Friday, 28 September 2012

Spare a thought for those doing it the old fashioned way x

The book of love doesn't warn you about this chapter!!!!!

Hello all x x x 
Well here I am again with another heart in action. Over the past few months families and life have been on my mind. We all run our households differently. It's all so complicated, very busy and mentally exhausting.
My husband inspired this illustration. He has been away on various productions for over six months. We have become passing ships at night. I'm so grateful for technology because thanks to facetime we have at least had the chance to have face to face conversations and been able to settle many of the girls disputes together as a couple. It's not perfect but we get to see our hero's tired face at night before he goes to bed in his lonely hotel room. 
 Now with a bit more time on my hands and my girls growing up I am finally able to  change career path. I hope that my illustration will be enough to help our hero on his quest to keep us happy, warm and fed. 
Hug a breadwinner and don't forget to say thank you. It's a tough job x x x x 

Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Picking up the pieces x

Music's a major influence on my illustrations. One song that I've been playing over and over on the school run is James Walsh's 'Start Again'. It's a wonderful piece of music which no doubt will ring bells for couples all over the world. 
These are difficult times for everybody, especially for those with young families. The costs are mounting and the hurdles seem never ending. 
The message in my illustration is one of hope. Hope that when we fall out over life we can together pick up the pieces and put love back together again. 
Goodnight to all my wonderful friends. Live, Love & hold on to each other tight. Big kisses, Elena x x x

Friday, 7 September 2012

It's that time of year again!

Hey folks!!!
 How are you all doing? Last week I was posting illustrations of a mother at the end of her tether and this week we have a scene of serenity as a happy lady takes her children on the school run.
With my girls back this week. I've been able to sit at my sketch pad and doodle lots of ideas for new illustrations, my imagination is running wild. I can't wait to see how much I grow artistically now that I have a few hours to myself. 

September has always been exciting and magical for me, and as the years pass by I am pleasantly surprised that these feelings aren't subsiding. I assume it's because on 30th I celebrate my Birthday. I know that deep down I should be denying that another year has flown by and with it a few more wrinkles and grey hairs have appeared!!!!!
 It's not all about my special day though. It's also the beginning of the best season in the year. I simply adore Autumn. I look forward to the evenings drawing in, the cosy clothes making their way out of the wardrobe and watching the trees turn golden brown making London look spectacular! 

Here's sending all lots of warm hugs. Until next time x x x x x x x

Saturday, 1 September 2012

Hello September my breath of fresh air x

What can I say, of course it's been a joy to have the kids home. No 6:30 alarms going off,  no traffic jams, no after school clubs. Just long hot summer days. Bliss?   
 On Wednesday my girls will be all dressed up in their uniforms enjoying their first day back at school. And I will have my first chance of freedom after many weeks. So to celebrate I intend to pack my sketch pad and pencils and take a well earned trip into London, where I will sip coffee and draw the world going by. How will you be regaining your energy? 

Thank you August you've been wonderful. Hello September my breath of fresh air. x x