Sunday, October 28, 2012

Christmas arrived at Wellydog Gallery

Yesterday I held a christmas card painting workshop.  

8 lovely ladies came and we started by drawing lots of Christmas bits and pieces.  Everyone chose to go the natural look, drawing holly and ivy and lots of berries, teasels and old mans beard, adding a couple of baubles and orange segments along the way.

They then traced off some of the drawings and arranged them in a garland or wreath shape, then the painting began

A couple finished but most will finish them off at home, or in another session. They will then be scanned in to the computer

Text if they want will be added and them I will print sample cards for them to decide if they want any more printing.

It was a lovely atmosphere and we all had fun along the way. I was very pleased as I had 2 new students who seemed to really enjoy coming and have said they will return also some lovely messages when I got home from the students saying they had enjoyed it.

Needless to say I am in a more christmassy mood now 

Happy Christmas x

Friday, October 26, 2012

NO 9,12,15,16,27 and 45 done after a trip to Cornwall


1. Have a meal with Steve and all the kids

2. Try and see a whale

3. See the Angel of the north

4. Photograph wild flowers

5. Paint outside ( not the fence)

6. Search for sea glass

7. Find 50 Art Deco buildings and photograph them - started

8. Swim a mile

9. Walk on a beach at sunset in the UK

We walked on Poldu beach just as the sun went down it was absolutely stunning 
10. Sing in public ( not on my own)

11. Make  a sculpture out of found or natural items

12. Pooh sticks

We found this random bridge at Gwithian just up from Godrevy Lighthouse.  I won at pooh sticks.....well eventually!!

13. Walk up to Glastonbury Tor

14. Paddle in a stream

15.  Go on a picnic

Does it get any better in cornwall??

16  Climb something

I know its not climbing in the true sense of the word but for me and my fear of heights,  Cape cornwall was high enough and difficult enough as it was very rocky 

17. Tea and cake with all the family

18.  Spend a day with Gemma           

19.  Spend a day with Heather

20.  Spend a Day with Chris

21.  Walk a dog

22. Find treasure

23. See wonderful stained glass

24. See a David Hockney painting

25.  Visit Scotland

26. Try and see the Northern lights

27. Stargaze

No photos I'm afraid but the stars were amazing at Lizard point. We saw the milky way as well as the usual, Plough  and many more Mr WD pointed out , but I can't remember there names

28. Dance in the tower Ballroom Blackpool

29. Road trip

30. Decorate a special cake

31. Do a mosaic

32. Make 50 origami birds and hang them in trees

33.  Throw a pot

34. Have a girly night

35. Make a flower arrangement

36. Sparkle

37. Have my engagement and eternity rings repaired

38. Decorate the bedroom

39. Make a daisy chain

40. Get a tattoo

41. Have a photo us all.  Not professional

42. Make an album or photo book of the year

43. Do something to raise money for charity

44. Candle lit relaxing  bath

45. Kiss in the rain

Sorry no pictures I was to busy kissing  ( lots of it going on on my holiday to cornwall, much to the dogs disgust!)

46. See a film in the directors lounge

47. Have a butterfly land on my hand

48. Crochet or knit myself a jumper

49. Paint a good picture on an Ipad

50.  Surprise me!!!

27 to go