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…

Pauline Squire, swimming coach

A digital departure

I am busily painting knickerless witches, but it is time-consuming, so in the meantime I wanted to show you my first actual commissioned digital drawing – so far all the digital ones have been done to please myself, and have generally appeared on  Cat-of-the-Day (not daily; not all cats). This is Pauline Squire​. Based on a photograph, but I think the trick with drawing from a photograph is to use it only as a guide, not to slavishly try to reproduce it. Rather like my drawings that are done as an image of how I think a scene might have…

Somerset Arts Weeks: 3rd – 18th October, 2015

“Swept Away” I shall be taking part once more in Somerset Arts weeks, however  there will be a change to the usual nature of things… “Normal service is interrupted: Nancy has gone swimming, and returned with sketches and scribbles both humorous and evocative, of a year spent jumping into cold water, through summer and winter. In anticipation of SAW’s theme of Momentum, she didn’t stop, even in February. Digital drawings created from memory and imagination, without the aid of a waterproof camera. Fairies will also be available, but this is the year of the mermaid.” Opening times: Wednesdays – Sundays,…