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Saturday, 30 April 2011

Art for Children - PoodeyTat

Here's a painting I did in my 'Art for Children' series - this is POODEYTAT!

See it in my Wee Art Things shop

Thursday, 28 April 2011

They Draw and Cook

What a delight not only to find some new recipes to try from all over the world, but also to see the wonderful illustrations accompanying them. See here

Wednesday, 27 April 2011

Wishes Granted

A charming shabby chic raw-edged journal with removable cover to use again on Shabby Chic Shreds

Tuesday, 26 April 2011

The Powerhouse Revisited

This is one of my favourite paintings and just re-listed it in my Bread and Circuses Shop 

Oh rats, can't find the picture on my Mac - but just click the link if you want to see it.

Monday, 25 April 2011

DIY Wet Paint Palette

If you want to be able to paint over a few days with your colours mixed, here's what I did.

I bought an A4 size rigid plastic document carrier which has the bottom part half inch, and the top quarter inch and fastens with two clips. I lined it with gardening felt (for protecting your plants over the winter), sprayed it well with water and then put a piece of baking parchment over the top.

Squeeze out your paints and away you go!! When you've finished, close the clips and I can guarantee that next time you want to paint, the paints will be as fresh as when you laid them out.

Check that the felt is wet from time to time.

Raw-edged Journals

Last Summer my fabric journals were featured in Sew Somerset and I'm starting to list them in my Shabby Chic Shreds shop on ETSY. Here's the first one:

Saturday, 23 April 2011

sophia antiqua2

Isn't this just beautiful - found it on Flickr - Mandi Lynn Photography.

Wednesday, 20 April 2011

Art for Children

I've been painting some new pieces of art for children - this is the first mixed media on canvas:

You can find it in my shop Wee Art Things

Tuesday, 19 April 2011


My grand-daughter Alice was asked to model for some art students and I just have to share this photo:

Sunday, 17 April 2011

And I Waited

I've re-organized the garden to fit in a Chiminiera in which you can stone-bake pizza. Be putting it to the test at Easter when the family are here - the bread-maker makes great pizza dough!!

My back complained after lugging heavy plant pots around but it was worth it, the garden looks lovely and the warm weather is helping the new plants to flourish.

Anyway, I have also been painting like mad, even stayed up till 1a.m. to finish this - acrylic on paper:

And I Waited...

Saturday, 16 April 2011

Acrylic and Charcoal Painting

Today's painting is a study of a young woman. I started and just hated what I'd done so I just painted over it and went from there. She looks a little bit sad but quite sweet at the same time.

She's in my Bread and Circuses shop on Etsy (don't know why the link isn't working, but you can click on my sidebar to see it).

Friday, 15 April 2011

White Nights

I only ordered this box of St. Petersburg exquisite watercolours yesterday and it arrived this morning. What a delight to see these beautifully wrapped watercolours, almost too pretty to open. From what I've heard, these are intense colours which render very easily without scrubbing with the brush.

I am now going to open them .....

Wednesday, 13 April 2011

And I Believed You

I've been wanting to paint something where all the rules would be ignored - didn't stretch the paper, used a combination of unorthodox paints, painted with my fingers and hands, and just had fun chucking colours around!! I really didn't know what would happen but I'm quite happy with this - totally mixed media. The writing says "and I believed you"-'that's what you said'-'never gonna leave'

Thursday, 7 April 2011

On My Work-Table

I've been messing around with crayons and acrylics on transparent paper and haven't quite cracked it yet - it's not easy to blend the crayon in and if the paint is too wet, it distorts the paper. I'm determined to find a way to do it though!

Here are the first experiments:

Monday, 4 April 2011

Pond Life

I thought this encaustic painting was finished but was tempted to change just one thing and it went to pot!! So I re-worked it and now it's totally different but I'm happy with it - this is 'Pond Life':