Sunday, 29 November 2015

november 15

This was November...not much...been busy...the blog is kinda taking a back seat these days...what can I say...😬

Saturday, 28 November 2015

learning to draw again

So my Mac is like 6 years old and starting to show signs of strain. A lot of strain. Like deciding to crash all the time. And taking forever to think about something when you just need it to get-a-bloody-move-on.
So I thought that rather than waiting for it to drop dead one day, leaving me up shit creek, I would just bite the bullet and buy a new one.
So I did.
Only I've had the new one nearly 2 weeks now and I'm still mainly using the old one.
It just seems easier.
I've managed to get my printer working...and my tablet...And I even moved some files onto it tonight. 
But I've had to leap into 2015 and sign up to the creative cloud. And I'm really busy. And it looks a bit complicated to me. And not. what. I'm. used. to. It's all black for a kick off. And it's just not quite the same. I was only on CS4 in the dark ages. And I've not really been in the mood for embracing change...

Anyway. I do realise that I need to get jiggy with it and JUST GET ON WITH IT.
So here I am.
And here's my first piccy that I drew and coloured in on my new computer.
Clearly there'll be no stopping me now.

Thursday, 19 November 2015

shopping list

The big one does cooking at school on a Friday.
She casually hands me the list of ingredients on a Thursday night.
I go off on a complete rant and shout a lot for half an hour.
I tell her that she needs to be more prepared and that if she doesn't give me the list in plenty of time next week she will have to walk to the co-op and buy the stuff herself.
Then I drive to the co-op, buy the ingredients and have another strop when I get home.
Every week.

Saturday, 7 November 2015


I don't do Christmas till after my birthday. (November 25th, thanks for asking) BUT I do need to get my card sorted. I can't have them printed in December cos by the time I've written the damned things it'll all be over and I'll be moaning about January.
So really I need to get my act together like NOW. 
Did some sketchbook faffery with a glass or two of fruit cider last night but no major decisions were made....

Thursday, 5 November 2015

bonfire night

The other half wants to go to a bonfire tonight. 

An hour ago this idea just wasn't doing it for me. It's chucking it down. And cold. The little one's friend was coming home from school with him for the evening so he would have to come too. In his school uniform. Which doesn't go well with mud and rain. And the other half isn't finishing work till late so we'd have to meet him there. And there'll be nowhere to park 'cos there never is.

But then the little one and his friend arrived home and within 20 minutes the house was trashed and every single item from Alf's bedroom was in the hallway. And they were making a movie which involved the friend throwing himself down the stairs. 

So now I'm thinking a bonfire is a marvellous idea....the sooner the better!

Sunday, 1 November 2015

october 15

November! It's November!
Here was October. I enjoyed it. It was a good one...