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.
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Tuesday, May 28, 2013

A few from my journal..........

I am beginning on journal number 4. I actually need to buy a better one, this one does not take watercolour. I must get another like the others. I suppose I could use this one for pencil and crayons.
Well, I have found that the pictures do not photograph well. The colour is never good but ah well.
I have been doing a lot of faces and enjoying doing it. I actually like this one.
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I like to exaggerate the eyes. Its not realistic I know, but I am into fantasy, fairies and such. So for me anything goes.
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Then there is the more comic book style that I thought would do well as a childrens illustration.
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And more of those
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The inevitable flowers.
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Again I am not going for realism here. I am still working on my more relaxed method (smile)
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I love Laurie's owls (I love a cloudy day) so I took a look at a picture I had and made an attempt. Not very good I am afraid. See.........I am trying too hard again. I got too involved and pulled back too late so its neither loose nor realistic but here it is
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and this one was no better...........I think I must sketch a better picture to begin with. Some things I just can not do without overdoing.
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Laurie how do you do it girl.........
Just one more for this time.....
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I did a lot more, I filled a book but they do not copy well via the camera and they are not that great to begin I will save for another day when I have more courage to post them.

Monday, May 27, 2013

Romantic pictures.

While I look for some pretty pictures to insert among the Bluebell pictures on my Facebook page. I thought I would share some here. I am enjoying working on two pages other than my normal Facebook page. I have Bluebell Woods that has over 6000 followers and one called Cat's Galore that has about 40 haha. I love the Bluebell Woods page, people love the Bluebells. Well, it would get rather boring if that was all I show, so I had to find something else to go on there as well and so far it seems to be working. Here are a few of the lovely paintings I have found.
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I don't know the artists or I would give credit. I found them on the web for those who are interested I am sure it would be easy to find.
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I love the blues in this one
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This picture makes me feel cool and fresh, I can feel that sea breeze and the hot sun
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She looks very reflective, enjoying breakfast tea on her porch.
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something about the clothes and parasol just so fresh
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I hope you enjoyed a few pretty pictures. I could live with any one of them. I would decorate a room around them.
I am sharing this with Anything Blue Friday

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Pretty Pink Rooms...............

I am choosing some lovely rooms to show, I enjoy collecting them and having a place to show them off.

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Bedrooms in pink just shine with a flattering glow.
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Maybe this lady belongs there
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Another lovely room...........where my lady can dress for wonderful adventures

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This sweet room would be something to treasure probably before the children arrive.

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Maybe the lovely snack must be enjoyed elsewhere
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Maybe here?

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Saturday, May 11, 2013

Pretty things in blue

From my Facebook page "Bluebell Woods" I am sharing some pictures with you. Pretty things in Blue.

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walking by the shore, looks so appealing
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Walks in fields of bluebells.

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Find a fairy in the woods
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never get tired of the bluebells
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I could walk forever in those woods
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Meet a friend or two
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I will save some more for another day.............although, I don't ever get tired of that magical blue
Sharing with lavender cottage
Smiling Sally

Friday, May 3, 2013

Friends garage sale.........

It's that time of year. Garage sales. My friend Nancy just had one and called me to go over. I did. Here are 3 things I bought. There are many more things but I will save those for another post. I got several Christmas items that I just put away for now. The other things were for the garden. So will probably show those when I sort them on the garden blog.
Well, first of all I got these two lovely little dishes.
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I think they are lovely don't you?
The next thing is this pink dish. It's not perfect, it has a small chip on its rim. For that reason I intend to use it as a planter. I think I will put some cactus or succulents in it.

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The next thing I will show is a lovely tray. Nancy loves to finish wood items and she does such a lovely job. I was looking for a nice tray just this size. Sometimes its handy to take drinks into the living room, coffee, snacks and so on. So that was actually on my list of things to look out for. Could not have done better than this.
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Well, I will have to remember what else I found, but I do believe it was mainly Christmas stuff. What a surprise when I open it all up next year.