As is tradtional on July the Twelfth I celebrate my birthday, usually by taking the day off work, opening a few gifts and spending the day exactly as I please! This July the 12th is no different so, we went to Westonbirt Arboretum which was lovely. This little mechanical man has nothing to do with that (more on Westonbirt tomorrow maybe) Velazquez (for that is his name) is my new studio assistant and as you can see he is entrusted with looking after my pencil. I like to think of him as my morph. Click here to watch me paint him at high speed (tomorrow probably) or here to bid on him at your leisure!