Friday, 30 November 2007

Blue Bird of Happiness

I was out shopping today and picked up a couple of tiny canvases, as well as a small kit of acrylics and tried my hand at another painting....

Wednesday, 28 November 2007

Pay it Forward

Belinda, Jo and a number of other talented ladies have posted this on their site recently. Now i't is my turn!

I will send a handmade gift to the first 3 people who leave a comment on my blog requesting to join this PIF (Pay it forward) exchange.

I don’t know what that gift will be yet and you may not receive it tomorrow or next week, but you will receive it within 365 days, that is my promise!

The only thing you have to do in return is to pay it forward by making the same promise on your blog.

So basically, if you’re one of the first 3 comments, I’ll send you something crafty that I’ll make!

Once you sign up, copy and paste the above paragraph on your blog, and three other lucky people will be recipients of your handmade work.

Pay it Forward!

Fairy Princess... inspired by Suzi Blu

Well, after watching many of Suzi Blu's vlogs, I decided to get out some paints and do a canvas as a present for a friend's little one.

Didn't turn out how I'd hoped, but at least it is something. I much prefer my sketches... just cannot seem to get the acrylic painting .... might just have to try watercolours! But as I said... it is something... I just had to make do with the small number of acrylics that I could lay my hands on.... one day soon my studio will be up and running... (I hope!) lol

Saturday, 24 November 2007

Saturday Posting

Here's a picture taken during the week on the way home from work. Although it was a stormy afternoon, just wanted to share the views I have to endure! lol

Although we are in a drought, where I live on the South Coast we still do manage to get our fair share of coastal showers!

Well, today is Federal Election Day. Here in Australia it is mandatory that everyone over the age of 18 vote. Failure to vote = a fine!

After taking the boys out to visit the vet (they actually love visiting Steve... and you have a hard time getting them out of the surgery!) I stopped in at the local school and had to line up for 20 mins!

Anyway, a friend and I are having a garage sale tomorrow so I am trying to sort through boxes (which haven't been unpacked for 18months since I left Sydney). I really do need to declutter..

Saturday, 17 November 2007

GPP Network Street Team Crusade #14

Imaginary Friends - Who or What is your muse?

On Michelle's GPP Streat Team we are asked if we have a Muse, if there is someone who inspires us and our art, or what is a Muse? The definition says it's a guiding genius who motivates you. We are also asked if we have imaginary friends who visit us in our studio space?

Whilst I don't have any imaginary friends, there are a number of things that do motivate me. I too love my music, and have it playing constantly. Nature in all its forms, I have a particular passion for Cetaceans and Wolves. There really aren't any words to describe the feeling of looking into the eyes of a wild whale or a dolphin...

Also I have made a couple of visits to Wolf Mountain Sanctuary in Southern California over the years and had the privilege to meet Durango, a Canadian Tundra Wolf.

He is a healing and spiritual wolf and believe it or not, the image of an angel did appear on his forehead when he was sitting with me. These guys are amazing.... so much bigger in the flesh but also so gentle .... it is an amazing feeling being with them.

I think a lot of you will agree with my saying that Michelle would have to be a Muse for a lot of us. She is such a talented, sharing, caring and amazing person.... Michelle, you rock!

The last couple of years have been an adjustment, and I really haven't been able to get back into my creative space.... once I finish unpacking and decluttering I hope that will change.

In the meantime, I have at least been doing some work with glass, some of which you will find further down on this page.

Sunday, 11 November 2007

Dichroic Glass Pendants

I have managed to find some time in the last couple of weeks to make some more dichroic pendants and have placed them on in my store at Etsy.

I've also located some wonderful mini bottles that I have bought in the past and have placed them in the store as well. They are really cute and I have placed cork stoppers in them already.

Perfect for assemblage or jewellery making. You can turn these into a great pendant by either wire wrapping the neck or inserting a hook into the cork. I have also enclosed some in clay. You can even store beads or other little goodies in these.

They measure 35mm tall and 16mm wide (approx).