Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Farm & Painting

Hello friends, Thanks for stopping by*
Hubby and I have been spending a bit of time on our friends farm helping erect post and rail fencing.
I was lucky enough to have my camera and take this photo a few days after this foal was born.  Isn't he just gorgeous giving Mummy kisses.

This was the beautiful sunset over the back hill on Saturday evening as we were packing up for the day.

Last week I participated in a workshop run by True Blue Decorative Artists.  The teacher was Rachel Baker who instructed us on watercolour techniques and added some bling to our mermaid. Thank you Rachel, great relaxing workshop.

This weekend I'm taking off for a painting conference held by True Blue Decorative Artists.  You can check out the workshops on offer here: http://www.tbda.org/conference.html
I'm sure we'll have plenty of fun at the "Baubles, bangles and beads" conference.
Happy creating! Hugs, Anna



18 comments:

Wini said...

Hi Anna, the foal giving mum kisses is just adorable! Wow and your mermaid looks beautiful!! Have fun at the painting conference. It sounds great and I'm looking forward to seeing your work! Wini xo

Wickedly Divine Creations said...

Awwwww baby is gorgeous.
I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE your mermaid. I'm working on a mermaid too but in doll form....she was a bit of a slow go cause I couldn't get plastic pellets for her tail but spotlight finally got some in so I think I'll work on her tomorrow :)
Your mermaid really is gorgeous...I have to check her out again :D
hugs
Shelley

Marlene said...

That baby is adorable and the sunset is gorgeous, Beautiful setting on your friends farm. Love your mermaid, have fun at the conference.

Jan said...

Beautiful photo of the horses, sweet foal. I'm sure your friends appreciate your help, fencing is a constant ongoing project in my experience. Have fun in your painting conference!

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Great photos Anna! And I am sure you'll have a good time at conference---you'll be home with all sorts of new ideas waiting to pop out!

XXOO~~♥
Anne

ittybittyandpretty said...

great painting!! you are amazing. i love horses and dream of one day owning enough land to have some...we all must have dreams right??
xxrosey

ArtfulLee Designed said...

Oh Anna, how cute is the foal and mum. Love your mermaid, she is beautiful. Looking forward to catching up on the weekend. Hope you have your fancy dress outfit ready.
Lee:)

Serena said...

Awwww....Mumma and foal look beautiful! Great job on the mermaid piece....I love the swirly blues around her.

Have a great time at the True Blue conference!

mariondee-designs said...

Hi Anna, how cute is the foal with it's mum. We used to have a pony but she passed away last year. They are such beautiful animals to have. The sunset just finishes the day of hard work perfectly! Love your mermaid painting, you are so talented. That's one thing I could never do! take care, Maryann

moncherry said...

Ohhh....how sweet is the foal!!!
Love your water colour painting as well. Do you often work with water colour?
Hug Monique

Gail McCormack said...

Love the photo Anna...maybe you could paint it, it's so sweet.

Your water colour painting is great, so soft and pretty.

Hope you enjoyed the True Blue Conference

gail xx

Creative Carmelina said...

Anna Rosa!
wow...a brand new colt! It is such a great photo too! I never leave home without my camera, cause ya just never know, right!

great watercolour...looks like you are having fun with your classes....be sure to tune in for tomorrows WATERCOLOUR WEDNESDAY post on my blog!

Have a great night!

ciao bella

oh ya, you asked me how it is that I plan to fit in all the creativity and blogging.....and I'll tell ya....

one day at a time,
and lot's of coffee!
that's all I got!

lol

CREATIVE CARMELINA

lee said...

wow what an amazing photo and so cute.....loving the mermaid with the bling. I have a thing for mermaids...must be because I am under the water sign

Judi said...

Hi Anna
What a sweet post...it sounds like you had a productive visit helping your friends on their farm and your reward was to see this happy mom and baby..how cute!
The sunset is beautiful...and I adore your mermaid plate.
You are just so talented....are you hanging up the plate?
I hope you have a great time at the conference...can't wait to see what you do there...
enjoy..have a great rest of the evening..
Judi

Wini said...

Hi Anna Rosa, Just stopping by again to say Hello. Hope your course went well! Happy Spring! Wini xo

clare's craftroom said...

What beautiful photos Anna ! Your watercolour is just beautiful !

Julia said...

Hi Anna,...cant believe I came across your blog, and you also wnet to Maroochydore recently...
Would love to find out more about your workshops?...
I am in a mixed media art group in Melbourne...xx..julia

Phoenix Peacock said...

I'm in love with your mermaid, what a cool tip of the tail! and my tattoos can be seen here:
http://phoenixpeacock.blogspot.com/2010/07/perspectives-week-5-getting-to-know-you.html