This part of my blog is all about the things I collect or the things I make myself. I love so many things, I paint and draw and want to learn oils and pastels. I knit and crochet but want to learn tatting. I embroider and can turn my hand to most things given a chance. So much still to learn and do. I live in hope of some day reading all my books, learning all I want to learn and now I am learning to blog. You will often find my original poems, poor as they are I offer them here. I also appreciate other people art and will feature things I find that I have enjoyed. That includes pictures of fairies and fantasy or maybe just anything beautiful.
I try to use my own photo's as much as possible, sometimes I borrow from the web. If I inadvertently use your picture without giving credit, please do let me know and I will either credit or remove it, I hope you will do the same with mine.
If you wish to leave comments on my blog you can do that by joining google if you do not have a blog yourself, please comment if you can I appreciate that.

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Finishing up my sketch book...............

I can't remember what number of sketchbook this is. It was done on a regular sketch book. I wanted to do it in colour pencil but didn't like it and so I did watercolour. That doesn't go well on regular paper. That's OK. The book is just practice stuff. Some day I will go to these books for ideas for paintings. Its fun to do. It's good practice for me. A lot is not my original ideas and so the books are just for me and practice.
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Some are not so good.It doesn't matter.
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Good or bad they are here for the record.
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The pencil sketches will get painted even though its not the best method. It saves the pencil from rubbing off.
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I find quotes and put them in the books. They don't necessary go with the picture but some day maybe I will have collected enough to do pictures with quotes that go with it. I can make cards or something.
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I am not sure that I will continue doing the sketch books even though I enjoy it. I should really try to do some real work. I would like to do a few tests and give them away. We shall see. I have been getting the urge to do some real paintings. I guess I don't do that much anymore because I have no wall space haha and don't know what else to do with them. I may try putting some on my Bluebell Woods page or giving some away on my blog. For now, thats probably all I will do as far as posting on this book.

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Walking Home..........

I didn't have anything for this blog so will share some pictures I took on our walk home from school. For a couple of days we had to walk because the van was in the shop. Its only maybe 2 blocks at most. Still I got to see some neighbours gardens. I loved the light on these poppies
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Someone had some pretty Iris. I should ask neighbours for a few, do you think that would be rude?
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I don't have that pretty violet colour or the purple with white
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Some people have wonderful Rhodedendrons. Mine don't bloom and don't grow even though I feed them. Maybe they need more sun but I don't believe that as they grow in woodlands in England.
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I definatley want some of these.
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Maybe just a few watercolours to add today
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I can never remember what I have already shared.
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Also I must share my African Violets. They are blooming really well and still looking good and healthy. Never fails to surprise me.
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I don't know what I am doing right but whatever it is they seem to thrive.
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If I had room I would get more but the table is full. They don't do well in any other place so I will just leave things be.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Back to the sketch book..................

I got back to drawing and watercolour. I did not like using pencils. This book was not for paint but in the end I did it anyway so the pages are wrinkled. Still it's not for anyone but me. I have enjoyed doing faces and like flowers. I see a picture and draw it. Its just practice for me. I will just post what I have done mainly without comment. If anyone views this remember, this is just an idea book and practice.
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I am trying to loosen up and make my drawings more fluid, not so stiff. They don't need to be realistic for these exercizes.
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The trouble with a sketchbook is if its a crappy picture you are pretty much stuck with it.
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Before I am done with the book I put in quotes and will go back and fill in empty pages and spots that can use more on them.
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Sorry there was so much this time. I have not done this for some times.
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Thank goodness,that's it for today. I have this many again waiting to be painted. I won't wait so long next time though. They always look better in the book than they do here. I will have to stop doing this and work on some actual pictures. Then I will have to do a better job.