Sunday, July 11, 2010

Back



Went to Mum and Dad's for a couple of days last week. Takes pretty much a day of driving to get there, so is quite an exhausting trip. Especially as Henry had one of his worst asthma attacks for an age the night we got there and although it wasn't quite bad enough to head off to emergency, I didn't get to bed until sunrise, so very very tired. The bonus is Mum and dad are more than happy to let me sleep so they can monopolise the children and spoil them with out parental eyes looking on. Glad to get back home though.


I am feeling less than inspired at the moment i have to say. I have started Claudine's class at BPS, but struggling as i haven't all the supplies yet. Also finding time to do art while kids are on holidays is a bit tricky as well. One more week and then I can throw myself into it.

In the meantime I have a couple of Lo's to share. The first is for Design Dollies, just their sketch this week.

Henry had to copy this pose from the tele after noticing someone (I think maybe Dr Who) had the same chair as his and sitting like this, so coool. Completely messed up the misting though..

The next is Sketchy Thursday's latest sketch. Continuing to celebrate my brother's upcoming 50th, this time with his newborns and wife.

I quite like the way this turned out in the end.


Alas the world cup is coming to a close so no more Ronaldo images (have gone right off him with the bizarre baby story, haven't been following it but is quite odd..). On to Le tour, my very favourite sporting event to watch. Meaghan has also become addicted this year so we sit up late to watch together. I have looked and looked for 'inspiring' images of bike riders, but alas they tend to crash a lot (broken limbs, noses, heads etc, not a good look), and have very odd tan marks, skinny arms and enormous thighs, and when they try to look attractive, they pretty much get it wrong (see below), sigh (not in a good way sigh either..)




Why Tom, why???

Maybe just pretty pictures of the mountain stages coming up may be preferable. xx

12 comments:

Kirsti said...

Your LOs are gorgeous...haven't done one in such a long time...I like the cheeky face of your son in the chair!! Mine is a big Dr Who fan also...my middle daughter has also decided she is going to marry Ronaldo (even tho she is only 7)...hope you get your supplies soon...have s great day!!! Kirsti x

TesaB said...

Two great pages! Your son is too cute, love the story behind the photo, kids! And what a beautiful take on the sketchy Thursdays sketch, cute photos, great work with the patterned papers!!!

KarenB said...

Love the cute piccie of your son! Thanks for playing along at Design Dollies :)

Penny said...

Penny from Design Dollies here! I really like the colours you used in both pages. And I would never have known you stuffed up the misting unless you mentioned it! Lovely work Karen.

lisa said...

Sweet LO's Karen.
Hope your little boy is fully recovered now x

Roxanne McCleary said...

I love both your pages, and the Roman guy is hilarious!

Luna said...

Ah hankyou Karen, you make me laugh...

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Sorry Henry had a bad asthma attack... I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee both your lo's!! GORGEOUS!! Thanks soooooooooooooo much for playing along with Sketchy Thursdays! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Diana Fisher said...

I really like those pages! And thanks for playing along with ST!! :)

MommyScraps said...

Thanks for playing with the Dollies Karen! Love what you did with this week's sketch!

Irini said...

Karen so sorry to hear about Henry...glad all is ok now!
Love the layouts and yes the Ronaldo story is freaky.....

Leah the Orange said...

so glad Henry is okay - sounds like a bit of a scare there! it's always nice to get back home after a fiasco like that.

LOVE your pages - the different patterned papers are fabulous (i like to mix and match, too!) - thanks so much for joining us in the Dollhouse!

as for "tom"... i like his shorts tan!