Saturday, December 31, 2011

Mix media on a Sweet Saturday.

A little mix media homework for Sweet Saturdays. Wishing you all a wonderful and safe turning of the year, see ya all in 2012!

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Art jornal attempt

A home work assignment I did over the xmas break when the kids were "not bored" with there new things. Now they are "bored" i.e underfoot :)
The Supplies me course is rather cool. I am  learning a lot and dicovering things .  I am not sure if I get what is art journelling but I do like the idea of making your own journal book which I consider more of a sketch pad that will not fall apart. This journal page is water colour and coloured pencil over things gessoed  or glued onto the paper.
Hope you had a great Christmas and see you in the new year:)  I've got 12 more days till they are back in school.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

A xmas card on Sunday

 It is the season and I could not feel guilt free if I did not make at least 1 Christmas card this year. So here it is, all splotches and crooked edges- pity the recipient :). Hope you have a wonderful Sunday and pop by Sunday Sketches and see what everyone is up to.
The little painting is watercolour on primed paper with some black and white pens.
Merry Christmas all !!!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

just for the sake of painting

Just playing the fool with no rhyme or reason. For some reason birthdays are in my head, hence the pic I guess. Started the Jane Davenports Supplies me course after seeing some wonderful results of bloggy friends and hoping I will benefit too. Well off to blow my nose.
Cheers and hugs.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Kitty cat on Sunday

Ahh down with a cold still. It has been a week and life, kids and Christmas plays do not give leave to those of us who are sick :( This week I dragged myself about infecting as many of the good citizens who were not already infected ( not many mind you) and got what I need to put together for darling daughter's costume. There is no real rhyme or reason to costumes at pre-school here, it seems to be whatever the parent wish will do, and this year DD decided she wanted to be a cat and an orange cat at that. Well looking around the orange got axed and she has finally accepted she will be a brown cat. Here is a sketch of how I hope our final creation will look. It should not be very complicated as I found a second hand adult brown shirt and now I need to just added the bowa like multibrown yarnie thing, some pink felt and then make the bando, and whala it is  done. Ahh if the cold will just let up now.  Hoping you have a snot free Sunday and see the sun, and pop on by  Sunday Sketches.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Creative Tuesday - MISTLETOE

 For Creative Tuesday I took the black and white snowman one step further and added some colour, some glitter, some 3 d effect (not sure if that was a good idea) and some mistletoe. To me he sort of looks like some benign nebulous being :) And if you look real close you will see he is wearing it like a mistletoe corsage :)
Hope you all have a great Tuesday.
oh it would be really cool if I had some Marchy Uchida Snow Marker. Has any one ever tried it? I think that would have worked better than the glitter- oh well that is life :)

Monday, December 5, 2011

Snowman on a snowy night

At Wicked Wednesday this week the theme is Black and White, so I thought  sheep in the dark - seeing only the whites of their eyes and bit of wool - if the sheep are nice clean non-romping around the bush and neighbourhood sheep aka not my sheep. So I sat and look at a 2.5x3.5 inch black piece of card, and looked and looked really hard until my latent secrete desire for snow (which has not as yet come this winter) emerged and I began to see the outlines of a snowman on a dark snowy winter's night.
White colour pencil on black card.
Hope you are all keeping warm.