Plotting and planning...




experimenting with fabric paint
and dyes...


eager to create some accessories
with my own hand painted fabrics


Learning


last week i was lucky enough to
take part in a portrait workshop by
artist and friend: Jane Digby

she pushed me and stretched me
and i learnt so much,
it was fabulous!

here are a few pics of the work in progress:

the studio overflowing with
creativity and inspiration

Donna hard at work!

painting upside-down...

some amazing work being
produced

my work station

my portrait nearly finished!

Quote


i came across this quote today
and it made me feel good!

"We cannot all do great things...
but we can all do small things
with great love."
-Mother Theresa-

This and that...


Ok so this week i've spent
way too much time on the beach
(we went from winter to summer in 2 days...)
and
browsing the internet
and
not enough time in my studio...

i did manage to draw a few funny faces
though!



Inspiration


Iris Apfel


i'm doing an oil painting portrait workshop
at the end of this week
so
i've been searching the web
for photo references.
here are a few of my favorites
- sorry not sure where they all came from -

Elodie Bouchez


Jean-Jacques Cousteau



last three unknown

A few things...


A few things i love...
these two bags by Moop

and these handmade goodies
i'd love to make one day ;)

a few chairs,
a necklace,

and a garland...

Quote


"If the sight of blue skies fills you with joy,
if a blade of grass springing up in the fields
has power to move you,
if the simple things have a message that you understand,
rejoice,
for your soul is alive.

the sun is back!

A few more...


a few more faces from my
some techniques i loved,
some i didn't...
but overall it's been
a very enriching experience!

scribbles


pastel+eraser


pencil+eraser

In the studio


Surprise!!!
i have ordered
something in bright red
"susani" pattern for
my studio!


it'll be ready in about 3-4 weeks...
so exciting!!!

Brrrr...



it's been cold and wet
here...
we've had to keep warm, cosy

and inside...

Faces, faces, faces



a few more faces
for the weekend...

ink


acrylic ink


thin marker & watercolour crayon