I have kept journals for 9 years and so its surprising that I should only discover blogging as a new format of journal writing. It's about time I embrace it and see if its as fun.

Friday, 28 June 2013

Mondrian with a Twist

Not one to pass up another great swap - I got invited to Mondrian with a Twist. I suppose you already know that the twist is Giraffe and Elephant! Of course - because they like to explore the Art world!
Mondrian with a Twist - ATC
Here are the first four Mondrian's I did - after this they suddenly got popular.
I ended up agreeing to a few personal trades and then did these.
After that I decided on a new technique with the shading, by doing this it made them look richer with detail.
Here I have one up for sale!
And last night I did a Mondrian altered envie! Oh wow I've fallen in love with it and of course I want to give it to the person intended but I will miss it!
Anyone know if an altered envie might sell? I wonder... Would you buy one and what price?

Monday, 24 June 2013

Schooners, Clippers and Ships that Sail

Joined yet another swap (I think I'm signed up to about 8 at the moment) called Schooners, Clippers and Ships that Sail. The host was very specific, no modern boring ships. We want big tall ships with a hundred sails, well you get the gist. Interesting, this is sadly not one of those subjects I can go out and get my own photographs as reference - not sure I've ever seen one of these types of ships, do they still make them (except perhaps for Pirates of the Caribbean)? Great set to do, I did four for the swap and then did two more for Etsy because I think they're a good seller (I hope)!

2.5 x 3.5 ATC - Watercolour Colorful Ship

2.5 x 3.5 ATC - Watercolour Colorful Ship

2.5 x 3.5 ATC - Watercolour Colorful Ship

2.5 x 3.5 ATC - Watercolour Colorful Ship

2.5 x 3.5 ACEO - Watercolour Colorful Ship

This one can be found on my Etsy Shop here.

2.5 x 3.5 ACEO - Watercolour Colorful Ship

This one can be found on my Etsy Shop here.

Friday, 21 June 2013

Pop of Colour Competition

I am very pleased to announce that I won a competition! Yay - I've not won a competition since I was in school when the best poster would win a bag of chocolates (mmm). So you will have seen this before at "Miniature Elephant and Giraffe" but this was entered for the Black and White with a Pop of 1 other Colour. I don't know exactly what I'll win but it'll include some paint themed goodies and possibly some ATC blanks which are always so helpful! Happy days!

2.5 x 3.5 ATC Watercolour - Giraffe and Elephant go Fishing

Anybody know of places to enter art for competitions, please let me know, I'm always on the hunt.
Thank you once again for stopping by.

Monday, 17 June 2013

What makes you mad?

Well Artist's Playroom poses the question- what makes you mad? Well there are many things that make me mad, such as snoring, mosquitos, yelping dogs and other such things. Today though I thought I'd point out how maddening exercise is! The reason it makes me mad is because you need to run for 2 hours or so to burn off a snickers bar and its simply not fair. I am a very lazy person who sits at home and paints all day long. I get very little exercise and I resent it. I also wish I could be fit but am not really that willing to put any effort into it. Sigh - oh well - also a shout out to Illustration Friday - their theme this week is "worn" - I suppose the angry robot is worn out?

Angry Robots do Aerobics
What makes you mad??
Here's another comic of my baby Georgie - (she's so big now)!

Friday, 14 June 2013

The Angry Robots

I haven't checked in in a while and had painted something "Bizarre" for the Artist's Playroom.
A few weeks ago my friend wanted me to join an "Everybody Dance" swap - but I declined because the theme didn't really interest me... Later I decided to join because some of the other peoples cards looked great and wanted to get in on it. I was going to paint elephant and giraffe doing some moves, but they're perhaps a bit difficult to draw on an ATC doing the tango!! So I opted for my new Angry Robots... I do love how annoyed they look that they have to dance. What fun these were to do, I think the dancing tango robots are the most popular but I personally love the three flamenco robots.

Angry Robots Dancing Swap ATCs

Pop on over to the Artist's Playroom for more bizarre art!
Here is another comic strip of Georgie. She went to a baby group yesterday where we got her feet painted onto card - I've transformed it into a Father's Day card - aw. Also big big news! She's sleeping for 9 hours at night (most of the time) - OMG - I actually get sleep now! Yay!

Thursday, 6 June 2013

Giraffe and Elephant Sail the Seven Seas - or the bathtub.

Over at Inspiration Avenue the theme is Nautical...
Does an origami paper boat in the bath count as a ship in the ocean?? It does when you throw in the fearless Giraffe and Elephant Pirates!!! Yaaarrr!!

Pirates at Sea - Watercolour ATC
Pop on over to see more great work.

Monday, 3 June 2013

Can never get too many cupcakes

At Creative Tuesday the theme is Candy - well I don't suppose a cupcake is candy ... is it??? Well they're sweet and yummy and I wish that I could draw things that would become real... did anyone ever see that kids TV shop called ZZZAP! - there was a painter on that show who could draw things that he could take off the wall and use, I used to dream of being able to do that! I just looked it up on youtube and found this great clip - that took me right back!
Anyway this was an altered envie for somebody - her words - looks good enough to eat - I do hope there aren't nibble marks on the edges!

Altered Envie - Cupcakes
Also linking over to Illustration Friday - check out both of these amazing blogs to see more sweet and yummy things! Drool....
Also still on antibiotics but the pain is a whole lot less now. Here is a pic of Georgie who has decided her onesie is a better hat than a real hat, hmm...

Saturday, 1 June 2013

Giraffe and Elephant in miniature

There are so many things I can do with Giraffe and Elephant - and so much more when you make them tiny! Who wouldn't love them as pets! However you may not say yes after seeing what mischievous deeds they're getting up to!

Giraffe Catches a Fish - Watercolour ATC

Giraffe and Elephant go Snorkelling - Watercolour ATC

I have so many art projects to do and yet my body doesn't seem to like the idea. I have come down with mastitis at around the same time I was deciding to wean onto a bottle. Now I'm on antibiotics and painkillers. My god it's painful... I can barely lift my arms since my lymph nodes are so swollen and painful.... The antibiotics are thankfully very strong and I hope to blast it away in a few days time.
So in the meantime - enjoy my latest montage :)

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