I’ve always tried to make this blog mainly about my artwork – what I show, what I’m working on, experiments, etc. – and to leave my ‘other’ life out of the mix. Lately, however, there’s been so much going on in my ‘other’ life, that it has almost completely swamped me. I haven’t as much time for frivolity, fun and the outpouring of my art soul as I used to have and I feel like I’m walking a marathon through sticky toffee…

This is what occupies me evenings, as I sit watching TV…

The tank...

Before you get any ideas and start envying me, I haven’t left my DH or my senses, (sadly!!), no! I am knitting Nick a “tank” or sleeveless jumper. It’s a lightweight aran wool, in oatmeal with nice dark flecks – sort of the opposite colourway to the model – and I am knitting 158 stitches on 4mm bamboo needles. I am not the world’s speediest knitter either – my Mum was amazing and that skill is obviously just not genetic!

Anyway, I am so happy to be nearly at the top of the armholes and tonight I shall be casting off the back and casting on the front – in theory at least! I had hoped to complete my Whimsy spread in the altered board book for Tam this afternoon, but I am simply not in the mood – my mojo said it’ll be back again tomorrow.

I had my little Micra-beast MOT’d and serviced this week and discovered how fabulous my own artwork looks printed out to A3 size… and as postcards! I found a fan in my new best friend Nathan, of Premier Digital Print (Holsworthy Industrial Estate). Look what the lad did for me:

Darkside - my personal favourite!

And this one I gave as a present to my fave mechanic, Steve – he loves it!!

Club 1830 Print!

This “beauty” is hanging in my hallway at home…

"be beautiful"

I want to get “be beautiful” printed out in different colours and I am keeping my fingers crossed, that Ian will be able to print me a T-shirt to wear at the Holsworthy Craft Fair next weekend, where I’m volunteering all day! 

Forrest of my imagination

Nathan has told me to pick my 12 favourite pieces of artwork from this year so we can print a calendar in 2 sizes – A4 (8.5″ x 11″) and A3 (twice that size!), so I shall have to choose wisely! It’s so exciting to find someone who “gets” me as much you guys do!

(Said tongue-in-cheek), I have undertaken to write a monthly column for a Carp Fishing magazine from a female angler’s perspective… aswell as building my own artist’s website where I can sell my art independently, take commissions, collaborate with other artists, write, video and post tutorials, etc. It’s going to be great when I finish, but I shall still blog here – you don’t get rid of me that easily!!!!

Mwahahahahahahaaaaaaaaaaa….. 🙂

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  1. Looking forward to getting the top and just so you know…I am better looking than the model…rofl

  2. Love the art in this post. I haven’t knitted for ages, maybe I should get the needles out so at least I do something while watching TV!

  3. Wow, Rosie what a great idea to get your own work printed. I shall have to look into this.
    I just love @Forest of my Imagination’ – it’s fantastic!
    Good luck with the tank top!

  4. Pat

     /  November 6, 2010

    way to go Rosie, you have got there, love the tank top or the old fashioned word pullover, wished I could knit but no only crochet 😦 I hope that all your art works sell and your calendar get as famous as the WI one lol. you are a clever and talented lady, love you.

  5. so much beauty to see!!!
    Love the RED painting!!!

  6. Rosie, it’s exciting to see your work “in print”! Best of luck with your new website (AND that sweater vest)!!!! Hugs, Terri


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