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MY NEW ART BLOG HERE I would love your company.

A New Year and a New beginning... I have created a new blog filled with old and new art. It is time for me to focus on something new. I will be leaving this blog open for inspiration and so I can look back at what I have achieved in the future but I will be adding no further content here.

Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Pencil love

For the first time in a long time I managed to hold on to my interest in my sketch to completely finish it.  Clothes hair AND a happy with myself cos I usually do lose interest before the end.

I have lots of drawings I should complete and now I am thinking I would be so much happier to see them like this so I am trying to go back over past sketches and add to them bit by bit.
Hope you are having a creative week
Chris xx

Wednesday, 25 January 2012

I love girly things....

sometimes that means I like to draw and paint little cuties with shiny eyes and flowing locks....

sometimes it means that I drool over girly shoes, especially these below...

and sometimes I just have to have them so I can do girly dances in my 4" heels all around the living

The photo makes my feet look uber HUGE but I feel like twinkletoes in them and thats all that counts right!!

Chris xx

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Sketching again....

I go from one obsession to another but sometimes it's only a matter of changing the tools.  Doodling or sketching... the only difference is pens to pencils and maybe a little bit more time and patience... so right now I'm jumping from one to the other depending on my mood.  I don't always finish a sketch for months... I begin and get to a place when I like what I see and then can't be bothered to finish 

Hair is usually the stopper... after I've been sucked in to the concentration needed to do the facial details I think urggghhh I've had enough now.  Don't want to finish the barnett!!  So I give my ladies a name and then tell them to go hide somewhere until I'm in the right frame of mind to give them a hairdo. 
I guess if I worked from reference photos it would be easier but I kinda like seeing who pops up from my imagination.  It's cool to see those features turn into a 'person'  even when sometimes they aren't as 'pretty' as I may have liked (although I do like this one). 
So for now this little lady will remain as she is... one day I may go back and finish her hair... may even give her a different hairdo altogether but I'm not
Chris xx

Monday, 23 January 2012

The mojo has returned...

and this is the fairy who brought it back.  I thoroughly enjoyed doing this art journal page and I've been inking, painting, doodling and drawing ever since I completed it yeehaaaa.  So lots to share with you over the coming weeks... this is the beginning of what I hope will  be a long and fruitful arty spell.

The background was created with Dylusions spray inks which are totally lush and so easy to use.

I then used some gesso as a base for my fairy's face, arms and wings before adding acrylic paint.

I am loving re-using my Sakura pens for doodling and water colouring... they are so adaptable and oh so pretty.  Love the sparkle and shine.

See you soon
Chris xx

Friday, 6 January 2012


Okay I just know that you remember the lady who ate all the pies... dontcha lol !!   Well I'm still in reminiscing mode .... but this lady had a plan which was to be Faaaabulous at 50 so I thought I would share how she got  on even though the birthday came and went a long while ago..... she's still in her 50th year so I think the plan still counts.

She stopped eating all the pies and though she really isn't  the most energetic bod in the big scheme of things, she invested in some Zumba cd's and with the help of a lovely sister to keep her motivated she Zumbaaaaad her little heart out baby.

She grew her hair and dyed it brown to avoid looking the grey haired granny that she really is (although it's the pits when the roots come through aaaaargh).

and finally got into the elusive jeans that had been desperately trying to climb out of the drawer for a long long time.  Then to top it all.... she invested in new specs and an updo to help her turn into a LADY....pmsl      Shame.... shame.... shame she doesn't know how to act like one too!!

Now I know that what you really want to see is my getting down and crafty already.... but it isn't quite happening yet,  so luckily I found this... that I don't think I shared with you for some strange reason (although it was on Tando Creative Blog).

Using the elephant  from the Tando 'Go Wild ' set I made a little box frame.

The background, elephant chipboard and the frame were all painted with acrylic paints and I paper pieced the grass.

I'm trying hard to get back on the creative merrygoround so bare with me and hopefully I will have some goodies to share with you soon.
Chris xx

Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Looking back...

before I move forward.  The latter part of 2011 was a difficult one for me but I'm hoping to move forward into 2012 with renewed passion for crafting and my art.  It was good to look back at some of the things I achieved last year so I wanted to share a few of these with you. 

I rekindled my desire for sketching...

and collage...

surprised myself how far my drawing of faces came along
(I always had a yearning to draw them well)...

discovered how to re-invent old artwork thanks to Pam Carriker....

had lots of fun on the Tando Creative design team
 using the wonderful chipboard designs...

discovered the fabulous dylusions downloads and inks....

had fun painting and combined it with some digital playing

and had a great time journalling with Milliande.

Who know what delights this year will bring but lets just say that if I achieve just a little of what I did in the first half of last year artistically... I will be a very happy bunny.   Onwards and upwards eh :)

Thanks for sharing with me
Chris xx

Sunday, 1 January 2012

Happy 2012

Wishing you all lots of laughter, happiness, good health and good fortune in 2012.
Happy New Year
See you soon
Chris xx