Tuesday, September 17, 2013

More Mermaids…………….

Yes… Love Mermaids.. Here are a couple more I have added to my Mermaid Circus2 shaped book…

I hope you like them…

The Front Cover…

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My third Mermaid….

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Upper body details..

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Tail & fins…

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and my 4th Mermie… she is sooo Cool!!

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I am really loving this class by Jane Davenport and Teesha Moore!!!

Pop over to their Blogs and take a peek at their awesome work!!!

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Mermaids and other Weird and Wonderful Sea Creatures…..

This has to be ONE of THE BEST Online Classes I have been a part of… Mermaid Circus2!!

Jane Davenport and Teesha Moore have released a second wave of Mermaid Circus… and I am so glad I signed up!!!

Go visit their Blogs and you will know why I joined the Circus!!

Here are a few samples of what I have been doing over the last 2 weeks….

My first Mermie…

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My second Mermie…

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and this is my favourite… Mermaid’s Feast!!!

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close up of right side page

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a close up from left side page…

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I had so much fun doing this!!

I can honestly say it has taken me out of the box… and I have learnt lots of techniques already…. I still have a lot more practice to do… but the most exciting part is… there is still 6 weeks to go!!!

Teesha, Jane and the MMC2 Facebook Group are all so very supportive and encouraging. I feel honoured to be a part of this awesome class.

I hope to post a few more pics in a week or so…

Thanks for dropping by….

Oh, and I would love to know what you think…

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Back to work….

I have returned to my day job … reluctantly… but I keep sane by getting in my ‘studio’ and create art!

I have also joined the Mermaid Circus, by Jane Davenport and Teesha More!!

Here’s a sneak peak… this Mermie collects shells…

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In class there was lots of chatter about a Mermaid trolley… (a place to store all your art goodies for the Mermaid Circus Class)… I was inspired to have a ‘tidy up’ of my studio ( I had stuff EVERYWHERE and it was driving me nuts)… I was shopping for something else and saw this trolley… I just had to get it!!

I call it my CIRCUS TROLLEY!!! It’s bright and colourful, like the Circus!

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It’s working a treat… I love it! It has 15 draws, perfect for my paints, gesso, stamps, my favourite pencils and crayons and washi tapes… The poor trolley is just about buckling under the weight.. hehehe

I even tidied my bookshelf!! and have room to move!

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It’s not all pretty and colour coordinated, but it’s tidy I guess..

Now I have a tidy studio, I felt inspired to finish off Week 13 of 52 Weeks Of Me.. This week’s topic is PROCRASTINATING… yep… I do it!!

So, because I am getting into Mermaid Mode, I decided to do a mermaid using Jane Davenport’s Stencils…. to tell me to stop procrastinating and JUST DO IT!! Get those hard, difficult tasks out the way… I feel so much better when I can tick another task off my daily list.

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Well, I’m ready to do another mermaid… I wonder what she is going to be? A singing Mermaid, a Playful Mermaid, or a Cheeky Mermaid?… we’ll just have to wait and see..

TY for visiting…

Sunday, September 1, 2013

I’ve had an AMAZING!!! 4 weeks Annual Leave…..

I won’t go into ALL the details…. but I will say

Week 1 - I enjoyed just being home, hosted another Journaling Making Workshop, Face Painting at the local Shopping Centre and on the Sunday, my Fiance and I left to drive to Melbourne to catch our flight to Cairns the next morning.

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Week 2 & 3 – We had a FABULOUS time in Cairns, relaxing, swimming, eating, went on a train and Skyrail, visited a fabulous Market at Kuranda and just being Tourists..

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End of Week 3 – Arrive home, unpack from our Holiday, relax … and I repacked my bags to visit my daughter and partner and my 3 gorgeous Grandbabies…..

The day after I arrived, I did Face painting for a Birthday Party,

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we visited my Mum, my sister and niece, my youngest GD just loved the mice…

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we walked everyday except 1 day (because it was raining),

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we made fresh fruit and vegetable juice everyday,

we got to spend a bit of time creating,

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I made a ‘Birdy’ Book for my youngest grand – daughter… and bought watercolour paints and helped make a journal for my eldest grand daughter…

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We ate delicious Sri Lankan food…

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I went to Grandparents/Book Week at my 2 eldest grandchildren at their School (I did Face Painting for them), and I got to have lots of cuddles :-)

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I feel relaxed, and refreshed… but not ready to go back to work…. sadly, tomorrow I must get up early and go back to reality!!!!