Thursday 29 May 2008

When the day breaks

I came across this beauty on milk and cookies blog who explains how they did it too.
It was created by Wendy Tilby and Amanda Forbis.
You can watch a larger version of it here
And it certainly deserves a bigger screen.

Tuesday 27 May 2008


Illustration Friday's topic this week is 'Worry'
I've put the two worriers up 'cause I'd love to know which one others find better or worse as the case may be!

Monday 26 May 2008

Malevolent Magpies

My bird feeders have attracted a couple of uninvited guests, monstrous magpies!
Well monstrous is a bit extreme, they're actually beautiful to look at but their tendency to eat smaller bird's babies is rather off-putting.
Naturally their carnivorous appetite has widely discouraged my little feathered friends from visiting quite so often as they have done in the past.
I'm disgusted, this time last year I was happily enjoying the antics of the Green finch and their chicks as they figured out how the feeder worked. No sign of them this year.

I still have a few blue Tits, coal tits and great tits feeding, and chaffinches too, but there haven't been any baby birdies yet.
I keep shooing off the magpies, but they're really cheeky.
They have pecked a big hole in the bird feeder to get at the nuts, do they think they're vegetarians or something!
I just wish they'd go find some roadkill for themselves and leave my feeders alone.

Wednesday 21 May 2008

We are sailing ,Music video

Via BifSniff
This is a real favorite of mine. The music is by a Cork singer song writer, John Spillane and the animation is by Frank Prendergast.
It always puts a smile on my face.

Wednesday 14 May 2008

Pretty cool!

I wanted to do something special for my brothers wedding party so I looked into edible flowers and came up with flowery ice-cubes.

They were a great success, they looked so pretty and were the perfect party ice breaker:)

Everybody loved them...well nearly everybody...."are you sure they're edible"..."is she trying to poison us"..."is Janie really the evil Ice Queen"...ok so some of the lads were getting carried away but the ladies were most appreciative.

The primroses were the most successful, I did use daisies as well but they tended to close up a little in the ice. Violets would be sweet too, I didn't have any though.

Anyway they're easy to make and fun to use, party on dudes!

Tuesday 13 May 2008


Illustration Fridays topic this week is Electricity.
Well, on your honeymoon who needs electricity when you've got chemistry!