Wednesday, 23 January 2013

WOYWW...She's back!!

Hi,
I don't usually refer to myself in the 3rd person but in this situation it is appropriate.  Since my big long creative hiatis I've been creating like a banshi.  Unfortunately, I have no photo of my workspace as I am currently sharing it with my husband, so there are paint tins, brushes, lawn mowers and exercise weights in our shared space. I do have some photos of the projects under construction...so to speak. Don't forget to pop by Julia's blog and see all the other wonderful crafters' blogs out there.

Well, here is a Zentangle background (only my 2nd Zentangle, ever)

 This is an ATC I just finished


 Some ATC backgrounds


And finally...I'm working on a 8 x 10 canvas mixed media project. The theme is black, white and a splash of red...as you can see, I'm only at the black stage (though I did have white and red, but it looked a bit blah, so I painted over the top in black)...if it good enough for the masters...it's good enough for me...lol.



Well, that's it for now...thanks for stopping by.  Next entry will hopefully show the transformation of the images above.

Until next time,

;D

PS, if you haven't checked out my blog from last week have a look as I am offering a prize to the first person to spot the problem. (post your answer on last week's post)

I will announce the winner of the ATC next week...I won't be publishing any of your comments (should you put the answer there so as to give people a chance to work it out)

After just 3 days and lots of comments (which until how have remained hidden), I've decided to announce who has won one of my ATCs for picking up on what was incomplete on last week's zentangle post. The 5th zentangle (row 2 1st left) is the one.  I forgot to finish off the diagonal pattern on the left hand side of the lady's hair before taking the photo.

The winner is...RosC!!! Congratulations Ros, just email me your address and I'll pop one into the post. Thanks to all of you who left a comment...I now will publish all the comments.

PSS  Remember that Mixed Media Black and White with a splash of Red canvas...well, I've finally finished (well, at least I think I am)...this is the finished product:


Let me know what you think...Should I add anything else or is it good enough as is?

42 comments:

  1. You have been a busy bee! I love the zentangle it has a real ethnic feel to it. I had a look to see if I could spot the mistake below but it is a bit early for me!!! I think there may be one here either my eyes deceive me or aren't you at the white stage of your mixed media project ;-) Happy WOYWW to you from Helen 42

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  2. G'day. Thank you for leaving a comment for me. I agree, Gelli Plates are popping up in many places. Interesting how these things catch on so widely and so fast.

    Your ATCs are interesting and I plan to look around your blog some more with great interest.

    Cheers,
    Ros. #3

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Ros. Do come back and browse a while. PS...I'll let you know if you answered correctly at a latter stage.

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    2. You're the winner Ros! Congrats!

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  3. Well I'm delighted to read that your crafty holiday has brought you back filled with inspiration and enthusiasm, makes for such positive art. Loving the canvas idea, and yep, any amount of painting over..means there's a good story to tell!!

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    1. Yes, the mixed media project has me a bit worried as it isn't my usual gig...but I'm sure the inspiration will come (I've got until the end of the month to complete it!!)

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  4. Welcome back and it is lovely to see you back with all your creative genius on display. Now for your spot the Zentangle quandry ... I will hazarard a guess that No 5 does not have the black and white stripe running down the side of her hair. Looking forward to seeing the correct answer.
    Sandra @67

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    1. You are correct Sandra, but unfortunately you were pipped at the post by RosC. Thanks for participating in my very first competition!!

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  5. WOW - how creative have you been?!?!?!? The zentangle's very impressive - and last weeks which I spotted (and left a comment!) I tried them but I don't have the patience and all mine you can see where I've started and then lost the plot a bit....
    Painting over is very much allowed - I think you stop when you get to about an inch thick....then maybe it's time to give up LOL.
    Will be back again to see the progress
    Happy WOYWW
    Caz
    #79

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    1. So true Caz...do come back because I've now finished (well at least I think so) the mixed media canvas...let me know what you think.

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  6. And...you left an "N" out of Zentangle too.

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    1. Wow...I'm even got my own website editor...good pick up Barb...I've fixed it now. lol :D

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  7. cor you have been busy

    Happy WOYWW Mrs.C #45
    craftylittlemoos.blogspot.com

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    1. I guess I'm trying to make up for lost time. Being on school holidays helps too. Thanks for visiting.

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  8. You have been busy! I love your zentangle best I think. Happy WOYWW. Helen, 9

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    1. Zentangles do take a long time, but they are very theraputic. Thanks for visiting.

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  9. Wow can't believe that is only your second attempt it is fantastic. I love your ATC's I am waiting for my kit to arrive from Clarity so I can join in the ATC movement.
    Ria #92

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    1. Thanks for your kind words Ria. ATCs are lots of fun!

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  10. Left you my observations on ATT post but wantedto say again here your art is very interesting and unique! Continue your journey in 2013.
    And for the record... Maybe I need another cup of coffee this am but I couldn't find anything wrong with previous post.!!

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    1. It is always hard first thing in the morning without that first cup of coffee. Thanks for visiting and for your comments.

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  11. Hi there, it's lovely to see you back!! Can I just say I LOVE your tartan Doc Martins...I rather fancy a pair of them :)
    Your pre-Raphaelite lady is very beautiful, she makes the ATC really rather gorgeous. your backgrounds are fab too!
    Hugs, LLJ #37 xx

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    1. Thanks, I love my Docs too...I've even got a pair with the Union Jack on them (contemplated drawing white stars on them so that they were truly Australian, but thought better of it...lol).
      I love that image of the pre-Raphaelite lady, she is very beautiful. Thanks for visiting and for leaving a comment. :D

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  12. Popping over from WOYYW and loving your ATC's and canvas work. It's always good to paint over - I even do it on paper when I don't like what I have done. I left a comment on your last post, to say there is a black & white stripe missing from the left side (bottom corner). Great work! I keep thinking I'll have a go at Zentangle but always have so many other projects on the go!

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    1. Correct guess, unfortunately not the first. Thanks for your words of encouragement and do come by again.

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  13. Love your stamp n' zentangle atc's!
    Fun! :)

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  14. OMG! Busy I guess! Love the 2nd only zentangle! Girl you have talent! All the projects look great this week! Thanks for sharing and I hope you have a great week! Vickie #35

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    1. Thanks for you words of encouragement...I did have fun doing them.

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  15. Great that you have your mojo back. Have fun creating.

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    1. It feels great to have it back. Thanks for stopping by!

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  16. Welcome back to arting Alessandra. Work lloks good. Did you forget the black paint on the canvas LOL

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    1. Barb said the same thing...in fact it is very black...I blame that overpriced, dodgy photographer I used to shoot all my photos!!! lol :D

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  17. Thanks for stopping by, Love your background papers. Have fun creating and HAPPY WOYWW

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  19. Love that zentangle! Have a creative week!

    Happy belated WOYWW!
    Tuire #7

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  20. Doing a belated skip around the WOYWW posts!

    Gorgeous ATCs - your zentangling is fab. Also - lawnmowers?! :lol:

    Ali #77

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  21. Thanks Ali...yes, lawnmower...my craft studio is actually our garage (which we don't use as a garage) but has my craft stuff and my husband's gardening/painting/home maintenance stuff. It is a shared space!

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