Wednesday, June 11, 2008


Ok! I know I need to show some new work but you will have to forgive me at least for a couple of days. My daughter is getting married and I have 4 bridesmaid dresses to make and suit for myself before my sewing machine gets packed and I head off to a new home. I am taking a week off work next week and intend to alternate sewing and drawing for a luxurious 7 days so there should be something new coming soon! I hope!

But I had to post just to say that I have sold another 2 pastels - and for the first time experience a pang of sadness as I say goodbye to them. I particularly liked these pieces but intend to do paintings of them so will be revisiting them soon.

Friday, June 06, 2008


I drew this sheep for a friend on a virtual Christmas present exchange on WetCanvas! a couple of years ago. I've been having some work framed recently and decided that Sheep deserved a frame too. A great friend asked if I would sell him when she saw him framed so here is my second sale for this week! Could this be a forecast of things to come or a total fluke? There is nothing like dreaming!!!

“If someone wants a sheep, then that means that he exists”
Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Monday, June 02, 2008

New Year's Resolutions - failed again!

My New Year's resolution for this year was to produce vast amounts of artwork - ok, I'll revise that. My New Year's resolution for this year was to produce a regular supply of work, to post on my blog at least on a weekly basis and I have failed on both counts.

Life, basically got in the way! I know, its a lousy excuse!

Anyway, I'm here today - not to post anything new but to shout out about a new Blog that I am linking to. Michael Newberry has joined the blogging world - AT LAST!!! I would heartily recommend everyone to go and take a look!

And also I am happy to say I have sold a picture - the pastel ....... just checking .... three posts ago ..... "Family Affair". Always nice to make a sale and just the boost I needed. So now I am going to make a Half New Year's Resolution - is that what you make in the middle of the year? - and say that I am going to post at least once a week and do more art!

"New Year's Day… now is the accepted time to make your regular annual good resolutions. Next week you can begin paving hell with them as usual"
Mark Twain
all artwork is copyright of Anita Murphy 2006/2007/2008/2009