|Call of the Sea Acrylic on canvas|
Pencil and ink sketches of Glynis....
Just a few more days now and we will be diving head long into the Summer Holidays. I'm trying to wrap up projects, do shop listings, and tidy neat little piles of unfinished characters. I can hardly believe my little man is at the end of his first year in school, I'm so proud of him. I'm also at the end of my first year working solely on Curious Pip. It's all been very exciting. I'm so happy - not to mention lucky - to be able to stay at home exploring my funny little world through making and painting. I feel like I've got the best job in the world. Its taken a lot of hard work, but I kept going because I felt there was a market for my work. Thankyou to all those who have graced their homes with a slice of Curious Pip, I really appreciate your support.
There may be a few less posts during the summer as I will have less work to share, but rest assured I wont be switching off completely (not possible anyway!). I still have a few illustrations and paintings in my head for the seaside collection, look out for those over the next few weeks as well as keeping an eye on my shop for the prints.
Obviously you can't have a seaside collection without mermaids, so after finishing a pink haired mermaiden illustration (see previous post) I set to work on bringing her to life! I have fashioned her hair in the same way as I did the Glynis dolls... adding wire to her locks to make it look like its blowing the wind. I'm also going to give her some bracelets, trinkets, more shells, pearls and sparkle....isn't she just peachy!
"So over I jumped and she pulled me down,
Down to her seaweed bed
A pillow made of tortoise-shell
She placed beneath my head
She fed me shrimp and caviar
Upon a silver dish
From her head to her waist was just to my taste
But the rest of her was a fish"
Verse from an old Sea Shanty