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Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Still Waiting

This folk art painting 'Still Waiting' is mixed media on wood. It sold today on Etsy almost straight away. 



How to cook a turkey - ho ho ho!

HOW TO COOK A TURKEY:



First, buy the turkey and a bottle of whisky.
Pour yourself a glass of whisky and put the turkey in the oven.
Have another 2 glasses of whisky, and set the degree at 375 ovens.
Have 3 more whiskys of drink and turn the oven on.
Take 4 whisks of drinky and turk the bastey.
Stick a turkey in the thermometer, and glass yourself a pour of whisky.
Bake the whisky for 4 hours, take the oven out of the turkey, and floor the turkey up off the pick.

Pour yourself another glass of turkey. Now just tet the sable, and turk the carvey! :) a very Merry Christmas xxx

Sunday, 27 November 2011

Dreamy Watercolor

My mood seems to be painting flowers. 
I love the dreamy quality of watercolors which express nature's beauty in such a lovely way.
Here's my 'Rhododendron' now in my shop


Saturday, 26 November 2011

Watercolour Original

I literally just finished drying this painting with a heat gun - so impatient! It's really wonderful that these watercolours retain their hues even after drying - Winsor and Newton's don't!!

Affordable art In my shop now

Thursday, 24 November 2011

Just painting

I am having some health issues just now but still find time to paint - it really is therapeutic!!

I'll post some new paintings and works in progress asap.

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Today's Offering

A watercolour painting in a very pastel palette of a small child, now in my shop


Monday, 14 November 2011

Contemporary Beach Painting

For a change I painted only with watercolours and it's true what they say about St. Petersburg paints by White Nights -
easy to load the brush and the depth of colour is unrivalled. So here's my painting now in my shop


Sunday, 13 November 2011

New Painting Affordable Original Art

I did this painting a few days ago but wasn't sure if it was finished so left it in a prominent position so I could glance at it as I passed. I did add some little bits and am satisfied that it's ready to launch now!!


Saturday, 5 November 2011

So Very Sweet

Just finished today these sweet little shoes for a wee baby!! They're now in my shop



Thursday, 3 November 2011

Red Bootees for Christmas

I'm in the mood for sewing but first I had to prepare all the fabrics so they'd be pre-shrunk - 
and here are the first red bootees in my shop ready for the Christmas shoppers!!



Sunday, 30 October 2011

Enter Delphine

I thought I'd look out some paints and colours I hadn't used for a while and started messing around with beeswax, acrylics, metallics and lumieres. Then I pressed into it with a metal spike and started to draw 'Delphine' - this painting looks different when the light is shining on it as the pearly metallics show up more.

Monday, 24 October 2011

The Beastie

Something completely different - here's my painting of The Beastie. I love lime green!! And it goes so well with my prized possession painting by Laura Sutherland where the colours are very similar although I didn't set out to do that!

Sunday, 23 October 2011

A Hint of Snow

It's been hinted at that we're in for another severe winter, so I thought I'd get in the mood with this wintry scene - it's in my shop

Saturday, 22 October 2011

Giveaway Result

I used a number generator for this and the winner is ......... Sue!!

Sue please email me your address and it'll be on its way. 

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

The Happiness Project

I'm reading The Happiess Project by Gretchen Rubin and she writes about the satisfaction of clearing out and gaining space in the house which sometimes doesn't even get filled!! I know I've read this kind of thing before but it got me started yesterday. First I cleared out my art room and got rid of stuff I used to use but no longer need to hold onto, my love of altered art seems to have moved on.

I've tackled another mammoth task which has been bugging me for ages. I've been downloading all my CDs onto my laptop and only have about 10 to do, and they're going to the charity shop tomorrow. Why did I keep them for so long? I feel like a weight has been lifted from my shoulders and I definitely feel good. And I have empty shelves - can that really be my house????

Monday, 17 October 2011

Sunday, 16 October 2011

Featured on Etsy's Front Page

My Georgian doll has made the Front Page on Etsy today
that's the second time this month



Saturday, 15 October 2011

This one's for me

It wasn't till I'd finished this and was painting the edges that I saw the wood had a chip out of the side. How could I not have noticed that?? So I put it in my kitchen and I really love it.
It's in acrylics.

Friday, 14 October 2011

I'm stuck - need help

I'm stuck now with this painting. It's changed direction 3 times so far but now I don't know where to go.

What do you see here?? Can anyone give me some inspiration please?

Friday, 7 October 2011

Blog Giveaway

I'd like to make a gift of a shabby chic collage I made to one of you, dear readers!!

It's a vintage style collage on distressed wood with bits of lace, tiny wax flowers, handmade fibre bead and a lovely image of a little girl. Measures 7x5".

All you have to do to enter is follow my blog and leave a comment on this post. The draw will take place on Friday 21 October - please spread the word - lots of luck to you all!!

Tuesday, 4 October 2011

It's a boat bed!

This is a painting of an actual boat which was transformed into a bed and hangs suspended from the ceiling with ropes.

It's mixed media on wood in my shop

Monday, 26 September 2011

Saturday, 24 September 2011

ALL ORIGINAL ART PRICES SLASHED!!

Complete shop prices review across the board - for a little more than the price of a print, you can buy a piece of original art


IN MY BREAD AND CIRCUSES SHOP


such as this for £25 -

Thursday, 22 September 2011

Shabby Chic Inspirations


I devoured every page of Rachel Ashwell's new book which arrived today. She truly is an inspiration.She shows how the simplest ideas can transform old unused and dilapidated items to make a sumptuous charming home.

I have many of her books and still love to look through for ideas. I've all of my life been a shabby chic lover though I didn't know that's what it was called!

Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Halloween's a'coming

Here's Frankenstein's bride - black veil and all, just in time for Halloween!! In my shop

I'm on the Front Page

What a lovely surprise to find my Georgian doll on Etsy's Front Page today






Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Back at One

Here's my latest outsider naive painting - Back at One - fanciful creature on wheels
now in my shop

Tuesday, 13 September 2011

Grab a Bargain






To celebrate a family wedding
I'm having a massive SALE 
 at

September 13-27

30% off store-wide 

 Use coupon code MUSTHAVEIT

  grab a bargain while it lasts! 


Journals, hearts, wallhangings, art dolls
and loads more
all made from beautiful fabrics.

Wednesday, 7 September 2011

New Grunge Art Doll

Here's the latest bit of craziness - Lillipoot - grungey art doll now in my shop

Monday, 5 September 2011

Sunday, 4 September 2011

Just a Bit Longer

Here's my final painting assignment for 'Discover What's Inside' - Just a Bit Longer - mixed media on watercolour paper 16x20"


Saturday, 3 September 2011

Can't Look Back

A naive grunge painting in my 'Art for Children' theme, it's in my shop


Friday, 2 September 2011

Words for Hair

DD2 gave me this beautiful picture by a local artist for my birthday. I love the stark black and white with a hint of rust, and the image on the right has tiny tiny words in place of her face. It reminds me a little of Egon Schiele's work.