Wednesday, 16 January 2013

WOYWW . . . Your Heart and My Heart


I found this quote the other day and fell in love with it.   There are a few people in my life I feel this way about.   You know who you are.    I think it would make a great card for a sister or a friend . . . for a special  person in your life.


Something else I did just recently.   I don't always just paint.  Sometimes I pick up my needle and thread and sew.   I love her little red shoes . . . her dress (of course!) and that wistful look on her face.


My sister thought she looked a bit sad . . . perhaps she does.   I just think she's a little bit apprehensive about the journey she's about to take.


I think we can all get like that from time to time . . . uncertain futures can certainly strike dread into any heart.  I hope she's packed her toothbrush!

DO check out the other talent for this weeks WOYWW over at The Stamping Ground.

Thanks for looking!   Happy day to you.

Friday, 11 January 2013

Paint Party Friday . . . I Choose Happiness


This is my entry for this week's Paint Party Friday.   It's done in watercolor instead of the copic markers I usually use for my girls.   I've been using my water colors a lot more lately and I think  I am getting more of a sense on how they work. 

Happiness is my mantra for the year, and choosing it daily.   I think being happy is a choice.  We each of us have the chance to choose it every day of our lives . . . my glass is half full.

Coz that's the way I roll . . .

Check out Paint Party Friday to see all the other participants for this week . . . and Have a Happy Day!

Saturday, 5 January 2013

Chickadees and Questions . . .


This is very much a work in progress here.  I started this yesterday afternoon.  It's a pair of chickadees . . . and quite far from being finished at this point.  I've only used the one colour so far . . . black in varying shades.   I am almost afraid to touch another colour to it for fear I will ruin it.

What makes an artist an artist?   I find myself pondering that question these days.   I did not have the benefit of going to art school like I wanted to when I was younger.  All that I do is very much hit and miss . . . education by accident, and hopefully I learn more from my mistakes than I ever would have learned in school.  

I only know for sure that I am compelled to create.  Does that make me an artist?

Wednesday, 2 January 2013



Here we are the first What's On Your Work post of 2013.  I hope to participate each week in 2013.  That's my artsy resolution!  Forwards and upwards and onwards we go.


These past few weeks have seen me painting and working on the illustrations for the Chidlren's book I have been asked to illustrate.  A few years ago I would have been daunted by the prospect . . . I would never have thought myself capable.   Which just shows you how much I have grown over the last few years.


The thought of doing something like that no longer scares the bejeezums out of me.  That's called progress.
It's a good thing.

That's whats happening in my work space this week. What's happening in yours??  I'd love to see it.

If you would like to see what's going on in another lovely bunch of artsy spaces check out the WOYWW post on  Stamping Ground.