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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Monday, June 8, 2015

Some more drawings..............

I am still drawing and painting but only in the sketch book. I am thinking its time (when this one is done) to be a little more adventurous. The goal here was to loosten up. To try to simplify my art. I always seem to overdo it with watercolour. So this experiment began and I have enjoyed it.
I told Tristen I would draw him a little book. I think I will do that next. Meanwhile here are a few sketches for what they are worth. Not meant to be good, just practice.
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I also wondered about a little book of quotes with illustrations, a cheer me up sort of book. I have no idea how to go about it but it sounded like a good idea
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I am also thinking of a Facebook page and maybe an Etsy shop......maybe I can find someone to help me understand the process.
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I need to know from people who do it, how you wrap pictures to preserve them, sort of shrink wrap? or envelopes?
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I can use my sketch books for ideas.
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I am thinking maybe some pictures for kids bedrooms or something like that. Simple things.
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They will all have to be originals, my own ideas. That will be the difficult part. I will write down ideas and this winter maybe will be productive. Can't do much in the summer, I will spend my time with Tristen and taking pictures. Maybe that will inspire me.
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  1. Lots of loveliness and freedom here, but I have to say your poppies are stunning and your two kitties sketched in a larger photo have my heart!

  2. I'm on Facebook but I don't have a public page, I did have an Etsy and it was fun but very big job setting up but, all you have to do is follow the instructions, and you can always google for tips on setting up both, thats what I did, you will find lots of sites to help tell you what to do.
    Your art is beautiful and I think your people are stunning , you do the most beauitiful women, their eyes are amazing! Best wishes on your adventure, oh and I think if you go to an office supple store or a store where you can mail and ship things they will be able to shrink wrap or cello wrap your work,, or they might have cello envelopes, when I sold my work on Etsy I only sold 8 x 10 size and I shipped them in an unbend able envelope that I bought from the post office, I didn't have my cello wrapper. I wish I could be more help but I am not very techie smart, lol, having the Etsy shop for me was fun and profitable, my decreasing eyesight made me stop but it was fun!

  3. Your flowers paintings are especially beautiful! I have never sold fine art larger than an ACEO so I'm can't be of any help with the wrapping.....but I can try to answer any set up questions. The Etsy seller's handbook is also really good.


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