Monday, April 07, 2014

Leaving on a Jet Plane

in a few days, I will be heading to this great 
country for a holiday with my family. 
First we hit Christchurch and 
then do a tour of the
South Island of New Zealand.

To say I'm excited is an understatement.

So it will be a little quiet around these
parts for about 2 weeks.

Hope to share a few happy snaps 
when we get back.


Saturday, April 05, 2014

Autumn Dayz - From Start to Finish

For those who aren't aware, I live in the 
Pilbara - Western Australia.
Our weather here is a little different to the rest 
of Western Australia. Our summers are extremely hot 
and dry and our winters are more like
spring weather. 

So currently in the Pilbara we are in 
the season of Autumn. However when I think of 
colours that relate to Autumn in the Pilbara,
I don't think of oranges and browns with 
a hint of green. I think more along the line of different
 shades of reds, with maybe a little hint of orange and green. 

Here is my version of a windy day in the Pilbara in Autumn.

"Autumn Dayz"  
36 x 48 inches

above is how the background looked after I had
finished adding my spray paints
and acrylics

Then I brayered on some white paint

Above is after I had covered it with
 a layer of Gel Medium
and stained it red

Adding the tree

Close up of the trunk texture

and once the blossoms have been added

and finally I had a little fun with
Pixlr and created my own little
poster using this painting

as always thank you for taking the time
to read my blog

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Too cute I had to Share

Cutest baby ever 

at 1:07 is pretty darn cute
at 2:25 is also insanely cute
and then there's at about 4:25

Monday, March 31, 2014

5 Craft Supplies I am Crushing On Right Now

Dick Blick  is my favourite art supply store of all time. They have a huge range of goodies that a lot of online Aussie Stores just don't stock. But the biggest killer for me is postage. 

So as this is a twice yearly purchase for me (because of the hefty price of postage from USA to Aus), I have a little ongoing wish list of yummy goodies that I intend to buy when that 6 month mark rolls around. 

Currently I am crushing on quite a few items, but here are my top 5 yummies:-

I currently have a few of the fluro colours, but I want them all!. They are so much fun to use,
not to mention the gorgeous colours that are available. 

These are water colour pastel pencils and again I just am so in love
with the colour range.

These are my favourite brushes of all time. I can honestly say that there are probably
better more expensive brushes out there (that I may one day discover and fall in
love with too), but for right now, these are well and truly my favs.

I know I know, these look a bit scary. But I really truly can't wait to use
my Liquitex spray paint on these stencils, to see what cool background affects
I can make.

WANT SO BADLY!! especially the fluro colours. 
These paints would allow me to use them in (refillable) brushes and or marker pens,
or in water spray bottles without them clogging up!

So that's my crushes lately. 
Feel free to share any of yours

As always thank you for taking the time to 
read my little blog.

and ps on a little side note, I do support
a lot of Aussie Online Stores, I just like to 
get a bulk order of supplies from one place
at one time, twice a year.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

On Doing the Impossible

I saw this quote tonight on Pinterest and loved it so much..... that I had to use it.

So I fiddled around on pixlr with a close up of one of my paintings and put it on top of it.

Anyone also up for the challenge?