Monthly Archives: February 2019

Photographer’s Assistant

This morning I became a photographer’s assistant. I say this morning but I’m sure it was the middle of the night. It was certainly early, for me πŸ™‚

Photographer's Assistant
‘Pack Mule’

It entailed a lot of hanging about. I wish I had brought my sketchbook and a flask of something warm. I hadn’t even had my morning cup of tea before I was dragged out into an early misty morning.

The morning was beautiful though. It was silent and with the mist, it gave the woodland an ethereal feel. It was very peaceful. Although we were up early, we had missed the Dawn Chorus (so it couldn’t have been that early).

Don’t look too closely at the photo, I don’t look my best first thing in the morning, before that first cup of tea πŸ™‚

The next time I’m a photographer’s assistant, I intend to be more prepared…

mu

Here Be Dragons

Here be dragons – my website A Delicate Fantasy is up and running. It’s here you’ll be able to see all my watercolour output.

My latest completed piece of work is Dragonboat – it’s a piece that’s going to represent what A Delicate Fantasy is all about and it will be the jump-point from murpworks.

Dragonboat - Here be dragons

I live on a narrowboat – MIRRLESS keeps murpworks afloat

On the canal network of England & Wales, there are many narrowboats of many sizes and styles but the ones that stand out for me and inspire me are not necessarily the pristine vessels of immaculate pedigree. No, it’s the ones, packed to the gills with paraphernalia along the lengths of their roofs. The liveaboad’s boats, who carry all they need to exist. It struck me that the tarpaulin-covered vessels looked like they were transporting dragons.

Check out A Delicate Fantasy because Here be dragons

mu

Bookmarks for Books

I’ve created some output – the Books range of Bookmarks.

murpworks Book Bookmarks image

I’ve finished the first range of watercolour Bookmarks. The range is intuitively called Books πŸ˜‰

Each bookmark was inspired by a love of books. There’s A Stack of Books, The Book Table, The Bookcase, A Quill and Mouse Books.

They’re held in Glassine (it’s the technical term for shiny paper) to protect them from the elements (and grubby hands) so you’re not getting to see them at their best.

rp & I are in the process of sourcing a printer to get some really good quality prints we can put up on Etsy, where they will be available to purchase. We have a printer in mind and will hopefully have something sorted by the end of the month. Once printed, we’ll open up shop.

The Books Bookmark range is the first for A Delicate Fantasy
the watercolour work of artist mu (that’s me).

Watercolours inspired by flora & fauna, with a delicate fantasy.

Hope you like the preview…

mu