Sunday, 29 July 2012

July - Creative Colour Challenge

This month in the Creative Colour Challenge, Louise Gale set the theme of multi colours with letters. This was a fun challenge and this month I ended up combining a mixed media collage piece with some computer graphics to create an interesting blend of colours and words.

Art:- Unlock Your True Self

Collage aspects are done with scrapbook paper, magazine cut outs as well as torn up aluminium foil. Then painted with acrylics and further texture added with a hot glue gun and some stamping. The overlay of text is done on the computer with some very wise words about unlocking your inner power.  We all need a little bit of that from time to time!

Thank you to Louise for featuring me this week in the Creative Colour Challenge Friday Feature. xoxo  Click here to check it out!

Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Moments of Gratitude (Senses)

I can hear, see, smell, taste, touch
How grateful I am for these 5 senses that enable me experience and enjoy my world

I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order. ~ John Burroughs

Monday, 16 July 2012

Moments of Gratitude (Fresh Herbs)

I love fresh herbs!! Corriander, chives, basil, parsley...mmmm yummo.

The intense perfumes of the wild herbs as we trod them underfoot made us feel almost drunk.  ~ Jacqueline du Pre

Nature Still Flows

For me the last month or so has been a bit of a struggle and as a result I've been feeling quite creatively blocked.  Sometimes it's hard to see the joy and magic when everything seems so hard. Today I wandered around my yard seeking some joy and I realise that even if I am not flowing, nature is certainly still in full flow!!

My little winter garden is full of little surprises, colour and a reminder that we too are all part of nature and will inevitably once again flow and flourish.

"When you are low with nowhere to go remember this, when you open your eyes, your heart, your spirit, yourself, there you will find the stranger called hope." ~unknown

I bought this orchard plant about 2 years ago and was alive with beautiful golden flowers. It hasn't flowered since but it looks like this year it will once again bloom...

New life......

    Try to be like the turtle, at ease in your own shell ~ Bill Copeland

Thank you little garden for sharing your beauty and joy!

Monday, 9 July 2012

Moments of Gratitude (Hot Bath)

There is nothing better to relax than a long hot bubble bath!! I am very very grateful for my bath time.

“I can't think of any sorrow in the world that a hot bath wouldn't help, just a little bit.” ~ Susan Glasee

Monday, 2 July 2012

Moments of Gratitude (Red Wine)

If your heart is warm with happiness, you'll need a glass -
if sorrow chills your heart, have two!  ~ Bob H.

Sunday, 1 July 2012

June - Creative Colour Challenge

The Warmth of Simplicity

This month I've been a little creatively blocked/challenged. My original piece for Louise Gales Red Roses theme did not turn out to plan, far to complicated for my state of mind this month, so I decided to go back to simplicity. I made these pieces for my bedroom to go into wooden frames. I incorperated ribbon, collage, red and orange acrylic paints as well as texture with lace and gold spray paint.

Art:- The Warmth of Simplicity