Sunday, March 30, 2008

WS - Purple

I didn't think I'd make it in time for this weeks WS but I've been painting up a storm on the weekend and this is one of the canvas's i've made.

the flowers are still wet :-) stamp is in the background and it's the Hero Arts French Script, stamped with white paint.

I've added a few items to my etsy account :-)

ok shameless plugging I know, but i've added a few more things to my etsy account.

I have opened an etsy shop

ok so i've taken the plunge and have so far only listed one item :-) and may load some more later today... who knows. if there is anyone out there that would like me to make something for them, please contact me at or you can visit my shop, but like i say there's only one item listed so far.

here's the link -

MMM - Believe

Here is my latest canvas which is a 10' x 12'.... the theme at MMM is Believe.... very appropriate, as I never 'believed' i could draw and this is my very first attempt at hand drawing a face. Ok it's not the best and it needs lots of improvement, but it shows that nothing has to be perfect. I always thought that art had to be perfect, but I'm just too messy for that and i'm so glad that i found the Mixed Media art world, where perfect doesn't really exist.... it's all about originality. hope that makes sense.

oh and also, we should always believe that "we are never too old to play!"

This canvas is for sale here at my etsy shop.

thanks for looking

Friday, March 28, 2008

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Black Birds

Not only is it hard to come up with a blog title every time I write, but it's also very hard to come up with a title for a canvas.

So simply, I've titled my latest canvas, black birds. They're not quite Magpie's and I'm not even sure they're crows, but they're my best attempt at drawing a bird :-)

Please leave a message in my comments section if you can come up with a better name :-)

I am currently working on a frame for this, as it is on canvas board.

Monday, March 24, 2008

MMM - Bright Colours

This weeks theme over at MMM is Bright Colours. Such a great theme, so if you get a chance and a spare few moments, pop on over to MMM and check out all the fab work.

Here is my submission which is a 12' x 16' canvas:-

Titled Flower of Love and something that I finished off today.

Thanks for looking :-)

Edit************ I forgot to add that the flower petals are Collections Chipboard petals (mix of JVO's large and small ones) and I have coloured them with Oil Pastels along with my background etc.

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Blowing my own trumpet :-)

Wow what an awesome day!!! Hope everyone had a great Easter, we've basically been having carb overload in our house.... what with Hot Cross Buns, chocolate, bread and more bread....

Just a wee bit of news from todays craft fair in town. After much encouragement from Jaimie, I finally bit the bullet and took some of my paintings to the fair to sell. Now this is really the first time I've ever put myself 'out' there, so i was a little nervous.

The craft fair didn't really get many people through, which was a little disappointing, but hopefully next year, they will advertise it a little better. However I sold 5 paintings and a lady asked me to make a similar one to this:-

I was totally blown away... and I mean totally blown away!!

Then after slowly coming down from that, the owner of the art shop in town (who also has a gallery) asked me to submit some work to her shop, to put up and sell. She said that she gets a lot of tourists through her shop and they would love some of my pieces to sell.........................


Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Another Canvas

Made this one over the last few days and finished it off last night.

Titled Red Flowers in Grey Skies :-)

Monday, March 17, 2008

Latest Canvas

Tom night I start my art course at the local TAFE here in Tom Price. I'm soooooooooo looking forward to it and hoping that I can learn some new skills (drawing mainly) and how to get more texture/depth into my paintings. Course goes for 10 weeks and then I think there is an art exhibition at the end of it.

Anyway here is a very simple canvas made tonight :-

Very simply titled Cherry Blossoms

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Friday, March 14, 2008

First Fabric Page for RR Hidden Treasures Book

My first book to work in for the Round Robin Fabric Hidden Treasures Book Swap I'm in, is Dotee's. Although Dot said she doesn't really have a theme for her book, I loved the way she used houses and people on her cover/back page and inside page, so I decided to go with a house theme for my first page. I think for my second page (we all have to do 2 pages in each book) I'm going to go with a person.

So here is the front of the page -

and with the door open -

Monday, March 10, 2008

MMM - Purple & Gold

This weeks theme over at MMM is Purple & Gold. I've gone with an asian themed card -

Sunday, March 09, 2008

Dawn Thomas - what an awesome chicky!!!!

check this awesome birthday gift out from the vvvvvvv talented Dawn Thomas HOW LUCKY AM I to have such a sensationally talented friend :-)

Saturday, March 08, 2008

My latest Canvas

Below is my latest canvas, now hanging up on my kitchen wall. I really enjoyed working with such a large canvas and just doodling and squiggling to see what came out. Almost child like painting, but i had loads of fun and think i will make another but maybe with some slightly different colours.

Thanks for looking

Sunday, March 02, 2008

MMM - Music

This weeks theme over at MMM is Music.

Here is my piece (which is a bday card for a special friend):-

A Family of Birdies

This canvas has been a bit of a work in progress. Rusted the frame first, as wanted to see what wood would look like rusted. Then couldn't decide what I wanted to do for the frame inside.

Perhaps I should have gone for a more heritage looking canvas, but have to get the birdie thing out of my system first.