Cobwebs and Carpets

Spring has sprung and the sunshine reveals the smears on the windows and dust lurking in the corners. The pile of washing increases exponentially with more daylight hours and this artist would rather be drawing all day….poor Scrumpy Jack. He’s longing for...

Taking a breather….

After almost a year of planning , persuasion and graft it’s so rewarding to admire results!  I’m very proud of my learners who were willing to try something totally out of their comfort zone . It was all worth it.  Just going to put my feet up...

Last orders please……

A most excellent craft fair last Saturday ….networking and having fun. Now it’s time to crack on with a new project. This one is all about what may happen if you don’t keep an eye on your teddy bear.    Scrumpy Jack has ended up on the...

Nearly finished……

This motorcyclist has almost reached his destination!  Seriously wishing  I had done this in Watercolour. #Pencilartists, I salute you!...

Fun with flyers

Going to my first craft fair 5 March with my ToyPinx hat on. Having fun with tag lines, all those years in Grammar School paying off methinks……. ...

A couple of Theories 

As I was studying my motorcycle I spotted the “Made In Germany ” label which confirmed my first theory. My second theory is that there may have been a sidecar attached…guess I will have to Google…. So, I’m about half way through this...

Back in the saddle….

After a bit of a break from my beloved studio, ( teaching ) I’m back working on my vintage motorcyclist. The more I look at the detail, the more I realise I have taken on a bit of a challenge! This one might take longer than...

New Year & New Projects

Time to think about sharpening my pencils and getting back to the drawing board!  But first there is still some Stilton left and enough Vintage Port for another glass or two……. Meanwhile I’m enjoying the memories of my two most favourite toys...

Here’s Donald!

Almost time to clamber into the attic and dig out the decorations. Love it!  Meanwhile the drawing continues , and here’s how…..      ...

Very small toys

Here is my dolls house…..made this a few years ago now. I did lots of research and decided to create an Edwardian Emporium. I have a cast of characters and and love to make up stories.  Today, Edgar is contemplating the toy orders he must get ready for...