A FRIGHTFULLY BUSY SUMMER…..
When we returned home from our 4 month long motorhome trip across Spain in early June (by the way, our motorhome is called Rodney, aka Rodders) I felt totally focussed and incredibly inspired to paint more and more dancers, the bigger the better!
I was on such a roll and after the confines of Rodders and having to work on fairly small paper (sized A3) I simply could not lay my hands on enough large canvases! During the summer I created Reverie, La Vie en Rose, Let there be Love, All Eyes on You…..and of course, not forgetting the enormous commission on canvas of a dancer featured in my previous blog!
I painted an extremely handsome, ‘hairy woofer’ as a birthday gift for my gorgeous niece and was going to keep her little surprise low key, but after receiving the following appreciation photo, I simply HAVE to share this with you! I was the one who ended up having the biggest surprise with this photo and I just cannot tell you how smiley this made me!! BIG thanks to my bro for this photo full of happy!! 😃 xx
Whilst on the subject of animals, a handsome Zebra called ‘Zebedee’ was ‘born’ during the summer too! A very close friend mentioned her love of the beautiful stripey creatures, so it would have been rude of me NOT to include one on my site really, don’t you agree?! ……https://migglet.co.uk/product/zebedee-zebra/
TO FERRY OR NOT TO FERRY?!….
This Autumn trip in Rodney was a very last minute decision….my ‘HIM’ and I were chatting one evening in late September about possibly booking a ferry…..we had a quick look online and discovered they were pretty much all booked up! Naturally, THAT made us want to go away all the more!
And here we are back in Spain…..we’ve been away for about 5 weeks and the weather has been pretty kind to us which means we are out and about a lot during the day, bumbling about on our bicycles, so I haven’t had the opportunity to do as much ‘Miggleting’ as normal.
I discovered a piece of unfinished artwork inside my Rodney art box that I had completely forgotten about! (I seem to be making a habit of forgetting to remember not to forget things!)
I had started working on the piece just before we returned home in June, so on this trip I have continued working on the painting as and when, here and there. Once she has been scanned, I shall be adding her to my ‘Less is More’ series as well as my ‘Stylised Portraits’ series because she sits perfectly within both categories……..
The beautiful ‘BB’….my version of the young, beautiful Brigitte Bardot…photographer unknown.
*Please note, ALL photos included in this blog have been taken on my iPad whilst we are away so the quality will NOT be as clear as professional scans and subsequent prints of my artwork and my iPad is terrible for making white backgrounds of the paintings featured below look pink, grey or anything it feels like at the time! 😡
NOT ONLY BUT ALSO…….
I have been creating………shooooooooooes!!!
Space is obviously fairly limited in Rodney for a huge supply of ‘Louboutins’ or ‘Jimmy Choos’, so one afternoon while ‘HIM’ had a siesta, I dug out my arty box and painted my first of a series of ‘Miggletins’ or ‘Migglety Chooooooos’ ?!!
The biggest arty challenge is not getting too carried away and splattering Rodders’ interior with numerous hues of Miggletyness! Thankfully, his seats are leather so when painting the first shoe I was able to scrub off all traces of inky evidence just before hubby awoke from his snoring slumber! 😇
Roses are red, Violets are blue, my man had a siesta so I painted this shoe!….
As I write this, I have created a few more shoe designs (see below) all of which are safely packed away, ready to be professionally scanned by my marvellous printer as soon as we get home (the first week in December) ….he just doesn’t know it yet!?!….and then they will all be available as art prints and prints on canvas…..just in time for Christmas! ( Typed with fingers firmly crossed, which isn’t easy!)
These shoes have ALL been painted on pure white paper…..can somebody please tell my iPad that?!! 😱
Everybody knows a girl can NEVER have too many shoes, especially if they are ‘Miggletins’!
*I just thought!..Can Santa fit a shoe INSIDE a stocking?! 😱
** If you would like to pre-order any Art Prints or Prints on Canvas of any of these shoes designs please DO let me know asap? And don’t forget, p&p is always free within the UK! 😀x