Sunday, 18 December 2016

Time to Tidy Up.......

Hello All,

Well it's only one week now to Christmas so it's time to make an effort and tidy up a bit.

Not that we are expecting any visitors, but still....

Fortunately I am able to close the door on my creative mess......but it seems like a good

time, with the end of the year approaching (again),  to have a think about what I really

need/will ever use/still like and get rid of a few things. Even with the door closed I can

feel what's lurking behind!

The mini-gallery is getting a bit crowded too.......but what to do with everything?

Another cardboard box getting damp in the garage?

The local schools and charity shops usually do well out of my mad clear-outs :)

I never stick at one thing long enough for an exhibition (variety is the spice of life!).

I will take a short blog holiday for a couple of weeks, but please check back in the

New Year to see what I have been creating during the Christmas break.

Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Bye for now, P.

Tuesday, 13 December 2016

Hello again.....

Well I promised colour!

Trying to paint in a looser acrylic style. I always used to paint in watercolour with a

very small detail brush (might go back to that at some point)  but today it was big brush

and thick paint and intense colour!

Not sure if the hare is impressed.....

Bye for now, P.

Sunday, 11 December 2016

Before the Colour.......

Hello and welcome,

This is the first stage of the first attempt at painting the hare....

Yep it's all white.

Placing the sketch and adding some stencilled texture paste.

I more often paint in a naturalistic way, but this time I will slap on a bit of colour.

Will this be a mistake I wonder.........?

Ah well, here goes.

Call back later.......P.

Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Splitting Hares!.......

Hello All,

Pardon the pun!

The story goes....... When I was out walking with the boys (dogs) the other day, we came

across the body of a wild hare at the edge of a field. I think it must have been hit by a car

and put over the wall out of the way. Strangely it showed hardly any outward signs of

damage. So beautiful and so sad.

When I was trying to think of a project earlier today I remembered the hare.

The end result will hopefully be a painting, but the process will be split into

several blog posts.....starting with a few pencil sketches to get the feel.....

No rushing...... but follow along if you like.......

Don't know how it will turn out but we'll see....

Bye for now......P.

Sunday, 4 December 2016

Cold Colours......

Good evening and welcome.

It's cold!

I decided to go with it and chose colours with a bit of frost....

Is there anyone out there who knows how to photograph mirror card without getting a

self portrait? Or how to get the glitter glittery?


It looks much prettier in real life. The tree stamps and embossing folder are from


Time to go and warm up in front of the fire.....   P.

Thursday, 1 December 2016

R is for Robin......

Hello All, welcome back.

As it is the first day of December I suppose I will have to admit that Christmas is

indeed approaching. In that spirit I have decided to blog a few ideas over the next

few weeks that will bring a bit of sparkle to the proceedings.

I have glitter. It sits in a box unloved and untouched. I occasionally look at the

sparkly pots and pretty.....and put them back.

Ok then, here is the theme for a few projects... to get the glitter out of the box :)

This itself brings a few problems.....have you ever tried to photograph sparkle?

These Christmas robins were created with Tattered Lace dies and glitter card, but

I will be getting out the real sneeze-and-blow-it-away, glitter everything in sight

glitter powder (probably now remember why it has stayed in the pot).

Won't be posting every day (still working) but check back here occasionally and I will

do my best!

Bye for now, P.