Sunday, December 5, 2010

Illustratio Friday - Prehistoric and Sunday sketch!

Hi guys, what a busy week it's been! Things are getting hectic at home as we approach the end of the school year over here so my eldest has been busy preparing for the school concert and we've had lots of excursions and school fairs etc. Our gardening business is flat out especially now that we've been under water for the last week. We've had so much rain in the last week, our dams, which were once as low as 33%, are now at full capacity. I've lived here for 17 years now and this is the first time I've seen them full and I've never seen so much rain. It's wonderful so have the life back in the country side and not be surrounded by dust. But it's also stopped the hubby from going out to work as the weather has been so bad. I think we've been in drought for about 10 years now so you can imagine how it's changed the country side already!!


Here is my piece for this weeks illustration Friday theme 'Prehistoric'. The first thing that came to mind with this word for me was just how prehistoric dragonflies look. So I googled them as I was thinking of drawing one. I do love dragonflies.....then I came across some information which took me in another direction, how dragonflies used to be very large, and this image popped into my head. It's just a quickie as we had another busy day today. My oldest boy had his grading for Tae Kwon Do, and so we went along to that, he did so well we were so proud and he even got awarded a trophy for his achievements over the last few months!! He was so proud too!!

I was supposed to be doing another market yesterday but due to our crazy weather it was cancelled, I'm hoping to do another one next weekend instead as I've been flat out making heaps more pendants which I'm also slowly adding to my shop. It's so addictive!! Here are a couple of shots of  some of my newest pieces I've got lots more to add!






We are also having computer problems again, it's getting sent back for the second time to the warrenty people, so that's why I've not been blogging as much as I normally do or visiting all my blog friends. It's so frustrating, today it seems to be working fine but we never know when it's going to even log on in the mornings so we use it when we can. Hopefully this time they'll fix it properly! So annoying!

Hope you're all having a good weekend and I shall try to visit you all! :0)

9 comments:

Louise said...

Such beautiful pendants! Crazy weather here too. Yesterday my daughter's school Christmas fayre was cancelled due to the snow. A little ironic I though - if you can't have snow at a christmas fayre when can you have it?!

Penny said...

Hi Nic, love your take on Illustration Friday theme 'Prehistoric'. Reminded me heaps of the many photos of Aboriginal cave paintings that I've seen. Love your new pendants too! xxx

EVA said...

I love the sketch!! How perfect for the theme in your wonderful style!!

(Beautiful pendants too)

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

Love the Prehistoric piece very nicely done! The pendents are amazing! Very beautiful indeed! I likey a lot! Great job. Thanks so much for kind words. I so appreciate each of them. You are too kind. Wishing you a very Happy Holiday!
Hugs
V

Cathy Bueti said...

Hi Nicola! Love the new sketch! And your pendants are so beautiful! Love the one with the butterfly!

Thanks for your nice comment on my blog yesterday! To answer your question about the header . . . I uploaded my photo to picnik (where you can do free photo editing) and cropped the photo to 700x300 and then used clicked on text and was able to choose that cool font to put on top of the image! Hope this helps!

Julia Christie said...

Continue to love all your pendants - really beautiful stuff!

Hugs and smiles

Fair Rosamund said...

Great sketch, I love the idea of giant dragonflies! :) All of the pendants are so lovely too :) Computer problems are so annoying, I hope you can get it fixed! ~Lauren

Jessie said...

Great jewellery! Dragonflies are so enjoyable to draw, what a lovely painting. I was going to draw seahorses for Illustration Friday but I'm a bit behind this week! xx

the GyPsY said...

I like dragon flies, too. Your prehistoric is great.

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