Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Sunday, December 27, 2009
I've just hopped on the computer for a quick look at what everyone is up to and came across Val Zdero's blogspot.
This blogging buddy of mine makes fantastic jewellery pieces. Pop on over and check out Val's blog. You won't be disappointed.
I'll be back shortly to tell you about our Christmas.
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
This quilt has been appliqued and hand stitched in each block. Its taken me nearly twelve months to achieve (part time).
I hope you're all going well with your gift making and shopping for Christmas presents. I still need to hit the shops for some last minute gifts and my teenage guys. Hm, what to buy for my guys???
Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and Happy, Healthy, Fun year for 2010
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
I'm to mention and add the linky thing to Audrey, Thank you Audrey.
I have recently received two awards but I'll start with this one because I received it first.
I'm suppose to tell you ten things about myself-
1. I'm the oldest of Five girls and I always wanted an older sibling
2. I love sharing my knowledge of painting, sewing, whatever you need help with
3. I met my Dad for the first time at the age of 37 years, hey- it wasn't that long ago
4. I broke my ankle in the main street(on the service road) of our town and now I have plates and screws, yukky
5. I've been to Italy and can't wait to go back again-hoping next year
6. I've been with my husband for more than quarter century, that makes me sound very old but we were young
7. My favourite dessert is Lemon Meringue Pie-especially when I share it with my Mum and sisters
8. I have six nephews, two nieces and three God children
9. I despise Lies and copyright thief's
10. My favourite alcoholic drink is Moscato or Scotch on the Rocks-less carbs
PHEW, that was hard.
Now, I'm to pass this onto ten bloggers that I feel have honest blogs (I'm sure you all have)
There are a few others I would have passed this onto (Anne, Julie,) but I'm a bit late, they've received this award already.
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Here are the gifts- 5x7" wide canvas with my design of a painted Christmas tree with some added multi media decorations, and rhinestones, A necklace with Peace Symbol and a nice smelly lavender bag. All these pieces are handmade by me!
All you need to do is leave a comment, sign so I know who you are and if you don't have a blog spot now maybe the time to join in.
I'll draw the winner on 5th December. That should be enough time to post this Christmas Giveaway so the recipient will recieve my gift just in time for Christmas. Hugs, * Anna
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
It's even more beautiful in real life. It has come at a good time, I needed a pick me up today.
I put it on straight away and can feel the good vibes.
It's just the perfect colour to be wearing over the Christmas period as well.
Thank you Val from Valzdero Art.
Sunday, November 15, 2009
Thursday, November 12, 2009
At the last minute I decided to paint this good luck charm for the bride.
Arriving at Port Vila, Vanuatu airport. Warm, Balmy, friendly place.
Hey, do you want a chance to win this great piece of art by Kerryanne at Woodberry Designs?
Click on the link, and see her new range of patterns, paintings and faux cakes.
Kerryanne is a great mate, creative and artistic artist and a wonderful wife and mother.
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Friday, October 23, 2009
Short post this time.
Thank you for popping over to my blogspot and leaving your comments.
Sunday, October 18, 2009
This piece (Boy with Chickens) was painted using Atelier, Interactive Artists' Acrylics.
Well done Michelle.
Thank you for taking the time to pop over to my blogspot and leaving your comments.
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Over the four days of the show, there were nearly 600 men, woman and children that helped to paint this canvas and over $2400 raised for the "Humour Foundation".
Thanks for popping in and leaving your lovely comments.
Monday, October 12, 2009
On Friday I went to the Craft Expo-Craft fest and assisted the FDAA and SFDAV paint a Hugh canvas(25 metres long by 10 metres high) for the "Humour Foundation" for the Clown Doctors.
The public donated a gold coin to paint a piece of the canvas. We had all ages join in from a one year old to a 90 something year old.
The donations will go to the Clown Doctors, the canvas will be donated to a Children's hospital. There was approximately $500 raised each day.
I did have a lunch hour and went shopping. Oh, not enough time to see all the stalls. I popped in to see Sonja from Giggle Buttons and yes I did buy a couple of buttons and stitchery. I also bought a rhinestone applicator with a few rhinestones and some bits of lace and motifs to add to my next scrappy quilt for embellishments. It's amazing how much money you can spend in one hour. Now I just need more hours per day to achieve all the things I want to make.
As the school pick up hour came the stalls became quiet. I heard over the speaker the first five participants to the Bernina stand could enter the competition for free. As this was just across the way i was encouraged by my painting friends to join in. I approached the lady running the show and asked if I could paint the apron that was part of the competition. "No, you have to sew" was her answer. Oh dear, what could I sew in one hour on an apron? I rummaged through the pieces of material, bits and pieces and sat down and started designing in a big hurry.
I sewed a palette with coloured fabric for paint and a paint brush. I turned this into a pocket. There were some very talented ladies in this bunch.
After the hour we paraded down the cat walk in our decorated aprons.The winner was chosen by the loudest applaud.
A lovely young, creative lady from Williamstown and I both won first. Of course I had my own cheer squad because the catwalk was very close to the painting stand. I decided this wasn't really fair to the young talented lady, so I pulled out.
The winning apron was going onto Sydney to be judged to win a Bernina sewing machine. Good luck young lady, I hope you win.
Thank you for popping over to my blog and leaving comments. Hugs, Anna
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Pop on by, pick up a paint brush and say Hello. I'd love to meet some bloggers.
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
I've had a few comments about my "Sunset Ship" design, however as all comments come (non-reply) and I can't see your email address,
Could you please send me a private email if you would like a copy of my design.
My email address is on my side bar.
Oh, I do appreciate all your lovely comments, Thank you.
Saturday, September 26, 2009
My gift to you is a free painting pattern!
Now I did try and add a button with the pattern and instructions to my blogspot, I even had some advice from Vikki at Sew Useful Designs, however I'm no computer guru and found the whole thing way too hard so-
If you would like full written instructions, line drawing and step by step painted sheet-Please leave a comment and send me an email and I'll email you with the pattern as soon as possible, free of charge.
I'd be happy to send this to your friends as well, spread the word, grab my "Sunset Ship" button and add it to your blogspot.
Doesn't she look Innocent and lost in the forest?
Friday, September 18, 2009
I made this quilt with the help of Cherrie, who did all the hard work of embroidering the hearts for Naomi & Mark's wedding gift. Please go check out Cherrie's work, she is one very talented lady.
Maybe I should have ironed it before taking a photo and bragging about it, excuse me.
I have sorted out my problem of hiding on other's blog spots. Yippee.
Have a great weekend. Thanks for popping in and leaving your comments.
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Please go check them out, you won't be dissapointed.
Friday, September 11, 2009
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
A few ladies have asked how I achieved the water effect. Here is how it was painted.
I masked off the Horizon line using Magic Tape(Sea water). Use a palette knife to apply Artelier, Impasto Gel, then pat the Impasto Gel in an up and down motion to achieve texture.
Impasto Gel dries clear, then paint over in using Jo Sonja's Artists' colour-Paynes Grey. When dry I used a dry brush technique and a light blue mix so the highlights on the water would show through.
I also applied Impasto Gel with a palette knife for the pool water, however I used a smooth motion like icing a cake. Let dry.
I then used Jo Sonja's Artists' Colours Sapphire and Titanium White picking up more Titanium White on the brush as I painted towards the lighter areas. I then dry brushed using more Titanium White over the brighter water.
Please feel free to drop me an email if you require information regarding anything paint related or to say G'day!
I belong to two Melbourne based art groups. True Blue Decorative Artists and The Society of Folk & Decorative of Victoria.
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
My sister took this photo of the sunset over the pool, while staying at a resort. I just had to paint it.
Monday, August 31, 2009
Friday, August 21, 2009
Svenni was the one that had to tell me "My son has broken his leg at the playground" and she did it in an ever sooo sweet way-if that's possible!
She has come back to visit us for six weeks and wanted to come and paint with me.
When Svenni came back, she gave me a great present-A German Painting book. While Svenni was here painting yesterday, I took this photo when she painted this piece out of the book.
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
This is the book after adding lace, motifs, rhinestones and fabric puff paint.
Thursday, August 6, 2009
I painted the designs onto Calico, then used Heat N Bond to adhere the painted piece to Christmas fabric, stitched around the Calico and for added strength and neatness I used Heat N Bond and attached another piece of fabric to the back.