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