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Something a little different for me, fine liner and watercolour.

Harbour


I’ve been painting!

It’s great to have been painting again after all my wire work in the last wee while, I decided that I’d have another go with watercolours. I unearthed some photos I took up near Ullapool a few years ago and chose one of Loch Broom to use.

Here’s the result:

Loch Broom

It’s fine, It hasn’t photographed particularly well but it’s ok. I enjoyed painting it but I’m not convinced by the result.


I now have a little of my wire work on display in a local cafe. Which is pretty cool.

I spent a while on Friday setting out some of my creations in one of the display cabinets at the lovely Fresh Coffee Shop (Dunfermline). It’s a fantastic and very friendly cafe, well worth a visit if you’re local.

Here’s a few wee pictures of how it turned out:

Cafe Fresh Display

Cafe Fresh Display 2

Cafe Fresh3

I’m quite glad its all set up now, this week has been a wire week and I’ve been itching to get the paints back out again for another wee play.


I spent Saturday morning happily painting and making.

It was a real treat being able to spend time being arty and crafty.

The painting was just a wee one of Castle Cambell and the Ochil Hills as a wedding gift for a friend. A little bit of  Scotland for them to take to their new home together in London.

I also made a nice seaglass necklace and earring set.

I’m looking forward to try and get some more arty time this Saturday….now just to think of a project…hmm…paints? Jewellery? Wire?


Here’s a picture of the two paintings I completed while I was away.

The photo isn’t great, no natural light.

One is inspired by the plumage of a peacock and the other is a Scottish inspired landscape.


I graduated! Also I’m still alive. I’ll blog more when I’m less crazy busy.x

 


Here are the paintings I completed when I was away;

I also made some beaded memory wire necklaces with my lovely six year old cousin, I don’t have any photographs of them though.


I’m back from my long weekend away with the family, we had a great time celebrating all the significant birthdays and anniversaries.

I’m very lucky to have such a large and close family and I love every one of them. There were seventeen of us away (two couldn’t make it unfortunately) so there was lots going on, lots of catching up and enjoying each others company.

I managed to do a little painting and necklace making while I was away. I also took lots of pictures.

Here are some of the pictures (all taken in and around Pitlochry, Scotland) ;

(This one was actually taken by my mum)

(This last one was the view from the window in my room, it was very pretty.)

I’ll do another post soon catching up all my creative bits and pieces, I think that’s enough for just now.


On Friday I spent the day helping out at the primary school where my mum works. They were having a “Green Day”, they had a fair with lots of fun activities for the kids (I was roped into painting faces) and afterwards all the kids spend the rest of the day in the school gardens planting and learning about the environment. Lots of fun was had by all.

Aside from painting creepy crawlies/flowers on the faces of dozens of children, my creative activity of the day was more necklace making!

Some nice long ones;

 

I also took a few pictures when I was out walking the hound with Wee Bro;

 


I’ve moved on from robots, now it’s all about dinosaurs.

Well maybe not alll about dinosaurs but they are definitely a favorite for my creative projects just now.

 

Once again I’m off to enjoy the rare Scottish sunshine!



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