Santa knew it would be a long night…

…when he had only visited one timezone, and he already needed some balloons to help him back up the chimney! For last week’s Illustration Friday (and yes, i knew that it’s Thursday already!).   I’m actually thinking of making this one into a series, so keep an eye out for some more Christmas collages!

Another attempt at pastels

So I was given a link to a great pastels tutorial, and decided to have a go at a couple of little drawings.   My first attempt was a hot-air balloon, inspired by this weeks Iluustration Friday, and the design was inspired by the tutorial: After seeing the ‘overlapping the frame’ designs in the tutorial, I thought it would be perfect for the balloon design,

The return of the sew-jo

I finally got a chance to finish a t-shirt for DS that has been “this close” for a couple of weeks now. I’m not sure if the pattern is a bit small, or the fabric I used wasn’t stretchy enough, but the neckhole was too small to comfortably fit over DS1’s head. So with a bit of unpicking and fiddling, I altered the shirt so

Illustration Friday – Opinion

A week late, but never mind! November seemed to be full of politics. The American election consumed the first half of the month, and the second seemed to be full of talk about the anniversary of the Australian Federal election. So when this topic lobbed into my inbox, the first thing that sprang to mind was the phrase, “opinion poll”. So with that in mind,

Crossing over…

…from one medium to another. A while back I did a little pastel sketch of some purple flowers, and mentioned at te time that I might use it as a basis for a silk ribbon embroidery.   So when we went away a few weeks ago, I packed my embroidery box, slapped some paint on some fabric, and ended up with this: The photo isn’t

Where’s the daddy?

A common question, particularly in the late afternoons, is “Where’s the daddy?” (I’m not sure why, but whenever he asks for someone, it’s “where’s the …”)   So when the question was combined with a plaintive look out the window, I snapped some pics, which lead to this layout that I did last week.

One of life’s mysteries…

I decided on Saturday morning that my studio needed cleaning (which it did, it was a mess), and while I was going, I might just reorganise my art & craft supplies,you know, make the space more efficient. So why does the room now look worse than when I started? Hopefully the two munchkins will nap at the same time this afternoon, and I can finish

On the nightstand

My name is Little White Dove, and I am a book addict. I am a total book worm, I never not have a book on the go. My office bookshelves are crammed to overflowing with books, most read at least twice; the well-thumbed favourites, even more. My brave husband once suggested we have a book cull, and nearly found himself divorced! I love the escape

Delightful Digger

On our daily meandering to the mail box one day last week, we heard a dull roar. “Gar truck?” Asked the small one. “No, sweetie, no garbage truck today” says I. “Fire truck, mummy?”, sniff sniff, “nope, I don’t think so, baby”. “Um, pet-ril truck?”, “I’m not sure, I don’t think so”. Having exhausted his repetoire of trucks, we decided to go for a wander, and