Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Ink sploshing and a new camera for WOYWW

My desk is covered with paper today.
I've spent a day or so  playing with ideas
for canvasses.
Not quite there yet but with my 
teachers help they are getting just right.

There is something great on my desk as well

Can you see it??
Right in the front!!!
My new camera arrived, yahoo!!

It has shiny bits and lots of knobs and buttons.
(Note the cool cup!!)

No, I don't know how to use it yet and
you have to download the book.
Now what ever happened to paper books,
you know the kind you can flip through
while holding the camera and using it.
I managed to get the book on to the computer 
but the writing is really small and I can't flip
the computer screen like a book,
just no fun :(
Book problems aside,
I (with a large amount of help from my teacher)
inked my parrot and flower picture that 
I glooped last week.
Here it is just done and all squidgy.

 This is fresh ink and it will be
different again when I get to class next week.
That's why ink scares me so much,
you never know what you'll finish up with
but I like it so far.

Oh, and you're not going mad if you
can't find the birds head.
It's not there yet.
I'm going to paint it in detail
when the background is complete.

I've started my next canvas
but more on that next week.
Just think jelly,
no, not wobbly on a plate 
blobby in the ocean.
Lots and lots of blobby.
Gotta love a lot of blobby.

Now you've seen my craziness 
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on other desks around
this big old blobby world.

Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Mr Snore strikes again for WOYWW

I didn't have the best time at art class today.
 I'm so tired I couldn't concentrate.

I added some gloop and made the feathers
and the branches this week.

Yep, two hours and all I could
manage was a few feathers and
a branch or two.
Why am I tired?

Well it's exam time
at school again and
 Mr Snore 
struck again.
Whenever hubby is stressed or
has a lot on his plate,
the noisy Mr Snore comes out.
You see, hubby is a teacher
(maths, oh the humiliation)
 and exams are always the culprits.

This man can snore in every 
conceivable position
and even the hardest jab in the ribs doesn't
alter his pitch or volume.
Is it me or are men totally
oblivious to the outside world when they sleep??
I spent half the night trying to shut him up
and the other trying to ignore
the freight train that was in our bedroom.
Hence, eyelids droopy and operating in 
slow motion today.

My desk has a few things on it this week.
I decided to draw and paint some of the
flowers that I had received over the 
last few weeks and turn them into cards.

 I painted the orange flowers large and the pink flowers
were just a small size.  The main reason for the painting was
 to finally use my new water colours
 and they are fabulous.
You just have to touch the pan with water and
the colour is brilliant and strong.
Now all I have to do is to cut them up and make
them into cards. 

 My teacher has been giving us drawing lessons
and I used the technique to draw the flowers.

Then I drew it in pen
and coloured it with the paints.
It worked quite well but I had run out
of matte photo paper and used
smooth water colour paper to print 
out the cards.  The paper
absorbed a lot of the colour 
and it is a bit washed out but still
a nice effect.

That's all I did last week,
not a lot but I'm getting back to it
I have to find a subject for my 
next canvas but I can't 
think of a thing right now.

Now you've seen my slim pickings,
why not head on over to 
and see what's on every one elses desks.

I'm taking a sock to bed tonight,
I think you may know what I plan to do with it 
(mwa ha ha).

Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Birds and sadness for WOYWW

Sorry I've been missing
for a few weeks,
it was with good reason.
My wonderful mum passed away
a few weeks ago
and it's been a sad time for us.
Luckily my brother came out
for a visit from
Canada and got to spend
two lovely weeks with mum.

I'm now back to painting
as She'll send a bolt of lightening
down if I don't.

Here is my usual messy desk
this week
 You can see my cool Dalek
that little miss gave me for 
and a pillow that my brother gave me.

Cheeky devil!!
You can also see my 
Loch Nessie that Neesie sent me
and my Cotman watercolours
that I still haven't opened (sigh).

I think I've finished my last birdie painting
but still not sure if I'm happy with it

Does it look too yellow?

I've started a new canvas in class
and yes it's another bird!!
I've actually also done the feathers and 
the leaves
but dummy here forgot
to take more photos
and it's at class (doh).

I piped the flowers etc on
with paint mixed into
gloop (texture paste)
and then it will be inked,
painted and glazed.

On a bright note,
I've cashed in my flybuys points
and bought a new camera.
I can only hope it's blonde proof
and when it arrives I can finally
take a decent photo.
Here's hoping.

That's it for me,
so why not hop on over to 
and see what's on everyones
workdesk this wednesday.