Juggling life through a bi-polar lens. Sometimes up, sometimes down. Mostly trying to tread water in the middle. Creating a likeness to a normal life. Whatever "normal" is...

Friday, 2 March 2007

Coming back soon!

Hi all!

This is a recent pic of my cat, Fluffy, using me as a sofa.

I hope I can get back to drawing again soon. There never seems to be enough hours in the day or enough room in my head lately. But I seem to feel a change coming on, so please bookmark me and come back soon!

Thanks for all the encouraging comments.

In December, I made packs of "notelets" using scans of my cat pictures and sold them at £1 a pack for a local Cat Sanctuary. They all sold out at a Christmas Bazaar. It was great! Thanks for all the feedback, without which I mightn't have had the confidence to make them...

27 comments:

Margaret said...

I hope you manage to do some more soon. You have a real talent. Don't waste it, will you!

(I suppose that Bear is taking up a lot of your time...)

Gattina said...

Thanks for the comments on my blogs. I just saw you love drawing cats ! You should go to my http://gattinapaintings.blogspot.com/ I paint to 98 % cats !

Your little sofa user is so cute, did you see my four cats ? they are my models too, lol ! (my cats and funny stories)

Gattina said...

So sorry I mixed you up ! You know of course already my paintings. With all these mails today I get confused ! My Altzenheimer is starting due to my high age, lol !

Helena said...

LOL! That's ok I know what you mean- I have enough trouble recognising my next door neighbour in her own driveway, let alone people in cyberspace!

I do love your paintings. There's a link to them on my blog, I hope others find them.

Cergie said...

Hello ! coucou !
I'm remembering of bob !
He said that you love cat too and I can see taht it's true
Black cats are godsend for a photographer They are so cute and give a good light to the picture

Marit Cooper said...

Hi Helena! No I don't mind one bit :-) I don't draw my cats all that often, mainly because they don't like it. I do sneak up on them sometimes though... Mab

Helena said...

Hi Marit, I've added a link to your blog at the foot of mine.

Beth said...

Hi Helena - sorry it took me so long to get back. Your work keeps getting better and better. I love it. Those eyes are always mezmerizing (sp?). If I sent you some photos of my Tucker would you draw him? You could take your time. I want you to do your homework first! I sound like your mother, but you know what I mean...

Love ya, Beth

david mcmahon said...

Hi Helena,

Wow, you are blessed with many talents. The Jack Russell artwork is terrific.

Let me know when you update the site. Am just about to post a link on my blog.

Wonderful stuff.

David

Helena said...

Thank you David!

I don't know why it is that I can't get round to drawing something new for the site. It was my intention to do one a week.

I had been using really cheap pencils. Then, for Xmas, my paartner bought me some Derwents- about £40 for a set. He got me two sets.

Since then I haven't drawn a thing.

Funny, when he suggested them for my birthday in November I had a hunch that it would put me off drawing, so he didn't get them. Then he got them for Xmas instead.

Isn't it weird that they had this effect? You'd think I'd pounce on them hungrily and draw all the more!

I don't understand my own brain!

But I have collected a couple of pictures here that I am looking at doing..... I really must have a go.

I'll certainly let you know!

Thanks again,
Helena

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karoline said...

i absolutely adore your sketches, you are very talented..thankyou for sharing.
k

Scala said...

Hi Helena…
Thanks for the nice comments you made in my blog. I visit yours. I amazed with your drawings don’t give up you have talent. I wish I could draw like that…
See you
Greetings from Portugal

Helena said...

Scala and Karoline,

Thank you for your encouraging words. I've now chosen my subject for the next picture. My confidence is practically zero. But I'll have a go this week!!!

Gulp...

happy in my 40s(well sort of) said...

Thank you for your comment on my blog. I see we are both lovers of cats. Take care..

Chewy said...

Bob's Mum?

Bob's Mum!

Why have I not been here before? Please, please come back and draw some more. I just posted an old cat painting of mine. - Not an old cat, but an old painting of a cat.

I'm a cat lover.

B.T.Bear (esq.) said...

Yup, Chewy, this is Mama. Don't worry, we're all nagging her to draw something.

Now we know you're a cat lover we'll add that to the pressure....

HAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAAA

;@}

Alison said...

Hi Helena,
Thanks for visiting my blog. I will add you to my sidebar if that is OK. Your sketches are wonderful...I love the Boo one of the kitten:-)
Take care,
Alison x

aMmadz said...

Hey Helena, your cat looks nice, a simple blog. thanks for the comment in Group, aaand about my last post, was on Chelsea.. It would be fair if most of us don't hate them.. Cheerio

The Ivory Tower said...

You have a definite talent and certainly do not need to apologize for any of your endeavors. I do a lot of graphices but in the realm of image manipulation. I do appreciate a true artist like you....jim
http://shilohstower.blogspot.com/

Meanie the baby dragon said...

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Chuck

Chalkhills Collective said...

I wish I could draw! It would be great to see some more of your work.

Chalky

Lady_T said...

WOW, your drawings are amazing! Thanks for visiting me! :)

Shrink Wrapped Scream said...

Isn't it always the case, the only people who have faith in you, is anyone but you? What poem is appearing in this anthology? I'd love to see it.. or is that not allowed (sorry, I'm really clumsy around these things, I simply don't know any better)?

self taught artist said...

what a surprise to hear from you and to see you've been drawing a few different subjects AND a major blog make-over. good job!
I'm impressed you made notelets and put them out there in the world...and that they sold out is marvelous. very good stuff to read :)
take care and keep drawing!

Helena said...

Thank you ALL for your messages, both here and in emails. You sort of kept the blog alive (or at least, non-deleted!) in my absence!

I hope you like the new look....

sandyshares said...

Fluffy is a looker. I lost one like this this year - I cannot even say her name it hurts too much

shelly said...

helena look how awesomly talented you are! your drawings are just beautiful! and so are your kitties!!!!!
thank you for the lovely comments on my blog :) i really appreciate your kindness :) xxx shelly