August 19, 2013

* BOO!

A little Halloween card ...

Thanks for dropping by my Lovely's. 


August 12, 2013

* Sketches ...

I never sketch really. I simply draw straight on to the canvas. Next week, however, I will be at a different house for the week painting, so I thought a sketch would come in handy. I have no idea what size of canvas I will be painting on.

 I did sketch my Casablanca slippers on to a small canvas thinking they might be fun to experiment

I was looking at some of my old Casablanca photographs which caused ideas to whir in my head.  I adore exotic looking women.

My Casablanca slippers sitting on a piece of Persian Carpet.

 That's all for today.  Hope you are enjoying a creative week.  Take care.  Thanks for stopping by my Lovely's.  Sangria should be back up and running by next week.  :o)

“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it. And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on. So keep looking until you find it. Don’t settle.”
- Steve Jobs


August 11, 2013

* Suddenly it was Halloween ...

Motivation on a scale of one to ten? Probably a two. Just can't seem to get my mojo going. Today, I thought perhaps doing something fun for Halloween would help - so I made this hanging. I think it needs some dark aging around the edges - other than that
it's complete.

 Hope you enjoyed your weekend and had a lovely Sunday.  Thanks for stopping by.

Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear. –George Addair

August 9, 2013

"You've got a friend ...."

I wonder if this painting is finished? What do you think? I have to let it sit for a few days because I'm really not sure. Usually, I know --- yes! I'm done. It's done. But this is a little different, so I'm going
to allow them some time.

"You've got a friend" (in honour of James Taylor's song)
How are you all?  Thanks for dropping by and leaving your great comments.  I know I've missed lots of your posts - just can't seem to get 100% back to good health.  One thing leaves and another strikes me down.  Amazing!  Don't like it either.

Anyway, thanks so much for dropping by.  It's a beautiful day here.  Habibi and I are sitting out on our little covered terrace watching the hummingbirds and writing to you.  It's Friday - have a wonderful weekend.

"Cherish your health: If it is good, preserve it. If it is unstable, improve it. If it is beyond what you can improve, get help." - George Carlin


August 2, 2013

Altered Jewelry Box ...

The outside is finished. I used TH corners, aged with titan buff, flowers I made as well as ready made flowers. Made some stick pins and found an old cameo stick pin. Some bling, a frame around the angels head filled with glaze, ceramic wings which I also aged with titan buff. Used an overall stamp for the background in ranger permanent ink. Added a pearl to each of the drawer pulls, and I think it's about done.

Still want to put pearls along the edges of the inside compartments, however they seem to be lost in my studio, so I will have to conduct a search. Someone was asking me what I was going to do with it. Probably try to sell it at the artisan's fair.

So, that's all for today my lovely's.  Thanks so much for dropping by.

The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.” ~Elizabeth Kubler Ross