Monday, September 27, 2010


 Hello, Thank you for popping in*
FACELIFT~Ah, not me, my kitchen has had a face lift!
From this-
 To this-

And this-
To this-
Roy from Superior Kitchens did a fantastic job and I'd highly recommend him for any Kitchen or Bathroom renovation!  Roy doesn't have an website, however I'd be happy to pass on his information if you'd like to email me.

Yesterday I attended a workshop at the Society of Folk & Decorative Artists.  The workshop was conducted by Robyn Sherer~A fabulous teacher, very creative and giving.
 The background and base coating was painted using Jo Sonja acrylics.  We then had fun mixing Papier Mache for the body of the Echidna.  Placed that on the canvas and start molding and Painted over the papier mache. We were lucky, most of the spikes were already painted.{Thanks for Robyn's parents}  These were pushed into the papier mache body.  We then glazed over the background, face, feet and foliage using Archival Oils and pencils.

I've taken this photo on an angle so you can see the height and depth of the "Echidna".

If you are free on 17th October and live in or around Melbourne/Geelong you may want to attend the "Portarlington Art & Garden Trail"
This will be 19 Studio's, Gallery's and Gardens open to the public from 11 am to 4pm
There isn't a website however I do have a phone number if anyone is interested, I'd be happy to email it to you!
Live Joyfully,

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  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 recently did a post or two on zippers.  Very informative if you want to check it out.
Hugs, Anna

Friday, September 10, 2010

My baby sister can Paint!

Hello and thanks for popping in*
My sister "Eddy" wanted a similar painting to fill a blank wall and couldn't find one anywhere.  I suggested she paint one. 
Ah, I have evidence that Eddy is creative!

This was Eddy's canvas that was purchased a few years ago and she wanted something similar.  Eddy adapted the design and came up with this!
Ah, Isn't my baby sister clever and she had soo much fun, she will paint all her art work for the new home!
Have a fabulous spring weekend,
Hugs, Anna

Friday, September 3, 2010

Weekend away

Hi Friends, thanks for popping in*
Last weekend I went on a painting conference held by True Blue Decorative Artists.
On the Friday afternoon I attended Vicky Phelps workshop "Beads, Bangles and Baubles".  We painted our piece onto Canvas using Atelier Interactive Paints then sewed on the beads.  Applied the canvas to the tin and used Glue and lots of coloured Textured Paste to finish off the edges.

On Saturday I attended Lee Clements workshop painting the "Purple Iris" also using Atelier Interactive Paints.  I haven't taken a photo as my piece isn't finished but you can pop over to Lee's blogspot and look at her gorgeous painting.
On Saturday night we great meal and danced the rest of the night away.

Up bright and early on Sunday to attend another great workshop with Robyn Sherer
"By The Old Dead Tree"
This was is a Multi Media piece using a tree branch.  We extended the branch with wire, clay and texture paste.  The painting is done using Acrylic and Oil paints.  Some used pencils over the top.

I recently participated in a ATC swap host by Janet and Lee.  My swap partner was Sophie and silly me forgot to take photo's before posting them. You can pop over to Sophie's blogspot to check out our ATC'S.
Live Joyfully,
Hugs, Anna