Wednesday, 20 June 2012

WOYWW, Berries and Cherries



With all of the beautiful British Berries in the shops at the moment, I have very much had strawberries on my mind! I found a photograph that I really liked of some strawberries and this is my attempt to paint them. It isn't a big picture, just post card sized. In fact it's been painted on one of the postcard water colour cards from a new booklet of them that I just bought a few weeks back. Kind of fun to do really!

Anyways, that's what's on my work top this week! What's on yours??

Do hop on over to the Stamping Ground and check out everyone else's efforts. They are a real talented bunch of gals!

Thanks for stopping by!!

Friday, 15 June 2012

Paint Party Friday, Christmas Booklet














This is what I have been working on lately. As you can see I am very much in Christmas mode. I am preparing a special Christmas Book.  These are some of the water colour paintings I have done thus far.  This is a row of hanging Christmas Baubles.





















And then there is this candle jar . . . I haven't done any of the finish lining . . . these are still pretty basic, but I love how they are shaping up!






















I love this last one . . . I may even use this as a card.  I haven't made up my mind yet.  I want this special Christmas Cookbooklet to be a special one . . . larger than the others, filled with lovely illustrations, recipes, crafts, traditions, etc.

Anyhow, this is my entry for todays Paint Party Friday!  Do hop on over to the PPF Blog and check out all the other entries!

Thanks so much for popping in and having a look!!

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

WOYWW Greetings, Christmas and Picnics
















I can't believe that I haven't posted any pictures of my work these past couple of weeks.  I've been so busy with life . . . it just got in the way, but as you can see I've been very busy!   This is the first piece that I did . . . a tender little pot of pansies . . . I used pencil crayons for this one, which I never normally do, but I do like the way it turned out!  As always, available as an art card.






















then there was this experimental water colour, which turned out kind of sweet.  I was not sure if I really liked it that much, but Todd loves it and I sold one already so it must be ok!


















I've started working on my Christmas Card line for this year as well.  This one is Bringing Home the Tree.  I love the ho ho on the liscence plate and the little flag!  And the flakes are beginning to fly!

















And here is my second Christmas Card for the year as well.  That is an actual cottage from down in Norfolk.  They do get lots of snow there from time to time, so not so very far fetched!!

I've also gotten my newest cookbooklet done, The Great British Picnic!











With the warmer weather and the arrival shortly of "Summer" I have created a whole new Cookbooklet, entitled "The Great British Picnic." Filled with over 36 new recipes, including several types of flavoured mayonnaises, flavoured butters, beautiful sandwiches, delicious spreads and dips, a tasty assortment of salads, a variety of cool soups, refreshing beverages, picky bits, cakes and general scrumminess, all perfect for celebrating the summer season in a very British Picnic Way.  Also included are "Top Tips for Picnic Success" and "Chic Ideas" for creating a "Very Stylish Moveable Feast!" Interspersed between all this scrumminess, there are witty quotes and my own delightful water colour illustrations!

 The price is £5, payment via paypal, and will be sent to you as a downloadable PDF.
You can find the paypal button over on my Kitchen Blog, The English Kitchen.  For some reason I can't get it to post here!  It's in the top right hand column, plus there's a delicious cake recipe there for today as well!






















 An Iced Coffee and Walnut Cake.  Soooooo scrummy!!

So that's what's been on my worktop this past week or so.  What's on yours???  If you would like to check what's been on everyone elses hop on over to the Stamping Ground and have a gander at all the talented people on there!  I am always truly amazed!

Thanks for looking!!