Thursday, 26 November 2015

Art Workshops weekend . . .

 What can I say except . . . wow . . . what a pleasure it was to teach at the new
 last Saturday and Sunday 
stunning views, large airy room, relaxing atmosphere
run by the gorgeous 
Sue Tucker
 with the help of Leroy and Debbie 
 joined by a lovely bunch of ladies,it was going to be a joy to teach, who looked forward to 
doodling, painting, laughing, learning and getting happy paint coloured hands with me!
Saturday morning started with  the snow
 { I think it followed us from Scotland } 
flurrying around, watching the rowers out the window whilst getting myself ready and calming the nerves.
Time to go on a journey to doodle, paint and get messy with
" Believe in the Impossible "
Hot air Balloon
{DecoArt Mixed Media Line }
The room was all set up just waiting on . . .
. . . a roomful of ladies . . . 
. . .
. . . 
getting comfy, loads of room . . .
adding layers . . .
. . . 
 Artists . . .
to finished works of art, happy smiley faces!
Day 2
Baker of Dreams
time to bring out the gesso and bake!
{DecoArt Mixed Media Line }
doodle doodle doo . . .
 . . . baker girls coming to life . . . woohoo
filling her in . . .
don`t they look gorgeous!
Each one unique . . .
Sharing . . .
Happy hands, painting . . .
. . . to finished works of Art!
I feel like a proud mum to each and everyone you, thank you for having me back . . .
it was AMAZING!!
Be sure and stop by the 
for upcoming classes  and news.
You are going to love the new venue!!!
Big hugs

Saturday, 7 November 2015

Reflections, Trust, Faith, Hope . . .

It's been a tough few weeks , life has a habit of giving us an abundance of love but also pain
 . . . 
 It's messy with highs and lows, sad times and happy times.
The painting I'm working on right now is called
 " Reflections "
 In life we have a habit off  putting of things because tomorrow is another day.

  The thing is we don't know what tomorrow will bring,
keep your loved ones close, tell them you love them, hug them, call them ... let them know you care.
  Trust in the impossible and make it possible,
 nothing is perfect . . .
 have the faith to embrace those imperfections it's what make you YOU!
Most of all never give up on your hopes and dreams.
 Big hugs 

Friday, 23 October 2015

Let me introduce you to . . . " Gertie "

Excited  to be up on the
today, sharing my take on this months challenge theme
so much inspiration over there right now, you will not want to miss it!
Thank you PaperArtsy for having me. xoxo
Please let me introduce you to
" Gertie "
inspired by a set of
 PaperArsty stamps
my first attempt ever at creating an art doll from clay, please be kind.
She may not be the prettiest or perfect but as I brought her to life from my imagination I kinda fell in love with her!
She makes me 
. . . smile . . . 
If you would like to see the full Gertie { lol }and how I created her, then please hop on by the 
Thank you so much for stopping by.
Wishing you all a beautiful weekend
Till next time

Thursday, 22 October 2015

Brave Girl with DecoArt Media . . .

I can`t believe we are in the middle of October already!
I must be getting old ... er lol.
With time ticking away, Christmas is starting to creep into my thoughts . . . yikes, sorry . . . I promise not to mention how many wks, days, hrs or minutes!
 So with that in mind and wanting to create a few personal hand made gifts
was born.
I`m sharing a video over on the
on how I went about it.
If you get a chance and have a few minutes to spare please pop on over.

Just click Here.

Thank you so much for taking the time to look.
Wishing you all a lovely weekend
Till next time

Monday, 19 October 2015

Summer memories in a caravan . . .

Just in case you missed my first Design Team post over on the
last month I`m stoping by to share my inspiration behind it plus a video of the process.
It all started with a childhood memory, bringing it to life, starting with a doodle in another second hand book.
 Getting creative with a block of mdf wood, some old book pages and a few delicious products from the DecoArt Media line, layering them up and getting happy, messy, paint coloured hands by the end.

I hope it inspires you to bring some of your own childhood memories to life, getting messy with paints along with a few doodle doo`s along the way.

Be sure and stop by the main blog if you have a minute or so to spare, lots more inspiration from the design team, plus a Halloween challenge on the go right now.

Till next time
Big hugs

Items Needed:
DecoArt products can be found here
DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Burnt Umber
DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Primary Magenta
DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Payne`s Grey
DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Cobalt Turquoise Hue
DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Prussian Blue Hue
DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Quinacridone Violet
DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Burnt Sienna
DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Raw Sienna
DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Titan Buff
DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Titanium White
DecoArt Media Misters - Shimmer White
DecoArt Media Crackle Paint White
DecoArt Media Crackle Glaze
DecoArt Media Antiquing Creams - Patina Green
DecoArt Media Mediums - Gesso White
DecoArt Media Mediums - Acrylic Matte Medium
MDF Board - 25cm x 43 cm
Book Pages
Signo White Uni Ball Pen
Various Brushes
Palette Knife