Thursday, October 23, 2014

Gelli Printing

I have tons of Gelli prints ready to be used for all sorts of art projects, so I'm rationing myself. But watching this lovely video puts me in the mood!

Black & White III

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Black & White I

The Documented Life Project - Week 36

Black & White was the challenge for Week 36 - just as well I had just bought blackboard stickers!

With Positive Dog Training day care, there is no shortage of cute Timber pictures! Choosing a doggy theme meant I could re-use my little bone stamp! So the proud mummy that I am decided to record the words that he knows. I've added a few to the list since I took this photo - he also knows "heel", "let's go" and "cross". I must get back to my dog-training book and find new things to teach him!

All of this on the back of another lovely card I got for my birthday earlier this year

And I'm quite pleased with how my date numbers turned out. But I must refine my circle stamp!

Black & White II

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

The Documented Life Project - Week 35

OK, here is the finished week 35 challenge page. I didn't use my little stamped faces after all. I'll incorporate them in another project. I kept it fairly simple, including words that came to me when I was looking at the face. And the word Paloma was just a reminder that I watched Paloma on WIGS last week! And, no, my handwriting hasn't improved - I used stickers I got in the Art & Hobby shop a while back. They're a little bit thicker than I thought, so not ideal for journaling, but they would be perfect for greeting cards

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Le Nozze di Figaro


Amanda Majeski's Contessa was beautiful and moving

Isabel Leonard's Cherubino was glorious!

And Marlis Petersen's Susanna was so much fun! Perfect for the role.

And you're all going to think I'm crazy, but I was looking at her website, and there is this photo of her in the role of Medea, and doesn't she look like Red in Orange is the New Black?

Thursday, October 16, 2014

The Documented Life Project - Week 35

Week 35 Challenge - draw a face

That's a tough one for me, so I decided to fall back on an abstract face drawing that I'm comfortable with.

I'm not quite sure where this is going to go. I might use one of my stamped faces, or not (I carved this little stamp in no time at all - carving a stamp is one of the most satisfying crafts you can imagine - take an eraser, a carving tool, draw on the eraser, carve over your drawing, stamp it in all the colours of the rainbow, done!)

Here is where I am with this one - a page with leftover acrylic paint applied with a brayer, a postcard of a Klimt painting, a pen drawing over a newsprint underpaper, a pattern that I might repeat, or not... All I know so far is that I love the colours.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014


Love these short movies:

The Documented Life Project - Week 34

I struggled with the Week 34 Challenge - use numbers that relate to your week. The only number that seemed to matter was my big birthday. So I decided to use (somewhat) random numbers, using one of my birthday cards as the flap. But even then, the colours gave me trouble. Until I added white dots over everything, and all of a sudden it looked like one of these eye tests to check if you're colour blind. That's when I called it done! Mentally, I've already moved to the next challenge!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Macbeth, Met in HD, starring Anna Netrebko

Gallery: Macbeth, Live from the Met in HD and starring Anna Netrebko, comes to cinemas on October 11 |

Anna Netrebko as Lady Macbeth - chilling! I do find her voice too sharp at times - like chrome rather than gold - but I love how she inhabits her characters!


Not sure if I'll be using these for the Week 35 Challenge yet. I still have to finish Week 34!

Monday, October 13, 2014

La Vie d'Adèle

A coming-of-age movie. With raunchy steamy lesbian sex!

A film about love, sex, loneliness, acceptance.

Amazing. But not one to watch with your elderly parents or young children.

In English, it's called Blue is the warmest colour

Hors de Prix

A light comedy with Audrey Tautou. Pleasant but not earth-shattering

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Glendalough IV

Another little watercolour sketch - my colours are not so strong here - that's what happens when you keep on re-using the same paint on the palette!
But I like it all the same

Not sure what my next one is going to be. Maybe a bigger landscape?