Saturday, December 31, 2011

Monday, December 26, 2011

Mixed Media Art

"Creativity is the power to connect the seemingly unconnected" - William Plomer. (raylee).

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Crochet Nativity

Merry Christmas to all

unpacking my Christmas decoration box......
and look what I found...


made over 30 years ago by my lovely Granny...
held in storage for all these years....
for the room to display...
and someone to appreciate....


little Miss5 and MissNearly2 have had the most wonderful time...
inspecting these treasures...
rearranging them...


wobbly heads and all...
they've held up with the attention...


may the peace and joy of the Christmas Season be yours....

Friday, December 23, 2011

off to Mirabel Foundation

this baby is going to a new home...
she is going to find a new place and I hope she is loved...


have a good trip....
lots of love and cuddles coming...
and a new name too...

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Playing with paper

still in clean up mode...
moved things off this old table...
that's used to hold cuppas...
and remotes...and whatever...
and I noticed the bit of decopage I created many moons ago...


thank you for all those magazines with lovely pictures that I used...
this table gets lots of use as you can see by the grubbiness on the edge...
it's hard to clean because I didn't finish it properly...
too busy getting on with the next thing...

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Mixed Media in Progress

Hello.....are you all busy preparing for Christmas & the holidays? ......... i have been a little bit busy this last week, always something to clean etc.,
.......i am still using old watercolour paintings, or should i say trying to. using them is easy, the hard part is making art that i am happy with at the end of the exercise.
i like to experiment so hopefully i will learn something along the way. i started this piece by tearing & then gluing bits of painted paper onto an old painting that i had already repainted yellow.......but i didn't like it...... .......these bits of purple & burnt sienna paper were torn from a pen & wash of gum leaves........the arrangement i had started putting together on the plastic folder appealed to me more than the first one.......

......so i gessoed the first piece......& started again........



......remembered a silk shirt i had been given recently that had some purple in it. the shirt had a rip in it already so i didn't feel bad about ripping strips from it......i glued these onto the gessoed paper , then arranged the flower & stuck it onto the silk.

there are more bits & pieces waiting to find their place in this artwork.......& i need some time to think about where it is going........will it make me feel something? will it have something to say? not sure yet......does art speak to you?






(raylee).






Friday, December 9, 2011

from this to that

my footstool...
leftover from one of the kids moves...
that never went home...


badly in need of a makeover...
leary green is so not my colour....
let alone the obvious tears and rips...
but it has been very usefull...
toys climb it...
food bowls get set on it...
and little bottoms as well as the occasional big ones...


ta daa!!..
new footstool to match my chair...


if you look really close...
you may see the other bit of holly from a doily...
or maybe even the robin on the other side...

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Flights Of Fancy Journal

Ebony & Ivory........sometimes the unexpected appears......

......interesting unintentional shape in the negative space. (raylee).



Tuesday, December 6, 2011

a gathering of dolls

here's the gathering of the latest dolls...
even a boy version in the making...


just lolling around....
enjoying a cuppa...maybe...

Saturday, December 3, 2011

and then there were Two

the bibs I used originally have run out now...
so I have found some old tshirts and jumpers...
with stains or non wearing problem...
have been busy with these babies...
they are growing quite fast....
my brain is going faster than my fingers...


and I even made some dolly blankets while I was at the machine with the leftover bits...


more to come....

Friday, December 2, 2011

Sketch Book Challenges Oct. & Nov.

October Sketch Book Challenge - "View". November Sketch Book Challenge - "Imaginary Animals".......*What The???*

......Oh what fun this one was......i had not tried this before......no real thinking involved.......the shapes were just there. ....one more to go.....(raylee).



Thursday, December 1, 2011

Sketchbook Challenge September "Unfurled"

I know its december already!!...... ......i am now looking for a "view", october's challenge. i will do it! (raylee).

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