I was a right Grinch around Christmastime for YEARS. I guess it came purely out of teenage angst and then battling with confusing Australian Christmas traditions. But last year I found love for it again. My festive range was limited in 2014, but I spent most of my post-Christmas days off drawing for this year! I've been super keen to get them onto real pots and I'm REALLY enjoying this year's festive making.
These plates are awaiting some touches of gold, then destined for Manx National Heritage:
Last Sunday morning we joined the good people of the Isle of Man Society of Architects for their Big Draw event. Our muse was the Sea Terminal - somewhat of an icon in Douglas and a prominent childhood location for me, as my Dad worked in one of the offices for about 15 years - and was surprisingly fun to draw! After an hour (ish), our fingers were suitably cold and we piled into Noa Bakehouse for hot chocolate and croissants. It was a most pleasant was to spend a Sunday morning!
The first half of my festive consignment for Manx National Heritage is complete:
I still love my 'open' sign. I might never get bored of photographing it...
Last night we yurted! We also learnt that we need to brush up on our fire safety skills. But it was a lovely one-night escape and I'd highly recommend Saba's Glen Yurts!