drawing Skyla...

It's been so lovely going through old photo's of the girls this week.

I've been brushing up on my observational drawing skills using old photo's as reference.
Skyla has always ( and still is! ) been a thumb sucker! She would calmly observe all goings on behind her thumb and not react to any stressful situation, ( eg. big sister plonking rabbit ears on you and Mum taking a photos ), it would all be taken in her thumb sucking stride.

I have this gorgeous picture on my desk of Sky's eyes as she sucks her thumb,
 watching the world go by,
I wish I had a penny for them.

I'm listing a new print in my Etsy and Folksy shops of Skyla sat reading Michael Morpurgo's 'Dancing bear' in a tree on holiday in the Isle of Wight a couple of years ago. 

Sky had to read the book for summer holiday home work. 
We'd stopped for a picnic and Sky took her book into a nearby tree which had a natural reading seat in it, so I took lots of photo's for future reference which resulted in the above screen print. 

 I don't normally print so many colours but I wanted to try and capture all the texture of the tree foliage.

I love drawing my kids!

This year feels so great and exciting,
We're going to be celebrating this weekend as today marks the end of year 2 in remission! 
Fan bloody tastic!
In only 6 months time I will be at the half way point of my remission and it will be 3 years since my diagnosis, 
I'll definitely be playing my anthem,  Skindo le le by Alive on top volume as I drink a little fizz toasting to
happy days!
Have an ace weekend!


  1. This IS GREAT news lisa, enjoy the bubbles!!! XX

  2. Brilliant Lisa, hope you enjoy the celebrations!! Well done you for battling through, love your print, I remember when you took the photos, the last sketch is really cute :)


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