Tuesday, 29 January 2008
Now there's a surprise.....Smudgies dreaming of Star Gazey pie - who would have thought it.
Friday, 18 January 2008
Smudgies tummy rumbled, all this exercise was making him hungry and it must be at least an eternity since the tiny morsel of fish he had for breakfast. He sat and look adoringly at Anjelica, projecting pictures of fish at her as hard as he could. She was still making the wobbly things and chasing after them. Smudgies meowed and thought hard again. Anjelica stopped and said "Yes, Smudgies this is hot and thirsty fun. Time for ice cream I think." Smudgies ears pricked up "Yum" he thought and wondered hopefully if the shop would have any fish flavoured ones. Anjelica giggled as she guessed what he was thinking "No silly," she said "but I could chop some salmon and put it with the ice cream in your special bowl at home, if you like?" Smudgies rubbed around her legs purring loudly "Perfect" he thought.
Tuesday, 15 January 2008
Smudgies would happily spend the majority of his time sleeping and dreaming of the passion of his life.....'Stargazey Pie'. The rest of his time would be spent contentedly scoffing up the aforementioned pie, but Anjelica quite often has different ideas on this! Smudgies being a non-selfish kitty, 9 times out of 10 goes along with her. After all she is the maker of 'the pie of dreams' and the purchaser of fish and keeping her happy is in his best interests. Plus he is as curious (or is that just plan nosey?) as most cats and likes to keep an eye on what is going on. Who knows on one adventure they might find a treasure trove of pies or a hidden stash of salmon....Smudgies is rather partial to salmon on non pie days.
Anjelica loves to play, especially out of doors and can always find a 100 ways to get either dirty or into mischief.
On days where she has to stay in she loves to bake, knit (now there's a surprise) and play pretend.
She has an extensive rack of costumes for such days. Smudgies will tolerate wearing the odd tiara or bandage, but draws the line at more than that. A cat has his dignity after all.
So, it is my job to share Anjelica's life and stories with you, as and when she decides to share them with me.....I think we might have a lot of adventures and fun in her world......
(to be continued.)
Saturday, 12 January 2008
The fish and bowl are courtesy of J. I adapted some rather ancient Jean Greenhow patterns to get the basic shapes.
The head needed major changes but with a bit of fiddling, I got there and am pleased with the result. It filled most of Friday afternoon and evening but I enjoyed myself. Knitted on 3.25mm they were quite a quick and satisfying knit. All the skills I used to use when I worked as a doll maker came back - including how to do hair out or wool. I wanted a scruffy look - like the drawings - I think I got it ok.
So now I have them in 3D to inspire my drawings or not as the case may be - they were fun and I am happy :-D
Friday, 11 January 2008
'Tomboy days Rock!'
This one was drawn for J - (family joke) and it has a story to go with it. But I find it hard enough putting my pictures up let alone the stuff I write. Maybe one day I'll do it, but for now pictures will have to do.
I've completed drawing 29 in the series so far and they are getting better and better and my head is swimming with ideas - I have a list - but if anyone else can think of something 'cool/cute/funny' for AB and Smudgies to do - give me a shout!
Tuesday, 8 January 2008
So I decided she needed her own blog. Where I can post all the pictures, and stories of her life and adventures.
She shares her world with her fat ginger cat Smudgies who shares her adventures, when he isn't snoozing and who has a passionate regard for Star-gazey Pie!
Please come back and visit - as Anjelica's world is a great place to be.
(Anjelica Button is my own invention and is not based on anyone (other than bits of me as a child) in real life. She is my creation and is copyrighted under 'dogwomendon't designs'. I am happy to share her with you - but please don't steal her or print off my pictures and use them - thank you.