Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Sunday, May 10, 2015
Thursday, May 7, 2015
Thursday, April 30, 2015
Simonne has been stitching lots of patchwork quilts & bags, & hooking yarn into rugs & bunnies.
I am trying to transform blank canvases into something else & when that doesn't quite work out I just re do an old painting, as the one above. A watercolour made over with crayon.
As today is Pay It Forward Day I would like to say a thank you to Rebecca from naughtyshorts.blogspot.com.au, & share her link with you.
Rebecca is taking orders for 'prayer flags' to raise money for OXFAM for Nepal.
You will find more information at 'Naughty shorts' on Facebook.
As the rain is falling & darkness closing in I am so grateful for the comfort of my home, but also feel so sad for all the people who will be trying to sleep under tarps & tents or maybe in the open tonight & for many nights to come.
Thursday, December 25, 2014
Monday, December 8, 2014
thealteredpage.blogspot.com to participate in this collaborative project.
these two art pieces are my contributions to the "Five by Five Small Works Exhibition" at the Empty Spaces Project in Connecticut.
There are more than 100 art works from 65 artists - now available to see & purchase online http://thealteredpage.blogspot.com/p/five-by-five.html
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
i think my husband could change from sales to landscaping.
Monday, November 17, 2014
Monday, October 27, 2014
when he gave it to me it had a grey vinyl seat & brown varnished back & legs. i gave it a makeover many years ago, but it needed another.
above is how it looks now.......much bluer, lighter & summery.
below: the back of the chair before i removed the old orange suede seat covering, then some sanding, a few coats of paint, used wrapping paper from my grandson, an image from a newspaper & a decoupage paper image of a mermaid painting was all it needed for a new look.
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
.....a lot of trial & error with the composition of the roses & getting a shape to resemble a rose without too much detail.