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Putting a face to the art

Putting a face to the art

I know I’m not alone in hating having my photo taken. I never look the way I feel inside – I feel 15, but my face is 40! (plus a little) However, being invited for an interview next week by the lovely Melanie Statnick  gave me the kick […]

Index Card a Day 2014

Index Card a Day 2014

After seeing images all over instagram of people’s icad efforts I finally capitulated this week, digging up a neglected pack of index cards in our garage and getting messy. Basically, the idea is to decorate one index card a day for 61 days  throughout June […]

Princess Lost, my painting process

Princess Lost, my painting process

This is a painting that really had me stumped for a while there. I actually put her aside for a couple of months in the end, because I just couldn’t see whether she was done yet. And then I came across her last week and […]

“She Blooms by Moonlight” – my painting process

“She Blooms by Moonlight” – my painting process

At Wonderhubby’s work Christmas party in December last year, I fell in love with the colours of the paper crowns from the festive Christmas crackers. I could just see them as part of a painting, so I (fairly) discreetly gathered up as many as I […]

3 more lovely art supplies I’m glad I tried

3 more lovely art supplies I’m glad I tried

One of the most fun benefits of doing online art courses in the last year has been getting to try a lot of new art supplies that I wouldn’t even know about otherwise. Here’s a few things I’m super-glad I tried… 1.  Shiva paintstiks I […]

29 faces, three, four, five

29 faces, three, four, five

I’m still behind – no surprise there! – but slowly catching up. This adorable little fellow was face #3, painted on a 4x4in canvas panel. He just looked so sad and hungry with his bib tied around his neck, all ready for dinner! And he […]

29 Faces, one and two

29 Faces, one and two

I forgot to mention earlier that I’m taking part in Ayala‘s 29 Faces challenge this month! The idea is to create a face each day for 29 days and it’s amazing to see the improvement in people’s work during that time! I’m a little behind […]

The 3 best things I did for my art in 2013

The 3 best things I did for my art in 2013

2013 was the year that I finally began to feel that I had found my style, and really began loving my paintings. I became comfortable calling myself an artist.   This is the third time I’ve done this review of the previous year, and each […]

Art journaling, a new journey

Art journaling, a new journey

I’ve been seeing a lot about art journaling lately, and over the Christmas break it got me all fired up to have a go myself. At first I couldn’t see what the fuss was about – I thought “I’d rather create a painting I can […]