Friday, September 30, 2011

Paint Party Friday - Vampire inspired mini work of art!

Ok so these mini canvas' are soooooooooooooo addictive!! I love painting as much detail as possible in such a small space! I've got lots more ideas in my head for more of these but here is the second in my series of mini paintings on canvas.

It's almost October so I thought some Halloween inspired art might be in order I love vampy girls, zombies and all sorts of things like that and I have been watching the new season of True blood and I think that inspired me even more (I love that show so much)!!!! :0)

I was thinking that if I keep creating ladies like this I need to start giving them names so I shall start with this one 'Angelique' :0) She looks like an angel but I'm sure those fangs could do some damage.
 I LOVE purple I think it's up there as my most favourite colour!
 I painted the sides black!
 And of course I'm going to turn this lovely lady into a pendant!!!
 Such a great way to brighten up a desk space!!
Just thought I'd show this pic of my hand next to the painting to give you an idea of size. The canvas measures 8cm x 10cm!!

I shall be adding Angelique to my etsy shop in the near future :0)

Hope you are all having a great week so far, yay for the weekend!!!

Monday, September 26, 2011

Sunday sketches - late entry, mini work of art

Hi guys,

I'm a bit late with my Sunday sketch piece this week. It was my birthday last week and on Saturday night hubby and I had a child free night so went out for dinner and drinks with some friends, we had a lovely night with great company and great food but a late night. I'm still feeling it today hehehe so I didn't get on the computer much yesterday which is why I'm uploading my Sunday Sketch piece today.

 This is my first of many 'mini works of art'. I've opened a new section in my etsy shop where I will be selling these cute little canvas' that come with an easel.
 The canvas measures 8cm x 10cm.......
Here is a pic of it next to my hand so you can get an idea of the size. I think these little works of art would look great displayed on your office desk at work or at home, or even on the mantel piece! :0)

Hope you all had a great weekend :0)

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Paint Party Friday - My August Creative sistahs entry and some other bits and bobs!

Hi everyone, it's been a couple of weeks since I last blogged or took part in any of my weekly groups that I usually participate in. We've just been flat out getting the house back in order after moving back in after our renovations, plus I had to sort out our office and my art space. Everything seemed to be so all over the place but finally I think things are back to normal and I'm catching up on my art. I haven't been creating as much as I'd like but hopefully I'm back on track.

This week I'd like to share with you my entry in Stephanie's book for the Sistahood of the travelling sketch book that I'm involved in. If you'd like to know more about this just click on the creative sistahs tab on the right hand side of my blog! :0)

This page is about August in Canberra. The writing says 'August in Canberra means wearing lots of winter woolies'.........I'm hoping that this will be my last entry inspired by cold weather as we are well into Spring now, hooray!!! It certainly was a long cold winter!!!

I used my water colour pencils and some ink for this little cutie and I really liked how she turned out! :0)

Now that I'm home I've finally been able to work on some more pendants so thought I'd share them with you! :0) Very proud of these!!

 Here are some wooden tile pendants made from the prints of my recent paintings.
 I love these owl bails they are so quirky! :0) These are the backs of the pendants covered with Japanese paper and varnished with a layer of diamond glaze. I really love these bails they are vintage bronze and vintage copper with matching chains! :0)

 These settings are called 'vintage star' settings, but they also remind me of flowers. This top one is vintage bronze. I knew that my red and gold Japanese paper would look perfect in this setting.
 This next one is shiny silver with some more of my Japanese paper.
 My garden angel looks right at home in this one :0)
 This last piece was made using a print of a mini painting of mine. 'Just Breathe in blue' :0) I think she works out lovely as a wooden pendant.
All these pendants are in the process of being added to my shop. :0) I'm making pieces for my next market in the beginning of November! But will also be making them available in my etsy shop :0)

Lastly I just wanted to share this photo of our gorgeous weeping cherry tree in full blossom!!! Hooray!!! :0)

Friday, September 9, 2011

Paint Party Friday :0)

Hi guys just a quickie this morning as we are in the process of moving back into our house hurrah!!!!

This week I have been working on some ideas for some canvas tote bags which I want to paint. I'm just waiting for them to arrive and in the meantime been playing around with some ideas.

I thought some cute animals might be nice and a bit different from my usual stuff.

Right I'd better dash I shall try to visit you all as soon as we're all settled back in, we're also waiting for our own computer to come back from being repaired again so I might be restricted to a lap top which is very slow for a little while *sigh, ah well at least we're going home :0)

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Sunday Sketches - A new lady and some Aceo's

Hi guys

I hope you've all had a good week. I missed joining in Paint Party Friday this week, things are very busy here at the moment and I was flat out all day that day. We are now on the count down to get back home as our reno's are nearly finished. I cannot wait and neither can my boys. They miss their own rooms and back yard etc.  I'm itching to get back into my studio as I've got so many new pendant ideas. Next weekend is going to be cleaning cleaning cleaning as everything is covered in a layer of dust *sigh nearly there!

I did manage to work on some new ACEO's and a new lady for my journal.

First up is my lady:

 I'm working a darker style with this girl trying to get a bit of an edge.
I really love her hair. Now trying to work out what to call this piece any ideas? ;0)

Next up are some new ACEOs. I'm actually getting quite addicted to these little works of art and having some fun playing around with them. I've got lots more ideas. My zombie girl from last week has already found herself a new home which is very exciting! :0)

 Really love the colours in this one
 A blue Aceo version of 'Just Breathe'

I shall be adding these to my shop in the near future!

Tomorrow is Father's day over here and we have a busy day, my eldest's martial arts grading first thing (poor dad doesn't get a lie in) then a father's day lunch, I shall pop around to visit you all when we have a quiet moment :0)


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