Sunday 27 July 2008

Lots to catch up with!

Hey everyone! I've been away from my blog for a while so this will be a bit of a long post!

Firstly, I really want to thank Amy Short, Vintage Palette Art and The Cart Before the Horse for passing on some lovely blog awards to me. I really am honoured to receive them from such talented artists - Thank you so much Amy, Lori and Jo! (I'll pass them on at the end of this post!)

Secondly, here's some pics of the big painting that I was 'whining' about in my last post! It's too big to scan so I could only manage some dodgy photo's (you can probably see more of the reflection on the glass than of the actual artwork!!)

The 'detail' photo's were taken from the side to avoid glare so that's why the proportions look a bit strange. It's entitled 'The Reluctant Magician' and it measures 22 ins x 31 ins, which is pretty whopping for me! Ha!

I entered it into our local Open Exhibition here in Swansea, along with the original 'Patience' painting - Patience got in but this one was rejected! :( Ahh well, never mind, she's happily hanging on my wall for the time being!

Thirdly, (I told you this would be a long post!) I've updated my Etsy shop with new Moleskines, ACEO's, Pendants and an original artwork.

My printer is playing up lately so I've had to suspend all my prints for a while, but I've filled it with other goodies instead!

And finally... I've got a lovely silver metal picture brooch that I thought would make a perfect GIVEAWAY! It has a little print of my Whisper painting inside. (she's got a little bit of sparkle on her wings)

On the back of the bow is a brooch pin, or alternatively you can take off the bow and stand it as a tiny frame (there's a little rest at the back that folds out so it can stand it up). So, if you'd like this pretty brooch, just leave me a comment and I'll draw the winner next Sunday! :)


The blogs I'd like to pass my lovely awards to are:
Colleen at Green Frog Graphics

Colleen's blogs always inspire me so much! I've put this link to her main website as I think it's great, and really shows off her amazing talent as an Illustrator! Her posts are some of the funniest things I've ever read and she never fails to make me smile! :)

Anne-Julie at Ma Petite Theiere

Her beautiful images, pocket mirrors, jewellery and much more are SO breathtakingly beautiful! I honestly can't explain how amazing this lady's work is, you have to see it for yourself!

Thursday 3 July 2008

True Love...

This is a piece on wood that I've just added to my Etsy shop. Trying to finish a big painting for a looming deadline at the minute!! Noooooo, will I ever learn?!!! ;)