Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Our Creative Side

Our house has become a very creative one in the past few weeks!  Richard has been busily working on his new model railway and finally received the track underlay from America late last week so he could start laying the track.  He he was at the weekend:

It took him quite a long time to do and seemed to be very fiddly, but the part he has finished is looking good!  There are three big sections to the model and the final one has a turntable.

This is what I have been up to at my brand new studio desk!!:

I have had my sewing machine out for the first time in definitely more than six years, and may be even eight or nine!!  I can't tell you at the moment what I am making (Santa surprises!), but I have to say that I am loving doing it!  I have a view out of that window directly into some Frangipanis and have to say that I have lovely chats with the butcher birds and kookaburras that come to sit in them! One of the great things is also that I have the iPod dock we had in London in the room and can have it playing as I create.  I just love it!  My storage unit it made from the old TV unit.  I will be painting the walls and furniture and hopefully making a patchwork quilt for the bed that is behind my chair so that it becomes more like a daybed.

I have also done more work on my latest art course:

This is meant to be like a fashion mood board.  The girls were traced from photos from a web site and then coloured to suit my theme.  I really enjoyed this challenge.

Friday, 25 November 2011

Filled with Joy (One for Jane)

I have been following this blog since it started a few weeks ago and decided that I would add to it today.  The idea is to blog about the things you are grateful for or joyful about.  So here goes:
  • I am so grateful to have friends in my life who encourage me, like my wonderful friend Jane this morning encouraging me to blog today!
  • I was so excited to complete the 'Supplies Me' online course with the wonderful Jane Davenport and as a result be able to produce artwork like these:
Fairy Dust



Just Relax

  • I have just started another online course with Jane Davenport called 'I Heart Drawing' and did this for my very first assignment:

  • and I have finally started to get Christmas organised!
So yes today I am filled with JOY!!!