Saturday, 19 July 2014

Travelling Journal and Paint Party Friday

Hello and Welcome

It's been a while!

I am still working on the year long project with fellow artists from around the world.
This is my contribution to Ilona Heimbockel
You can see more of this amazing talented artists work on this link
http://ih-billedkunst.blogspot.co.uk




She didnt have a theme she wanted us to follow, just do what ever inspired us.
I was inspired by the Jeff Buckley song Dream Brother

Enjoy


Thanks for stopping by

Have a great weekend and a happy
PPF

Friday, 25 April 2014

The travelling journal and Anzac Day

Hello and Welcome

Today is Anzac day in Australia and my 5 year old was invited to join the Anzac March with his schoolmates. I have not seen the march before but I will not forget it! Hundreds of people lined the streets while veterans and children from all the local primary schools marched down the street to lay wreaths at the war memorial in remembrance to all the fallen. After the service everyone was invited to 'tea' where the local girl guides had baked 3000 Anzac biscuits to share, as is the tradition. 

"Lest We Forget"


My contribution to today's party is part of the travelling journal I am involved with. This page is for fellow artist Lizzy Love who has created a wonderful set of stamps from her work which she sent for us as inspiration for her journal

Collage and acrylic paints

This is my last Australian blog entry as we travel back to the UK on Monday.
See you on the 'other side'!

Thank you for stopping by
Have a great weekend and a very
HPPF x

Friday, 18 April 2014

Travelling Journal at the party

Hello and Welcome

Well it's been a bit hit and miss with my contributions to the party over the last few weeks.  We are packing up and moving back to the UK at the end of the month so it's 'All Change' (again). We've had a wonderful 2 1/2 years in Australia but are ready to go home to the UK so lots of stuff to sort out means not so much times for partying but thankfully I have had time to squeeze in my contribution for the travelling journal i am involved in which is set to last the whole year.


Here is my contribution for Manon Visser's journal. Her theme was 'Fantasy and Fun' The piece I created is a remake of one of my 'long ladies' that I really enjoyed making and thought would fit the theme perfectly

Thank you for stopping by 
Have a great weekend and a
HPPF

Friday, 14 March 2014

Travelling journal

Hello and Welcome

I have been out of the loop for a little while and missed my weekly dose of Paint Party Friday.  I have been going through a pretty creatively dry period but thank goodness for the Travelling Journal 'round robin' (love that phrase!) group to keep me going and here is my latest contribution.

collage, acrylic paint and ink stamps

This piece was inspired by fellow artist Beth Gould's journal with the theme
'Through the eyes of a child'

Thank you for taking the time to stop by
I hope you have a great weekend

Sunday, 16 February 2014

29 faces days 11 and 12

Hello and Welcome

 I am struggling to keep up with this challenge at the moment but I don't want to give up.
We are having a family crisis which is emotionally draining and my art is a welcome distraction from life's dramas.

Anyway, I have two faces for you today


13 cm x 23 cm

Sometimes we just have to 'keep smiling'

Thank you for stopping by
See you tomorrow with another face

Wednesday, 12 February 2014

29 faces day 10

Hello and welcome

Here is my face for today

13 cm x 23 cm

If you didnt know, we are a family of Dr. Who fans! and this mask has been inspired by an episode called "The empty Child"  You can see a clip from you tube here, its pretty freaky!


That's it for today, I hope to catch up this week :)
See you tomorrow with another face

Tuesday, 11 February 2014

29 faces day 9

Hello and welcome

Here is my face for today

13 cm x 23 cm

I had an idea of a melting mask and hoped I could make the drips look a bit like tears but I dont think the effect has works that way. Never the less, it was worth a try, I might a another go at this to see if I can get the look I am after.
After painting my bird-like plague doctor mask yesterday I Googled 'animal masks' and found this artists work very interesting Charlotte Caron

Thats it for today
Thank you for stopping by
See you tomorrow with another face