Friday, 18 July 2014

cupped hands gently open supporting peace..

"cupped hands gently open supporting peace like the golden hollow of a singing bowl like the towering rim of mountains cradling this slumbering and mist draped valley"
todays quick sketch of emerging sunflowers at market..so hot today think we will have a BBQ
Happy Paint Party Friday

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

loving the quick pen watercolour sketches

 Enjoying quick pen sketches and watercolour at the moment.  I am doing the farmers market and art of spring art courses and love the results


for the farmers market course we had to visit a market for inspiration so I made a little video of the market I visited this morning and where I bought a little table for my craft room
have tidied my craft space and got rid of the huge table that was a mess so have replaced it with a tiny table that looks a lot neater..going to do some scrapbooking soon hence the paper pads.

Happy WOYWW  Happy Moo Mania

Friday, 11 July 2014

lots of quick watercolour pen sketches

reading an old yoga magazine inspired this sketch of my favourite yoga pose Sarvangasan

sewed this onto a new sketchbook

have always loved chillies

love this red house painting done by my son

Happy Paint Party Friday
Happy Art Journal Journey

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

freedom, tolerance, reason

another little pendant made from broken jewellery..I used a broken needle with buttons threaded through as a clasp. The words inside read freedom tolerance reason which are so important I think.

 Happy Moo Mania

Monday, 7 July 2014

even crows need a holiday..


I am looking forward to the farmers market art course starting soon so had a go at a quick watercolour of a crow wanting a holiday..bit of fun.  I have also started some meditative knitting where I just knit with no plan and eventually it will evolve into something.
Happy Mix It Monthly boat challenge

Sunday, 6 July 2014

love, sketches and tolerance

little pendant I made out of broken jewellery inspired by meditation

quick sunday art journal page


doing a lot of quick pen sketches lately

Happy Sunday Sketchers

Sunday, 29 June 2014

Let us aim to be positive and smile


  Pages for Susana Tavares class which I love called paper and paint.  I made a gelli plate inspired by the frugal crafter yesterday so have had fun making loads of prints for journal backgrounds..here is a little video of what I made.

Happy Sunday Sketches

Sunday, 22 June 2014

the spirit of love unites us


Went to my first flower communion this morning..it was such a lovely time where we give and receive flowers..If you want to know more about Capek and flower communion here is the link http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flower_Communion

Happy Sunday Sketchers

Saturday, 21 June 2014

Be spiritual and be in the heart....



Finished the cover for my sunday morning art journal which is a place where I put drawings, thoughts, quotes etc that inspire me from the spiritual meditative side of life.
Happy Paint Party Friday

Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Everything will be ok..

today I was sketching in the garden in the shade as it was such a lovely hot day

another journal page finished for the susana tavares workshop..love this whimsical style especially the sheep
Happy WOYWW

Sunday, 15 June 2014

Dont Worry Be Happy



For the last lesson in the sunday mornings art group we had to make a worry/prayer box so I used an old chocolate box to make this.  I like painting about the dark side of life and thought the naive whimsical style suited this so well.  It was lovely finishing painting this outside today in the sunshine.
Happy Sunday Sketchers

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Be Your own kind of Beautiful




Have spent the last couple of days tidying up which included my arty desk.  I am taking susana tavares paint and paper workshop so have been enjoying sketching these figures
Happy WOYWW

Friday, 6 June 2014

Be Calm, Be Happy..little pretty holder

Wanted to make something pretty for a change so made this out of an old plastic cd holder for Soul Food..hard to photograph hence the video.

Happy Paint Party Friday

Monday, 2 June 2014

Keep Your Light shining in the darkness

Little painting for Soul Food and Sunday Morning Art Group called Keep Your Light Shining in the darkness
love painting these whimsical figures at the moment and this one is called "On a wing and a prayer to stay positive"

Have noticed that the Summer of Colour is starting again with lots of giveaways etc 

Saturday, 31 May 2014

walking in the rain

I have just been on holiday to Shakespeare country.  It rained most of the week but we had a good time and I walked a lot of a morning in the rain..so the above is a digi piece of my morning walks

before going on holiday I had a go at just using tea and coffee to paint with..added pencil and a little bit of white paint
check out the coffee themed paintings at Mix It Monthly

Sunday, 18 May 2014

I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge...

I heard this quote by Robert Fulghum this morning so wanted to paint a picture around it for the new art group Sunday Mornings and Sunday Sketchers

Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Meditate

Made a little Meditations book today used papers, paints and brushed on scented candle wax

I went to a yoga show at the weekend and did some chakra dancing and bought a new meditation cushion.

Have started to fill the book with affirmations and little yoga flyers etc
A fb friend got in touch with me and told me about a free chakra art group too so check the links out by clicking on the orange words.

Namaste and ommmmmmmm


Painting in the sun
little bird wont you sing a song for me
Happy WOYWW

Friday, 9 May 2014

wild at heart

painting on my sons old shirt
Happy  Paint Party Friday (I used acrylic paints as the shirt isnt for wearing but just to recycle the material)

Sunday, 4 May 2014

Let there be peace on earth and let it begin with me

I altered an old 45 record and am using it to hold my incense sticks. This song is one of my favourites and is sung by my husband in the Liverpool Male Voice Choir. Be sure to check out the other circle inspired pieces in Art Journal Journey.
 Hope you all had a peaceful day.

Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Lots of Artiness..

Its been the Easter holidays here so havent had time to blog but have had time to do little bits of art every day..I believe that if you do little bits everyday then they soon are finished pieces..so I spend 10 or so mins between family chores to do a little bit of art..so here are the results since I last blogged
Wanted to make something pretty so painted this and sewed the words "U R Calm"
Painted a disturbed outsider art piece influenced by menopause hot flushes!

Lots of textures to this piece..its called "Poppies in the snow"

its been lovely weather lately so have been painting etc outside drinking lemon balm and sage leaf tea from my garden..as its supposed to help with hot flushes and anxiety..stay calm everyone
Happy WOYWW