Wednesday, 7 May 2014


The Granite worksurfaces are (almost) done - they have to return Friday to put the granite window sill in but they've fitted the new sinks and tap and cut the channels in the granite which will provide drainage (rather than having a stainless steel draining board).    The water supply is turned back on but the sink isn't usable today.     The new hob is in and working.  The cooker is in but not connected yet.

All the cupboard carcases are in place with doors/drawers to follow and the under-cupbard lighting needs to be installed. 

So things are coming together and I'm assured all will be finished by end of play Friday .....

I had hoped to start work on a new commission today - yes, I've started accepting them again as I'm not going to be working on exhibition pieces for a while.  But, with all the noise and mess I couldn't concentrate.  I'm out most of the day tomorrow but will probably outline the dog and hopefully make a start on him on Friday (a lovely Labrador).    

The coloured pencils will go away for a while now as the commissions will be done in pastel (adding more dust in the house LOL

I finished my little squirrel coloured pencil drawing.    I chose the squirrel as I wanted to use an old mount/frame I came across when tidying up in the shed and he fitted the bill (or the frame to be precise).

Coloured pencil on grey pastelmat


  1. :) The squirrel is fabulous, Sue!!! And I love how you framed the work.
    Thank you for your encouraging comment on the rose - encouraging because I am wondering where to go with it, and if I even like it! Perhaps time to put it away for a few days, and work on something else???
    As for Bruno, I'm looking forward to another "disciplined" session today! :)
    Kathryn XX

  2. the squirrel looks great in that format, really works well with the pose the squirrel is in :)

  3. The rose is looking fabulous Kathryn but I agree if you have doubts then put it to one side for a few days and come back to it with fresh eyes ... don't risk spoiling it.

    Hi Jennifer. I've got hundreds of photos of squirrels in my garden but usually they're raiding the bird feeders or digging in the flower tubs and causing havoc so its good to actually draw one of the little bu**ers at last!

  4. What a bummer that the work isn't finished yet but your squirrel looks great.

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