Sunday 27 July 2014

Handmade Monday 178

Welcome to another Handmade Monday!  These weeks are just flying by for me at the moment - how about you?

I've been keeping busy with creating new images for the art agency, although I am waiting to get feedback on the direction the agency thinks will be best for sales.  It's still all very new and exciting.

Most of the work I'm doing now starts off as a line drawing on plain old paper...

which I then scan and complete with colour digitally. I like how I can create a pattern to fill an area of the drawing and how I can change things so easily.

I'm enjoying the challenge of learning new digital techniques, but I think there may come a point where I feel the need to get my paints out and just get messy!  At the moment, my personalised gifts fulfil that need to a degree - but there are so many ideas buzzing around in my head and messy paint techniques are at the heart of many of them!

Speaking of getting messy, that's exactly what Guide Dog puppy Quentin did this week.  Alongside all the training, people often forget that Guide Dog puppies are just like all other puppies and they still need to play.  He had lots of fun with my daughters' two dogs this week at Carr Mill Dam.  The water is irresistible to Molly and Max...

and it didn't take Quentin long to join them!  I only have one photo of him actually in the water, and he's obscured by greenery

but he did thoroughly enjoy himself!

It was a lot of fun, but a great opportunity to practise his recall too - distractions like playing with other dogs make it harder to call him back but he did pretty well.  He does keep checking where I am when he's off lead, which I'm sure is a good sign.

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Lilly's Mom said...

It's fascinating how you create your lovely cards. Quentin is an adorable "little" dog. I loved the photos you shared.

Unknown said...

I can understand why Quentin wanted to jump in with his friends, lovely way to cool off in this weather! Glad you're going through an exciting patch with the art agency! Clare x

Lucy Blossom said...

It does sound very exciting creating things for an art agency, and I think we should all join Quentin in the water with all this glorious sunshine.

Ginx Craft said...

I do love everything about the caravan graphic. The colours, the bunting, the spottiness.

Free Spirit Designs said...

It sounds like you're coming on leaps and bounds with your digital techniques, its always fun getting to know a new creative medium isn't it.

I completely identify with your need for a variety of mediums to work in though, i think it helps keep things fresh and interesting :)

On a hot summer's day there is nothing happier than a dog in water! It lovely to see Quentin having fun :) x