Friday, January 20, 2012

Two Best Friends...PPF

Well...in my goal to give many of my pieces away, I have been going quite well! It was my nieces birthday on monday and i got quite busy. This is a larger canvas, it needed to be to fit the two of them on. I must say it doesn't look like them, but at no point did i try to make them look correct...always representations...but...it made me think i would like to paint  picture, a portrait and make it realistic...sort of!!!. I will see how that goal goes....

So, this piece was made with a layer of tissue paper...pink with tiny dots, then gesso and then i used graphite pencil, acrylics and water suluable wax crayons...it's about 17 by 11 ish inches..so, yep...theres another give away...i am going well...2 already and i have 3 almost finished,,,yay!!!



one shot shows terrible lighting, the other i just clicked auto enhance on my photo editor...

thanks so much for all the wonderful comments,,,some of you thought esthers prize i won was my art...oops...i was going to put joannas prize i won but it will have to be another post...sorry joanna...i would hate to get credit for your beautiful work...

i am linking this to PAINT PARTY FRIDAY...the loveliest and amazingly talented group oif artists...love checking your work ...

until next time
lots of it
mandy
xxx

Friday, January 13, 2012

PPF and achieving my aim...

Last week I decided that a big goal for this year was to give away more of my attempts of getting my art on....i am in the process of making 4 pieces for friends and family...
this is the photo of one almost done...the colour is a bit brighter in this photo maybe.

It has lots of layers of stuff...maybe a bit too much...lol..but i am learning...ha ha ha...it says...you make me happy, when skies are grey....

I am linking this to PPF...




I would also love to give a big huge cyber hug to Esther ..i was such a lucky girl to have won a competition she had running...honestly, i have loved E.s work from the word go...i call her E and also the queen of texture....go check her out, she is an inspiration, and a gorgeous girl to boot!!!Thanks E...xxx

Until next time
lots of it
Mandy
xxx

Monday, January 9, 2012

Stuff....and ppf

So, i have an amazing friend who at times in my life has been the best therapy, she is a brave brave girl for so so many reasons....


Last year she moved to another state and i went to visit her the weekend just gone....


it is tradition now that for her birthday and whenever i give her a piece i have made.....


i recently watched a christy tomlinson tute on making a little girl canvas...i love it so much i thought i would give it a go my self....


here is my try at something in the christy t inspired....


my friend was so happy with it, she was leant up against the wall straight away...


it is so rewarding giving people pieces i have made for gifts...that was 3 this christmas, and i have some more i wish to gift too...


and even tho its so late i will link this to ppf...the place i turn to when i need inspiration, and gee i need it today as we have just found out the test results for my mama...she has lymphoma...for those of you who have given me loving thoughts when i talked about my mum last post....................
sorry to those who i have not visited of late, been rather crazy mad busy with way too much stuff and alot of it yukky stuff...


thanks again to all of you who give me such encouraging comments, your kind words are so appreciated...





ok
until next time
lots of it
(love i mean!)
mandy
xxx