The Owl and The Pussy Cat

The Owl and the Pussy-cat went to sea In a beautiful 'red and white'(!) boat, They took some honey, and plenty of money, Wrapped up in a five pound note. The Owl looked up to the stars above, And sang to a small guitar, 'O lovely Pussy! O Pussy my love, What a beautiful Pussy you are, You are, You are!What a beautiful Pussy you are!'

Edward Lear

Monday, 18 November 2013

Art Every Day? (well, most days)

I feel I've done lots of creative stuff, but I don't have pictures of all of it.
 Here is some of the stuff.
Printing cards with Mary this afternoon

A fun and productive card printing session

I made this book years ago

It's a circular book

Perfect for mandalas

I pencil my designs in first

Then draw them in with a marker pen

I'm off to a yoga retreat tomorrow for 3 days

It's at a place called the 'Mandala Yoga Ashram'

I thought I'd take this little book along

…and colour in my mandalas, when I'm not doing yoga!

I had my 50th birthday last week

With wonderful chocolate cake

And a walk on the beach (I'm easily pleased)
The week before a group of us made wreaths

This is me wearing my wreath,

and then symbolically casting it into the river

That evening a friend brought us a roadkill deer.
I gutted and skinned it
It was a weird contrast!
And this week my paintings will be hanging
in the corridors of the
Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital
I'll be back at the weekend, all yoga'd out.


  1. Happy Belated Birthday!

    I loved all the photos. I know November can get very hectic. I fizzled this weekend and am now picking up. I discovered today how to use a technique I just learned and oh-mi-gawsh. It is like my fairy godmother flew into town or something!

    I love all you do and am glad you took the time to post this!

  2. Looks Like a very busy week!!! Love the circle book And HAppy Belated Birthday !!

  3. Thanks for the info about mandalas. Your posts are always so inspiring - so full of good ideas.

  4. oh, you are full of contrasts here! Gutting & skinning road kill, a yoga retreat, the chocolate cake, the symbolic wreath... i hardly knew what to expect next! ;-) i love the circular mandala book, btw. Enjoy the yoga retreat! xox

  5. ps: happy belated birthday Nina!

  6. Well done Nina. No one could every accuse you of idling!

    One more entry for the end of the month? x

  7. Thanks for visiting me and your lovely comments about my Christmas cards. I like the look of your printing here. Happy December