Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Summery Picture for a Chilly Day...Brrr!

Summer Dog Walk, FM 2011
To see the work in progress for this picture click the link below:

Crafty Owls! Copyright Fiona Meakin 2011

I am in the thick of finishing off making my owls for this weekend's craft fairs and have bought some lovely display cases this morning for the stall on Sunday at Stockport Town Hall. I decided to just concentrate on selling the stock I have already made (some is pictured above), with some additions of smaller owls made with up-cycled retro/retro style fabrics as these have been popular. I have also made some crochet owl bag charms so I'm excited about seeing how they go down!

I thought I would show you my Summer Dog Walk picture as I have finally finished may make you feel warmer on this chilly day! Doesn't summer seem so far away?

Fi and Me will be at the following fairs, along with our friends Rachel and RockleSnock

Sat 3rd Dec 1pm - 4 pm:
Winter Wonderland, Marple Bridge

Sunday 4 December 2011
Stockport Town Hall Ballroom
10am - 4pm
Come along . . . pick up some fabulous Christmas gifts.
Car park 50p per car
Light refreshments on sale
0161 474 3451

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Friday, 25 November 2011

Christmas Card Designs

Here's a glimpse at my new hand-drawn cards for Christmas, each one is completely unique, and they are available to buy over the next few weekends at various Craft Fairs, and online very soon at
We are at Stockport Market tomorrow for a special Christmas event 'Countdown To Christmas'

It's on from 10am until 4pm at Staircase House, Stockport

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Thursday, 24 November 2011

Daily Animal Doodles

I'm not the only one in my family who loves to draw cute animals! Check out my sister's  Daily Animal Doodles on our blog.
She has set herself a challenge to draw everyday for a month. Daily Animal Doodles are the brainchild of Paper Sparrow who draws and creates quirky animal related accessories and gifts.Here blog is lovely, and really worth a look.

by Lucy Meakin 2011

I think this is possibly the cutest creature I have seen all year!!!

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Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Vanity - Illustration Friday Topic

'Pukka Up' FM 2011
Here's my entry for this week's Illustration Friday. Click on the link below for more fabulous responses to this week's topic.

IF* is really helping me to develop my practice and it's always good to work to a deadline for a personal challenge. Hope you enjoy my little vain fox!

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Thursday, 17 November 2011

Silent - Illustration Friday Topic

Here's a quick sketch for this weeks IF* Topic. After all, Christmas is getting closer! Eek!

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Thursday, 10 November 2011

Sketches of C

My daughter was 3 this week! I can't believe how time has flown by. This morning she was playing with her new farmyard set, so I tried to capture some moments of play. She moves fast (!) so they really are snapshots but it will help me with my character development and creation of realistic looking characters.

I like how I have captured how unruly her hair is in the morning on the centre figure!

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STRIPES - Illustration Friday topic for this week

This is my entry for this week's Illustration Friday topic which is 'Stripes.'

Here is Panda dressed in a striped dress and tights, and her friend Owl in his little blue striped wellington boots. Even the bus stop is stripy!

It's evening, they're waiting for the bus and it looks like rain!

Saturday, 5 November 2011

'Granny Hen' 2005

Model from Magazine 2005

Revisiting old sketchbook (2005), found this one of my Granny Hen (not sure she'd be that flattered!)

I like to try and capture people by sketching them quickly, so often there are bits missing - perhaps I only do half the face. Somehow this tends to look more realistic, or representative of what the person actually looks like (see pic of my dad below). I used to spend a lot of time on trains going to auditions, or back and to from various places that I was working or studying, to Manchester.
I will publish some of these if I can find them...

Have a lovely weekend, oh and check out my sister Lucy's cute drawings! She is posting a drawing a day on our handmade and vintage blog.

How cute is this?! Well done Lu xxxx

Wednesday, 2 November 2011


I am very excited because I received my sketchbook from the Sketchbook Project in the post yesterday!

The topic I have chosen as a guide to what I will be drawing is 'I Remember You.' This title (out of approximately 30 to choose from) was the one that jumped out at me so now I'm mulling over where to start and then I will see where each page takes me...