The weeks seem to tumble by in a blur at the moment - time is being eaten up by elderly parents, tiny grandchildren, Guide Dog puppy walking, elderly parents' old flat clearing, painting plaques and - when I can carve out the time! - making art using a mixture of old-fashioned pen/paper and new-fangled digital techniques...
I've started photographing some of the stuff from the flat clearance and the plan is to eBay it, with profits possibly going towards a family holiday for several generations of us. I hope this works out (it sounds a lovely plan!). We have no real idea if it will actually work that way, but there's loads of stuff, much of it vintage and collectable. Mum and Dad ran a pub in the sixties and seventies and collected quite an assortment!
I thought the white deer figures on these babycham glasses were faded until I discovered these are the rarer older Babycham glasses which were designed with a white deer!
Clearing out someone else's home is really hard work and I can fully understand why some people get a house clearance company in! But when it's your parents' home, it's hard work interleaved with many memories, and it can be fun too - there's definitely a bit of sisterly bonding to go along with the roughly equal measures of dust, grease and memories!
My artwork for licensing has now started to be listed on the art agency website, which is an exciting step forward. Every time their home page refreshes, a new assortment of artwork comes up on the right hand side, some of which is mine (there may be one, two or none of mine - it seems like a random selection each time).
In Quentin news, you may (or may not) remember this photo of him aged 8 weeks, looking completely adorable next to his bag of food!
There are now three photos, each one showing him growing bigger. The last photo was taken this week - you can see how much taller he's got by the background (it's the back of a sofa in the background) as well as the food bag!
I do hope he grows out of this tripping up problem, because he won't be able to be a guide dog if he trips up when he's walking. Most of the time, the trip is just a slight stumble (bad enough in a guide dog) but very occasionally he does actually fall over (definitely not a good thing in a guide dog). It never bothers him though, just in case you were wondering! He loves his walks.