Sunday, November 28, 2010

Angela Fehr

I don't know why but I have developed a strong interest in doing water colours. I am obviously becomming a lot calmer and finding more inner peace. It isn't easy painting water colours when you are uptight and angry. I found Angela Fehr on the internet tonight while I was looking for some tips. Isn't this painting absolutely exquisite?

Women painting women

I love sharing other blogs that I enjoy and the art work on this one is really stunning. This painting above is done in acrylics. I find it so hard to believe that colours can be blended like this with acrylics. Beautful painting.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Please Help

I am shocked. A friend of mine on Face Book put out a request to all her friends, she was looking for Porcupine Quills for a function she is organising on Christmas Eve. I couldn't believe the response she had. People made recommendations from around the country and before the day was over she had her porcupine Quill's. It got me thinking..... I also have a request.

Please can anyone help me... I am looking for a man over 50 with a kind heart, and a great sense of humour. I need him from Christmas until after New Year. I promise to return him in good condition.
Now let's see how far I get with this one!

Friday, November 26, 2010

On the rocks

I need to crop this picture. Another thing I don't paint is landscapes or sea scapes, but this one was a challenge and it was fun. Starting from dark to light and only using one stroke no blending I really think this worked. I am not crazy about the solid rock line, but tell me what you think. Especially would like some comments from all my artist friends.

Recent art work

I have never ever painted anything like this before. I absolutely do not paint any kind of buildings at all. All the lines just confuse me totally, but I wanted to do some little paintings of various restaurants in the area and so this one was the first. I was quite pleased with the end result.
The same restaurant from a different angel.
Isn't this just the most beautiful view from the restaurant? When the weather is good it is just my most favourite place to go for a quick breakfast. I am going to attempt to paint this sometime next week.

A Beautiful Blog

I look for different things from fellow bloggers. Some inspire me with their beautiful art work and others with their beautiful mind. This one is oh so special take a peek when I opened up the blog and saw those cute little shoes with the frill at he back, that was me!

Dear Me

I have been away for a while, not literally but just away in my mind and in my heart. When one is a blogger it becomes like everything else in life, the more you do it the more you enjoy it, the less you do it the more of a chore it seems to be. I don't ever find writing a chore, but I started this blog to help others who had been in abusive relationships, to see that life goes on and it does get better.

There are good days and bad ones too but all in all as long as I move forward that is all that matters to me. I bought this book in the airport going up to visit my family a while back. It really made for some interesting reading and I recommend that you buy it too and do the same thing yourself. Write a letter to yourself when you were 16. I did and it was quite and interesting exercise. You will be surprised at what you have to say to yourself. I then went on to write several letters to myself at different ages and that was something else. A really strange out of body experience. Try it.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Roses and more Roses

I have just finished this painting that I was commissioned to do for Doctors rooms. I have done one for them already and have another 3 to do. I am not sure if they will like it but I am sure it will work, so hold thumbs for me.

With a little help from PD I really love this. I think I am going to try and print this and make some sort of greeting card.
This is another one of the paintings, two down and two more to go. The furniture in the rooms, is French white, with trimmings of gold and a beautiful crystal chandelier.
There is a beautiful little Rose shop near to where I live. It has all sorts of white wrought iron furniture, crystal glasses, and everything else in the shop is roses, table cloths, bed spreads etc. I bought this really cute little container in these colours and decided to paint these to go with it. I am not going to keep these but the owner of the shop wants to see them, possibly for the shop. I love the crazy colours.

I don't paint in this medium , but putting in some practise for my journals.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Workshop Art

I did several workshops this year and I was quite suprised to see how many people enjoy Naive Art, or Folk art. This was really simple. I enjoy using paper napkins - or serviettes as we call them because then I don't have to think too much about what I am going to do.

The photo above has the mask on top of the photo, where as the one above the mask is underneath the picture.

Naughty Bella

Bella is in touble

When I was a child my older brother and I used to play Hide and Seek. It was always his turn first. I would sit on the chair and when I opened my eyes he was gone. There was a problem, he would hide so well I could never find him, but occasionally when I was successful and it was my turn my brother would sit somewhere with his eyes closed counting and I would jump on a chair across the room, close my eyes and wait. Obviously my brother would complain and say... You are supposed to hide and when I responded I am hiding, he would get angry and I would cry.

Since I have had Bella as a puppy and I live in an apartment, it required very serious and committed training from me. Firstly I bought a small tray, filled it with grass and I would place her in it at least once an hour, it worked perfectly. One day she messed inside the house on my bathroom mat which I didn't have a problem with because the mat was to be her new loo. All I did is put it out on the balcony and take her to it every now and again. She is 6 months and she has been really good with the occasional miss hap. Kids have mishaps too so I wasn't bothered..... BUT  a big BUT, a mishap in my bedroom was not okay.

This morning she decided my carpet was to be the new venue for her business. When I spotted the little wet spot I shouted at her Naughty Bella... naughty. Well these photo's show her remorse and her shame. The photo with her eyes closed made me think of myself when I was a child. I am sure Bella was hoping that if she closed her eyes I would go away!
I am having a problem downloading the photo's hold on I will be back.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Art Journals

I love searching on the internet for other people who also journal have a peek at Something to crow about I love the way she just goes mad with her materials. Something I have noticed in so many peoples journals is the common angst we all seem to write about.

Mexican Cross

This photo isn't very clear but I wanted to experiment with painting my own tiles and while I was about it decided to do really bright ones for a change.

Art Journalling

I blurred the script, not because I care if other people read what I write but because I wanted to share the detail of my water colours. I love this little palette of travelling water colours. They are so small and compact and the colours are nice and strong. I think you can buy them in several different shades, I bought the basics.

Art Journalling

I have been experimenting with water colours, my gosh this is not an easy medium. Every now and again I practise because I do a lot of journalling and it really is fun to see water colours in journals. These were just different leaves I stole out of the landlords garden. I know she wont mind.

Bella girlfriend

I am thrilled to share with you that Bella is not Bisexual after all. I have been told by a fellow animal lover that when she gets that look on her face and starts to do funny things to my leg, my arm what ever part of my anatomy that is nearest her, she is not trying to actually be rude, she is trying to dominate me.
hummm that makes sense cos that isn't hard for her to do.
Does she look like she could dominate me?