Monday, 15 June 2020

Climbing a Summit...

Well that 3 weeks just flew by!!!
I was feeling the need to get back to painting for 
a while, and a free summit appeared so I signed up 
and have been happily playing in my own world. 
(Lot of photo's so I'll just list them 
and name the person who inspired )

 "In the Beginning"
 with Alexis Cohen

 "I am here to catch you" 
with Shiloh Sophia McCloud

 (Sketch in my notebook while listening to
Amber Bonnici)

 "Be Free" 
with Tamara Laporte

 (a background I painted while listening to
Albert Flynn DeSilver)

"Let Go Goddess"
 with Christa Forrest

with Andrea Gommel

With Beth Osmer and Freya Whitney
(worked over earlier background piece)

 "Moving Forward"
with Christina Miglino and Stephanie Ignazio

with Paula Tursi

with Jeanine Staples

with Benjamin Bernstein

with Angela Blaha

"New Beginning"
with Alexis Cohen

Though some of these pieces were specifically art classes,
 most were just interviews with very interesting people who
were sharing their personal "connection" with Spirit energy
in their creative practices. I found it all fascinating, and am 
left feeling full of ideas for even more pieces.
The lesson I learned most was "Trust". Trust yourself
and your feelings. Trust your own abilities. Trust your
Higher self/Spirit Guides/Goddesses etc and be open to 
the messages they are sending you. AND
Don't be afraid to ask for help!!!
So now I am off to rework a big canvas that was 
nagging at me since I abandoned it last year, because this year 
I am all about "Completion" 

Enjoy XXX

Sunday, 24 May 2020

It's not's mindfulness

With Hubby coming and going, and Junior a tad more
 stressy than even he is used to, Arting has been near
Fortunately I was invited to join a FB group set up by 
a digi artist friend (Dezinaworld) who has been sharing 
collections with us to play with.
Here are a few of  my endeavours :D

Sometimes we start with a colour palette...

other times a single word


and sometimes I just play with my imagination :)

Now I know some people don't consider digi manipulation
but having tried to make my own png's I am in awe of
the skill and time required to produce a single image.
So if you like making collage pieces in the real world
you will enjoy digi collage too.
After all, anything to pass time during lockdown  has
got to be helpful...and you can always print them out to
use as physical collage sheets later.
Like this journal cover I started (got a day in my shed)
Stay Safe, but Stay Sane!
Enjoy XXX

Saturday, 16 May 2020

Lockdown Baby blues

I haven't been "arting" since Yuletide as I was 
to busy "squeee ing" over the news that we are
expecting our first Grandchild this summer.
(best christmas pressie ever)
So of course I have been knitting...
 We know the baby is a girl..and every young lady 
needs a variety of styles...
 for all kinds of events :D
 and general day to day wear.
 all delivered in a set of matching luggage lol
 Mum to be was missing tie backs for the nursery curtains
so I managed to make up a pair from the fabric bag they
 came in...
 Oh...and a snuggly "sleeping bag" suitable for 
cold nights or out and about (wish I'd had one of 
these for her dad as he wouldn't stay under the covers)
 Had bought these matching mugs for the Baby Shower
(which of course can't happen at the moment)
 AND I just couldn't resist making a bunny suit
even though it won't fit her til Christmas lol
Poor DIL has had to go through her first pregnancy in isolation
and was feeling a bit low.
So, as there was a minor relaxation in lockdown this week,
we went over to sit in the garden and give her these gifts....
only made her cry twice so I must be slipping lol
And as the little one has 2 great Aunts who also knit
she is never going to be short of designer wear :D

Stay safe folks, but not at the expense of
your mental well being XXX

Sunday, 10 May 2020

Still so much beauty in the World...

Being thankful for the simple things...
 like this yellow climbing rose that fills the lower 
part of my garden with amazing perfume...
 the whitest of white blossom on the Mountain Ash
that will be replaced with gorgeous red berries...
 the anticipation of the rich aroma from the purple lilac ...
 finally managing to get a clear shot of the bluebells
under my privet hedge lol...
 old-fashioned purple Columbine (Aqualegia)
 pretty red flowers on my main Hawthorn tree...
 another promise for a better future from an abundance
of strawberry plants ...
 pretty delicate flowers of a cultivated Aqualigia...
 and the stunning opening of a full blooming,
soft scented rose :)

Also enjoyed making our 3 wild pools a safer
adventure for our expected grand daughter.
We bailed out the deep pools (including 13 frogs)
and filled with rocks before refilling and
replacing wildlife...
 and the garden is a real adventure now...
 so lush..
 and just a little organised :D
 Wildflower patch filling nicely...
and the copse overflowing with "green"
Enjoy XXX