i never used to cry...

but now I need a boat.

...I’ve been told the boats I draw look like upside-down umbrellas.


  1. no need to squint - from here it looks lovely!

  2. I agree with gems! It's adorable with eyes wide open.

  3. i find the concept of the upside-down-umbrella-boat beautiful :)

  4. Hi Sally, Neil just showed me your blog after your interview and I think this image would be great to do for one of the line drawings for your painting subject. It's a great idea and would make a great illustration.

  5. hello sally :)
    i draw alot of umbrellas too.
    though mine aren't upsidedown.
    i am not one to use the term all that often, but i truly do love this picture.
    i love the whole concept.
    it is very inspiring.
    so thankyou very much, you just made my day :)

  6. thank you for all the lovely comments everyone .
    and thank you hannah, you've made MY day ^^

  7. I love this! Especially the little curls of the waves and the curves in the umbrella.