Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Painting

I have been finding a little time for painting too, even if its between running of to India, manically DIY-ing and packing up orders and painting window frames in white primer.... which is nothing like painting pictures pretty colours.


The Westie hall of fame, fit for the great hall of the Westie family depicting several generations of brave little dogs. Great Uncle Westie whose portrait was painted just before running away to sea, where he developed a taste for piratically fancy biscuits so found himself a place as a first officers on a cruise liner. A second cousin twice removed who was was a merry old soul and had been awarded the highland cross for great service, and bravery in the great war. Great Grandma Westie whose pastry was the lightest and tastiest and made her famous pies and a young rascal who was so ran and ran and ran as fast as the wind...........

14 comments:

twiggypeasticks said...

They are soooo gorgeous, clever lady :)
Twiggy x

The Bunns said...

Gotta know some famous Westies!

Libby said...

Such interesting lives these Westies lead!

Clare said...

Hi Jo, I love your hall of fame - what wonderful westies they are!

The very best to you and Kimball - and the bump!

Clare x

Elizabeth said...

Glad to see you in the blogosphere again.
How wonderful to go to India - sounds madly exotic and wonderful.

A Saucerful Of Secrets said...

Hi Joanna,
Looks like you had a wonderful time in India and made it back safely.Just wanted to wish you a very Merry Christmas.Give Captain Rupert an extra carrot for me.Best Wishes from Annie x

tlc illustration said...

Darling doggies. Clever you to fit painting time in between everything else!

Cowboys and Custard said...

I think I remember seeing these charming little canines on your sketch pad at the fair..So lovely to see them brought to life with paint and colour..
Wishing you dear Jo, Kimball and baby to be.. a wonderful Christmas together and much to look forward to in the New Year..
With lots of love
Michele xx

Alison Boon said...

Definitely a book or two to be written about those Westies.

ellie said...

They are so sweet ! Congratulations on your "bump", exciting news ! Happy new year, Ellie

louise said...

Happy New Year Jo. I love the paintings and the tales attached to them. x

gingerwine said...

I love your illustrations! I have a feeling that I read we went to the same art college in Bristol (We didn't know each other I don't think!)

Sam x

MILLY said...

Just catching up and read your wonderful news. Congratulations and best wishes for March. The trip to India looks fabulous, glad you had a lovely time together, the three of you.
Best wishes Eileen x

Rosa said...

Cute!