Monday, November 28, 2005


* brighton pier "as you see it" for boo

* a mystical winter morning (emphasis on the mystical element) for my sweet girl.

(and no, i haven't forgotten frank's kitten... i've just forgotten how to draw them)

Sunday, November 27, 2005


i had some issues getting this project done, after seeing the results of vanessa's efforts. but, after giving myself a hard time for a) being crap, and b) procrastinating, i just thought fuck it, this is not about being good at art, it's about getting back into my creativity. these are excercises in creativity, and i need to just _do_ them and not beat myself up over the results. so here we are, two pics that are to my eyes ugly, but they serve the purpose of this excercise. sketch for vanessa... ta daa....

Wednesday, November 23, 2005


yup, that's right, i followed through. twice infact.
so here you go mike and fishboy.

mike, incase you're wondering about the subject matter, those sculptures by paratene matchett are one of my favourite things about wellington. so to me it totally sums up "something wellington". and the silver splatters... rain of course.
and thanks for bearing with me fb, it worked out in the end. spring colours, and freesias (favourite spring smell). oh, and the pic of tulips in the top left-ish? ...from a packet of tissues. yep, it's hayfever season for me. :-)
coming soon: cafe scene for vanessa, and a kittykat for frank.

Thursday, November 17, 2005


so, i have four projects to work on:

*draw a cafe scene for vanessa

*paint something wellington for mike

*a spring-theme collage for fishfiend

*draw a kitten for frank-of-no-link ;-)

eek! but at the same time, yay! so give me a few days or a week or something and i'll get back to you with pics to prove it.

Monday, November 14, 2005


in an attempt to get back into doing some art, i've asked my good friend fishmaster to set me some sort of small creative project each week... and to make sure i do it. thanks for agreeing to do it, fb. so to prove that i am sticking to it i'll post each one on here. and any of you readers out there (hello? hello?) let it be known that you're all more than welcome to make artistic requests of me. it's my challenge to you... go on, i dare you.

Friday, November 11, 2005

i don't seem to be able to find the words to write about rod's funeral yesterday. it was very moving, and has left me with a feeling of overwhelming sadness and loss, and at the same time a sparkle of inspiration. perhaps i'll be able to write more some other time.
for those of you who aren't bookcrossers, sign up NOW. please. it's worth while spending a couple of minutes discovering it. such a great idea. oh, and if you'd like to list me (bo-star) as the person who referred you, then all the better. makes my profile look good. ;-)
right, back to my clutter clearing. and more on that later no doubt...

Monday, November 07, 2005

fucking blogger ate my post.
i am really gutted that rod donald is dead. he was a good man.
i have no words.

Thursday, November 03, 2005


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