Monday, 21 October 2013

rainy owl ...

'rainy owl' ©beebrown 2013
... according to the weather man, it's going to do a lot of this, this week ... don't forget your wellies. x

Saturday, 12 October 2013

sidney snowman ...

'sidney snowman' ©bee brown 2013
... some things don't change I'm pleased to say, and Lillaland is most definitely one of them ... still amazingly awesome with so many new, fun and exciting things to learn ...

... weekend posts aren't usually given in Lillaland, but an exception to the rule today was a weekend post including an icon drawing class given by none other than the mega talented Suzy Ultman ... she goes down as one of my all time favourite design heroes, so for me it was quite wonderful to get a little teaching session with her as well as more insight into her background, methods and design preferences ... well, I got to work drawing up a few little snowmen icons based on Suzy's practices, and along with some other little characters, came up with 'Sidney'... and whilst he isn't up to Suzy standards, I rather like him!   Thank you Suzy! xxx

Friday, 4 October 2013

painted claudette ...

'claudette' ©beebrown 2013
 ... i'm not totally sure why the urge to pick up a paint brush gripped me tonight, but it did. I don't think I've picked up my paints and brushes for over 8 years (how long....?), so it felt very awkward painting Claudette at first, (she is what popped out of my head & onto the paper) ... but, during the process, I came to realise just how much I've missed it and how utterly relaxing it is to calmly sit and paint. So different to the digital work that I have been creating so much of lately.

... I've clearly forgotten quite a bit too ... my colours are quite dull (the camera shot has made them look brighter) and my hand isn't as steady as it once was... nothing I suppose some practice won't put right, but I think as the nights continue to draw in, practice is what I shall do, and who knows, maybe in time when I've got the knack back again, I might mix it with a bit of digital, techie wizardry to new affect!

and the winner is ...

© Zoe Ingram 2013
... a very big congratulations goes out to Zoe Ingram, a fellow MATS classmate, who is the winner of the 2013 Global Talent Search! Zoe is living in Australia and you can find out more about her work here. The winners were announced yesterday on Lilla Rogers blog and all the details can be found here too!

... well done Zoe! x

Thursday, 3 October 2013


'hello' ©beebrown 2013
... well, MATS B is off! the classroom is now open and the introductions have begun ... hello to everyone and lets look forward to lots of fun over the next 5 weeks... I can't wait x

Tuesday, 1 October 2013

just around the corner...

'autumn' ©bee brown 2013
... our garden isn't quite full of these beautiful autumnal colours yet, but it won't be long and the trees will be full of gloriously and gorgeously coloured leaves... the acorns are already dropping and soon both the Big and Little Bean will be out collecting their conkers ... all the animals will start to busily prepare for Winter ... it's all just around the corner and I can't absolute favourite season of the year... nothing beats the hazy glow of autumnal mists and sunshine ... there will be pumpkins and soup, witches and goblins, fireworks and bonfires ... roll on Autumn, it's going to be a good one!