I am now really looking forward to the launch of the Red67 book put together by the The BTO it will lunch on the 14th February this is one of the Max Shearwater I painted in preparation for the illustration I have in the book…so exciting… @red67book

Whilst celebrating lovely Rooks here is a painting on canvas from the end of the Summer…my colour themes are always inspired by the seasons…I have no interest in colour just now, I just want to draw in ink and paint with black and white …

#Repost @sportybethcf β€’ β€’ β€’ β€’ β€’ β€’ To echo what @nicolamcgrath831 said in her lovely post, a quick reminder that it is easy to say from the comfort of your sofa β€œI can do that” most of us said it watching season 4. But you are only going to see a glimpse of what it was like. No sleep 1-2 hours max but probably not, strict rations very little food, constant exercise, constantly wet and freezing cold even in the accommodation, cuts bruises, infections, No showers, open toilets, only 2 sets of clothes that were always wet, no make up, hair brushes, no mirrors. It’s raw and it’s real. We all struggled at some point. They take you to your breaking point on purpose. Then push you past it. Every single recruit that joined us, no matter how long they stayed, they’re all badass, strong, kind and tough people. Some of the most incredible people I’ll ever meet. I’m so lucky to have met them. Please be kind to everyone. It’s a huge achievement just to have the balls to do something this crazy. πŸ’• My experience on SAS was truly life changing. It unearthed things I had forgotten I had buried and made me deal with them. It striped me of everything I thought I knew about myself, challenged my perceptions. Proved that I am much stronger than I ever thought and that I can keep getting back up, over and over again. I did some really crazy, cool, adrenaline fuelled things. To get on the show we had to complete the men’s military fitness test, which I’m super proud of myself for passing first time. We were up against over 7,000 other applicants to get a spot. Getting on the show was an achievement in itself. It will be really interesting watching it back, we know only some things will be shown and we don’t know what will be portrayed. I’ll be here.. watching it in my standard issue military jumper πŸ˜‰. But I wish I was watching it with my fellow recruits. Love you all πŸ’• my SAS family xxx

#Repost @elliegregor β€’ β€’ β€’ β€’ β€’ β€’ Isle of Skye SAS WHO DARES WINS – RECRUIT 23 Over the next few weeks you will see me at my absolutely rawest. Here is a little incite into the conditions we all endured. We had very little sleep, maybe an hour or two a day, if that. Our food was rationed from the beginning, I lost over 11lb in weight! There were no washing facilities, that’s right not even a shower. We were aloud no home comforts, no makeup, no hair brushes, no cosmetics, no electronics, no communication with home and we only had two sets of clothes, if we were lucky. There was no warmth, we β€œslept” in a barn with a door that did not close. We had absolutely no control, we were always anxious and anticipating the next task or beasting! Knowing all this, even now, I would go back again tomorrow. The experience was second to none. It challenged ever aspect of my being. Many of you have asked me what possessed me to apply for such a brutal challenge. The answer is, I enjoy pushing myself to my limits, I truly believe that life begins at the end of your comfort zone. Adventure excites me, pain strengthens me and until you have really pushed yourself to the limit, how do you truly know how far you can go?

Today I will celebrate my strong girls as I look forward to watching them being tested to their limits on @sas.whodareswins tonight from behind a pillow this is @elliegregor lifting a 30kg ball at a crossfit comp πŸ–€β€πŸ’ͺπŸ‹οΈβ€β™€οΈβš”β˜ β€πŸ–€

#saswhodareswins airs tonight. When my little girls were growing up, I encouraged them to be strong, challenge themselves, not let stereotypes get in their way, we used to say there is no such word as cant and giving up was not really an option, whilst hopefully accepting that the we can only ever do our best, but I never thought these little munchkins would go and do stuff like this ahhh. Although filming happened in october we have no idea what shape storylines will take… wish them luck! @sportybethcf & @elliegregor πŸ˜¬πŸ‹οΈβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ’ͺβš”β˜ πŸ˜¬!