Wednesday, 1 January 2014

Happy New Year - A return to blogging?

Hello all! It has been quite some time since I posted here!!! Although I hope to spend less time on the computer, I did think I should try blogging on a regular basis. Fingers crossed! Last year I have done a lot of printing, which I love doing, I hope to continue this year, either on my own, or on a new course. Also mixed media seems to call me more and more, although I did quite a lot of pastels over the last year. I did 3 x 3 day art courses at www.jackbeck.co.uk I love going there and have been on courses at Jack Beck for over 10 years now.
I also have done a lot of printing on my Gelli plate. Monoprinting made easy. It is very addictive, and now I have to decide what to do with all my gelli prints! We did spend 2 months, March and April, in Spain last year. But it is not possible this year. Unfortunately, my husband Malcolm, has not been very well in the later part of 2013. He is now waiting for a heart operation and as yet we don't know which way the surgeons are going to go. We should know in the next few days. I will finish off by saying I wish everyone a Happy, Healthy 2014 - hope to be here more often. Take care..............

Monday, 24 December 2012

I am not very good at this blogger thing!!! Maybe I should make it a New Year resolution? I just wanted to wish everyone...... A VERY HAPPY CHRISTMAS and ALL GOOD WISHES FOR the NEW YEAR. Hope you all enjoy your family and friends at this magical time.

Thursday, 20 September 2012

A Testing Time

Goodness!!! Another 3 months has passed since I last blogged! I do try to keep up with everyones blogs even if I don't comment. Summer (or what has passed for summer here) has been pretty busy for me. I have done 3 short courses using watercolour and some acrylics, mixed media and a bit of collage. But mainly my time has been taken up with learning to drive. I'm thrilled to tell you I passed my practical test 10 days ago! The theory test I passed a couple of months back. So there is another O.A.P. on the roads :) Love my little car, called Poppy.
I will try and update a bit more and show some things I have been doing later.

Saturday, 16 June 2012

Well goodness me. It has been 3 months since my last post!!!
I guess my life had been busy of late. Could do better :)



It has been so long I didn't know what to do to post a new page:)
My writing and photos don't seem to be working out as I would like
with gaps and new paragraphs where I want them. Any idea why anyone?


I have been doing some printing courses since my last post.
A 3 day one at Leeds Art College over Easter.
I am almost finished a weekly 2 hour course at another
college in the city. Two more weeks to go and then I go
on a 3 days course at www.jackbeck.co.uk with Judy Linnell.



The 2 prints here are monoprints.
The second one should appear first





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The first is a ghost print of the main monoprint below...


Friday, 9 March 2012

It's been a long break!!!

Goodness!!! It has been a long time since I updated my blog!
Life just gets in the way sometimes I guess.

Here is another pastel portrait, done not so long ago.

The last couple of weeks I have been doing some watercolours,
not all together successfully, so far. Need to do a little more
work on them.I didn't realise just how many tubes of paint I had:)


Sunday, 12 February 2012

More Daily Sketches

Another long gap between blog posts! I didn't realise it is nearly 2 weeks since my last one. I get caught up with checking other artists blogs, which usually takes me on to another blog, not to mention RL that gets in the way.




A few more pages from my Daily Sketch Book, where I am doing quick impressions of my chosen subject. It is getting to be harder to make myself do this every day!

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

1st blog post for February

It's been awhile since I posted on my blog.
I do forget to blog on a regular basis for
some reason. Just not used to it yet I guess!

This is a pastel painting of garlic cloves
done in a class recently.

Hope you like it!

Friday, 20 January 2012

Two more sketches from the Sketch a Day Challenge.
Done very quickly. I am liking the watercolour
washes on the pages.



Sunday, 15 January 2012

Texture Journal Pages

Here are a couple more pages from the texture journal.
When I can clear the decks I will get some other pages
going.

I have a perfect excuse as I have hurt my foot and
need to rest and ice it! Can't go out for my usual
walks which I am not happy about!!!


Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Second sketch, although I did add a few shading lines later
and spoilt it I think!!!


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