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Saturday, 24 December 2011

Christmas eve :)

Happy Christmas to all my lovely B-og friends. Hope you enjoy a wonderful time with family and friends. I'm posting my little Christmas mouse who is fast asleep in the tradition of the poem 'Night before Christmas' waiting for you know who......? Hope Santa visits you ;)

See you soon.X

Sunday, 18 December 2011

Christmas Traditions

A few more images of a more traditional kind. From foliage to camels and even Mary and Joseph! Hope you are all looking forward to Christmas, with preperations underway. I may have one more post before the big day next weekend.See you soon.

Friday, 16 December 2011

More Stamping!

Just a quick little update on the stamping extravaganza I've been having. I really enjoyed making these, and they are right now, winging their way around the country to various lovely arty friends of mine. Each one a totally unique artwork! I'm a bit worried the blue watercolour might run if they get wet???? and then they may not get to the people intended?? Hope they do! They had to be pressed under some heavy books overnight as the watercolour paper liked curling up? Don't know what they will do if they are put on display :)))) Will be back with some more Christmas art shortly, it's coming round fast now!!!!

Monday, 12 December 2011

Christmas characters

Continuing the Christmas theme, I have created quite a few Christmas characters in the past. I will let them speak for themselves! :o)
When I look back at these characters, some I did a year or more ago, I really enjoyed creating them, I do like doing this sort of thing, you can just sit and doodle and little characters spring up. You know when it's working when it all flows so easily. So enjoyable! I have been doing this for many years, and on the whole it's still a fun job to do.

Above are a couple more, a little more traditional cute, finishing with a cheery bright little robin!
Hope you like them! See you soon Blog friends. I'm in the middle of putting up the Christmas tree, lights are working at least! Hooray!

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Tis the season to be....Holly

Hello there all lovely blog people, I need to watch my spelling with that opening, as I missed the L out last time and had to correct it quickly :0)
I am beginning to feel a bit like Christmas, so as I work on this subject for a good part of the year, designing Greetings of the season, I shall post some of the things I have done fairly recently. I never seem to tire of doing Christmas images, which is just as well really. I have painted holly in various forms for years, so here are just a few bits and bobs of the floral variety. I always try and mix my greens  from yellows and blues, and the reds from yellow and pink or red, to give some depth to whatever I am painting, instead of just using a green such as sap green etc. Sometimes I do use a straightforward green, like olive, it is a bit different. These separate images will be combined to create either a giftwrap or bags or both.

Whilst out Christmas shopping at the weekend, I went into one of our large Greeting card stores, 'Clintons' if I say so myself it is one of the nicer shops. I had been told that a bag created from some work I did last year was going into their stores, so I was totally excitable to see it there on display, they have also done a gift wrap using the same design. I just had to buy one, and my head swelled to ginormous proportions when the cashier said how much she liked this bag, she thought it was so elegant!! Wowee, I had to tell her I designed it, it was a very pleasant exchange we had, and I then struggled to get out of the store with my ginormous head, Ha Ha. It does look quite elegant though, the foils make it look like etched silver, very clever! Hope you like it.
I shall post some more festive artwork soon, covering various subjects, so come by and see me again soon.