A watercolour postcard home

Lucky lucky me - I recently got a freebie set of watercolour postcards from Cass Art in Liverpool. When we took our week's vacation in Wales this last week, I knew that I would have lots of spare time as my daughter and her friend had tonnes of revision to do for their forthcoming A levels. What better way to spend it than painting?!

If you follow me on Instagram you'll have seen that I regularly walk my friend's Fox Red Labrador (who has the most impossibly short and cutest legs that I have ever seen on a lab) so the first postcard home was addressed to Rory. We were staying on the coast in Wales, and Rory is a HUGE fan of water....

Next on the list was my wonderful Dad. He used to breed budgies when he was a lad, and I now own two beautiful budgies that we are hoping will breed, so it made perfect sense to me to paint my budgies at the seaside for him

I was wondering what to paint next when a seagull flew by. My in-laws live by the sea and love bird watching, so this was for them...

My very dear friend has an elderly black labrador who's beach visiting days are sadly over, he can't walk very far at all these days

What next? We met a very friendly bunch of sheep (yes, I know that they are really a flock, but such friendly animals deserve a friendlier collective noun) so my Aunt got this one

Now feeling in a VERY silly mood, my other aunt loves orchids and is very good at persuading them to flower year after year

And that's my postcard list covered :D

I still had time to spare, so on my facebook page I asked what else I should take to the beach...this suggestion pinged right back to me!

Do you think this counts as proof of posting? Hehehee

And here are all my paintings from our short stay. What fun!

Sketch Diary April 2015

Oh dear me a whole month has passed without me writing any blog posts! If you've missed me you can connect with me on facebook, twitter or instagram, I'm around and chatting most days on those platforms :)

Here's a brief glimpse into my life during April

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