Tuesday, 25 November 2008

Art Challenge

My dear friend, Bevlea & I have decided to challenge ourselves to working through Kelly Rae Robets book "Taking Flight". So armed with supplies, we tried a canvas.
Even though I have painted many dolls faces, I am not comfortable painting one on canvas. But, with Kelly's instructions & Bevlea's knowledge, I attempted & even finished the canvas.
I am moderately pleased with the result, but definately need more practice!
Next week, we will be working on another project from the same book, so stay tuned for the result!

Monday, 24 November 2008

Saturday, 22 November 2008

House Book Covers

Thought I would post pics of my front & back covers for my "In This House" book swap.

My theme is "Architecture".

The front cover shows the architect with plans in his hand.

The Back cover has the words:
"It was not just a house,

Not just four walls & a roof,

It was an edifice,

Built on the foundations of Love"

Tuesday, 18 November 2008

Another page.

Another page arrived for the 'In This House' swap I am involved in. This page is by Evelyn Watt.
Only 1 more page to come!

Monday, 17 November 2008


I have been 'TAGGED' by Beckie.
Becks makes beautiful art & has a great blog.

Here are the rules...
1. Link to the person who tagged you.
2. Mention the rules.
3. Tell six quirky yet boring, unspectacular details about yourself.
4. Tag six other bloggers by linking to them.
5. Go to each person's blog and leave a comment that lets them know they've been tagged.
So, for the 6 quirky yet boring, unspectacular details about me:
1.. I am a neat freak!!!
2.. I am happily married(in this era,boring but true)
3.. I try to obey all the road rules.
4.. I find myself repeating a favourite saying waaaaaay too often!
5.. I am hardly ever late for anything!
6.. I don't think I am any good at art.
OK, thats all I can come up with, so obviously I am a boring,neat,rule following,happily married,punctual would be artist!
So, I tag the following bloggers:
Bevlea, who is my very dear friend, always ready to share her vast knowledge of computers & arty stuff with me.
Elizabeth, also a dear friend, who like Bevlea is always willing to share & have a laugh or two.
Liz, a funny, very irreverent artist who, even though I have only met once, I seem to have known her forever.
Eva, who understands me so well, 'cos she is the most neatest neat freak I know!
Jen, who has a beautiful spirit & taught me to solder without 'frying' my fingers!
Last, but not least is Keron who inspires me nearly every day with her most marvellous blog,

Thursday, 13 November 2008

I put my name down for a "Matchbox Shrine Pendant" swap, and as the time was getting closer, I had no idea what to do.

Got some ideas from friends, but, didn't realise that matchboxes were soooo small. I dont 'do' small!!!

Anyway, got stuck minto the project yesterday & 1/2 hour later was really pleased with the result.

I used some Golden Paints, added a Paper Whimsy image, some wings, liitle bottle, words & an antique pen nib.

Am thrilled with the result, but, still don't like 'small'!!

Tuesday, 11 November 2008


My '"Architectural" In This House' book is filling rapidly. Yesterday I received great pages from Philippa Barr & Linda Schutt.

Aren't they lovely??

Thursday, 6 November 2008

More House Pages

More house pages have arrived.
Pages are by Rhonda Clayton, Kylie Mell & Vanessa Henry.
Rhondas have a gate that opens showing the words:"There are things known, and there are things unknown and in between are the doors.
Thank you girls!

Sunday, 2 November 2008

More House pages.

Over the last few weeks I have received some more lovely house pages for the 'In This House' swap I am in. The pictures show houses from Glenda Laing(front & back), Kaeren Sutherland & Joanne Hughes.
Hopefully more will arrive this week, its certainly fun going to the letterbox while this swap is happening!