Wednesday, 28 March 2012

WOYWW, ATC's



I thought I would bite the bullet and actually show you the space that I work in. My husband marvels that I manage to get anything at all done in here, but this, folks . . . is where the magic happens! (I also have to cook in a similarily minute space, but that's a story for another day!)



As you can see, even on my best days, I only have about a 12 inch square space to work in . . . the rest being taken up with supplies. (Acrylics, Watercolours, Ganache, Pencils, Markers, etc.) Oh and of course I save all my bits of scrap paper etc. They come in handy for all sorts, and I do love ME so her yearly calendar always has a spot where it looks down on what I am doing and hopefully giving me a thumbs up!



Music is also very present in my creation process. I have my favourites to inspire to to urge me on . . . sometimes my space is neater than this, and sometimes not. It all depends on what creative urge is taking me. Sometimes I just have to get it down onto paper as soon as I can before my inspiration leaves . . . and I know I am not alone in this. And what's on my worktop today???



Some colourful little ATC's, which I am really enjoying playing with. They're quite a lot of fun to do. Small, simple and colourful. The size of a credit card, they are also challenging.



Hope on over to the Stamping Ground to see what's on everyone else's worktop! They are such a very talented bunch!

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, 25 March 2012

Sunday Sketches . . . Spring




Here is my post this week for Sunday Sketches. It's a little girl watching some babybirds in a nest in a tree. Yes, Spring has sprung! We've been enjoying gorgeous weather here and the birds have been nesting. Pollywogs have come to life and all the daffodils are in bloom! I just love Spring in England. All the trees are taking on that green flush of early leaf and early blossoms are taking over gardens . . . the forsythia, camelia, early cherry. Oh how very pretty it all is! Tis the season of hope.

As usual this is available as a card or a print. Just message me if you are interested. Thanks for looking, and why not hop on over to The Blue Chair Diaries to check out the other Sunday Sketches! There's a whole lot of talent there! You will be amazed and enthralled!

Friday, 23 March 2012

Paint Party Friday



This is my first time participating in Paint Party Friday. I'm trying to participate more in art blogs. There is an incredible amount of talent out there and I am really enjoying it so very much! This is a piece I did a little while back. I know that some people really dislike their freckles, but I have always thought them to be one of the most endearing parts of the human face. A face without freckles is indeed like a sky without stars!

As always this is available as a print or a card. Know anyone with freckles that would appreciate the sentiment?? I bet they would love this.




I also wanted to show you my latest piece, which is quite a departure from what I usually do. In black and white, not colour . . . I think it has come across as quite dramatic and I quite like it. This, too, is available as a print or card and let me tell you, the print is absolutely fabulous if I don't say so myself. I think I am going to more in black and white in the future. I really do like it.

Hop on over to the Paint Party Friday blog to see what everyone else is up to! There's an incredible amount of talent there!

Wednesday, 21 March 2012

The Lord's Promise, WOYWW



I was thinking of Easter yesterday and Spring, being as it was the first day of Spring . . . this is what came to mind. A little girl in her Easter finery, daffodils by her feet, holding a small, pure and innocent lamb . . .

Very symbolic of the Easter season. I think t'would make a beautiful Easter Card . . . and would also look beautiful framed and hung as a reminder of all that the Saviour did for us.

Message me if you are interested in a card or a print. I'll be happy to oblidge.

Thanks so much for looking!

I have entered this into this week's What's on Your Work Desk. Pop on over HERE to see some other great stuff that's on other people's work desks!

Monday, 19 March 2012

Once You Choose Hope



This is this week's entry into the Sunday Sketches. I am a great believer in hope, as you know. It is the driving force in my life. Where would any of us be without it!

This reminds me of the 13th Article of Faith in my church:

We believe in being honest, true, chaste, benevolent, virtuous, and in doing good to all men; indeed, we may say that we follow the admonition of Paul—We believe all things, we hope all things, we have endured many things, and hope to be able to endure all things. If there is anything virtuous, iovely, or of good report or praiseworthy, we seek after these things.

As usual this is available as a print or as a card! Thanks for looking!



This is my entry for this week's Sunday Sketches, hosted every Sunday over on The Blue Chair Diary blog. Click on the picture to go and have a look at some other fabulous artwork!

Sunday, 11 March 2012

You are my happy . . .



My latest piece. I love the colours I chose for this one. I have always wanted a pair of red shoes. Red is happy to me. But this is about more than shoes.



People are my happy, especially the "special" people in my life. You know who you are.
(Oops just noticed I have dated this 2011, it isn't. It's 2012. Doh!!)

Available as a print or a card as always.



Putting this in on the Sunday Sketches. Click on the tree to see some more great artists!

Thursday, 8 March 2012

Spring makes me think of balloons.



I have balloons on the mind lately it seems. I did this little gal the other day. I fell in love with her right away. That usually doesn't happen. It usually takes a few days for me to fall in love with my pictures.






I love the idea of sunshine balloons that you can carry with you wherever you go. It just makes so much sense to me! I bet everyone you gave one to would have a hard time not smiling!!

Anyways, these are my two newest designs and are as usual available as cards or prints or both! Thanks for looking!

Sunday, 4 March 2012

Happiness Was Meant to be Shared



It is only in the sharing of our happiness that we can begin to feel it in full measure. Happiness shared seems to multiply!





Love the cheeky expression on her face. Not sure what the dog is thinking . . . but his tail is wagging, so it can't be that bad!

Available as a card or a print. Just message me to find out how.

Sharing this is Sunday Sketches. My very first time! See you there!