Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Christmas is coming!!!

Well It's certainly festive in here. The Christmas tunes are keeping me busy whilst I work away at my doodles and I love it! 

I've had the pleasure of seeing a couple of school Nativity plays today. I found it so inspiring that I'm contemplating taking my sketch book up to bed with me where I will cwtsh up with my hot water bottle and see what I come up with. It's just the sweetest thing seeing the kids on stage singing their little hearts out. As parents all round smile with pride. I always like to look out for the characters. The one that isn't happy to be dressed up, the one who eagerly searches out for their family and waves with happiness once they've been located and finally the cheeky one who will stand there and stick their tongue out and pull faces. It's all fabulously heart warming! x x x

If I don't get to be on here before the big day arrives I will wish you al now a wonderful Christmas and leave you with a few old festive illustrations.

Big Warm and hugs to you all x x

Elena x x x x x 

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Illustration Friday- Radio

Hello to you all x x x Just a short post. I'm so busy at the moment wrapping up the book that I'm working on that I had to raid through my portfolio to see what illustrations I have that contained a radio!

 I eventually found one from last years London Welsh Fun Day. It was a lovely little commission which had me painting and photoshopping confidently (Hurray I tell the world proudly!) the London Skyline and every Welsh Speaking child's favourite TV chick. 'CYW' X 

Good night to you all. Remember if you are on Facebook you can see more of my work. Just search for Live, Love & Doodle. Come on over it's a happy page x 


Sunday, 31 August 2014

Metamorphosis- From Water Baby to Academic x

Just a quick post today as I have a million and one things to get on with. Primarily a search for my youngest daughters school bag? Where could it be? 

I haven't participated on Illustration Friday for like EVER!!!!!!! So here is my submission for metamorphosis. I have real mixed emotions about this transition. As a kid the only thing that got me through it was the knowledge that September would bring my Birthday. Now as an adult I get excited for my girls. The wonder of knowledge and how fortunate they are to have such freedom to play, grow and develop x x 

Thursday, 21 August 2014

My dear friends. I am so embarrassed that I have been away for so long. It seems I find it hard to do everything. My Blogger has been neglected! * Hangs head low and slaps wrist*
 I can't believe it has been a whole year since I last posted. *What a year it has been* 

                            Book covers have been illustrated and sold

                                          Fights have been had

                                                            Anxiety has followed

                                 And thankfully Mindfulness restored

If I could have one of those film montages you would have see a woman at the brink, saved, enlightened and once again on track and heading for triumph. Hurray I hear you say!!! 

So like countless other mothers I find myself at the end of another summer holiday. *Looks at watch counts the hours, seconds and minutes* I think it's the smell of all the new school stationary in the air. The sharp pencils and empty notebooks ready to be filled with ideas. New beginnings. Everything is possible. 

It's great to be back and I look forward to sharing my news with you. Here's to all who live and work hard for the dream xx 

Be kind to yourselves, It's best feeling in the world x x x x x x