Thursday, June 26, 2014

Stay tuned

Will be posting a number of projects soon.

An example of my upcoming projects to be posted are:-

'Bella' the mannequin
Birthday cards
Mixed Media journal covers

hope you call back soon when everything has been added.  

Sometimes life takes priority over art, but art is never forgotten.

see you soon!

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Have some new projects to post

Have been missing in action again.  Working full time in the city on a contract maternity assignment - thoroughly enjoying the experience and the wonderful people I work with - because of the extensive travelling each way every business day, am away from my computer for long hours each day.  

I am still managing to craft and dabble in my art projects  and teach at Bella Paperie, with my next class tomorrow - photos soon.

I will upload some of my recent creations soon.

If you are in Brisbane - come along to the Scrapbook Expo during the June long weekend at the Convention Centre.  Bella Paperie (who took out best in show for small new stall last year) are back again - I will be there with Deb (the owner) and team on the Sunday - come and check out the amazing goodness at this stand (at the end of the hall  - behind the stage - near to the food court) - you will love it! - and you cant miss it - this stand is very unique!

Hope to see you at the Convention Centre during the long weekend in June, but in the meantime, be happy, stay sane, create if you can, and love those around you xx

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Mixed Media Canvas

This is the 10" x 14" canvas I taught at Bella Paperie, Brendale on Sunday 9 March 2014
Once again the 'real' colour of the finished canvas did not photograph well.  It is warmer in colour than depicted.

On the stand at Bella Paperie
The title is:' take time to be . . . quiet'

Close  up of the bottom right hand side
found a stick in the garden and painted with Antique White

Close up of the texture

close up of the top right hand side

The eight ladies enjoyed the day and took home 'mostly finished' work.
My next class will be a Mixed Media journal cover at a time to be advised

Friday, February 28, 2014

Donna Downey - Canvas Create 2013

I have only recently completed this canvas which measures 16" x 12" or 40cms x 30cms.

The title is the same as that used recently for week 7 of Donna Bills Downey's 48 weeks online class.

I am donating my finished piece to a good cause to raise money for breast cancer awareness.

Full size 40cms x 30cm

Close up of flowers (I did not have any poppies)

 Side view (right)

Side view (left)

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Week 8 - 48 weeks

‘may your life together be full of love, and your love full of life’ 
(words used are from a Penny Black Stamp)

This was quite a bit of fun.  Not really into ‘abstract’ type art, but enjoyed the process immensely. I originally used the initials of my daughter and son-in-law as well as the date of their marriage.  Wasn’t happy with how the stencil worked out for the initials, so once again, used gesso to erase the problem. I know everything does not have to be perfect on this journey, but I really need to ‘like’ the finished result, especially after putting so much time and effort into it.

I wanted to add a little colour, and as my daughter is enjoying an embroidering hobby, decided to trace various sized hearts from a stencil.  I then pierced with an awl all the way around, and then backstitched using red embroidery thread.  Once finished, I still thought it needed a little something more.  I printed a photo of a flower arrangement from the wedding reception onto sticky-back natural canvas, added the initials and then inserted into large heart.

Did some shading with a Faber Castell pen and inked the edges with Green Distress ink.  The background story consists of book paper, paper pattern, patterned paper, washi tape, and a few other bits and pieces.

Double spread of finished project

Close up of large heart and 'rings'

Close up of words

Close up of one of small hearts

(for A & D)