Wednesday, 26 June 2013

WOYWW and a lot to show . . .

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I can't believe that I haven't posted anything for a couple of weeks!  I have gotten so slack.  I think it's probably taken me a bit longer than I thought to get back to the swing of things since my return to the UK.  Nevermind . . . I am getting there now and I have lots to show you this week!

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I've been taking a watercolor course from Tascha which has been a lot of fun.  It's moving me out of my comfort zone for sure.  

This was card I made.  We were supposed to employ a few different techniques with this, using crayons, inks, pencil crayons, gel pens, washes.   Not sure that I like it, but . . .

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Then I was supposed to do something which employed the skill of using a masking liquid.  So I did words on this cat, a cat is a cat . . . and that is that!   I think the cat turned out great, but I am not loving the Beret.

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Then we were supposed to use a whole big letter in a painting.  So I did this.  I think this is getting better, but not happy with the colours . . .
 I know . . . nit-picking . . .

But I've not just been working on course work.  I've also been working on hand-painted post cards, which are for sale by the way.  I might become famous one day, so they could be an investment, who knows!  (dreaming here!)

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I put words on this one . . .

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No words on this one . . . not yet anyways.  Still trying to find the right ones . . .

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and I've been working on illustrations for a new cookbook project I am working on.  This one's not finished yet.  I still have to paint in the shelves above the AGA and the cat laying on the mat in front of it . . .

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A warm cup of grog . . .

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Pears and peppercorns . . . I know . . . lose the peppercorns . . .

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Sunflower and words . . .

And then just a little something to make you smile . . .

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Hope you're having a great Wednesday!  





Do hop on over to The Stamping Ground to see all the other entries for What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday!

Friday, 7 June 2013

Paint Party Friday and lots to see

As most of you know I have spent the past six weeks in Nova Scotia helping my mother to recover from a recent surgery. I did manage to get a lot of art work done while I was there, but couldn't get it scanned until I got home. This today is only a portion of it. I still have more to scan, believe it or not! I was very productive!

First up, I got started on my Christmas Card Line  for 2013!

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Do You See What I See?

Based on the carol.

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What Can I Give Him?

Again the carol

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It's Beginning to Look

Another carol

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Angels We have Heard

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Dashing Through the Snow

I didn't just to Christmas Cards though.  I also did a few muses . . .

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Stars Make Me Dream

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The Prayers of Righteous Mothers

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You Can See The Stars

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Keep Your Face to the Sun

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Places of Enchantment

So anyways that's my post for todays Paint Party Friday.   Hop on over to the Paint Party Friday blog to check out the other entries.  There's always a lot of talent to oggle!

Thanks for looking!  Have a great day!