Tuesday, 11 December 2018

Animaloons and Pinchpunchpost 2018

In my post of February 22th, I was writing about the #Animaloons challenge on Twitter (@Animaloonies). 
Now, almost 10 months later, I wanted to show you all inflated animals I have been drawing this year. This challenge may sound a bit silly, I know, but I am in good company there and to relax, you need silly things sometimes.

My favourite one are the doogloon, the penguinloon and the last one, the pigloon:

And here is the collage with all twelve of them (one per month):

I also participated to #pinchpunchpost, but unfortunately, I had no time to draw them all (Hope it will be different in 2019). I post my two favourites here, that are the bear and the giraffe. Enjoy!

Sunday, 2 December 2018

December, you look like April!

It is incredible. December is already there, people are rushing to the shopping malls, maybe some of them will enjoy a long weekend next week (December 6 and 8 are legal holidays in Spain, but I will have to work: I am a foreigner working with foreigners).
The last month of this year began with fantastic weather: blue sky, little wind. A bit cold perhaps, but we could eat outside though, like in March or April. 
I enjoyed taking a picture of the coast from Benalmadena's harbour. You see a lot of concrete, but also our dear mountains that are a whole world and can be reached on foot.

Sunday, 25 November 2018

Another finished Animal Alphabet: extinct animals

It was spring (end of May) when this Animal Alphabets challenge started and it is now finished short before December knocks at our door: all extinct animals from A to Z are drawn! As always, I learnt a lot performing this: I had never heard a word about most of those creatures before. There were a little bit too many dinosaurs for my taste, but it was fun reflecting about them as well. 
I hope the next challenge will be dog or cat breeds, but this will depend on the results of the poll.

Here are my six favourites, followed by a collage with all of them. Enjoy!

Sunday, 18 November 2018

Happy in the city

With several orange warnings for heavy rain and thunderstorm for our province today, we could not do much more than looking at the waves between two showers and enjoying the progress of our new pedestrian centre that will be ready quite soon (I will post some pictures when it is open, it will probably be December). 
Eventually, towns everywhere in the world begin to realise that people are central, not cars. We humans need space to walk with our kids and dogs, to talk to our neighbours and look at the sky and birds.

Tuesday, 13 November 2018

Walking in the Parque de la Paloma in Benalmadena

It was a bit chilly and grey, but we went for walk in beautiful Parque de la Paloma in Benalmadena, the neighbouring town. There are so many succulents there that you always discover something new: blooming or fruiting cacti, changing colours. If you are lucky, you may see a rabbit or peafowl between the plants, but it was not the case this time. Enjoy!

Sunday, 4 November 2018

Sky and sea

Nothing more exciting at the moment than getting up very early to look at the sky and the sea with its fishing boats. I wish I could sit in front of it for hours, when dogs are still sleeping and before people around me begin to make noise with their phones, cars and other gadgets. I know many people do not like winter time; I love it. 

Sunday, 21 October 2018

Sunny pool

Those days, we are quite lucky here at the coast. Tourists of different countries are enjoying short breaks and half term holidays here at the beach, mostly under the sun and with pleasant temperatures, while parts of our province (not even so far away) are in state of emergency, suffering severe floods. (We only have to struggle with the driftwood on the beach).
I notice that the end of the year is approaching rapidly now. Clients ask about my (not planned yet) winter holidays, and yesterday, I ordered self-made Xmas cards at Fine Art America and new calendars. As always, I prefer to be prepared on time than having to rush in December. ;-)