Sunday, May 17, 2015

More from my sketchbook

As you can see I have been playing again when I get bored. I am only using a tiny little book and mostly pen IL which doesn't always photograph well although my little Samsung notebook does a good job. Some of these I may colour later. Playing with shapes. I am finding the new exercise my physio gave me to do rather more taxing than the others so once more back to good days and bad days and changing the pain medication once again but on the whole I feel progress is being made. A lovely day today, the sun is shining and the noise of the blower on the roof as John cleans the gutters isn't exactly music to my ears but probably means he thinks it will rain soon. We have had a huge amount of leaves falling this year. I do hope the fishing crew over at Coffin Bay are having a good time and that lots of fish are being caught.Sad we are missing it again this year.

Saturday, May 09, 2015

More silly sketches

I really am having fun with these silly sketches. I really bless Carla Sonhiem's books as I can sit and play with drawing ever isles. I have done some of her on line classes too and they are really worth doing. I have new exercises to do which are proving to be harder and make me a he more so back to the wretched stronger pain killers. I also probably did too much yesterday, shopping with John and taught him how to go through the self serve checkout and then cooked dinner last night (left over chicken in a savory white sauce). I had thought a walk today but a terrible day (high winds, rain and cold) plus my body meant I have spent a pleasant day by the fire reading. I do hope the weather is better tomorrow and I can get a walk on a beach, been hanging out for that for ages.

Monday, May 04, 2015

More silly sketches

Keeping me sane. We went out for lunch with friends yesterday which was lovely but I did get terribly tired and came home and slept for most of the afternoon.I was anxious to hear how we had done at the foal show, and we did very well with the Welsh section C filly going the best Welsh but as has happened lately there were some bad decisions in the way the whole show was run. I feel so sad but it's up to that committee. It has been very warm and gale force winds today, not many autumn leaves left. John has been cutting back more stuff in the garden, I think he thinks he is safe as I can't do much except complain! Any way I am still having fun sketching, oh and isn't the new baby princess sweet.

Saturday, May 02, 2015

Silly sketches

Carla Sonheim has a lot to answer for! I love her books and I can do some silly sketches which as you can see I am doing. Keeps me occupied and off the streets.

Thursday, April 30, 2015


I am still here, doing a bit of sketching. Still sleeping a lot, doing my exercises and finding it all a bit boring, still it is only 2 weeks as people keep reminding me. Keep trying to lower the pain killers and finding I need them. John is doing a great job of looking after me but that in itself worries me as he has work to do too. I did stand over him last night teaching him how to do lamb shanks. He is a good cook but there are some things I can do better and I don't use recipes!! More updates in a few days.

Monday, April 27, 2015

12 days from shoulder surgery

Well it is now 12 days since my shoulder replacement surgery. An interesting time, good days and bad days. Trying to get the pain relief right has been interesting. Keeping the arm in a sling and not really able to use it much has been frustrating and every thing I do is so slow and I fall asleep at the drop of a hat! John has been wonderful cooking fantastic meals and putting up with me when I have a melt down. I can't sew well, too much reading hurts my eyes but I have managed a few silly drawings, not easy to colour in but managed these two. A long way to go but in the long run it will be worth it.

Thursday, April 02, 2015


we have been walking most mornings, sometimes on the beach and sometimes on the cliffs. I collected these shells the other morning from the beach, some pheasants and part of a cockle. I had a lovely time drawing them last night with the addition of a bit of imaginary sea weed' we had some rain last night, not a lot but enough to damp things down a bit and put some water in the tanks. Also my daughter tells me we had a bit of excitement last night which I missed, apparently there have been some people working on the peninsular going around to farms and sheds and stealing stuff, last night we think they tried it here but luckily they were heard, of course by the time the police came out they had gone but it was rather a good reminder to get some of the sensor lights on the sheds working. 9.30 pm seemed like a good time as most dairy farmers would be in bed. Horrible people who can afford 4 wheel drives etc and steal from people who can least afford it.