Friday, 6 December 2019

Being busy is a good thing...

At least it means when I remember to blog I
will have something to show you lol :D
Obviously the time of year dictates why I 
am busy....
made loads of christmas cards to send...
didn't take any photos doh!
Made 3 lots of preserves
( a few bottles of Crabapple brandy and 
Blackcurrant Gin nom)
 but mostly we have been redecorating.
Our sitting room now has a proper
fireplace (though the fire isn't "plumbed in yet")
 I bought some flickering fake candles to 
give it a cosy feel for now :D
The internal brickwork is original 
but the rest is wallpaper.
Not a bad match really :D

enjoy, stay warm and see you 
soon 
XXX

Friday, 15 November 2019

Changes for the better...

This is the "Sacred Self Care" art doll I made for a 
LifeBook 2019 class with
Tamara Laporte.
(this class can now be bought individually)
She showed us how to work with clay
(but I decided to embrace my impatience)
and used a "Russian doll" for my base.
 I have had this set for year and don't really
do "Father Christmas"....
 I sanded each one and coated with white gesso...
 then black gesso as I was going to use them 
for a "darker" project.
 I can't go through the "re-decorating" process as 
it is a paid for class....
 but I think you might enjoy a few close-ups
 as she is subtley sparkly
 and I still have 4 little gems waiting for rebirth.

Enjoy XXX

Wednesday, 13 November 2019

New Year Reboot

So...4 months away from Blogland
 and I was considering just letting the Blog die
 a natural death as I wasn't feeling the need to
post at all.
But death doesn't mean the end of something,
it can also mean rebirth...so I guess I will just 
do a revamp and make this space more just for me
(though visitors are always welcome)
For now I will share some of the art work I 
have been making along with Life Book 2019

 (I totally love this moon Goddess piece)
with Tiare Smith

 (a certain Darkness is needed to see the Stars)
with Tamara Laporte

 (Penumbra)
with Melanie Rivers

 (Inner Anchor)
with Donna Downey

 (Archangel Michael)
with Muriel Stegers

 (Wisdom of the Woods)
with Laly Mille

 and this gorgeous "Self care" art doll
with Tamara Laporte....
to remind me that life can be a joyful place :D
So I will be around to visit folks soon
Stay Safe and Well as the Wheel turns again.

Enjoy XXX

Saturday, 20 July 2019

4 WEEKS!!!!!

I can't believe it's been 4 weeks since I blogged!!!
So much time spent in the garden...
fresh mange tout every day(often raw straight from the vine)
Strawberries in abundance (that barely made it into the kitchen)
Peas in their pods...sweet as dew...
all nearly over for this year.
But how pleasant the feeling of eating these things in season,
and the joy of growing them myself :)

As for Art....I may have started yet another art course
over at Willowing...
I couldn't resist joining 
These are my takes on July's classes;
"Finnoula" from the Children Of Lir
with Lora Murphy
 ( she is transformed into a swan)

"Snow White in the Forest" 
with Tamara Laporte
 ( first night, not as alone as she thinks)

"Pete's Dragon"
with Tamara Laporte
 (the dragon is shielding the child from stormy seas)

"Sad Queen" 
with Tamara Laporte
 (what makes her so sad that she is wicked?)

"Thumbelina" 
with Marieke Blokland
 (or in my version ThumbeGina :D)

and this is a class I just did yesterday back at
"Be Brave"
with Marielle Stolp
currently in a calm/happy state and still
going with the flow :)
Enjoy and be well XXX