Monday, March 29, 2010

South Coast-Eden

Gosh, lots going on while I was away. I came home to Handmade magazine and so many of my friends are in the latest issue.

Kerryanne from Shabby Art Boutique has a feminine Rose design painted on a picket.
Kris from Tag Along Teddies has the most adorable Teddy named Annie Rose.
Vicki from Tozz's Corner has made a cloth doll named Miss Mipsy, (I didn't know Vicki made dolls)
Jenny from Jenny of Elefantz has made Shabby Roses Cushion.
Vikki from Sew Useful Design has designed a stitchery called "A Mother's Love".
Val from Val Laird has designed a cute bird house pin cushion. Heaps of thing to add to my "TO DO" list.

While I'm on the subject of crafty friends and blogspots I'd I've a friend that's just started blogging. Her name is Michelle from Crafty Chookie. Pop on over and check out her blogspot when you get a chance.My family and I have just come back from the South Coast. We stayed at a place called Eden and visited a lot of the towns near by Pambula, Tilba Tilba, Bermagui, Merrimbula, and I took over 400 photo's(sunrises, sunsets and lots of ideas to paint)I walked along the beach everyday.

I just couldn't believe the price of fuel!

This place was so tranquil,(Quarantine Bay) I could have stayed there for hours watching the Pelicans and the fishermen coming in from out at sea.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Dutch Pressie, OPAM, Mr Rooster

How lucky am I to have received this fantastic surprise "Dutch Pressie" in the mail today! There was five pieces of "dutch fabric", a card, two different ribbons, a mini pair of decorated clogs and a plain wooden pair for me to paint.
The lovely, creative, talented sender was Cindy
Thank you so much Cindy, for sending me a gift in the mail!
You can also check out her sisters blogspot at

This is my piece for OPAM this month. The design for this bag came from Vicki at Vicki is offering this "Bliss bag" with a dainty stitchery on the front. I used pretty oriental print fabric instead.
OK, this piece I've called "Mr Rooster" however I feel there is something missing from this piece.
Any ideas or suggestions greatly appreciated!
Have a great week, Hugs, Anna

Monday, March 1, 2010

Latest Art

Thank you for dropping by and leaving encouraging comments.
It's always great to hear from followers and positive feedback!
This Feng Shui Canvas was a spur of the moment decision. I wanted something peaceful to go on the blank brick wall above our spa. For those wondering-No, this has not been hung yet, I just sat it there for the photograph!

I divided the canvas into three equal sections and painted the background colours.
Then I added Texture Paste using a palette knife (like icing a cake) and let that dry overnight. I painted each section with Retarder and while wet painted Burnt Umber over the sections, wiping off with a lint free towel while still wet. The symbols and writing are painted after all the previous steps dried completely.

Do you remember this piece?

I sent in a couple of photos to the Editor of a painting magazine and I've been commissioned to have them both submitted. I'm in the long, hard process of achieving "step by step" boards and the written instructions.