Friday, 27 April 2012

Give Me Understanding


A friend of mine asked me a few days ago, would I please do her a picture with a little girl and a boy in it, which had her favourite scripture on it.  I was only too happy to oblidge.  I do so hope that she likes it.

I am showcasing this in this week's Paint Party Friday.  Do hop on over and see all the other fantastic talent that shows up at the party every Friday!

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, 25 April 2012

WOYWW . . . Prayer Changes Everything


































This is my what's on your worktop offering for this week.  A little girl in deep reflection.  I think she looks very content.  I'm not so sure about that cat however!  Somehow I think he's eyeing up his lunch!  As usual this is available as a card or a fullsized print.  Just message me to find out how.

Thanks so much for looking. If you would like to catch up with some more talented artists do check out the What's On Your Worktop page.  They're all pretty wonderful!

Friday, 20 April 2012

A Traditonal Victorian Sponge



I am having so much fun doing these recipe posters! This is the third one I've done so far. I am enjoying the challenge of deciding which ingredients to paint and how to break each recipe down into parts, so that both the written and the painted come together in a way which would make it simple for any cook to follow and yet be delighted at the same time. I plan on continuing with this series, interspersed with my regular works of course, until perhaps at some point I have enough for a new recipe book. Who knows. IN the meantime, this one, along with the others, is available as a print, suitable for framing.

In the meantime, this is my entry for this weeks Paint Party Friday. Do hop on over to the blog to check out the other entries. There are some incredibly talented people out there!!

Thanks for stopping by and having a look!

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

WOYWW, Lemon Curd




I thought I would do another recipe poster to go along with the salad one I did last week. This is my recipe for Lemon Curd and I have to say that it is the best Lemon Curd I've ever tasted. I love Lemon Curd. I love painting. It was only a matter of time before I combined the two.

As always this is available as a print or a card.

Submitting this for this weeks WOYWW as well. Pop on over to Stamping Grounds to see the rest! Thanks for looking!

Sunday, 15 April 2012

Sunday Sketches . . . Leave a Trail



Here's my offering for this week's Sunday Sketches. "Leave a Trail." I'm quite happy with the way this little graduate turned out. I think I will have to do a boy graduate to go along with her.

It reminds me of going back to Canada about 6 years ago to my son's graduation. Of course it has been many years since I graduated from highschool. I'm not going to tell you how many, but it's over 40! Anyways, I was so surprised at how much highschool graduations had changed since I had graduated. I really enjoyed the experience to be sure. Another proud mama moment!

Anyways, as usual this is available as a card or a print for your favourite graduate.



Do hop on over to the Blue Chair Diaries and take a look at the other talent that's out there today! Thanks for looking!

Friday, 13 April 2012

Paint Party Friday . . . food for the tumtum



Here's a little something I did yesterday, which is quite a departure from what I usually do. A recipe painting. I had a lot of fun doing it. I suppose it was only a matter of time before my two loves of cooking and painting merged! I think I may do some more like this at some stage. I quite enjoyed it. As usual available as a print or a card.

Do hop on over to Paint Party Friday to check out all the other beautiful talent that is being shared today! Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, 11 April 2012

WOYWW, Joy Cometh in the Morning



This is what's on my worktop today. A little watercolour based on one of my favourite scriptures. I have had a definite fairy/balloon thing going lately. I guess I just like things that fly and make me smile. Fairies and balloons both do that for me.

Hope on over to The Stamping Ground to see what's on everyone else's work top today. The talent displayed is truly amazing!

Sunday, 8 April 2012

Sunday Sketches . . . Life's Daring Adventure . . .



You get two for one here on my Sunday Sketches this week. First up a little fairy blowing along a landscape via a red spotted toadstool. She's off on a grande adventure! I have always loved fairies and red spotted toadstools. It seems only natural to put the two together.




And then there is this one, the smallest things. I get so much joy out of the smallest things . . . a cheery smile, a kind word, the touch of a caring hand, a bouquet of wild flowers, a bit yellow balloon.



Hop on over to the Blue Chair Diaries and catch up on all the other Sunday Sketches. You won't be sorry!

Once again, these pieces of mine are available as prints or cards. Just leave a comment if you wish to know more. Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, 4 April 2012

WOYWW, What We Love



Nothing much has changed on my desktop this week. Still looks the same, except that there's a new painting on it. What We Love.

This is a quote from President Dieter F Uchtdorf which reads:

"What we love determines what we seek. What we seek determines what we think. What we think determines what we become."

It's one of my favourite quotes from President Uchtdorf.



This is a close up of some of the detail on the robin and on the fairy and blossoms. I did this in watercolours, using watercolour pencils. I think it turned out rather nicely.

Added to this week's WOYWW. Check out all the other entries HERE! There is some fabulous talent out there. I am always so amazed by it all!

Sunday, 1 April 2012

Sunday Sketches . . . She Believed She Could



This is my Sunday Sketches entry for this week. I did this the other afternoon, using a variety of techniques. The Background is done in watercolour, which I threw a mixture of fine and large grained salt on before it dried, which gives it that lovely textured look. I quite like the effect. Once it is dried, I brush all the salt off. The rest of the piece is done with copic markers, which is one of my favourite mediums to use. Kind of like colouring I guess, but there is a right way and a wrong way to use them. I've also used chalked to give the glow from the moon in the night sky and the leaves on the tree branches and little night moths are rubber stamped. The lettering is done via Picassa, using one of the fonts that I have on there. All in all I am quite happy with this. As usual this is available as a print or as a card. Just message me to find out more.



And do go on over to the Sunday Sketches page to check out all of the other lovely entries for the week!