Thursday, August 25, 2011

Paint Party Friday

Hi Guys,

I thought I'd post this weeks pieces a little early as it's Thursday night here and I know I'm going to have a crazy day tomorrow. We're just nearing the end of week 3 of our renovations and things are starting to take shape, will probably be another couple of weeks til we're back in and settled but the end is in sight. I finally received a delivery of new settings for some pendants and cannot wait to start making up some new pieces.

In the meantime this week I've been busy with making costumes for the kids for their book week parade. I think I had more fun making them than they did showing them off heheheh I think they had a good time though.

 Riley (4) chose Koala Lou from his favourite book at the moment (An Aussie favourite) and Rhys (8) is Greg from 'The Diary of a Wimpy Kid'. He loves these books and is on number 3 right now in the series. I love it as it's something he's really keen to read!!!

 Next up is this 'Vamp' from my journal of lovely ladies.

I wanted to do something a little darker and try to get a little edge to it. Perhaps next time I'll do a proper vampire or zombie? I have made a character called 'Zombie Mummy' that was fun but not quite edgey.


Lastly I just wanted to share this book mark that I will be uploading to etsy soon. I painted this picture a couple of years back but she is still one of my favourites. Here I used a print and laminated it then beaded it!!! :0) HOpe you've all had a great week and I look forward to catching up soon.

22 comments:

Catherine... said...

Hi Nicola,
love the masks, isn't great when kids get stuck into reading... you vamp lady is gorgeous and love the bookmark.... good luck with the renovations... :)

Sophia said...

Ha! Love your kids' costumes. Quite cute. :) I'm sure they'll have a lot of fun. And your bookmark is cute. I keep thinking I'm going to try something new for my shop but it seems like now is just not the right time. I barely get any art done to begin with. :( Sigh. So, I'll just keep enjoying yours and everyeone else's. Hugs!

Netty said...

Happy early PPF. Loving the masks for the children, great fun and love your new lady. Have a great weekend, Annette x

Magic Love Crow said...

Oh, I love Vamp and I love your kids costumes, so cute! Have a great day!

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Love the masks and love your painting ~ thanks!
namaste, Carol Happy PPF (Share the Creative Journey)

EVA said...

What fun masks and what a great idea - a book week parade - don't remember my kids every having such a thing.

The vamp is gorgeous! Love the strong colours and her blue eyes.

WrightStuff said...

What great costumes. My son had to go to school as a book character too - he went as The Old Saucepan Man from Enid Blyton's Faraway Tree stories. He clanged and clanked into school!!

wednesday said...

The vamp is marvelous. Love the masks for the kids.

Kristin Dudish said...

A book week parade sounds like lots of fun (and I'm sure their masks will be hits)!

Love the blue hair on your vamp - another great addition to your journal of lovely ladies :)

xo
Kristin

NatashaMay said...

You gotta do the fangs! :) And what cool masks you made. Love the koala.

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

LOVE your masks- my son is a huge fan of wimpy kid too! And yay, another one of your ladies- your vamp is awesome!
Have fun making your necklaces!

Geckostone said...

Wow so multi creative!!! I love the masks and Vamp is sooooo cool!!! The bookmark is adorable with the beadwork on it!!! Deb

Jaime Haney aka ArtsyFartsy.Me said...

Vamp has eyes that just look right through you! very demure, but intense. What a cute bookmark, love the painting on it.

Your kids are so cute here. Your masks turned out great. Lucky for them they have such a talented momma!

Happy PPF!

Rosie Kaplan said...

Lovely masks, they would have been proud to show them off

Jen @Sadie Inspired said...

How fun are those masks!? What a great way to help kids enjoy books. :) Happy PPF

Diana Evans said...

oh you have been so busy with all kinds of amazing works!!!! wonderful photos!!! thank you for the smiles today!!!! and I hope you will join us every Saturday on my blog for Sweet Saturdays.....

Have a great weekend!!!

Fallingladies said...

you've done some really cool stuff this week, love the masks!

Joni Nickrent said...

Cute masks...love the darker vamp look Happy PPF! POP ART MINIS

toadinaboat.com said...

LOVE those masks! Book week parade sounds like fun! I don't understand the current fascination with vampires but your vamp lady I can appreciate. I love her expression. Great bookmark, too. You've been busy!

Pointy Pix said...

great masks - i'm sure your kids were well chuffed with them! I love your vamp - she's pretty funky and cool with that wonderful blue striped hair!

Heather said...

I love those masks. Your children are very lucky to have a mom that is so talented! Also love your edgy girl! Have a good week not sure if I will be around to post this week. Planing a week at the beach for Labor day!!

SHERI C said...

I really like the way you layed out and designed VAMP. Great work. Happy PPF!

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