Wednesday, 15 March 2023

Stumbling and fumbling into 2023...

 So didn't quite manage to hit the ground running as I'd planned lol  BUT....

I am breaking through into Spring :D , and I am doing this by taking

crafting by the horns ( yes both of them) and have signed up for two


The first is a return to " Crafting from the Heart" , a craft 

challenge site where all types of crafting is welcome, except card making

But fear not, for the second DT is for The Crafty Addicts , which

IS a card making challenge site :D 

So all my lovely stash is covered by one or other of the challenge sites.

This is just a quick post to get back into the habit, so more details (and craftiness)


And don't stress if my blog keeps changing for a few days...I need to freshen it up a bit.

Enjoy XXX

Thursday, 15 December 2022

Unqualified failure...

 Well I totally failed to keep up with my blogging in 2022!!!

Oh the shame!

My only defence/excuse is that I have no real excuse.

I blame family life, chaotic situations concerning loved ones

and the same old same old aches and pains ...

But, I've always had the aches and pains, so why am I giving in

to them now?

I guess I just need to give myself a stern talking to and get on

with life while I still have one!!!

Children, grandbabies and life should not be an excuse to do less,

rather a reason to enjoy things even more.

So look out 2023, this battered old hag is coming for YOU!

"Let yourself Bloom"

I can't even fathom how this was the last class I did...
PYH&S week 30 (they are now doing week 50)

Some wise words from a youthful family member...
A nephew asked why I was limping, I reminded him that I
was old and worn out.
His reply was,
"when we get old there are 2 things to be,
old and worn out or old and Dead.
Better to be old and worn out"

I laughed. He is right, and I am certainly not 
ready to lay down permanently just yet :D
Be seeing you soon.

Thursday, 17 March 2022

My latest obsession ...

 I am absolutely loving taking part in this years 
PYH&S course.
Here are a few more pieces I've done in 
my sketchbook...
Acrylic roomscape with 
Kat Hamilton

Imagined Portrait(in oils) with
Shannon Richardson

mixed media "telling a visual story"
with Pamela Vosseller

Art desk doll
with Le Anne Hahn-Washburn

and then there are my "Elfies"
This is my second piece inspired by 
one of the hundreds of photos I have
of my Grandbaby lol

and this is number one in what I am expecting 
will become a life-long obsession XXX

Wednesday, 2 March 2022

The art of "Elfies"

Still a WIP, but I wanted to share the art of 

Starting with watercolour splodginess...

working over with coloured pencils,
and a touch of acrylic paint...

deepening the shadows and intensifying colours...

before adding all the little details.

I just love watching my creation grow.
Enjoy XXX