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!


Anonymous said...

Oh my, I would so love to win your brooch. Please count me in!!!

Lorajean said...

The brooch is oh so lovely! I'd love to get a chance to win!

LuLu Mypinkturtle said...

Bonjour Leanne! Thanks for your great comments about my new Frida painting! Your Magician painting is AMAZING! I love it! So is your Whisperer one! Your brooch is lovely too... I want to win! Have a wonderful week! LuLu

Diane Duda said...

I love the brooch Leanne! (and everything else you do)
Off now to check out your new etsy items. :)


Sleepandhersisters said...

Hey Leanne

Everything you touch is magical!!!

I love love love the brooch, count me in to your giveaway.


freulein.fingerhut said...

i really love your work thank you for sharing i am blown away by your painting and i fell in love with your brooch right away i would be glad to win it have a beautiful day

... said...

your art is stunning!

kathy hare said...

'the reluctant magician' is a beautiful painting, magical in its simplicity..

Dragana Savkov - Bajić said...

Your painting "Reluctant magician" is so beautiful. It's so magical and subtle. And what can I say about your brooch? I'd definitively be thrilled to have such a wonderful piece of art, because I adore your works and your style. :)

Adriana Whitney said...

Your new painting is awesome, you are so good!
I love the brooch too, I hope I win it :D
I am going to check your Etsy shop now.

Anne-Julie said...

Thanks so much Leanne! I'm finally doing a blog post about this award, and other ones that I've received recently! You are such a doll, too sweet! Thank you again :)

Count me in your new fans, I adore your stuff :)

Sandra Evertson said...

Love it!

Anonymous said...

I love the pendants and ACEOs and all your creations, Leanne. They are simply breath taking. I would be absolutely delighted if I win the brooch. It's so precious!

kittyism said...

Wow... I just discovered your lovely work. Is it too late to enter for the brooch?


welcome back !! you've been missed, but I can see you've been busy. The new items in your shop are lovely, as is the brooch here. Glad to have you back :)

Anonymous said...

oh my goodness.. i've just discovered you and WOW.. your paintings are beautiful !!!

Anonymous said...

OMG I have been loving your etsy store for so long and now I find your blog :D :D I am so adding you to my feeeds!!

Crypt Stitch said...

Your work is so beautiful - I adore the reluctant magician. Your 'awards' are well deserved indeed. Crossing my fingers for the gorgeous brooch!

Fi said...

Found your blog through Gorjuss' blog and I am loving your work :)
Going to pop over to your etsy and look at some more stuffies :)

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