Monday, 8 April 2013

Ceramic Painting - Daffodil

(Pebeo "Porcelaine 150" paints on ceramic)

This is a first attempt at painting with my new "Porcelaine 150" paints by Pebeo... 
... the medium inspired by an ultra-generous birthday gift from my lovely sister...
...the subject was inspired by a potted daffodil I received on my birthday.

I ♥ the mix-ability of the Pebeo paint colours! They even have an appropriate 'open time' 
to allow for some blending directly on the ceramic surface, which is nice - really nice!

This l'il project provided me with a lot of information!  While I enjoyed every moment 
of working with these new paints and I'm happy with the end result, the knowledge gained 
from simply 'doing' has prepared me to move forward and plan my next piece!!


I do love the feeling that comes from stepping through the mental barrier of uncertainty -
by just beginning - jumping in with both feet!  Talk about inspiring!!
I am SO looking forward to my next adventure in painting on ceramics!!


P.S. Looking at the piece now - I'm thinking a little design 
in the corners may not be a unwelcome idea!

Thursday, 4 April 2013

My 1 Year Blog-iversary!!

    Thank you all for the support and encouragement you have given me over the past year!

I enjoy sharing my creative endeavours with you and look forward to sharing many more!!


    My amazingly generous sister treated me to an amazingly generous gift for my recent milestone birthday: an "anything-you-want-you-can-get" visit to my favourite art supply store, Curry's Artist Materials!!  

    This gift inspired me to gather materials that will enable me to explore a brand new (to me) medium that I can't wait to play with!  I look forward to sharing my new adventures with you throughout the year, as God wills!

    Well, I have found that I can't go to Curry's without walking down their 'Canvas Aisle'. So after getting my other supplies collected I made my way over to their aisle of canvasses. On this particular trip I was inspired by their little 4x6" canvasses and so I picked up a few....

    I've also been inspired as of late by, wait for it...  inspirational quotes and verses that are made into signs and wall hangings.  I thought that these cute l'il canvasses would make for a l'il pop of color and inspiration for a bedside table, a counter top, or even the fridge door!   

    In celebration of today, my first blog-iversary I sat down and worked on two inspirational designs and I'm making them available for sale for $15 each. They are one-of-a-kind for two reasons: 1) If I did paint the same design it would end up nothing like the original, there's just no duplicating exact colours and/or individual brushstrokes and 2) I don't like making a design more than once - it's like trying to get your mind to dream the same dream it dreamed last night - even if you could, it would never be as inspiring as the original!

Here are the two designs:

  "Reach For Your Dreams"
(acrylic, chalkboard-style, 4x6" wrapped canvas) 

 "Never Never Never Give Up"   
(acrylic, 4x6" wrapped canvas)

If you are interested in either one let me know asap.
It will have to on a first come, first serve basis...

It has been a fun year, full of inspiration and blessings!
Thank you!

P.S. I still have two 4x6" canvasses left - if you have a inspiring quote 
or a favourite short verse you would like me to paint - let me know!!