Monday, 30 April 2012

A glimmer of light

With the very sad loss of my Grandfather yesterday, I spent the day today with very mixed emotions. I sat in front of the candle that I lit on Friday night to help me ease the pain and as I looked at it I realised that I was feeling like a helpless 8 year old again. With it this illustration came to my mind. 
To all my family and to everyone who knew the very dapper, cheeky Wallace D'Cruze I wish you all strength and hope that with time the pain of our loss will subside and memories of this remarkable character will warm our hearts.

Saturday, 28 April 2012

Illustration Friday- Jump

Dear all;

Well here I am again after an emotional roller coaster of a week and relieved that Illustration Fridays topic for the week tie in with an illustration that I recently completed for a teaching course.
With my official return to work after Maternity leave this week I have typically had to deal with my daughter being sick in the middle of the night on Tuesday and my Granddad in hospital who is slowly leaving us to be back in the arms with my nanny the love of his life. I am going to miss him so much but I know that where he is going he will find eternal happiness and most of all no physical pain.

My relief is that as my own boss I haven't had to call into the office on my first week back and ask for time off!!!!! *puts thumb on nose, wiggles fingers and sticks out tongue* at bad luck.

Thank you for stopping by.

Love & Art to you all x x x x

Saturday, 14 April 2012

Illustration Friday- Puzzled

Mimi was puzzled why her friends didn't like school as much as she did?

Dear all, well here I am with very,very exciting news. Live,Love and Doodle is starting to get commissions. The amazing power of the internet. It is such an amazing feeling to share your art and to enjoy your job. I get a bigger thrill from sitting at my easel producing these doodles than I thought possible. In the past I have had the opportunity to work on incredible movies and dress actors who are the glitterati but now that I am being contacted to produce art I  feel that I have finally arrived.
So last night with the cogs turning I took myself to bed to consult my pillow on the projects that lay ahead of me when all of a sudden I shiver at the thought of my daughter in bed without her favourite toy. I got up instantly and went to her room and there in her arms was her pink rabbit Mimi. Again I return to my bed and start to fall asleep when out of nowhere the image of this picture comes into my mind. Mimi my 3rd daughter. What would she be like if she was real?
It was one of those moments, I turned the light on grabbed my sketch pad from under my bed and doodled.

I hope you are all well. Thanks for stopping by.

Love to you all x x x

Thursday, 5 April 2012

Illustration Friday- Return

It is the return of Easter and to mark this I have doodled a picture of my gorgeous nephew Leo.

I'm working hard to develop my style and I must admit I am not 100% happy with this piece but I am being kind to myself and laboured to finished the watercolour instead of abandoning it in the old Elena way. A momentous achievement for me.

I hope you all have a wonderful holiday. Enjoy your families and most of all eat chocolate. Lots of it.

Toodle Doodles x x