2016 swimming calendar under construction 1

Calendars! Already!

Apologies for mentioning next year now we are barely past midsummer, but these things take time. I am planning next years calendars. It’s about time that the Cat-of-the-Day pictures got a look in – there have been over 180 posts on that site and hardly any of the pictures have ever been printed, and I have been pleased to keep an occasional diary of both my cats’ activities and my swimming activities. So next year I am thinking of getting two separate calendars printed – cats and swimming. No swimming cats. Those of you who prefer the fairies and their…

The Pilkington Shield

Mock Heraldry

The Spelling Animals have been popping up with a nice frequency for commissions, but here’s a new idea. I was asked to do this by a friend: a mock heraldic shield as the image on a Kindle cover, as a present for the man who has everything (except for his own family crest!). Suddenly the phone I have been using for the Cat-of-the-Day sketches came into its own, because all that was needed was a .jpg file, not an original painting on actual paper. So I had a go. This had to be done almost instantly, so it has a…