Saturday, 28 February 2009
As many of you know, I have been through the most traumatic time of my life this last week or so. My son is home now and I feel so blessed to have him home with is young family. It continues to be a very worrying time and i believe it will be like this for a long time. Today I have spent time at home alone and apart from cooking i wanted to try and channel myself into something creative and therapuetic. I felt the need to paint and no direction other than where the paint would take me. I chose mixes of watercolours and a little of acrylics and painted these two small paintings on watercolour paper.
I found it very calming and felt good that i decided to fight myself against not having anything creative in my mind to start with and just let the brush and the paint do their own thing.
Anyway here is the result.
Tuesday, 24 February 2009
I wanted to let you all know that i will be back when i can to update all of my blogs but right now i wont be around often
Sending hugs to all my friends here
Monday, 16 February 2009
Butterfly arch for the Lots to do challenge 'wings'. I chose butterflies instead of angel or fairy wings because i am enjoying that theme at the moment.
The flower is hand painted and the butterflies are stamped.
The background is a collage of shaving foam and food colouring technique swirls on paper and news paper print with paint. stazon ink and daffodil stamps at the bottom and edges
hope it makes you smile.
Tea Vicar? (c) J. Mac 2007
Heaven help me,
I 'm in a quandry,
A dilemma, what to do?
The vicar you see,
was coming to tea,
so I baked a cake or two.
Trying to save time,
I opened the wine,
for later - well that was the plan.
It was after I had it tasted,
that I'm afraid I got wasted,
and viewed the vicar as a man.
He was polite and sweet,
when I massaged his feet,
and fed him with cherry cake.
Then I asked him to dance,
in a mood for romance,
then kissed him for goodness sake.
Like a fly he was stuck
and out of luck
as we swayed to rythm and blues.
see? thats when I blew it,
yep I asked him to do it,
the church or me he must choose.
His expression, perplexed,
it was what happened next,
that has put me in such a state.
He agreed we would wed,
was so easily led,
then kissed me and set the date.
Oh lord hear my plea,
I was drunk don't you see?
should have left the poor soul in peace.
For I'm still on remand,
for bigamy and,
I haven't a date for release.
Sunday, 15 February 2009
An atc that i made usinggolds, greens and copper paints on textured card for the background and vintage butterfly stamps and inks and pens for butterfly and a little foam to lift the wings slightly
The second one is a stencilled Lighthouse that i have made using polyfiller ( yep thats right ) Me and my whacky experiments hehehe. I used the polyfiller with paints and inks and then sealed to stop it from crumbling. I liked the 3d effect it gave
Saturday, 14 February 2009
Thursday, 12 February 2009
Wednesday, 11 February 2009
Both of these have a shaving foam technique background ( thanks to the Technique Zone and my lovely friend Hilda for brilliant tutorial ) The 'Last Summer ' one with trees has added detail as i saw such a beautiful scene in the swirls and just had to go with that and work with it and on it. I saw a magical scene of trees and sky and just added pens and embossing in freehand to enhance a little. The feather cap lady atc is just basic collage with feather,pen and image
Will join back in with blogging art soon
Hugs to all my blogging friends
Friday, 6 February 2009
Over at Bigartadventure the theme is a lovely one 'Milagros hearts' Check it out for yourself.
This is one i made. I enjoyed the challenge
Mine is set on stampbord that has been alcohol inked and embossed and the heart has a childs face stamped in Stazon
Thursday, 5 February 2009
Todays challenge at 'One Powerful Hour ' was to make something which is 'Ocean' orientated
I chose to choose traditional colours and theme but with non traditional techniques
I wanted the water to look 'wet' So i began by painting the whole are of this atc with an acrylic in sea green metalic then I added a mix of purple/blue and green fantasy fibre which i fused into a sheet and then glued down onto the background. I then added my stamped mermaid just for fun and then got my glue gun out for the watery effect which i just dragged the hot glue across and moved around and then left to set. I added a bottom of the ocean in mixed seed beads on hot glue too.