Thursday, February 14, 2008

New Print, New Blog & Death By Chocolate

Geez! It's been a while since I added a new print to the shop! Anyway, this print is from an artwork by me that I call "Falling".

This is part of the description that I wrote for it in it's listing:

"I hope you get some sort of nice feeling as I do when I look at this picture. It's got a carefree, fun and blissful feel to it I think. When I made this artwork I was trying to capture a feeling of enjoying the simple things in life, such as fun, love, the beauty of nature... you know, all those things we sometimes need to tune into in a childlike way and forget our day-to-day responsibilities for a while. "

This can be found here in my shop.

Need some more arty internet goodness? Head on over to the new art and illustration blog Pikaland for some eye pleasing images. This new blog really looks promising and is a portal to the huge world of modern art and illustration that's going on out there. Amy, the lady behind it has already been digging up some really nice stuff. I see some old friends in there already and some new stuff that I haven't seen before but am excited to discover.

Thank you Amy, I'll be enjoying that one.

Off to stuff my gob with Mexican food tonight with my brothers and Bell (my brother Russell's girlfriend). It's Valentine's day today, so happy Valentine's day to all of you. Who celebrate it. Jim didn't even know it was Valentine's day today, the old hopeless romantic. We never do anything for it really. So I'm going to go out with my brothers and maybe just because it is a chocolatey indulgent kind of day I'll have to order the "death by chocolate" for dessert...? I really can't see that I have any other option. I'll try to remember to take the camera along for some photos to tease you all with the food. I LOVE Mexican food. Can't wait.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Wednesday Art

I think it's been a while since I've shown any drawings or paintings just for the heck of it here on my blog. So here's one today. My Mum likes this one because she reckons she says that all the time. A common phrase for me would be, "Oh for f&*^s sake!" I can't help it, I'm addicted to it. Naughty words. I'm a bit of a swearer I'm afraid to admit!
Anyway, this pic is on smooth water colour paper, my absolute favourite of water colour papers. I get annoyed with texture on papers, boards & canvasses and much prefer to make my own texture using paints. So I used paints, a bit of coloured pencil and some pen. The pen ink seeped just a tad into the paper which was a happy surprise as it gave it an aged look which I liked.

I am working on some special top secret projects at the moment, which will involve some of my craft & art work being in books. I'm quite excited about this, as normally I do illustrations for publications to what other people specify; I can't remember having much of my own personal work in publications. Especially my craft work, so that will be a first. My lips are sealed tightly at the moment, though don't hold your breath! I'm not sure when these things will eventuate, but when they do, I'll be sure to blog about them here.

So now I'm off to do some more crafting for these projects... I'm in a positive motivated frame of mind today which must be taken advantage of!