Wednesday, April 30, 2008

WS - Stripes

Another cool theme over at WS

Here is my entry which is a 4" x 4" page.

Monday, April 28, 2008

Artful Blogging Mag

Wow so EXCITING!!!!!!! i received my copy of this wonderfully produced magazine by the makers of Somerset Studio.. SO many delicious blogs out there for me to explore and I can't wait to sit down with a cuppa and have a good proper read of this mag.

It is made even more exciting, as one of my pieces features in the magazine on the Mixed Media Monday blog page, as a regular contributor.

Here is a sneak peak of the pages:-

Page 1 of the MMM article.

My piece is featured on this page. It is the blue tag down the bottom titled "dream angels". This is REALLY exciting for me, as it's the first time I've been published in a US mag. Ok so it's not a big article, but still............ very exciting for me.

Page 3.

Page 4.

and a big hand to Diane (the owner of MMM) for such a great article and for keeping us challenged each week with inspiring themes.

Sunday, April 27, 2008

MMM - Playing Cards

This weeks theme over at MMM is playing cards.

Here is a 10' x 12' canvas board painting that I've titled "Tulips in the Rain"... where I've used playing cards as the flower part.

I've decided I'm going to make another 3 of these (similar but different) and make a series of them where I can hang them up on the wall together.

Thanks for looking.

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Latest Canvas

Here is my latest 8'x10' Canvas which has a very Frida Kahlo feel to it :-

This canvas has been added to my etsy shop.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

School Holiday Fun

We've been lucky this school holiday's that our town shire has provided a lot of entertainment and sports activities for our kids to do (eg soccer clinics/football clinics/scrapbooking morning). Normally there is the town pool and that is it, as far as external activities go, so it's up to the kids to make their own fun. But like I say, this holiday has been great as far as 'outside of the home' things for the kids to do.

However today, both of mine were home and getting a little twitchy towards each other. Of course Dh is on night shift and trying to sleep during the day, so after taking both of my two to the park for a picnic and letting them get rid of some steam, we went to the local hardware store/which also has a small toy store attached to it. *** for those that dont know, we live in a small mining town in the North West of Western Australia, so there is limited amounts of shopping to be had here (thank goodness for the internet), hence why our hardware store also has a toy shop ******..... anyway we found these white frames (see below) where one side you place a picture of the child in and the other using plaster that is provided in the package, the children make a handprint into the plaster and then viola, you have an instant gift for a grandparent. Which is just what these two will become... bday present for FIL who doesn't have many pictures of my two.

Anyway so here are the finished decorated frames....

Above is my DD - Emma's Frame. No pic or hand print included as yet. Good thing mummy has a stash/horde of ephemera *cough cough*....

And here is my DS (or No.2 as we often refer to him) Luc's frame. Needless to say there was alcohol ink and ephemera flying everywhere.

Ok a canvas for me to share.

This one was commissioned by my lovely niece for her new bedroom. Hope you like it Lozzie :-)

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Have added another painting to my etsy shop

Check out what I have for sale here

Have been working on some things........

but nothing I can share at the moment :-)

Hope all in Aussie are enjoying the school holidays. I know I am!! I love school hols and luckily we have been blessed to have a fair bit on in town for the kids to do.

Off to work some more on some paintings.

Monday, April 21, 2008

MMM - Hats

This weeks theme over at MMM is hats.

Here is my entry, with an Art Deco theme :-)

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Have been making cards

It feels like it's been ages since I've made a few cards in one session, instead of a mad panic "quick need to produce a card for so and so's birthday" and here's what I've made:-

Mothers Day Card

Mothers Day Card No2

Bday Card for Mother In Law using Collections new frames and of course JVO's birdies :-) Love Collections products.

Saturday, April 12, 2008


Here is my latest canvas which is an 8'x10' and titled sisters.

I'm not overly happy with the mouths on the girls, but after much mucking around trying to get them 'just so', I decided to leave them as is, otherwise I would have ruined the whole painting. To make my background, I referred to an article from Cloth Paper Scissors written by Kelly Rae on how she does her backgrounds and liked the effects. However saying that, it is a bit like a Misty Mawn type background too... both sensational artists by the way. I love the grungy/textured look of their backgrounds, but I'd like to think that I have added my own little 'stamp' on this background.

This painting is for my sister, as it is her birthday in a few days time. It's not a self portrait by any means, but I have tried to make the girls look a little bit like us with the hair and eye colouring being the same.

The wording on the sister on the right says " Sisters make teh best of friends".

Hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

WS - Arrow

This weeks theme over at WS is arrow.

Here is my latest canvas which is an 8' x 10' and is title 'Sweetheart'. The stamping is in the background and is the fleur d lis and the stamping I've done using bubble wrap and non slip draw lining (smaller dots):-

This is only my second attempt at drawing/colouring a face, so i've still quite a bit of work to do yet before I get the shading/perspective right.

I'm going to frame this as it's only on canvas board and then will sell it on my etsy store. If anyone is interested, please feel free to email me at

Thanks for looking :-)

Framed birds on a wire

Here is a framed "Birds on a Wire" canvas. This one has been sold :-) Thanks for looking

Monday, April 07, 2008

Sun Daze

Another one of my flower canvas's which I will list on my etsy store today (see side bar for the link). The background has been painted with a gold pigment which is hard to see in this picture.

Size is 10'x12' and is a single thick canvas.

thanks for looking.

Two Black Birds

Here is my latest canvas which is an 8'x10' canvas board, which I'm going to frame.

MMM - Paris

This week's theme over at MMM is Paris. Such a great theme...

here's my entry -

Sunday, April 06, 2008

Fabric Pages for Jacky's Book

After two attempts, I have finally made some pages for Jacky's book that I am happy with.

Here is the front -

and here is the back -

The design for this dolly on the front page I got from here

Thursday, April 03, 2008

Another item added to my etsy shop

Titled: After the Fire and is a 24' x 18' canvas panel.

You can find it for sale here -