Sunday, 23 August 2015

Sunday Sketches and Our Beautiful World

 
 
 
It was really nice to have some time to sit, read, draw and chat today..
I love Sundays!
 
The Winter sun is shining,  the pre-spring blooms are putting on a show,
along with the weeds.... weeds?  Do you ever wonder who deemed some plants
the unwanted weeds, while the other plants are welcome in our gardens?
 
 
 
Watercolour pencils, black outliner and white gelly roll pen.
 
 
 
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The theme this week is
 
STAIRS
 
Rustic Winter getaway....at our local wildlife farm
a little Blue Fairy Wren visitor...
 
 
 
Paige at the Paris Opera House
 
 
 
We walked the stairs at the Eiffel tower...
 
 
 
 Paige and I did a  'Downton Abbey' Tour... the stairs in the 'Dowager's' house
 
 
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Friday, 21 August 2015

Paint Party Friday #24

 
 
Just a simple quick sketch and paint with water-well brush, oooh, I just didn't have the time this week, nor the inclination to do anything that required a lot of concentration, I wanted to do something, but not much - do you ever feel like that?
 Its been sooooo busy, and am glad to finally get to the end of it! 
 Did I tell you how much I loathe flying!
(leave it till another time!)
 
 
Twinkling H20's  - Spanish Moss, Autumn Butterfly, Nutmeg, Rainforest
 
 
 
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Monday, 17 August 2015

Sunday Sketches and Our Beautiful World #110

 
 
Its been a very busy week, and at the moment I'm away interstate with work so haven't been able to visit blogs - but I'll catch up soon!
 

 Twinkling H20's  Guatemalan Green, Pewter, Desert Clay, Solar Gold



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The word this week is....
 
VACANT
 
At a local mountain side chair-lift sees Winter time closure...
its too cold, so the chairs remain vacant looking over a magnificent view...
In winter - the only option is walking up the zigzag track to the top of the mountain
 
 
 
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Friday, 14 August 2015

Paint Party Friday #23


 
 
Yesterday, Hannah started her job placement, and while she felt she has SO much to learn,
she had an amazing day and loved every minute of it.
There were at times a lot of information to absorb, with feelings of being overwhelmed, but she kept herself steady and waded through it.
 
Hopefully this will resonate with her...
 
 
Twinkling H20's - Hot Cinnamon, Black China, Pewter
Black brush pen, black Pitt medium outliner, and white Jelly Roll pen.

 
 
 
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Sunday, 9 August 2015

Sunday Sketches and Our Beautiful World

 
 
Finding joy in small things...
 
 
 
Twinkling H20 Chestnut    - the beginning
 
 
China Black, Apple Blossom, Pewter, Olive Vine
Bronze, Spanish Moss, Harvest Sol, Chestnut
 

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Herbs
 
Aaaaah just before bed... a lovely cup of chamomile


 
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Friday, 7 August 2015

Paint Party Friday Week 22

 
 
 
It was as if Hannah had gotten up and left the room for a moment......
 
 



Twinkling H20's - Lemondrop, Wild Blueberry, Scarab Beetle & Stargazer

 
 
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Monday, 3 August 2015

Sunday Sketches

 
 
This freezing Monday morning our state woke to a Winter Wonderland with many schools and highways closed, and as I sat down at my computer and looked out the window -
softly, snowflakes drifted past. 
It was the inspiration what to quickly sketch up this morning (we were away for the weekend) so I could get another page done in Hannah's book and upload it to
 before it closes in a couple of hours and I have to get ready for work...
Alexandra also spoke in her post about believing in yourself and be your own kind of beautiful...
so true of the snowflake....
 
 
I'm not sure that its the best snowflake drawing ever, never drawn one before - and I might keep practicing.  BUT, that silly white Derwent Graphik line painter kept leaking over the page - yes you can see the splotches... it says to depress the ball a couple of times to keep the paint flowing and no matter how lightly pressed to keep the thing sketching - OUT it pours in big blobs about 1cm round !!!  Anyway, I could put it down to looking 'frosty' with a squint!  Nevermind...... 
 
 
All in all, its still gives it's message on this very freezing day, 
 oooh and the sun has just come out!
 
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Our Beautiful World - Stitch/es

 
This weeks theme at
is
'Stitch/es'
 
My very talented mum, can do anything with her hands,
and before my children were born, she made them beautiful woollen embroidered blankets and even though they are 18 yrs plus - her labour of love is beautiful....
 
 
And there may be a few loose stitches now, loved and worn over time....





 
 
Some stitches are made with silk ribbon, some are wound knots over and over...




 







 






 
And on another very loved blanket... this cute little teddy bear (this one is over 20yrs old)
 
 
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