Thursday, December 29, 2016
I have been very naughty, so little painting and sketching but while we were on the Island for a week over Christmas I did do this one at the Chapman River where John was fishing, and catching bream that were too small. I love the grasses and fallen trees and stuff there. I am wondering if age is catching up, but I hope to do more sketching in 2017. See you then.
Friday, October 28, 2016
This hasn't Come out terribly well. We are up on the Gold Coast, in Queensland. It is a lot warmer at home but pleasant, came up for a funeral, a celebration of a 103 year old life lived well. But at the end a merciful release. Now we are staying with friend J and relaxing and catching up with friends. I sketched these flowers when we had a morning to our selves, we have packed in quite a bit and once more, with J working this morning are doing very little
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
I have been a bit slow posting these, but here are 2 weeks efforts. I am still enjoying doing them. This last week we could do what we liked, so I chose to do leaves. I love painting leaves and I rather liked the quote I found to go with it.
Monday, September 19, 2016
Saturday, August 27, 2016
I usually use gesso under these but didnt this time. because I am placing them on black pages in my book I think the gesso makes them stand out better and if I dont use too much you can still see the lovely colours left in the tea bag.
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Trouble is this one doesnt look very positive. Whatever I did it didnt photograph well and yet in real life it is quite good. I used a spray as a background, then I rubbed over a rubbing tile with crayon and then drew the leaf in pencil. I think I shlould have gone over it again with a pen. Oh well. I will brighten things up next week.
Monday, August 15, 2016
Sunday, August 07, 2016
I absolutely loved doing this, Ro Bruhn was our inspiration this week with Alive being the prompt. I love Ro's work and this is my tribute to her. Not nearly as polished, much more primitive but the best my rather shaky arthritic fingers could do. I have always loved doing houses and rolling hills and pastures but this one just seemed to jump off the paint brush at me. I hope she doesnt mind.
Sunday, July 24, 2016
Thursday, July 21, 2016
Saturday, July 16, 2016
Food for thought, this weeks was about Journeys. I have made many journeys in my time and loved them, would love to go back to Paris, even with all the trouble that is going on there, Japan as well, skiing in Austria was fun and we really only passed through Malaya a couple of times. Our sea link ferry to Kangaroo Island is now the most possible journey I think. We were lucky in the places we have managed to get to and the things we have seen.
Monday, July 11, 2016
Friday, July 08, 2016
Friday, July 01, 2016
Tuesday, June 21, 2016
This is on its side, I am sorry, not sure what is going on as I have it right side up and then it flips again. Any way this is a page I did for my colour me positive challenge and the prompt was enough. I had the shell I had picked up off the beach a few days ago so sketched it. I think what I said was that being alive was enough. That is the way I feel at the moment. Freezing cold, wet and windy today and no walk. Ah well there is always tomorrow.
Sunday, June 12, 2016
I suppose it is a sort of collage. Week 24 of Colour me positive, It was courage and we had to put the quote and a boat some where in it. I found an old National Geographic map of the ocean floor and used that as my base with a ship cut out of newspaper with the feeling that it needed courage to sail in a sea when you didnt know what was beneath you. I have been terribly tired lately and am struggling to get things done. Cold and damp and dull is probably the problem.
Thursday, June 09, 2016
Wednesday, June 01, 2016
Bother bother, I dont know how that first one turned upside down, it was ok in my file. Sorry you will just have to wear it as I dont have time to fiddle with it. I was late doing these but had a bit of fun with them, especially the 2nd one as I didnt really have to worry about making mistakes.
Monday, May 23, 2016
Since we, or rather the computer changed itself to windows 10 I have been having problems with the orientation of some photos.On the screen the Pacific gull is the right way up, when I load it it is not. Very annoying. Any way the black capped terns and a pacific gull.
Saturday, May 21, 2016
Thursday, May 19, 2016
I have been having problems loading photos but doing these tea bag sketches has still been fun, even if the grey succulent hasnt come out well and the pelican is on his side. The weather on the Island has bee good but the fishermen are not catching a lot of fish, but at least a feed for us all.
Sunday, May 15, 2016
Friday, May 13, 2016
Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Monday, May 09, 2016
Saturday, May 07, 2016
Thursday, May 05, 2016
I am a bit behind, but here are two tea bag drawings, a crow, well he is painted, and an ink cap mushroom done with a pen. Hot and windy today, well relatively hot, a big low down south causing huge waves on the coast, a surfers delight.
Tuesday, May 03, 2016
Monday, May 02, 2016
Sunday, May 01, 2016
I am still going along with my knitted sock making, it is taking so long to make one will I ever make two? I went to our Welsh foal show today, 2 judges, one ring, I have never been so confused, 2 judges with totally opposing views for most of the show. Luckily for us they both loved one of our fillies who became Supreme of show. Hooray.
Saturday, April 30, 2016
First photo is my week 18 challenge for colour me positive. Quote on healing and had to use a heart. This is not the quote that was used but one that spoke to me. My second tea bag play, love that you can use as much or as little of the tea bag as you like. Having some fun.
Friday, April 29, 2016
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
I have had a rather 'off' week this week, I think I had a reaction to having 2 different bits of me cut out and a burnt off thingummy on my nose and I have felt well off! This is a not very good couple of pages I did for this weeks challenge, friendship and tribal came into it and we had to make a stamp. Not exactly the way IO wanted it, the stamp is the tree you can hardly see in the background. Any way it is done for another week.
Sunday, April 17, 2016
This was this weeks challenge, a quote about art and a bird. loved doing this. I have also over the last few days been drawing a map of from home to our walks on the cliffs, these are just a few of the bits of map. It is amazing how many houses in our valley I forgot and all the creeks and little turnoffs. The whole map has been turned into a 2 sided folded book. Really a bit of a challenge.