Tuesday, December 9, 2014

woyww - cala lilies

Cards from last week are all finished so i have happily started back with my online sketching class. This weeks topic was drawing volumes. So I chose purple/black cala lilies for their lovely cone shapes.

A close up sketch of the lilies.  
You can see I am a messy worker with all the little splatters in my workbook.

Have a lovely woyww.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

woyww - Joy cards and sequins

My desk is showing a healthy stack of Xmas cards and I have to admit nothing fancy this year as I have gone for quick and simple.  A bit of gold embossing, watercolour and a touch of sequins and I am now almost finished.  I did actually start the job on Sunday and nothing has moved right up to taking this photo.  Hopefully I will finish the last few sequins and write a greeting and get them in the post by the end of the week.  Now that will be a card making record for me:) Enjoy your woyww and I will slowly get around the globe and peek at your desk.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

woyww - jacaranda blooms

Jacaranda trees  are in flower all over Sydney and the streets and gardens are littered with the beautiful lavender blooms.  

I couldn't resist painting a few of the falling flowers 

and a quick sketch of a branch in bloom.
Have a lovely woyww.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Sketchbook Foundations

Lesson 1 on Sketchbook Foundations with Liz Steel starts with the basics.... getting to know your tools.  Which makes sense and this time I have kept my tools to a very basic setup.  10 watercolours, a pencil, brush and a fountain pen.  Plus an eraser.  Sometimes I cannot commit to the line and want to wipe it out.  Hopefully I will be able to learn how to draw an ellipse this time around with Liz.  Her teaching style is always fun and informative and doing a weekly class keeps me disciplined.  
Time will tell...   

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

woyww - touch ups

A birds eye view of my desk on this woyww.  I am adding some finishing touches to pages from my holiday sketchbook.  The sketchbook is almost complete and I am surprised that I was able to fill so many pages while out and about.  The next photo is the beginnings of a temple sketch with an enormous ficus growing through the walls and footpath.  Starting to work from photos as i finish the last couple of pages.

  Next project will have to be Xmas cards and I will be turning to woyww desks for inspiration.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Woyww -almost back to a routine

After a wonderfully relaxing holiday in Vietnam I am almost back in the woyww routine. This post is a little loaded with pics of my sketchbook journal pages from the holiday.  Promise to only show 4 pages of my sketchbook which hopefully will give you a glimpse of wonderful Vietnam.  Firstly, beautiful lotus flowers and leaves.  The country was so lush and green with beautiful gardens and trees everywhere.

Quick fun sketch of Ha Noi city streets in the old quarter.  I got the city sketch idea from a brochure but what I missed drawing is the electrical wires that would criss cross all over the page.

The landscape was full of paddy fields/terraces, lakes and mountains.

 Wherever you went there would be a variety of animals but I was quite taken with poultry.  Normally I am the tourist patting the cats but this time I was taken with the chickens who knew not to cross the  busy roads if they wanted to live another day.

Taking a  sketchbook on holidays was new and definitely something I will do again.  A lovely way to stop and really make you look at the country you are visiting.

Have a lovely woyww.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

woyww - flying off

No crafting this Wednesday as I am flying off for a little break.  I leave you with a pic of the birds in our garden, the Australian Rose Breasted cockatoo aka pink and grey cockie. Kitty was very interested but as they made so much noise she decided to stay inside.  Have a lovely woyww.