Tuesday, August 16, 2016

woyww -peonies in a bowl

Peonies in a china bowl is finished.  An exercise in patience and perseverance with a touch of "I'm sick of petals".  But, ultimately worth all the time and effort. All credit to Anna Mason for her wonderful tutorials.  DH continues to challenge me to paint a flower without following a tutorial.  My comeback is that I have learnt so much from being guided by an expert and for now that is OK.  

 Perhaps the next painting will be more freestyle.  Thinking of a fish as my thought process can be random.  But for now I am happy to sit back, learn and have a peek at what is happening on other creative desks.

Have a lovely woyw...

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

woyww - slow painting

 Painting peonies in a bowl looked like a good idea and I thought I would have a great pic for woyww.


 Reality is...... progress is slow and it may take weeks to finish at this rate.   Started adding highlights and lost my way last night.  Sought refuge in Pinterest for an hour or 2 and that has been the sum total of my week.   

But, I did paint a Flag iris while on holidays and now I really appreciate a simple flower with a couple of petals.  

Looking forward to having a peek of woyww desks over the weekend.


Wednesday, July 20, 2016

back at my desk


 Back from holidays and finding it hard to get motivated. So what you can see on my desk is the sketch and the paints but no painting action. 


 While on holidays I always try to paint something to remind me of that day.  In this case fruit as I love walking the streets and buying from the street vendors.  


 A room with a view  ummmm directly into someones room!


Finally a pic of kitty who doesn't even have the energy to reach out and play with her toy. So I wasted lots of time taking pics of her rolling around on the mat, which explains why I achieved so little this woyww. 
But I do plan to visit lots of desks over the coming days.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

woyww - not a lot

 Not a lot on my desk this woyww as I pack up to go on a holiday.  But what I do have is a gift box all decorated ready for the parting gift.

A  21st card for a girl who likes shimmery pink.  

A sketch I did last holiday of my travel art kit.  
Have a lovely woyww and I plan to be back and have a peek at lots of desks in a week or 2.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

woyww - a cute rodent and cards

 Last weeks rodent is now finished and sitting happily on my desk.  A big thank you to Lisa M and her gorgeous card which brightened up my week.
 A close up of the little fellow and I have to say I am pleased with the end result.
Final pic is the lovely ATC from Sylvia which arrived today just as I was getting ready to post for woyww.   Perfect timing and a big thank you to Sylvia and Lisa.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

woyww -a mouse, card and atc

 On my desk this week is a stunning birthday card.  A big thank you RosA a gorgeous card.
 Two great ATC from Angela (L) and LLJ (R).  Thank you ladies my wonderful collection keeps growing.
 Last week I mentioned I found an extra couple of boxes of stuff ..... a trip to Ikea  sorted out the storage problem.  Best of all I now have a trolley which I can wheel to a choice of two desks.  The colour alone makes me happy.

Finally my mouse peeking through the blades of grass.  Planning to finish painting this little fellow by the weekend.   Pretty cute for a rodent.

Have a wonderfully crafty woyww.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

woyww- sorting and hoarding

 The most wonderful collection of ATC's are on my desk this wednesday.  Starting from top L the beautiful felted/dumpfed ATC from Maxine.  Thank you :) Followed by Twiglet's gorgeous machine stitched flowers and Wipso's stunning landscape. Middle row, left is from Shaz and after the year she has gone through "Love Live Laugh" means so much.  Next is from Lisca and I am amazed at the intricate work she has completed for her first ATC. Bridget's sunny flower reminds me of beautiful Queensland. Bottom L Diana's amazing ATC, moi and Nikki C and her whimsical characters.  Love them all ... thank you.
 A pic of the other side of my craft room.  Desk all set up to sketch a field mouse which is June's tutorial.  Thought I had sorted all my goodies and pleased everything had fitted neatly into the ikea bookcase until I opened the wardrobe and found another couple of boxes!  Starting to think I am a hoarder.


Now that my craft room is rearranged I can look out onto the deck and a few trees.  Usually kitty sits on the railing screaming to be let in.  
Have a craft filled woyww.