Sunday, August 30, 2009

Mixed Media Monday - Stitches

I chose "stitches" as the theme for this week's challenge on Mixed Media Monday because I wanted to do something different, since it's my third time in a row as host. I like to mix it up a bit :-) This little "Stuffy" is about 8 inches tall (20 cms) and is made entirely from fabric, apart from her beaded necklace, the button in her flower and the metal butterfly pin that she is holding. Her face is drawn and coloured with Sharpie pens and her blush was done with a pastel pencil.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Allan and Bridget's Wedding

Well, here I am home again exhausted, but happy, after the beautiful wedding of my son, Allan to his gorgeous wife Bridget. It was a lovely winter's day here in Canberra, Australia - we've had quite a bit of rain over the past week, but it behaved beautifully for the lovely wedding ceremony in the gardens down by Lake Burley Griffin. What a lovely, happy couple they are, and what a lovely day we all had celebrating their special day with them Now it's time for them to relax and have some fun up on the Gold Coast :0)

Mixed Media Monday - Together

I chose "together" as the challenge on Mixed Media Monday this week in honour of my son's marriage to his lovely bride today :-) I made this fun piece using the bride and groom's faces, and computer generated images which were hand coloured. The background papers were painted with water colour paints on water colour paper. I also used a strip of scrapbook paper, a strip of German scrap and a couple of German scrap crowns to finish it off.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Mixed Media Monda - Stars

It was so lovely to pick up a paint brush and do some art after a few weeks of not doing anything! When I was pondering the challenge of "stars" for Mixed Media Monday, I began thinking of the golden oldies in movies, and the real "stars". My daughter and I love movies from the 30's and 40's, and one of our favourite actresses is Bette Davis, so it was an easy choice for me. The quote I used is from one of our favourite Bette movies - Now Voyager - "why ask for the moon when we have the stars".
The painting is on a canvas approx. 30 x 40 cm or 12 x 16 inches and I used computer generated images, acrylic paint, modelling paste, cheese cloth, charcoal and oil pastels.