Wednesday, 30 January 2008

The Last Lighthouse Keeper

I've been reading a lovely little novel called "The Last Lighthouse Keeper" by Alan Titchmarsh. The descriptions of the Cornish coast have reminded me of some wonderful childhood holidays that I spent in that part of the country, and so inspired me in today's ACEO offering...

Monday, 28 January 2008

Mini England - a New ACEO

The weather here has turned a little dull here again this afternoon, so I decided that a real EXPLOSION of colour was needed to brighten up the day...!!

Wednesday, 23 January 2008

Butterfly painting for a special card

Just a small piece, which I have recently completed for a retirement card; it's a card made for a very, very special man - namely, my Dad!
Have a wonderful retirement, Dad!
The butterfly is a British butterfly, the Painted Lady.

Wednesday, 9 January 2008

Just a few ACEO doodles...

I've been doodling in the studio recently, producing a few fun new ACEOs along the way...!

Ravens at the Tower of London

Legend has it that should the ravens ever leave the Tower of London, the White Tower will crumble and a great disaster shall befall England...!
It is thought that there have been at least six ravens in residence at the Tower of London for centuries. It is said that King Charles II of England ordered their removal following complaints from John Flamsteed, the Royal Astronomer. However, they were not removed because Charles was then told of the legend that if the ravens ever leave the Tower of London, the White Tower, the monarchy, and the entire kingdom would fall. Charles, following the time of the English Civil War, superstition or not, was not prepared to take the chance, and instead had the observatory moved to Greenwich!

Wednesday, 2 January 2008

Raven ACEO

Firstly, a very HAPPY NEW YEAR to my readers!

I am now back in the studio again after the holidays, and took some time out to create my very first ACEO of the new year. Ravens seem to be the new 'in' theme in the world of ACEOs right now, so I decided to put on my creative thinking cap and come up with an unusual design: