Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Week 2 : Mixed Media Draping (done)

So here is my finished homework of I HEART DRAWING by Jane Davenport …..


This is my first attempt at these ‘ladies’…. and I must say they are BOOTYLICIOUS!! hahaha….. going to work on them being more in proportion….


oops, sorry the photo is a bit blurry…


I purposely didn’t add a lot of facial features, and I mostly used watercolour paints.. I haven’t used them since Carla Sonheim’s Class, and I really loved the effect for this class.

Overall I am pretty happy…. I still need to work on the shading too….

Really was fun though….. although I am not a ‘fashionista’ by any means!!!




Tuesday, December 6, 2011

WOAH!!!! …….. definitely moving out of my comfort zone……. but LEARNING!!!

and I LOVE IT!!!

I HEART DRAWING that is……….lol


here are a few sneaks of what I have been doing at Jane Davenport’s Online Class…….. still have more work to do on these sketches though…







Enjoying the class… and Jane is a hoot!!!!



Monday, December 5, 2011

I haven’t ‘shared’ these yet………

A few weeks back I found a site with some AWESOME ART….. I so TOTALLY fell in love with art from Megan K. Suarez (Make Art and Be Happy)….. and I couldn’t resist having a go…..


21 x 40cm Canvas

I love the scallop and hearts!!



17 x 27cm Canvas

A cutie!!!!



23 x 33cm Canvas

I added one of the Satin & Silk Flowers I make…



30 x 30cm Canvas




30 x 30cm canvas

Oh….. another FAVOURITE….teehee


I want to give some of them as gifts ….. and probably keep my favourites!!!!

I love the colours and the faces of these girls……

and I will definitely be doing more with my own take on them…



Saturday, December 3, 2011

Ning is down for maintenance tonight….

and finally had the Mojo and time to finally start on ‘i Heart Drawing’ by Jane Davenport tonight … aaagggh!!!

but all was not lost …….….. I decided to finally learn how to use my Zutter Bind-It-All that has been in my cupboard almost 2 yrs…. ooops… LOL… I purchased Goddess Leonie’s 2012 Workbook and Calendar…. and decided to bind the Calendar and the Workbook I am going to paste in an Art Journal…….

I’m not good with instruction books and the DVD tutorial for the Bind-It-All didn’t have close-ups …

hehehe I managed to stuff up the edge of my front and back covers (which I had laminated!)….BUT being the clever chick I am, I cut the offending edge mess off and redid the holes and made the inner pages smaller…..

and here it is:


 I think I will do some more binding…. looks really professional!

As I write this blog post I checked to see if the sites are back up…WOOHOO…. looks like I can make a start at i HEART Drawing!!…. or maybe more binding?????? LOL


Sunday, November 27, 2011


To say I have been obsessed with painting and sketching is probably putting it mildly…. I go to bed thinking about the next ‘creation’…. so much inspiration out there that I would like to have a go at…..

but you can’t ‘rush’ art….. some days I have 3 or 4 projects happening… depending on my mood and what I HAVE TO DO (cooking, cleaning, work….. Sad smile)…. but each day I have to paint or sketch SOMETHING….

Here are a some of my latest paintings….

25112011855 Hehehe, another pirate!!! I did this in the A3 190gsm Visual Art journal , which I am REALLY loving, the pages are thick and yummy…

This one is another online lesson from Doll Dreams…. called Starry, starry Night…. and I must say I REALLY enjoyed painting this, which I also did in the A3 Visual Art Journal



You can’t see the glittery stars… I really should take another photo….

and I have just finished this one Santa Doll…. oh so pretty and glittery…. I did this one in my A4 Journal over 2 pages…..




Well? Is she pretty?.. I’m happy with her…… and I loved painting it…

Only one more week of Christmas Dreams from Doll Dreams…. I’m sooo glad I did this online class, it has helped me get into the Christmas Spirit and I have learnt I lot more techniques…Smile

TFL xxxx

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Arrrrrrrrrr……. Mateys…….. something totally different….

I thought I would do something ‘boyish’ today……

Boys love PIRATES!!!!!!




I did this in my A3 190gsm art journal…… it was fun!!!

What else do boys like?

I have a for more creations on the go… and will share when I have finished…….

TFL xxxxxx

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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

My Christmas Angel on canvas is finished….

LOVE HER!!!!!! From Doll Dreams Class

The canvas is 35 x 45cm


I collaged book pages on the canvas first, you can just see the print under the paint…..



The sides are painted and have stars and bling as well…. what do you think?

Also check out the GIVE AWAY at RinRinKa on FACEBOOK……

Once we reach 100 LIKERS, we will be giving this sweet canvas to one lucky person……


15 x 15cm collaged, acrylic paint, rub ons and stamps were used to create this lovely canvas….. IT WOULD MAKE A LOVELY GIFT FOR SOMEONE…… so spread and share RINRINKA – Mixed Media Art to be in the draw…..


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Sunday, November 20, 2011

Very Positive today!


Even though I had no sales of RinRinKa Art, I had lots of positive feedback, met some wonderful people, got some great ideas for future artwork………. AND I have been asked to display RinRinKa Art in a local business!!!

I even did a couple of sketches in my new A3 Art Journal….. SmileI will share when I finish them Smile

a couple of pics of my art on display…. (I need to purchase some more art stands)



Feeling really tired…. but keen to start on some new art!! LOL…..


Monday, November 7, 2011

Thought I would share this……

I assume all of you men already know this, as you are still living!

King Arthur and the Witch:
> Young King Arthur was ambushed and imprisoned by the monarch of a neighboring
kingdom. The monarch could have killed him but was moved by Arthur's youth and ideals. So, the monarch offered him his freedom, as long as he could answer a very difficult question. Arthur would have a year to figure out the answer and, if after a year, he still had no answer, he would be put to death.

The question?...What do women really want? Such a question would perplex even the most knowledgeable man, and to young Arthur, it seemed an impossible query. But, since it was better than death, he accepted the monarch's proposition to have an answer by year's end.

He returned to his kingdom and began to poll everyone: the princess, the priests, the wise men and even the court jester. He spoke with everyone, but no one could give him a satisfactory answer.

Many people advised him to consult the old witch, for only she would have the answer.

But the price would be high; as the witch was famous throughout the kingdom for the exorbitant prices she charged.

The last day of the year arrived and Arthur had no choice but to talk to the witch She agreed to answer the question, but he would have to agree to her price first.

The old witch wanted to marry Sir Lancelot, the most noble of the Knights of the Round Table and Arthur's closest friend!

Young Arthur was horrified. She was hunchbacked and hideous, had only one tooth, smelled like sewage, made obscene noises, etc He had never encountered such a repugnant creature in all his life.

He refused to force his friend to marry her and endure such a terrible burden; but Lancelot, learning of the proposal, spoke with Arthur.

> He said nothing was too big of a sacrifice compared to Arthur's life and the preservation of the Round Table.

> Hence, a wedding was proclaimed and the witch answered Arthur's question thus:

What a woman really wants, she to be in charge of her own life.

Everyone in the kingdom instantly knew that the witch had uttered a great truth and that Arthur's life would be spared.

And so it was, the neighboring monarch granted Arthur his freedom and Lancelot and the witch had a wonderful wedding.

The honeymoon hour approached and Lancelot, steeling himself for a horrific experience, entered the bedroom. But, what a sight awaited him. The most beautiful woman he had ever seen lay before him on the bed. The astounded Lancelot asked what had happened

The beauty replied that since he had been so kind to her when she appeared as a witch, she would henceforth, be her horrible deformed self only half the time and the beautiful maiden the other half.

Which would he prefer? Beautiful during the day....or night?

Lancelot pondered the predicament. During the day, a beautiful woman to show off to his friends, but at night, in the privacy of his castle, an old witch? Or, would he prefer having a hideous witch during the day, but by night, a beautiful woman for him to enjoy wondrous intimate moments?

What would YOU do?

> What Lancelot chose is below. BUT....make YOUR choice before you scroll down below. OKAY?

> Noble Lancelot said that he would allow HER to make the choice herself.

> Upon hearing this, she announced that she would be beautiful all the time because he had respected her enough to let her be in charge of her own life.

> Now.....what is the moral to this story?

> Scroll down

> The moral is....
> If you don't let a woman have her own way...
> Things are going to get ugly

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Energy deprived!

The last week has been super tiring, with extra hours spent at my day job working 6 days, 3 of them split shifts (early morning starts are a real killer!!).......and my laptop was out of action.... 

I didn't even have the energy to visit my grandkids..... and the energy to be creative!..... I managed to finish one commission canvas and another is almost finished....

When I had the time, I was so exhausted I couldn't even gather the energy to think clearly..... it's so frustrating!!

I know I'm not the only one, and I really don't know how some of you find the time or energy to scrap or paint, especially with children to look after as well.

I must be getting old? LOL.....

Although I have to work 6 days again this week, hopefully this week I will be able to spend time with my family and my art, and upload some creativity on my blog to share!!

Thanks for dropping by XXXXXX

Friday, October 21, 2011

almost HALLOWEEN………

even though we don’t celebrate Halloween, I have been getting in the spirit….(get it?…SPIRIT……woooooooo)….scrarrrry…lol

I have been doing Adrianna Almandas’ GOTHIC DREAMS online class…. and loving it!!! Sadly the last week is coming up!….

I thought I would share what I have done the last 3 weeks…..





WEEK 2……LITTLE BLACK ANGEL…. I was a bit scared to start this one…. it looked difficult, but once I stated I really got into it, and I really love her!!



WEEK 3……. CORPSE BRIDE… this WAS a challenge, much harder to paint on a dark background, but I like how it come out.



In between I have also been practicing…


Pink Angel with her Jar Of Hearts


and a Zombie Girl (inspired by Tim Burton)… this was so cool…loved doing the sketch and those eyes… hehe LOVE THEM!!!

These have been so much fun, and I have learnt a lot…..



Thursday, October 13, 2011

Where do I start?

I wish I had kept up my blogging, so much has been happening lately and I have been busy….

I have signed up for the FREE Whimsical Workspaces Workshop “a month long nurturing of your creative space”… I have photos of before on the previous post….. even though I haven’t been in the forum much, I have slowly made my workspace a little more organised and easier to work in.

Last weekend I went Barwon Heads near Geelong to a Scrap Retreat with 9 other wonderful girls…. it was a nice size group, lots of sharing, laughter and FOOD!! Oh and scrapping and even mixed media art.

My car boot Winking smile


back seat (folded down)


Some of the girls scrapping


The 2 storey beach househouse


Here are a few projects I did on the week end:

In my Art Journal… these are from sketches I did a couple weeks ago, I just sat and sketched the first thing that popped in my head.




I also did this  18x15in canvas of the ‘Gratitude’ I did in my AJ a while back which I really loved!!! I love the colour combo, the texture and pretty pleased with the girl too!!

11102011753sorry not a very good pic…

Last night I finished Day Of The Dead in my AJ, from the GOTHIC DREAMS WORKSHOP by Adrianna Almanza


I know it sounds gruesome, but these are sweet dollies! They call the skull a Sugar Skull, and you paint and decorate it to make it look pretty. I used acrylic paint, and paint markers.

The title is Celebrate Life, I added a quote I loved :

Don’t cry because it’s over –Smile because it happened!

I have done the sketch for the next Goth Dolly – A Little Black Angel, which I will share when she is finished……Winking smile

and guess what? I can use these…


Supracolour soft watercolour pencils and Neocolour II Watercolour crayons Smile

WOOHOO!!!! I was excited when they arrived by post, I was too scared to use them the first day! HAHAHA…

Hopefully I will do better to keep up with all the goings on here and blog more often…