Saturday, October 27, 2012

Paint Party Friday and Sunday Sketches

What a crazy week, work has been very busy, we've nearly finished our papier mache convict busts. My house has been upside down as we decided to redecorate my eldest sons room as he was in major need of a makeover and I've been struck down with hayfever for the first time ever! :0( now I know what all you poor souls have been going through all this time. I've also been suffering from terrible dermititis on my hands which I think is related to the hayfever! So it's been a very long week.

Today I'm off to do a market, this market is a new one for me and very popular in the centre of town so fingers crossed! I'll let you know how I go.

Here is what has been keeping me busy this week!

These are the finished convicts, the others just need to be painted I'm so proud of the children and the hard work they put into their pieces. They had an assembly yesterday where the kids got up with their convicts and talked about the person and what happened to them and showed their masterpieces off to the rest of the school :0)






Next up is a piece I painted for my little sister, her and her hubby have just had their first baby. I wanted to do something special for them and based this painting on some photos of a trip their took to (I think it was Bali) where they stayed for a week at an elephant sanctuary and volunteered to look after them. It was a very special trip for them and they have a big lovely of elephants. They loved the painting :0)


This is a painting I finished just the other day, little blue cherub in oils! :0)

 I really enjoyed painting the eyes!
And last but not least here are some new products I'll be taking to the markets with me today. I have been wanting to try to use prints of my paintings as greeting cards and have just received my first two in time for the market! I have 10 sets of each just to see how they go but have big plans to use more of my work like this :0)
Right best dash off and get ready eeeek! Have a great weekend guys!

26 comments:

Marji {RainCityGirl} said...

Beautiful work. All of it. I really love those scary faces. Happy PPF

Faye said...

Gosh, I love those eyes!!! Beautiful art.

Netty said...

Loving your convicts heads and your beautiful paintings. Happy PPF, Annette x

Jessica Sporn said...

Those convicts are amazing. What a wonderful project for the kids. And I just love that sleepy girl on the elephant. And those eyes...wow! Happy PPF!

Mary C. Nasser said...

Especially love the painting you made for your sister and brother-in-law!
I'm sure they love and appreciate it!
♥♥♥
Happy PPF!!
Mary
Mixed-Media Map Art

Tracey Fletcher King said...

welcome to hay fever world... bloody awful isn't it... but you still managed to be really creative... those busts are simple fabulous...xx

Magic Love Crow said...

I hope you are feeling better ;o) The kids art turned out amazing! I love the painting you did for your sister's new baby! So precious! Love the blue cherub's eyes! good luck at the market! Take Care ;o)

denthe said...

Haha, love those convicts! Your paintings are beautiful! so sweet, that little one on the elephant. Postcards are looking lovely too! I'm sure they'll be a success at the market!

EVA said...

Great job the kids did on the convicts!

I love Veronica and her elephant! Beautiful and meaningful.

The other girls are lovely!

La Abela said...

Those blue eyes captivate the viewer.
Saludos

Gloria said...

The convicts came out great. Yay for the kids! Nice work on the paintings and your cards are awesome. I've thought of doing that on some of my projects. Thanks for sharing.

Mary Walker Designs said...

I like how your elephant is holding up a flower. Happy Sunday Sketches!

Christine said...

lovely work!

Heather said...

i am LOVING that elephant painting you did for your sister! just adorable!

bohemiannie! art said...

Hope market was more than you ever imagined. Love all your paintings...especially the elephant for Veronica. And those convicts...wow!

Za faran said...

I love those convicts! All the paintings look great! Happy PPF.

Alexandra said...

Looks like you've been incredibly busy! LOVE the painting of the elephant. :) Good to see you again!

Mitzi Wolfe Zohar said...

I hope you'll do really well at the market. Your cards are sweet.

Missy said...

The busts are great and your paintings are beautiful!

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Wonderful art work ~ all of it ~ (A Creative Harbor)

Lenora said...

love your blue cherub and the convicts are fabulously fun!

Serena Lewis said...

Beautiful work, Nicola!

Catherine... said...

Love the busts, great fun. Like your painting for your sister. Beautiful.. :)

Linda Brightwingsofsummer said...

convicts, elephants and pretty girls - fun & creative :-

Annabelle said...

The kids did a great job on those menacing convicts. Luv the girl on the elephant painting,a nice gift to remember their special trip.

Hope you get better soon.


Happy Halloween ~ Annabelle m^._.^m ~^..^~

Kristin said...

Hi Nicola!
Thank you for your visit - so good to catch up with you too ;)
Your cards are gorgeous - I bet they do really well - and I LOVE your painting for your sister's new baby - what a sweet piece for niece. I will be cherished. Oh, and I love those eyes to - you are an inspiration! xoxo

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