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Tuesday, 28 February 2006

How much?

Today, I took my chiming clock to be repaired. The last time it was overhauled I paid £45. Imagine my horror when I was told that they would prepare an estimate which would be around £300. And I have 2 other beautiful clocks which also don't work -- but they will probably be seen and not heard!!

Now, to take my mind off all this I made some ATCs and they are on ebay ::5girls Boyhat George

Sunday, 26 February 2006

cabinet cards

Been ill this week but feeling great and have renewed energy now. I came across a very old album filled with cabinet cards so thought I'd have a go at altering them. The first three are now on ebay and here they are =Motherbaby2 The_one Thoughtmanthe album pages are also decorated, but that's another story!

Sunday, 19 February 2006

Another painting

I did this watercolour a long time ago - it's in tribute to one of my favourite artists 'Modigliani'. Modiglia Another of my most favourite contemporary artists is Shirley Trevena, you can see her art here Trevena. Her style is so free and yet controlled at the same time. She uses unconventional methods such as sharpened twigs to draw through wet paint.

Wednesday, 15 February 2006

More Crazy Quilties

I've listed a couple of crazy quilties which I've had for a while - just added pearls and beads and things and had a really enjoyable day punctuated with several cups of the good brew. They are here on ebay - hope you like them!Queenday Lostdream

little cake tins

I found these little "petits fours" vintage cake tins at a Fair and thought they'd like to be given a second chance. So I made the first one into this and it's on ebay Caketinbeads. It was hard to scan and looks more vibrant in real life.

Monday, 13 February 2006

What are these?

I was at an Antique and Collectors Fair yesterday and amongst the things I bought are these. At first I thought they had something to do with lace making but the ads. are for beer (the other one says 'and now for a Worthington'). Or maybe they're for fishing?? Does anyone recognize them?Things

Saturday, 11 February 2006

Angel Collage

I've made an Angel Collage by mixing my favourite things - paper and fabric. I just love stitching fabric to paper -  it feels like I'm breaking the rules and that's pure fun. It's on ebay and here it is:Scrap_angel1

Thursday, 9 February 2006


Oops, I forgot about this ATC - on ebay - Missyou


This is a box canvas entitled *Ramon* which I have listed on ebay - something a little different for me.Ramon

More artwork

Feeling a bit jaded today and taking it easy but I wanted to list some 'Art Squared' that I had ready. They're here on ebayAdventure_1. Ebay is a bit like computers, when it works well, life is wonderful - but when it's a downright nuisance, they are hell. Maybe it's because I'm tired, who knows? Egg1 House  Together

Saturday, 4 February 2006

oil painting

This was an experiment - painting with oils on brown packing paper - came out fine. I christened her "Nellie".Nelliea

Wednesday, 1 February 2006


This is the first time I've been tagged so hope it works - thanks Linda.

4 jobs I've had

1. Teleads for a group of newspapers

2. Delicatessen owner

3. Restaurant and sandwich bar owner

4. Law Dept. assistant in a post-graduate institute

4 places I've lived

Scotland, England, Australia, Italy

4 shows I enjoy

Have I Got News for You, NY-LON, Desperate Housewives, Shame

4 places I've vacationed

Jamaica, Cuba, USA, Italy

4 websites I visit daily

Ebay, Yahoo groups (several), Art-e-zine (frequently), a lot of blogs

4 favourite foods

Italian, Indian, Italian, Italian <g>

4 places I'd rather be

Absolutely nowhere - I love Scotland

4 people I tag

Difficult to narrow it down!

1. Gillian

2. Lolly

3. Karen Ann

4. Sue

Hope they see this LOL.