Thursday, 29 July 2010

1952 Chrysler Imperial

Progress so far on the Chrysler this week. I'm having a day off tomorrow so more updates next week.

Friday, 23 July 2010

Next car commission - 1952 Chrysler Imperial

Here's the beginning of the next car commission. More to follow next week.

Hope everyone has a great weekend.


Pet show went well, although I didn't sell anything alot of business cards went so hopefully that will lead to more commissions in the future. The weather managed to behave itself so it wasn't a wash out.

I've made a start on the next car, which I'll post seperately, and have another cattle enquiry on the cards.

I did post a while ago that I was going on some new diabetic medication. Well I started it today and so far so good. I've been a type 2 diabetic for over twelve years now and have been on insulin, which in the past 6 or 7 years, has meant 4 injections a day. Whilst this has been the 'norm' for me it has meant a great deal of weight gain over those 12 years. Unfortunately this is how the insulin has affected me. I have started a medication called Liraglutide which, if it works for me, will stimulate my own insulin cells to work better and a beneficial side of it is that it decreases appetite so helps with weight loss. Down side is that it does have side effects including nausea, stomach cramps, diarrhea, indigestion etc. It's another injection started on a low dose for a week and then increased after that. I've been taken off 3 of my insulin injections to be able to start this new med. The only thing I've noticed so far today is that I have had mild indegestion but I can cope with that if that's as bad as it gets. Symptoms should subside over time......hopefully. Will keep you posted as to progress, whether good or bad.

Sunday, 18 July 2010

Pet show

Ok so its Buxton pet show today and its RAINING AGAIN!!!!! I've got everything crossed that it will be fine and dry by this afternoon or else it could be a complete washout. I think everything will have to be covered to get it from the car to the show. I don't want all my cards and portraits getting wet and damaged after all the hard work I've put into them.

Dad enjoyed his little trip out for his birthday. The weather managed to stay fine so he could take in the scenery.

Right off to brave the weather to take Pip for his walk.

Thursday, 15 July 2010

Pet show etc

Gosh where is the time going. I've managed to make a load of greetings cards for the pet show. I've finished putting photographs of previous portraits in an album that can be displayed on the table. I've not had chance to finish the Cav or start the next car. Tut tut!!

Had a fab weekend with my cousin from America and other family members. had a VERY late night and still haven't recovered poperly.

Taking Dad out for a drive today as its his birthday. It'll be his first trip out since he came home from hospital earlier this year. Hope the rain holds off. We've already had a downpour this morning and a bad thunderstorm last night.

Thursday, 1 July 2010


Ok, change of plan with the Cav as I got a commission of a Boxer dog so I've been working on that. I've not had time to post progress pics, sorry. I must be the worst blogger in the world.

I'm hoping to finish the Cav next week and start the next car portrait and get ready for the pet show, plus a visit from my cousin from America. So much to do :-)) I'm also waiting to go on new Diabetic meds, but that's another story which I'll blog when I know what's happening as it may be of interest to others.

Hope everyone is well.