Thursday, August 20, 2015

Soo much fun!

If you want to do something ,
you want to do it!

 So I gathered my art supplies and put myself through an 
online tutorial. With my i-pad next to me
and a cup of coffee I got started.
In between I got up, paused the video and dried 
the paint with my hairdryer.

I cannot remember when last I had so much fun!

What really helped me a lot was the baby wipes and the paper
towels. These are two very handy tools.

Today I feel a little bit of a tiredness creeping up on me.
It is Friday, and a lot of things are happening at the moment.

My niece is moving, she is eight months pregnant.
My mother in law is going back after a visit.
I am helping to organize our 40th Grade 12 reunion.
It is caterers, decorations, gifts, drinks, finances and more.

I have a class tomorrow and I need to get the studio 
cleaned up for the class, but it will be wonderful to see
everyone again!

Looking forward to create more of these pages...!
Have a good weekend.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

"Say" the things you want to.

Here I started my way of journaling about 
things I cannot really talk about.

I wrote what I wanted to say, on a 
blank piece of paper with a permanent pen.
Then when I was ready, I started to concentrate on the process.  
I covered it with gesso and then with paint.
Then I did some stenciling, stamping and doodling.
I also painted a smaller piece of paper with red paint and later 
stamped the heart on the paper. I cut the heart out and
glued it down onto my page.

If you look closely, You will see the word ok underneath 
the blue paint. A bit of shadow around the heart and the 
black scribbles around the circles.
At some stage I might will go back and do some more
on this page. 

But two important things happened,
I said what I wanted to say, and I enjoyed the process.

I will always know what it was that I wanted to get out of my system.
The people that look a this page will only see the final product.

Enjoy the day!

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

It takes a village to raise a child

That is what I believe, but I don't have any children of my own.
I was a teacher for almost 20 years and I know the village sees your children behave or
misbehave and the village can praise or reprimand them when you are not around.


 This is the next class for the 27th of August. We will be creating a village.
on a canvas using wood, metal, paint and glue.

                                            Please let me know if you would like to join us.

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Art Journaling Tools

These tools on your table will make your life easier when
 you are ready to sit down and journal.

Water spray bottle
Baby wipes
Paper towels
Water bucket
Paint brushes
Make up sponge
Craft sheet
Hairdryer / heat gun 
Water pen
Acrylic paint
Aquarelle  pencils
Stabilo All Pencil
Perma Ball pen black
Signo Uniball white
Archival inks

I usually start painting and then I remember 
I need a wet cloth and a water bucket.

So now I try to start by filling up the water bucket
and wetting a cloth.  

Monday, August 3, 2015

Fabric covered tin

Hi everyone!
On Friday I received my copy of the Creative Hobbies Magazine
and as always it is such a joy to see my work published.

Here are a few photographs of the tin and its contents.
I really enjoyed working with the fabric and embellishments.

You can find info on the products on Liefielove's Website.
The step by step article is in the magazine.
I will also be teaching this class at Hobby-X in October.

The magazine is available at SPAR, 
Pick n Pay, CNA, PNA, Craft shops 
and Checkers Hyper.

Then I need to show you the neck piece that Benice and Lizette
made. My two dear, highly crafty and talented friends. This is so dainty
and I can see the fairies flying all around this!

 Lizette also made a wall hanging with the same fabric and 
she added her own handmade embellishments.

These adorable little creatures are about 1½ x 2 cm big.
I don't know how she does that, but they are to die for.

 All the articles are in the magazine.
Keep well and keep creating.