Saturday, 18 April 2015

Joy Catcher...

This is the mandala I blogged about last week that I drew during our Art Day.  It was done on a loose piece of  300gsm watercolour paper.  I decided it would make a great ornament for my bedroom.  So I  made it into a "Joy Catcher" .  

I added silk hand-dyed yarn , wooden beads and some of my handmade paper beads , as well as some dyed feathers. On the back I attached a nice firm piece of board so that it won't buckle.

I am thrilled with how it turned out and it  hardly took an hour to jazz it up.

Wishing you a very fun-filled and creative weekend.

much love

Seek Joy !

Saturday, 11 April 2015

Art Day : Mandalas

On Friday I hosted an art morning in my studio for myself and two close friends.  They had never tried mandalas before - so I had to share my passion with them.  First we went through the process of how to draw a simple mandala.  Then I shared a bit about colour theory and we were away..... creating the most delightful designs.  I was thoroughly impressed by their first attempts at  mandalas. I am sure you will be too.

Carina's design

Linell's design

My design

What a lovely morning we had, double chocolate cupcakes and carrot cake cupcakes, coffee, laughter, colours and friendship = FUN !!!!

Wishing you a creative week.
much love

"When you learn something NEW, you become something NEW"   - Leo Buscaglia-

Thursday, 2 April 2015

Hi Y' Owl

Lately I haven't had much energy or time to do art but I had a yearning for doing some funky little owlies.

These were done in my watercolour sketch pad with Tombow markers (gotta love those colours!)

I have been wanting to send some surprise happy mail to a few of my overseas FB friends and I decided that hand illustrated owl cards would be fun.  So these little guys will be flying off soon to their various destinations across the sea :

And finally today I got this awesome gift in the post from a very special aunt in Australia.  Just in time for Easter weekend.  So tomorrow I think I will stay in my PJs, read my book from cover to cover, drink Chai tea and eat hot cross buns.  Yay !!!

Wishing you all a very blessed Easter time

much love

The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook. William James