There’s a cow in the basement …

… what are ya gonna do?

Luvvit, that’s what!


This is, let’s call her Muriel, whose first job was to illustrate a story called The Bridge in Not Being First Fish, and who today has joined several cats and a sheep at The Basement93 in Steyning.

Here’s the rest of the gang.


You can have a flick through the book and if you like what you see (read), you can nip across the road to get a copy at the Steyning Book Shop, otherwise you can click your way over to that there Amazon.

From February 1st, the gallery will be holding a Black and White exhibition which, I’m chuffed to report, will include some of this menagerie. Very mooootivating 🙂

New fridge magnets

I have no shame!

I had a batch made earlier using this image. [via Zazzle who do a pretty good job.]

drawing of cat

But sitting in my folders was similar image that needed brightening up a little so it stood out more from its background. Both are made with Flamepainter (an Escapemotions product), but for lifting the light I used Corel’s Paint Shop Pro which gives me more control over the brush. Here’s the result:

drawing of cat

It was originally called ‘Fuse’ because only the end of the tail was truly bright and who hasn’t been on the wrong end of a cat with that fizzing flicking thing going on! Now it’s brighter all round so it needs a new name. Any ideas?

PS There may be lap trays; I’ll post a photo when the first two arrive from Yoosh. 

PPS Another candidate? This was also made in Flamepainter but with some fine detail added in Rebelle3, also be Escapemotions.

drawing of cat