Thursday, 31 August 2017

Paint pouring and more

Hi Everybody!

Hope your day is going well. It's pouring here, so I have
decided to stay home and have a pyjama and play day. If the
weather clears up I can go out this afternoon.
My Tuesday postcard giveaway was won by Chris Bedford
and Linda Kunsman. Chris, your card is on its way, but I need
Linda's snail-mail addy, so please get in touch with me!
Recently at art group I did some paint pouring, and there were
some small amounts of colour left over, so I made this
small, 7 x 9" canvas. When it was dry I painted the edges black,
and then we sat around and thought about  what it could be.
After turning it in all directions
, we decided on this one, as we could see a face on the right hand
side, with hair streaming out behind it. So the final title is
'Blue water nymph swimming'
I am linking to Paint Party Friday.

I recently managed to scald my arm with steam, and unfortunately, for
some reason, it formed a huge blister which turned septic. I had to get
medical treatment, BIG ouch!  but in the meantime it is healing nicely,
I just have a dent in my arm:

And some out and about photos from this week:

This shop window at the bike shop has not changed in the 11 years
 I have been living here!

The streets are often deserted:

The park in the old moat:

I often meet this charming red cat, who always likes
being stroked:

The castle walls:

Have a great day, take care,
and thanks a lot for coming by!

Wednesday, 30 August 2017

The red man

Hi Everybody!

Today I have another mixed media piece, 10 x 14". The image
was cut from a magazine and transferred using clear film 
(Saran wrap). I sewed it onto canvas, adding some very simple 
embellishments. The edges of the canvas were coated with
structure paste and painted with a mix of reds, orange and
black. I sewed the whole piece onto black cardstock to frame
it. I love the grungy effect of this transfer.

For 'Back to School' at Tag Tuesday and for Simon Monday challenge,
school related, I have a tag with a hand-painted background:

Some photos from today's walk about.
Back to school is the theme at the Book shop:

Have a great day, take care
and thanks a lot for coming by!

Monday, 28 August 2017

T stands for This and ThaT

Hi Everybody!

On Tuesday we are beginning a new challenge at TIOT -
-Stitch it-
We want to see some stitching, real or faux on your work!
As always, projects of all formats are allowed and you have 
2 weeks to link your creations to us. Hope to see YOU there!
I made an A4 mixed media piece, using collage and stitching
on a painted, stenciled and stamped BG. My great Auntie Fanny
was a seamstress and very skilled at embroidery and beading, too,
so I think it's good to use her photo here:

This is a hybrid version, as I want to make it my last entry for Jo's
'Poetry in Motion' challenge at Art Journal Journey, and would like to 
thank Jo for all the lovely comments she left on my blog:

And I would like to remind you that you still have a week to enter
 into Michele's 'Back to school' challenge at

Today is also Elizabeth's T stands for Tuesday party ,
so I would like to welcome all the nice ladies of the T Gang.
Last week when my cousins were here we had an art-museum day,
and went to an organic and vegan restaurant for lunch. We enjoyed the 
good food, and sitting outside watching the world go by. My drink was
water. Some money from the sale of this water goes to provide
clean water for those who live where it is not normally
available, a dreadful scandal in the world today.

In case you'r wondering where my coffee is, I did have coffee before and 
after my meal!

Last weeks postcards went to Chrissie and CJ. This week
there are 2 unique postcards up for grabs, both with pictures
I painted from photos. If you would like one, please put your name in 
a comment:

 And some photos from out and about:

 Have a great day, take care,
and thanks a lot for coming by!