Sunday, 5 April 2015

To misquote Abba: Bunny, Bunny, Bunny




Ey up my bloggy chums!  A supremely Happy Easter to you all…I have woken from choccy egg/celebration trifle coma to bring Easter cheer, well it is for us; kitty not so much…

So about 5 days ago Gloria one of the kitty gitbags, brought in a live mouse and dumped it in our living room, presumably saving for a rainy day play snack. 

She has spent a full on vigil by the step it went under, pausing only to run outside, The Flash style, for a quick wee and then fly back in as fast, without stopping for her usual screech hello to get back to it.

I too have spent all that time trying to catch it with our humane mouse trap (it sees a lot of action).
I finally got it today and let it go.
This is her reaction....
*YOU'VE RUINED MY LIFE!!!!*


This coupled with the humiliation of the JML Christmas gift still festering in background, I'm fully expecting a kitty armageddon;  she doesn't take these things well...she's already menacing the mother-in-law!


In between p*ssing the cat off I have been a-painting and a-stitching like the wind though so thought I'd show you these before she wreaks revenge on them!

In keeping with the general Eastery vibe...BOING! A wee bunny popping up to see what's occurring!


Painted in watercolours onto paper, I've then appliquéd tiddly poppy flowers snipped from Liberty print fabric scraps. Embroidered stems and grasses and lovely French knots.
I've also added a tiny appliqué  busy, buzzy bumblebee to keep her company!



And this wee fella...

(hot pre-titchy action shot)


Ever so slightly grumpy bunny now stitched! The look on his face is not dissimilar to Mr.Mimi's face when I ask him to run the hoover round.  A positive bun-fest with 2 tiny stitchy buns hiding behind a big gold stitchy leaf.  Also features sprig of stems and leaves and French knots a-plenty.  Watercolour on paper with hand embroidery.



NEXT BUNNY PLEASE....
Another curious wee chappy,  joined by another appliquéd bumble bee. Embroidery features wee glittery gold French knots and a sprig of stems and leaves in blues and glorious contrasting red.
Watercolour on paper with hand embroidery.


And last but not least!
Slight variation on a theme, another bunny gazing up at an appliqué bumbly bee...(it might be the same one mooching from one bun to another!) A bright cheery sprig of stems and leaves and grasses. Watercolour on paper with hand embroidery.



All available for your bunny bothering pleasure at my Etsy shop! :)

Also in the MimiLoveForever news!  As if you weren't sick of the sight of me on social media etc you can now find me over at: www.artpulp.net and www.artisticgrouping.com

I've recently been interviewed by the lovely folks at: www.creativeroom4talk.com
and here too:  www.artsillustrated.com
(It's only fair to warn you those last two links do contain disturbing photo's of me...you've been warned!) :)

So BIG THANK YOU to all those lovely folks who have put up with me droning on!

Right stay tuned cos I've literally got a shedload of new works to show you, including this chap who's next up for stitching action:





Must dash for now...kitty has woken up and I'm fearful for the wellbeing of various family members!

Big Mimi Loves to you all and thanks for dropping' by!! :)
xxxxxxx







Sunday, 1 February 2015

Quantum Physics for Dummies by Dummies!



…ahem..HAPPY NEW YEAR!! YAY!!
(Desperately hoping no-one will notice it’s been 2 months since last update!)

Ey up my bloggy chums!  I do hope 2015 is treating you well thus far?  Still no bloody jetpacks/flying cars…damn you 1970’s and all your broken promises!

So one of the many arguments we had over Christmas involved quantum physics.  If you’re anything like me you will have glazed over immediately already.  I was forced to watch some programme on BBC where some bloke tried to prove that nothing exists if we don’t look at it (it was probably bit more involved than that but I lost the will to live within 2 mins of it being on).

I simply pointed out that BBC could’ve saved matey a fortune on all the lasers, computer programmes and mind numbing equations by coming round here with the latest JML Cats Meow *amazing* rotating cat toy that I got rinsed 15quid for (at his insistence), and sticking it in front of our kitties, who not only ignored it, but by the *blank stare into distance/nothing to see here* looks on all faces, actually denied it’s very existence, even when it was poking them vigorously on their collective bums!

The conversation quickly spiralled into a supernova of a shouting match with me telling him to get Stephen Hawking, Brian Cox and the team behind the Hadron Collider to come round here and explain to me why I’m the only b*&£$*@ in this place who can put the frigging wheelie bin out on a Tuesday?!

That shut him up.
Anyway…lately I ‘ave been mostly painting cats.  Not mine, I’m ignoring them.

Igonring a JML rotating cat toy is this abstract tabby in shades of deep blue/greys and purple, soft pinks, delicate lilac and yellows with glorious green eyes. Watercolour on paper.



Fallen over on his back as is so disgusted at JML rotating cat toy is this abstract tabby gazes up at the world also in shades of deep blue/greys and purple, soft pinks, delicate lilac and yellows with glorious green eyes. Watercolour on paper.




This is pretty much the look of *if I can't see a JML rotating cat toy, it obviously doesn't exist* in shades of deep blue/greys and purples with warm yellow/orange eyes. Watercolour on paper.




Me: "Look. It rotates and everything!"  Cat: *singing the Meow Mix song in it's head whilst admiring the coving*.  Beautiful fluffy kitty in shades of cobalt blue, deep blue/grey and turquoises with flashes of soft apricot tones and striking orange/yellow eye.
Watercolour on paper.


And last but not least a Siamese kitty gazing up at the sky as there's an outside chance that it's owner will give up in despair as she has done with EVERY SINGLE CAT TOY EVER and remove the offending rotating JML cat toy and hits the Gin.
Watercolour on paper.



These furry feline fellas are all watercolour on paper and available over on my website shop and the good news is one lucky purchaser will receive an *amazing* rotating cat toy completely free with their purchase…unused…except the box…they love the box.

JML Cat’s Meow?  You’ll find them on Ebay under: *Unacknowledged Gift-owner bullied by cats-idiot husband* category.

I’ll be back soon…ish! :)

Big Mimi Loves to you homies and thanks for droppin’ by!