Saturday, 15 April 2017


I wonder about saving interesting links  on my blog...articles that inspire me, capture my imagination.

This is one about a woman who now makes a living from PENCILS.

Could not find a way to get her updates- so saving it here.

And here is the article that has more about pencils.

I ordered some pencils from either ebay or amazon, that had an option for your own lettering on each pencil.
I chose I AM Love, I AM Light...and have those words on pink, white and purple pencils

Tuesday, 11 April 2017


There seem to be gaps where I do not write here.
I came today to post a link to a website that I want to return to again and again.

I am drawn to the

Ilise Greenstein The Sister Chapel section in particular.

and love the Bee Chapel too.

I have just registered for an international card swap via jessica brogans site, and have begun altering a set of playing cards.
It is the 1st time doing anything like this.

My first card, gold acrylic, then added a piece of a musical score looks a bit I hope things improve visually over the next 53 cards,

We all send our set to her, she mixes them up and we get a new set ....

I am also painting with Desiree East and actually put paint to canvas last month...and now I also have an easel

Monday, 6 March 2017

100 Women Artists

100 female painters:~

Georgia O'Keefe 
Frieda Kahlo, 
 Vanessa Bell
Yayoi Kusama
Gwen John
Beryl Cook

Name 5 Female Artists

I saw an article about naming 5 women artists.
 I could not name 5

I could name 2

Georgia O'Keefe and Frieda Kahlo, then Vanessa Bell came to mind and who is the Japanese polka dot lady...I looked her up ..her name is Yayoi Kusama

That is the grand total of 4

I now have a project- to name 100 women artists by the end of March.
Would you like to join in?

Would you like to add the names of artists you know about- and maybe a link.?

I mean women who are known nationally/internationally, rather then local artists.

I could add Flora Bowley as I know of her work and she is a painter, but will not include her in this list as she is not a known artist.

I may create another list of 100 next month for women whose work we like and who ought to be known

A couple more came to my awareness -  Gwen John- then someone more modern...Beryl Cook!!

Saturday, 28 January 2017


Have nearly finished a card for my sister's birthday.

A yellow-orange watercolour wash yesterday, then  designed and painted a mandala inside this morning, orange , gold and yellow, using acrylics and mixing the orange.

45 minutes focus today- am well pleased with that.
It would be a good idea to watch a few youtube clips on lettering so I can add Happy Birthday without spoiling it.


Monday, 9 January 2017

Canvases- what to do now?

Following the creative impulse and I now have some new canvases - 9 in total- in different sizes.
I wonder what to do with them
I wonder what to do next when I have no ideas, no techniques up my sleeve.
Maybe I will cover one with a colour that draws my eye.
Maybe I will let that dry and see what happens next- maybe I could do that to each of the 9  canvases- That feels like too much..a total loss of control...

I have booked a colour mixing course- on Valentine's Day - will art be my new sweetheart- will I fall in love with my inner artist rather than keep judging her before she even picks up a brush?

 I've been absolutely terrified every moment of my life and I've never let it keep me from doing a single thing that I wanted to do.
-- Georgia O'Keeffe

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Monday, 2 January 2017

something going on

Joined an inspirational drawing online course and have been doodling with delight.
It is fun to see what others come up with too.
One day I will get a phone with a camera so I can post mine too.

Have also begun a 12 month course with Mandalas as the focus..and again, have painted 2 already this year.

Wonder where I will store everything if I keep going like this all year?

As I create and listen, I will be lead.
My creativity heals me and others.
I am willing to create.
I am willing to learn to let myself create.
I am willing to be a contribution through my creativity.
I am willing to experience my creative energy.
I am willing to use my creativity.

I joined in with the local art group today after many month's absence.
They were drawing a still life- the idea was boring to me and I had no interest in doing that.
I did have my mandala with me, and gold paint...did an hour on that, and someone admired my work and said maybe I could teach the group something - that might be fun.

After an hour they lost concentration and focus and there was a lot of talking and too much negativity for my taste.

I will go again this Friday and maybe take my doodles and colour them on and do more cutting and sticking into what may become my art journal.