Friday, January 9, 2009
Wed. was a snow day for grandkids so my granddaughters came over, the youngest wanted to stay with me so we baked Cowboy Cookies & some Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins & played "hairdresser" with A. giving me some "streaks" using foil wrap...too bad my hair still looks the same..should I ask her to redo it lol! Ah grandkids make life worthwhile :) Wish they could stay little!
I got some necessary accounting done this morning & painted up two ornaments designed by Bess Daniel to attach to greeting cards..hopefully tomorrow, I'll get the cards & cardstock cut & get those put together for a future class. Will post pictures when I get them done.
Lately my get up & go has got up & gone!
Till next time...take care :)
Saturday, January 3, 2009
Thanks to Maureen McNaughton http://www.maureenmcnaughton.com/ for teaching me a weekend stroke clinic which opened up a whole new world for me... I could paint Maureen's designs all day, every day & never get tired of them. Once you master the strokes, painting her gorgeous designs is a relaxing experience...Before you know it...the day is gone :)
FloralsFlorals....oh where do I start & with which artist? Currently I so enjoy doing designs by a special to me designer/artist ...Tracy Moreau http://www.tracymoreau.com/ . Tracy's designs are easy peasy to do & give such fantastic results...honestly you will have a funtabulous time doing Tracy's designs! I was fortunate enough to be able to help Tracy by monitoring a class she was teaching at Coast to Coast in Mississauga last April...what a birthday gift!
This design by Tracy is called "Tulip & Calla", done on gallery wrapped canvas with Tracy's unique backgrounds. I've done several of Tracy's designs but the "Orchids for Jane" (Jane also helped monitor the class) which is shown below, is one of my favorites...so far :) hmm maybe Tracy will design a piece for me..how about it Tracy?
Birds...how I love my birds! Thanks to my friend Kim Magee www.imageevent.com/mageephotography for the wonderful goldfinch packet design below! Kim's technique for painting the barn board & window glass is ...well it's easy! Kim is also a fantastic photographer & has that artist's eye & hones in on the beauty Mother Nature has provided us! You can contact Kim at firstname.lastname@example.org & request her goldfinch packet.
I've also done a few bird designs by Shelly Prior namely the nuthatch & woodpecker shown below. Shelly also has a keen eye for nature & her designs are so true to nature & yet not difficult to paint!
The "Nia" bluebird design below is by Willow Wolfe also a Canadian artist/designer. Although Willow works mostly in oils she has several painting books out done in acrylics.
Thanks for coming & taking a peek at some of my favorites...I have many more but it's getting late...so until next time..Good night :)