Saturday, January 10, 2009

Is it really the 10th!?

Hello and a very belated Happy New Year to you all.  I cant believe it is the 10th of January already!  Here are three little chums to send you my greeting!
I wanted to do a post on the 1st but it was not to be,  we have had visitors in the house since the week before Christmas and they only left last weekend.  I did not get the chance to sit down and blog anything and this week has been that wonderful mad whirl that we all love of hoovering tidying and shopping also I decided to clear out a built in cupboard by the fireplace in the front kitchen that always goes mouldy.  I thought it would be better to take the doors off, so air could circulate, repaint inside and utilise the space for books, bits and a lamp, so of course once everything in there was removed it meant that every other cupboard in the kitchen needed sorting to make sure everything had a home, why do I have these ideas?  Well now Christmas is already a distant memory, the fruit cake just a few crumbs in the tin and only the chocolates nobody likes left in the box, time to get back to work.
I had the urge to get painting again after not doing anything for a couple of weeks.  I had thought about doing a painting with some collage in it and had the idea of photo-copying some fabric onto some lovely, really old paper I have and the painting below is the result.  I cut out the girls dress and painted on top then worked in some pencil to give a nice depth to it. I have also recently bought some 'Golden' mica flakes, which I think I am going to become addicted to, and I covered the background with that so its all sparkly. I have not finished it yet as I want to make a little sign to hang below it with its title 'Teaching an Old Dog New Tricks'. I have painted this image before but sold that one and wanted to do it again, this one is much bigger, about 22 inches sq.

Just before I sat down to write this post I had to take Midge out for a... well you know! and the moon looked absolutely amazing so I zipped back in and got the camera in the hope a photo would come out and show what it looked like.  It looked like the moon had rings of rainbows around it and I must say this picture isn't to bad except there were more circles. Im sure there must be some term for this but I don't know what its called.   Beautiful isn't it?

Heres wishing you all a really good 2009, may all your creative thoughts turn out to be goodens! Lots of love xxx


heidi said...

yippee your back!!!! ive missed you so has oscar!! lovely work jane you clever girl!
love & hugs heidi.xxxx

Julies Knit Stitch Corner said...

Happy New Year to you Jane. I love the idea of the collage it looks really good, and the caption Teaching an old dog New Tricks would fit just right. I wish I lived nearer so I could come to one of your courses. best wishes Julie.C

Carolee said...

So happy to have found your blog, and have to say I absolutely LOVE your work! The paintings are just delightful, and the Noddy jewelry - oh my, it brought back memories! My daughter had several Noddy books when she was little....

Thanks for stopping by - I'm off to add your link to my blog roll now!

~ Carolee

A time to dance said...

Hi Jane..missed you ton...I love your are just ike me ..I am always taking on these projects that turn everything upside down...but I usually leave Mr Bricolage to sort them out...I love the pictures...I bet they lok much nicer in real life so you can see the textures...what a brilliant idea to photo copy fabric onto paper must tell Pollys who has been spoilt in the art material area recently..Happy New Year to you and hugs H

Country Cottage Chic said...

lovely picture Jane! A Happy New Year to you too!

Heather said...

Oh, that painting is gorgeous! Happy New Year to you!~

Danielle Barlow said...

Love your blog!
I think the moon ring is called a corona, and is supposed to signify bad weather coming! I don't know what it is like in Cornwall, but here on Dartmoor, the bad weather has certainly arrived!

The Little Cloth Rabbit said...

Thank you so much for your lovely comment! It means a lot to hear such positive comments :)

Your work is absolutely lovely! Can't wait to see what's in your Etsy shop!

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Happy New Year, Jane! It is wonderful having company, but it is also wonderful having your home back to normal. LOVE these three sweeties you have pictured as well as all of your artwork. Such talent you are blessed with!


Heather B. said...

Hi Jane,

Thanks for stopping by my blog! The printing information has been helpful. I think I'm going to try a few commercial places and see what I like best.

Love your new painting!

Happy New Year!
Heather B.

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

Jane!!!! I thought it was just me!! OMG, the month is just flying by so quick! Happy New Year to you and I hope that you had a great start. I love these little guys! They are just delicious! I also love your delicious paintings as well. You are just so talented and you leave inspiration everywhere. I'm so blessed to know you! Keep up the good work and I will be back to see what you are up too.

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

Thanks for stopping by and bringing some of that warm sunshine from home. I'm under covers trying to keep warm! Always soooo good to hear from you my friend.

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Dragana Savkov - Bajić said...

Your painting is delightful! So great! Love your characters!
I wish you Happy New Year!