Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Pink Magnolia, OPAM

Hi, Thanks for popping in* I hope you're having a great, creative week!
This is my latest painting.  The background and under painting is painted in Jo Sonja, acrylics and then I've used Archival Oils to glaze over the top.
My blogging friend Anne from http://elmilagrostudio.blogspot.com/  kindly gave me permission to paint her photo. 
Anne is a great photographer and artist, always running around her property taking photos and painting up a storm in her studio. 
What a great view from Anne's window!
Creative Carmelina has different themes for the days of the week.  Tuesday is "Tag Tuesday".
Carmelina recently gave me inspiration/idea to create these Tea tags for my Mum who loves a great cuppa tea.
My latest OPAM is this pretty vintage style cushion for my bed.
Yippee, I'm getting better at inserting Zips.
As I continue to Journal and need more "stuff" my pencil case is overflowing, so I decided to make myself a new bright one. Ah, another zip.

 Jenny from http://elefantz.blogspot.com/ recently did a post or two on zippers.  Very informative if you want to check it out.
Hugs, Anna

25 comments:

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

OOoooooo!!!
The magnolia turned out wonderful! You really caught the twist of all the branches and that particular magnolia pink they have; I am so glad you used the photo!
*Beams!*

XXOO~~♥
Anne

Vicki ♥ said...

Oh Wow....Anna your magnolias are just beautiful and very life like :) Your cushions are just stunning and I thought you said you couldnt sew?? have a great week :) Hugs Vicki

Jan said...

Beautiful work, Anna. all of these pieces are wonderful. I remember seeing photos on Anne's blog, you did a great job on capturing the beauty of the magnolia.

MissKoolAid said...

That painting is gorgeous!
The tags are fun and the cushion and pouch are lovely. You are very talented!
Hugs,
Sophie

ArtfulLee Designed said...

Wow Anna, your Magnolias are lovely, your tags are great and your cushion and pencil case are gorgeous.
You have been busy. Glad to see you have your mojo back
Lee:)

Marlene said...

The magnolia is gorgeous, both the painting and the photo. I love the tea tags and that pillow is fabulous. Love the pencil case too. You are very multi-talented.

luthien said...

wow!! the painting is gorgeous!! it looks so much like the photo! and i do so love your new pencil case :)

moncherry said...

I LOVE the painting!!!!
And well done on the zipper. I'm always find some way not to use one, because I'm not good at it....hehe.
Hug Monique

Sew Useful Designs said...

Hi Anna! Your painting is fabulous! Gorgeous colours too! I absolutely adore magnolias and must get one in the future to plant in my yard, I always admire everybody elses at this time of year - they're stunning.
Your mojo is abundant sweetie - great new projects!
Hugs! Vikki xoxo

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Wow Anna you have been so busy....all your projects look fantastic...

audrey said...

Anna,
Your Pink Magnolias painting is so pretty and well done. You really captured what Anne photographed out her window.
You have been very busy with a lot of different projects and they are all great. It looks as though you are truly enjoying your artistic skills, Anna.
I must tell you that I like the painting that your sister, Eddy, painted better than the one that she purchased and used for inspiration. Art talent must run in the family. (:
What a wonderful picture of the foal with mother!
♥ audrey

Sharon (Stitches on Mars) said...

Hi Anna,
I love magnolia's ...we used to have one in our garden at our last house. I've seen a few in bloom lately too. Your painting is lovely.
Thanks for the link to Jenny's post...I have no idea how to do zips :)
Hugs, Sharon

Kerryanne English said...

Your mum will love those tags Anna. Is that beautiful magnolia painting to hang in your own house?
Hugs ~ Kerryanne

Jenny of Elefantz said...

Anna, you are such a versatile talent! Everything is so beautiful, but I *really* love that cushion!
Hugs
Jenny
xxx

Wickedly Divine Creations said...

You've been busy!I love your magnolia. I need a painting like that. I've planted two magnolia trees and both have died :( Think the paintings will be safer ;)
Youv'e done a great job on everything. I love your pencil case
hugs
Shelley

Kellys Art Journaling/ Sharing The Journey said...

Wow! I can see why you would want to paint this beautiful picture! You captured it perfectly!!!!
Thanks so much for sharing it with the blog world!

Gail McCormack said...

Hi Anna

LOVE the Pink Manolia Painting!
You're so clever Anna
Loved your other creations too!

Happy painting and creating
Gail xx

ittybittyandpretty said...

wowzer, that painting is just lovely.
i havent attempted zippers yet but i really want to make a little purse so i will have to bite the bullet one day...
xxrosey

Wini said...

Hi Anna, your new painting of magnolias is very lovely!!! Your other creations are nice too. I love the pencil case!

Ruth Welter said...

The painting is beautiful Anna.

Ruth

Dezinaworld said...

Your work is always so gorgeous Anna. I love the floral painting its so pretty and the tea tags are a great idea .. i am like your mum ...mad on tea hehe. Also adore your fabric cushions ... ohh if only i could sew
hugs June xxxx

La Dolce Vita said...

your painting is beautiful and I just love Carmelina, she is a dear heart too!!

Suzanne said...

Beautiful painting Anna! I love the perspective from the window and you did a lovely job capturing it!!

Suzana said...

Hi Anna,
I LOVE Magnolias - and your painting is just stunning!
I was so happy to hear that you are able to access Violette's site. I tried, but 'no go'... Luckily, I am still able to email. :(
Thank you for 'finding me' as I have thoroughly enjoyed reading your blog.
Are you able to send me more info about your studio/ classes? I would love to feature something on my blog, if you are interested?
Warm regards,
Suzana
Creative Therapies

Jonny J Petros said...

Hi, Beautiful painting! love it I those tea bag are really pretty!Sincerely, Jonny