November 2010 – Art Every Day Month

If it wasn’t for this fantastic challenge and the challenges I’ve used to help my inspiration I wouldn’t have… My acrylic paintings…my first in nearly ten years… My Wind Sculpted Trees…a derivative of zentangling that I’m still really excited about and want to explore further… My doodley zentangles…including my first ever mandala… Or my cartoons […]

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Thriving Artists Project

Do what you love, love what you do, and thrive on it. When I was 7, I decided that I wanted to be an artist. I was told the only artist who could make a living was a dead one, and was discouraged from taking that path. I’m now 37. I want to be an […]

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Illustration Friday, Sunday Sketches and AEDM

So do you think I have enough challenges tied into this post? ::grin:: Don’t worry, I have a piece for each as today was a good art day. Exhilaration, acrylic on board, approx. 300 x 300 mm. Savour the exhilaration. ‘Savour’ is the challenge word this week over at Illustration Friday. All I could think […]

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Tree silhouettes – Gungurru

Gungurru, pen on fineliner paper, approx. 150 x 180 mm. A native of the Western Australian coast, the Gungurru Eucalypt (Eucalyptus caesia) is a beautiful weeping tree with silvery white stems, blue green leaves and bright pink hanging flowers. The specimen in my front garden is var. ‘Silver Princess’, so you can imagine the what […]

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Drawing Lab Challenge #8

A touch of the more traditional… This is the eighth challenge post for the Drawing Lab Challenge. Grab your copy of ‘Drawing lab for mixed media artists: 52 creative exercises to make drawing fun‘ and join us as we tackle the book together. Details of the challenge and joining can be found here. This week […]

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A swirling zentangle and a beautiful fly

I finally got my grotty hands on a white pen that will write on black. I’ve been wanting to get one for some time, but when you have small children, shopping can sometimes be happenstance and I haven’t happened to be in the right place to purchase one until yesterday. This isn’t what I bought […]

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Creative Tuesday – Heavenly

Okay, so it’s a day early, but I drew it today so here it is. There was the whole bald, cute and nappy thing, but considering he got to sleep on a cloud and then shoot people in the butt all day, his job wasn’t too bad. Cupid, pen on bleedbroof paper, approx. 250 x […]

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Sunday Sketches

The wonderful Kristin Dudish suggested I have a go at the Sunday Sketches Challenge. So I dug out my sketch book and have some of my not so hot sketches to share. I promise in the future to actually do something constructive for this challenge. I did scribble down Frenken Furter for the challenge, a […]

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Colour experiments – Green Fireworks

This effort was a follow through from Fallen and Embers. It has more in common with Embers, but was actually inspired by a piccy that I found right next to the piccy that inspired Fallen 😀 Green Fireworks, acrylic on board, approx. 300 x 300 mm. I was angry and continually distracted by the children […]

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