This drawing didn't get anywhere so I thought I'd share it. You can buy it here. Otherwise - just enjoy. Mika - Grace Kelly Pencil
If you look at my art work you won't find a signature... Nothing but a letter. D Why a D? Well, my nephew is only two and he can't say Kate. Instead he calls me Dee. So I sign all my artwork D. I suppose it is my pet name. And my very first nickname.
I should never have gone to university. It wasn't that I was too young, I'd done a BTEC and was a year older than most. But inside I was so young and naive. I didn't know at the time but I had some mental issues that made me particularly vulnerable to predators and attack. Attack… Continue reading The lady with the plasters
I have a feeling I have bitten off more than I can chew... I have decided to go for the Mall Galleries National Portrait Competition. I don't expect to get anywhere near the winner but to just be selected would be great. Only problem is that it closes on the 13th of February... Wish me… Continue reading Taking a big bite
Last week... Lets just say I've had better weeks. It started with a headache. A thumping as regular as a heartbeat behind my right eye, It whispered at first, a half formed thought, then it screamed its insistence to be heard. I reached for the handle that would take it away and palmed the white… Continue reading Some weeks I just wish I could hibernate
I think I've mentioned that I ran a soft toy manufacturing company. Well, this is a pattern that I've used to make a little flame. You must remember the adverts. Well, as part of the daily prompt they want me to 'teach' you something. So here is how to create a little flame soft toy.… Continue reading Another talent and free sewing pattern…
...isn't finished. Almost there, but will take another day. Still you can see that it is Colin Baker as Doctor Who.
I am having to swap from my familiar glasses to contacts in order to make the best of my sight. What you have to realise is that I have been wearing them since I was twelve... At school I'd slowly moved closer and closer to the chalk board in class. It helped that mine was… Continue reading A stranger stared back at me.
Have you ever been to a business seminar? The kind where the chairs are in a circle and you have to discuss your goals? I have. Not for the writing, but for the manufacture of soft toys. At the time I had already realised that business was a strange beast and one I didn't understand.… Continue reading The business of writing
I’d snuck around school, dropping flyers into bags. I’d even left my name off. Please come to …. birthday party. I didn’t fill it in. I had no wish to. For once I wanted to have a party that everyone went to. A couple of people caught me.“What’s that?” they said.“An invitation.”“To what?”“A party.”“Whose?”I stayed… Continue reading Inside left blank for your own message