Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Introducing Little Tiger


I hope you all had a relaxing and refreshing Easter break.

Today's post features the last in a series where I bravely went where no Mummy new to art should ever go - trying to paint the faces of my own children.  Seriously, do NOT try this at home, people!

Cruelly ignoring the eye-twitch I swear I developed after I posted my artworks featuring Twinkle Eyes and Angel Eyes on here, my youngest child, Mister Cal-Cal, decided eye-twitch or not, it was not only utterly unfair, but unjust that he hadn't also made an appearance in my blog like his brothers.

See what a can of worms I accidentally opened - by trying to draw one child, I created a whole "Mummy has her favourite" type issue!  Poor little poppet, I couldn't let him feel this way, so I decided that I really needed to address the issue, so I pulled out my pastels yet again.

Anyway, enough getting side-tracked.  I'd like you all to meet Mister Cal-Cal (aka Little Tiger), a cub who took his duties very seriously:

Thanks for this Mum, how long until I can wash it off?

I am quite surprised that following on from my "issues" with Angel Eyes, this little artwork (shown actual size) has actually sort of worked.  I'm even more surprised given I drew Little Tiger by hand, without tracing or projecting the image on to paper.  I must confess that I was a slave to my ruler though, checking and double checking the measurement and placement of features, as the last thing I wanted was a lopsided child.  Not that there's anything wrong with that, if you like that kinda stuff...

Yes, in case you are wondering, I swear the eye twitch was worse after I finished Little Tiger than ever before.  However, when I complained about the development and worsening of this latest affliction to the children (the old Mummy adage of "Boys, see what you've done to me - ruined me!" type comment), they merely pointed out that as my eyes were both twitching simultaneously and regularly, they are in fact *not* twitching at all, but were, in reality, just blinking.  What?  Just blinking? Could I as a Mummy have invented the whole "twitching" issue to gain sympathy?  Surely, not, never! *Wink!*

Anyway, thanks ever so much for stopping by and meeting the last of my children.  I'm thinking I might need to let the pastel dust settle for a few days and pull out my paints.  Maybe I'll paint a petunia.  Hmmmm, maybe  not...

I hope to see you all around here again sometime soon!



  1. That is very cool,your kids will always have a unique picture of themselves which also reminds them of how talented their mum is.

    I have been doing some painting (and no you can't see it, I dont' even take it to my art group I have been going to this year, I just sketch there)I do seriously need to try and make more time for it.

    However, I do think of you when I am sketching or painting, you and the artists at the art group (and there are quite a few who are seriously good and sell their stuff, my friend also does book cover art work) are the ones I look to and hope your talent rubs off on me :)with some work on my part of course.

    I do a lot of listening when you all talk, what works and what doesn't, so thank you.

    Also wanted to thank you for your comment on my blog, I replied there.

  2. Thanks so much for your lovely comment, KJ.

    I'm really glad that my little blog inspires you to go out and just love art - I truly think the process of creating is just as important as the end product, as I find the tranquil feeling that comes over me as I paint or draw is quite soothing and a balm against everyday stresses and worries.

    Finally, you are more than welcome! I really enjoy reading your blog too, as I find your writings to be very thoughtful, interesting and inspiring as well. I'll be sure to head over to read your reply!

    Thanks once again,



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