Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Getting out of my comfort zone.

I've been trying to push myself a bit lately and do some canvases that are bigger than I have done before and I must say I'm happy with the results so far!

This first is 30x40cm... I LOVED working with this size and I just love how it turned out. I think I'll be doing lots more of these.

This one is still a work in progress, but it's a biggy... 45x45cm to be exact. Can't wait to see how it ends up! I had so much fun playing with my new Prima masks and spray inks.

Make sure you check out Today's Creative Blog for lots more eye candy!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Mini Canvases Galore!

I've been busy making these little cuties.... 8x10cm mini canvases. :)

Must go and do more painting!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Now on Facebook!

Hi all!

I've taken the plunge and decided to set up my own page on Facebook! You can find the "like" button over on my sidebar.... so make sure you stop by and say "Hi".
And if you suggest me to your friends I'll love you forever! LOL

Oh, and have you checked out Today's Creative Blog lately?? Lots of cool stuff and eye candy over there!

Be back with more later!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Postcard winner

Well, as promised I am back to announce the winner of my little old postcard, even if it is a little late.... but first I'll show you some canvases that I've managed to complete over the last week or so.

I wanted to have a go at doing a house and I just happened to find this big photo corner which I thought would be great as a roof...

The last week has just completely disappeared and I don't know what I did! Definitely one of those "blink and you've missed it" weeks. We've had a great weekend though - the first one in ages where there has been nothing we've "had" to do so we've just been having some family time and went to the park to have lunch.

And now for the winner of my little postcard, it's.....

Lenna Young Andrews!

Thankyou so much for all of your comments... Lenna, I've emailed you through your blog to get your addy to send the card to.

Will blog again soon!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Postcard swap

I signed up to do a postcard swap on iHanna's blog a while back. I've finally finished my 10 postcards and now just have to get them in the mail.... my postcards are going to go as far as the USA, Netherlands, Canada and England, as well as one to Western Australia.

The backgrounds are done with watercolour crayons, some tissue tape, stamping and masking as well as a few rubons.

I also made an extra one to giveaway... if you would like it, just leave a comment and I will pick a random winner early next week! :)

At the moment I've been debating whether to sell my canvases at the local markets.... I'm starting to accumulate quite a collection and am running out of room to put them! The next market is on Mother's Day which gives me some time to prepare but I have doubts running through my head... "Do I really want to spend my Mother's Day morning sitting around at the markets?", "Are they even good enough to sell?". Eeek... I really think too much! LOL

See you all later!

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Just hanging on....

I swear that's been my motto for this week... I've just been hanging on for the weekend because it's been a rough one.

Let's start with Amani - She had her 6 month needles on Monday and didn't react well to them so she was super clingy for the next few days - if I put her down she'd start crying so spent a lot of the time holding her or just being in the same room. This kept going on for longer than I expected so off we went to the doctor - she now has a throat infection. So we are just hanging on for the antibiotics to kick in. She has not been sleeping well at night and it's been almost like having a newborn again, sleep deprivation is starting to take it's toll. She also hates taking antibiotics/panadol/anything that needs to go in her mouth (including bottles) so that's adding to the stress as well.

Jenna - She had a bout of gastro on the weekend (as well as her father) but bounced back pretty quickly. Now she's realised that if she cries, she gets attention so she's been using that to her advantage. I've lost count of the number of times I've had Amani crying in one spot and Jenna crying in another.... it's enough to do my head in.

Me - My back has been playing up for a little while now but it came to a head on Thursday - I was in agony at work on Thursday night, I could barely move my neck and had hayfever as well just to top it all off. I tried to get into my chiropractor on Friday but couldn't so off I went today.... my neck cracked so much I could have sworn he'd broken it! It feels so much better now but the muscles are all still sore - hopefully a good sleep tonight will fix it.

Well, that's my vent... LOL. Here's hoping that next week is a LOT better. To keep what is left of my sanity I went out shopping by myself today and actually bought myself some new clothes. Two tops and a pair of jeans for $45!! It was so good to walk into a clothes store and find something that I liked... I can't wait to lose some more weight so I can buy even more!! :)

I did manage to find a little bit of time to finish off one of my canvases this week.... take a look!

And the new 123 Challenge is up for this month... the criteria are to use lime green, fabric and the word "really". Here's what I came up with....

Thanks for stopping by!