Sunday, September 28, 2008

Hold still....

Oh dear I am not so good with the 'regularly' posting to my blog. Anyway here is another piece of art that i have recently finished for the beautiful Ruth, for a monthly project. I am trying very hard to stretch myself a little and to that end I have started using white gel pens in my art. I have also used a most gorgeous piece of maybe (?) wallpaper in the top right of this piece. Some of the gals who went to Melbourne with me in May might be able to clarify this as I brought it back from Melbourne after attending the art retreat - and I have no idea who gave it to me.

I also wanted to share this photo I took yesterday. I am calling it the "funky flower" so if anyone out there in blogland knows it's real name I would love to hear from you. For the past few weeks every morning when i have been looking out my kitchen window i have seen these buds forming on my vine (it seems the neighbours vine has grown over the fence to join my vine, as I know I did not plant this). Anyway.... i have been waiting very patiently for the buds to open and reveal to me the flower. So as you can imagine it is a nice surprise having quite a few of these flowers (or are they weeds???) smiling at me each morning when I look out the window.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008


.... I have managed to create a piece for Mixed Media Monday. I have been wanting to participate in these challenges for so long and never seem to get some art created in time. So here is my art with the theme "stars". I have created this as a surprise for a friend and it's off in today's mail!

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Whisper it.....

Well here is my most recent piece of art to share... I created this piece for Kasha for a monthly project. It was so much fun creating with no guidelines whatsoever... should be more of it! I love to look at the blogs with all the weekly challenges and each week challenge myself to join in... but then i go to my art space, see the huge mess there and promptly walk right back out. So this week my challenge will be to tidy up the art space and then hopefully join one of those art challenges.

BSHS Rowing Project

Well finally a chance to post! Not much time for art lately for myself, but i have been helping Melissa (Natalie's best buddy and my cousins daughter) complete a scrapbook project to give as a gift for her rowing team. As the Captain of the Brisbane State High Girls Rowing she wanted to make the girls something to commemorate their time at State High Rowing. After many visits to the scrapbooking shop we came up with a mini book which features 6 photos and some inspirational words. Here the pages are layed out on my table ready to be bound.
This next photo shows some of the completed books (42 in all). A huge thanks to Marlene who bailed us out by loaning me her binding machine to finish the project after we managed to kill mine!!!