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Lola butterfly

So all good intentions to draw over the holidays went out the window. Things have been happening, primarily life and just getting stuff done before Winter kicks in. (If farm life bores you just scroll, scroll, scroll down to the end of the post to see the drawing :)

So, what's been on?

Permaculture classes & open days and the biggest compost heap known to man. Okay, maybe not to man, but surely Hoddles Creek. LOL. Erin and I built a massive 10 metre long  x 1.5 metre wide heap almost as tall as we are which is happily composting away getting ready for the Spring plant-a-palooza.

Weaning and halter training this girl so that she can follow in her mum's footsteps and become a house cow. This way we can sell on to a loving home rather than heading to the freezer (it's hard not to get more attached to the Jersey's calves - we handle them so much more, it's nice to have a better option available for the girls). I'm calling her "Honey".

What's the n…


Have you seen Sandy Hunter's gorgeous new pattern, Lola? Love, love.

I was thrilled when Sandy asked me to experiment with Lola before the reveal on her blog, so exciting!

I managed to squeeze in some Lola play during the craziness that has been my life over the past few weeks. Here's my favourite:

Yep, you guessed it - a feather. hahaha. Can't help myself. Lola has great flow and works perfectly for this. I can see it in a stack of future swirly drawings.

To see all of Sandy's wonderful samples (I adore the butterfly versions and frankly, am incredibly jealous that I didn't think of using Lola that way myself!!!), a few more small ones from me, plus (most importantly) a step out of how to draw Lola visit the blog post here.

While you're there, take some time to have a good look around at Sandy's amazing work. I am in awe of her tangle remixes!

Hope the remainder of your week is fabulous - I have a sketched idea for this week's challenge  along with a d…

challenge #162 - Initial String

A whole day at home for the first time in about 2 weeks. So, so good. I have another busy few days then should finally be able to take a break and enjoy some of the school holidays. Hopefully with lots of drawing :)

This week's challenge is to use your initials as a string.  I checked out the challenge Tuesday morning and made a quick sketch on a bit of scrap paper (along with some notes for a garage sale) I liked it but didn't have time to expand on the idea:

Today I did :)

Here's where I started (I took some artistic licence with the "w" to fit my idea):

"in progress" pic:

My mum, Ann, is on my mind a lot right now - this is her "A":

Hope your weekend is wonderful - mine is going to be crazy!