Wednesday, January 21, 2015

woyww - pig in paint

Sorry I can't show you a photo of my desk this week .... problems with my camera.  But what I have is one of the little pigs I painted last week.  Why?
 Being on holidays means I try to paint different  subjects and I enjoyed painting chickens a few weeks back so I am broadening out to other farm animals.  I know totally random....Pinterest is to blame.
Here she is Miss Hen.
Hopefully my camera problems will be sorted by next week and I will do something normal.
Have a lovely woyww.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

woyww - satisfying week

A productive week since last woyww.  I completed the book I started binding last week.  Even with just 3 signatures I still got a bit lost in the instructions and my coptic is a bit skewif.  
Have to admire people who do very intricate binding.
Completed a card which I had originally embossed with the Altenew magnolia stamp on cream cardstock and it looked  a bit flat. A touch of Silks acrylic glaze was added and I am quite pleased with the result.  The Silks glaze blended smoothly with a cotton bud.  
Finally, I finished a quilt started by my mother over a decade ago.   Quite satisfying to complete something she started but never got to finish.
Then the washing machine broke and the rest of my days have been about repairmen and cleaning the laundry in anticipation of the repairmen.
Have a lovely woyww week.


Tuesday, January 6, 2015

woyww - book binding attempt

Never thought I would be attempting to bind my own watercolour book.... but here on my desk you can see the first steps.  With the varying quality of watercolour sketch books and ridiculous prices I am prepared to give it a go.  Why you ask? Watching you tube at 11o'clock will give you a false sense of "I can do that!!".   Hopefully I can show a decent pic of the end product next week.
A little pic of our cat from the back. I won't be offended if you thought it was a slug the family have already made that comment.  
Have a lovely woyww.

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

woyww - new years eve

Happily getting my sketch kit ready for tomorrow when I realised I still had time to do a final woyww post for 2014.  Nothing terribly exciting.  On the left is my sketchbook which I am using for the sketchbook foundation class, open at my handbag sketch/watercolour.  The kit holds everything I need to take out for the day, paints in a tiny pallet, w/c pencils, brushes, micron pen, scissors and tissues. Only thing missing is a little bottle of water.  
Close up of the handbag sketch and as you can see  by the date I haven't painted anything since.  Hopefully 2015 will be a little more productive.  

Happy New Year to all woyww's celebrating tonight, thank you for visiting throughout 2014.

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.