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Tuesday, 24 October 2006

Creative Journey

I'm a member of a Creative Journey group on Yahoo - I've just completed the second challenge which is to draw in pencil. The first was to create a mind map and my theme is 'Art Nouveau'. I've done the same drawing with my right hand (dominant) and with my left hand. Which do you prefer??Ladylh If anyone is interested in joining in, it's great fun and gently leads you to unknown pastures  -- here's the link:


Friday, 20 October 2006

Winter boots

On Monday, I bought a pair of nice boots which were about 2 inches above the ankle. Wore them once and they'd snagged my new tights where the zipper was stitched. So (I am one of the world's greatest taker-backers so my DDs tell me) the assistant got an emery board and started rubbing at the stitching, as if I'd accept that!! I got a refund and to be perfectly honest, they weren't all that comfy hehehe!!

Thursday, 19 October 2006

Altered Vintage Nu~de Swap

Here are the other two cards I made for the swap. It's so much fun to see all the art arriving in my post and am already thinking about the next swap for Gillian at Art-e-Zine.Nualteviezaccardellihome12

And so to paint...

I'm in the midst of preparing for my solo art exhibition at the end of next month. So far I've finished 10 paintings, at least I think they're finished. I hang them on the wall to see if I'm satisfied but find myself tweaking here and there. That's the hard thing - to know when it's enough. I keep buying more canvases - it's like when the groceries start to run out - an empty fridge makes me depressed. And I might even use all of these blank canvases, I just need to know they're there!!

I remember years ago having a calendar which I admired - floral watercolours - and I wanted so much to paint in that style. But you know what, I now don't like that contrived keep within the lines type of art and my own 'style' has developed. I love messy art with colours running into each other and drips and blots - it's just great!!

Friday, 13 October 2006


It's been a very worrying time this week concerning my mother's health - thank God she's feeling a lot better now and went home today. I closed my Etsy shop as it wasn't working for me, and I'm going off Ebay as well. So have decided to list my artwork here on my blog and see how that goes. I still have to do the nitty-gritty so keep tuned!!!

Thursday, 5 October 2006

Altered Vintage Nu~de Swap

I've finished my first of three cards for the swap. As I'm hosting the swap for Art-e-Zine and sign-ups closed on 30 September, if anyone would like to join in (cards due to me by 31 October) there's still time -- please email me. See here for more info: