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Happy New Year….! I know it’s a bit late….

I am a month late with this ‘Happy New Year’ blog post, but since I haven’t actually posted anything in about 6 months (probably more) I thought I’d let myself off with it!

I have had an interesting few months, there’s been plenty of ups and tons of downs, but me and Jamie are finally getting ourselves back to normality in our new place. In the past 9 months I have moved house 3 times and had 2 new jobs, not to mention some pretty difficult situations in general, including very recently developing severe back pain. Me and Jamie have stuck together through out though, and come out stronger than ever.

Because of all these changes and stresses, I have been unable to focus on my artwork, which resulted in a creative block that I have really struggled to get out of. I miss being able to sit at my own art space and create something fresh and new, so I have decided to dedicate this year to get back on track, set up a new art space and get stuck in with some new paintings!

Although I have attracted a lot of followers online, I would love to be able to do more Craft fairs this year. Jamie passed his test last year and I intend to take advantage of the easy transport to do some craft fairs over the Spring and Summer in the local area!

I have missed interacting with my fans, and seeing all the amazing artwork you all create too, so I am looking forward to getting re-united and involved!

Cally

xo

the first painting of the year, flower friends.

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I’ll eat your heart

Found this painting I did a couple of months ago today while I was sorting out my art stuff. I’ve named it ‘I’ll eat your heart.’ I’ll be putting it up for sale on my Etsy soon, and I might do a similar bigger version when my art flare comes back!



Isabel Adonis; Artist of the Week

Tall Terraced Houses 2, by Isabel Adonis

Isabel Adonis creates beautiful and colourful original works of collaged art. I would describe Isabel’s work as vibrant, unusual, and whimsical, and like many of my other favourite artists, never fails to make me smile whenever I see a new piece. She has been successfully selling  her artwork for about 3 years, and it is all *very* reasonably priced for the effort she puts in and the amazing creation you get in return!

The reason I love Isabel’s artwork so much is that it reminds me so much of my own, yet it is so different. I think the way in which we think about our creations can be very similar at times, and it’s nice to have that connection with a fellow artist. We’re similar in a way in which we love to paint women, girls, flowers and houses ~ loads of things that are based around our first passions, our home life and the different feelings and vibes surrounding that.

Ode to Kandinsky, by Isabel Adonis (available on ArtGallery.co.uk)

If you would like to find out more about Isabel Adonis and her wonderful artwork, or purchase any of her paintings, you can ‘like’ her page on Facebook here or look and buy many of her artworks at ArtGallery.co.uk here.

Flower Girls, by Isabel Adonis



Etsy Treasury; Spreading the Love

I haven’t made a treasury in a few days so I thought I’d make one today. I have dedicated my new treasury to some of the shops I have in my circle and members of the pcfteam. The reason I have done this is because I’ve been featured in so many treasuries in the last week, I’d thought I’d ‘spread the love’ back! I’ve gone for a yellow and teal colour them as it’s nearly Spring!

to view the treasury simply click on the image



Painting Progress of the day!

We didn’t get up until after 12pm today! My aim was to clean the house, put the dinner on by 12 so I could spend all day in the art room painting… but plans never go as they’re meant to in this house! I skipped the housework (and the dinner prep… !) and started painting instead.

Painting in progress

I textured this canvas last night and started painting today. It is a painting of a Mother and her daughter. The daughter is wearing a patchwork dress and holding some balloons, and lovely flowers for her mom for Mother’s Day (see below.) I have since gone over the flowers in black and signed it, so all I need to do now is varnish it and it’s done!

Nearly finished!

I have also been working on these paper flower mixed media paintings. I have textured the 5×7 inch canvas boards with ripped paper and card, and made a flower paper using layers of musical note paper, Shakespearean paper and lined paper and attached them together, then painted on them and stuck them to the board. I hope to also make some magnets and greetings cards like these!

Mixed media canvas board paintings, paper flowers.

These will be available in my Etsy shop tomorrow!



Etsy Treasury; For Black Cat Lovers…
February 9, 2012, 7:37 pm
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Etsy Treasury; Creative and Colourful

I decided to create another treasury today for two reason. One because I had joined a new team called Promoting Creative Friends, and because I am so cold I wanted to create something really colourful and vibrant to take my mind off it! It’s been great finding a team on Etsy that is so active as PCF and I hope to become an active member if I can. If you would like to check the team out click here.