Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Ripple - Listen to the Ocean

It's a long time since I've posted here - this a submission for Illustration Friday's theme of 'Ripple' and Kelly Light's initiative of  artist's sketch-cards to be sold for a $10 donation to The International Bird Rescue Research Center.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Virtually published!

Just found out how to publish a book online, thanks to Issuu. This is a little book my friend Jill wrote - it's the story of The Prodigal Son - and I illustrated. Hope this works, here goes....You have to click on the little arrow to the right of the book to turn the pages, and in the middle where it says View in fullscreen to see a bigger version.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Happy Birthday Ginny!!!

Our electricity has just been turned on again - hope you're having a wonderful day in spite of the cardio thing - hope all is well. XXXX. This is the card that is on the way to you, should be a day or two... you'll have to wait to see the inside of it (through the windows) Lots of love from all the Gats OOOOOO

Friday, July 18, 2008

Happy Birthday to Yoooo-ooouuuu!!!

It's been a while since I've posted on this blog, but today is a Very Special Day - Happy 21st Birthday to my darling niece, Vonnie, wa-a-ayyy over there in Sugarland, Texas. She has high hopes of being an elephant trainer some day... never let it be said that our family is not creative, imaginative, brave, independent and original! I should have had the ellie bursting OUT of the birthday cake, not stomping in the middle of it, but I hope you get the message, Von-Von, which comes with all our love, thoughts, prayers and best wishes for an amazing and fulfilling adulthood XXXXXOOOOO from Burt, Caff, Dom, Andra and Ali XXXXXOOOOO

(It's also, of course the 90th birthday of our beloved Madiba, Nelson Mandela - a mere 69 years difference - we wish him health, love, peace and happiness too!)

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Pet Peeve

Rhonda's pet peeve is clothes that are labelled extra-large
when they were obviously made for a six year old.

Friday, March 14, 2008


"I beg your pardon, Mrs Arden,
there's a chicken in your garden!"
"Good heavings, only sevings,
I thought there was elevings!"

I've been away for a while, but when I saw the theme for this week, this little ditty that my granny used to say came into my head, so I rushed this off very quickly...

Saturday, February 16, 2008


Rhonda thought that, in theory, she should be able to cross the river using the stepping-stones.

P.S.... As observed in the comment by my sister, Vivienne, I got the idea for this from a visit to Royal Zambezi Lodge, in Zambia, where we were lucky enough to spend a holiday. This photo of the hippos there is currently my wallpaper on my desktop, and was the inspiration for this illustration!