Friday, 31 May 2013

Do not worry

Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? 

Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? 

Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?

‘And why do you worry about clothes? 

See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labour or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendour was dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you – you of little faith? 

So do not worry, saying, “What shall we eat?” or “What shall we drink?” or “What shall we wear?” For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. 

Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

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Thursday, 23 May 2013

Spring in the city

I love this little patch of bluebells, right beside the motorway.

Bluebells at Anderston

Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Portfolio thoughts

Just rearranged the illustrations in my portfolio. I realised that if my two main selling points were 'historical' and 'educational' it might be a good idea if the first pictures in my portfolio actually fitted this category.

I know that my illustration is very average (should I be saying that in public?) compared to others. Where my real strength lies is in my historical knowledge, attention to detail etc. I know I'm good at this, and I need to play to my strengths.

Friday, 17 May 2013

A Million Dollar idea

Pretty sure my ideas aren't worth millions. But the principle still applies.

Video by Jason Brubaker. Btw his comic, reMIND is well worth checking out (if a comic about a cartoon cat, a girl, and lizard men, described as 'a mystical sci-fi about faith, love and brain transplantation.' is the kind of thing that appeals to you.)


When it comes to media ... We really need people to be sceptical about the way they receive the news.
Germaine Greer

Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Ballgowns etc

Just watched a very interesting programme where they recreate an authentic ball from Pride & Prejudice.

They have some other extra wee videos. Here's a nice one of 1813 fashion:


At Sunday school we had a picture of King David. One of the 6-year-olds found it very amusing.
Child: He has a beard!
Me: What's so funny about that? Your dad has a beard.
Child: I think that, since my dad has a beard, my mum should grow one too.

Monday, 13 May 2013