Sheesh! What a (couple of) week(s)! The pencil-&-paint-brush-wielding hand has been furiously busy over the last 14 days, principally with illustrative matters, but also in partnership with its opposite number demolishing the constituent parts of a felled (or dismembered, as seems more appropriate, given the emotional response it’s demise has elicited among assorted friends & relations…), 30-foot (ish) Ash tree in our back garden, which activity also wreaked untold (well, I did vocalize my diagnosis, to snorts of derision…) havoc on my lower back and, um, posterior… Please accept my profuse – but no less sincere for their abundance – apologies for the unscheduled hiatus in blog activity, but I am confident that normal, erratic-but-more-frequent service will resume presently.
Being still somewhat embroiled in first draft drawings for an exciting new commission – more of which anon – and mulling over possible reifications of this week’s Illustration Friday topic, forward, (rather late in the day, granted, but a consequence of the mysterious cessation of email alerts to the unveiling of weekly word-inspirations), I commend the following pieces to you, lately completed for a friend in celebration of her niece’s outrageous cuteness, and with her very kind permission:
As a conciliatory gesture, I also offer the following by way of compensation for the dearth of new material served up so far this year, and for the rather content-light nature of today’s offering:
FREE graze box for UK blog-followers (or even just casual readers/happen-across-ers…) – with sincerest apologies to my dear and much-valued international readers: unless and until graze start despatching their delicious boxes of creativity-fuelling nibbles across the pond, I’m afraid I can’t offer you the same http://www.graze.com/p/3WGT9JP
‘Til next time, folks!