. Imagine that? It’s name was Crème Puff and it died in 2005 having lived in the United States. We’ve had many cats during the… Continue reading National Cat Day

Animals, Articles, Inspirational, Non-fiction

Meet Meggy, Our Dog

Meggy was rescued in a police raid at puppy farm almost four years ago. Someone from a local charity accompanied them and brought two Cavalier King Charles Spaniels back across the country where, with a group of foster parents, they were cared for. We’d had our home check and waited until a Cavi came up.… Continue reading Meet Meggy, Our Dog

Animals, Articles, Inspirational, Non-fiction

Meet Meggy, Our Dog

Meggy was rescued in a police raid at puppy farm almost four years ago. Someone from a local charity accompanied them and brought two Cavalier King Charles Spaniels back across the country where, with a group of foster parents, they were cared for. We’d had our home check and waited until a Cavi came up.… Continue reading Meet Meggy, Our Dog

People

Drawing Faces

I loved this photo of my daughter when she posted it on Instagram. It took around twenty minutes to do this while I was watching television. It probably would have been shorter except I got distracted by a programme called Ambulance, where they answered 999 calls. It was fascinating and sad. I could have taken… Continue reading Drawing Faces

People

Pencil Drawings

Since January, I have been teaching myself to draw. I did a lot of copying from books, YouTube and often outside, houses, trees, cars, etc. What I really wanted to do was learn to sketch people. I’ve seen artists with a flexible pencil that flies across the page and within a short space of time,… Continue reading Pencil Drawings

Animals, Articles

Not born an Artist, but am trying!

In the nineties, I taught myself to cross stitch because I wanted to make pretty pictures and didn't have any talent for drawing. At the beginning of the year, my WI (Anglesey Federation of Women's Institute) held a drawing course, and so I thought I would try it. Unfortunately, by the time I got to… Continue reading Not born an Artist, but am trying!