Sunday, October 21, 2012

Today at The Bay Market…. I bought this…

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 I haven’t used an ‘oil burner’ for ages………

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I have always loved them…. I love the idea of solid blocks (soy wax)

I wish you could smell them……. mmmmm…. very calming….

From Gemalyn…. They also have Body Butter, Soaps and lots, lots more yummy goodies!!

I’m thinking “CHRISTMAS PRESENTS”… ;-)

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Almost the end of my 2 weeks’ Holidays…….

Sad, but true……… it has been a productive, relaxing, exciting, happy Holidays for me….. I didn’t go overseas, but I did go interstate last week-end….

The second week I did some de-cluttering…. and it felt GOOD!!!… It took me only a couple of days, so the rest of this week I have been painting….. canvas’s ….. I did Oct 123 Challenge.. matter of fact I did 2!!

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Little Miss Sunshine…. inspired by Tim’s Sally – Paint Your Story, Online Class…..

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 close up of the little doggy… I used acrylic paints, book paper, watercolour pencils and pastels, Posca Pens and Kindy Glitz…

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This one I used coloured texture paste, paper napkins, stencil, and Washi Tape….

I also completed this Pixie Fairy painting on canvas… (I started it on my week end away)… 12 x 15in….. I did this one from Doll Dreams by Ady Almanza…. she is sooo talented, love the big eyes she paints….

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I have also been working on more canvas’, another 2 online classes… maybe I’ll have photos for the next Blog Post…   :-)

TFL

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

A week end away…. and I am pumped!!!!!!

As you MAY have read in the previous Blog Post I had a fantastic weekend of painting and relaxing in Port Fairy…….

It’s amazing how good I felt….. haven’t felt that good in…. well a loooong time…..

I have been wanting to ‘de-clutter’ …. to chuck out stuff I haven’t used and NEVER will!!!….. I have talked about it for months……

So this is what I started about an hour after I got home….

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From this…..

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to this……

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Cupboards done!!!

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I was using my sewing cabinet as a desk… because there was no room on my big desk….

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The ‘bookshelf’……done!

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I found a box of paints I didn’t know I had….. BONUS!!!

and sorted my paints…..

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This was the part where it was worse before it got better…..

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I am so pleased with what I accomplished in 2 days!!! I never want it to get that bad EVER AGAIN!!!…. it will be so much easier to keep clean and tidy….

Well….. I figured I should go away more often!!!….. ;-)

Week 1 of Holidays done…… 7 more sleeps to go…

before reality hits!!!!!!!!!….

It’s been a hectic, but awesome week so far…. I have been Face Painting at the 25 year Celebrations at King Craig Plaza in Naracoorte, and for the kids Activities Program at Target last week….

On Friday, I left for Port Fairy for an “AFL Scrap/Art Grand Final Party”…. with 5 other FUN, gorgeous, talented ladies….. it was a hoot!!! Have a look at this Beach House…

CASABA HOLIDAY HOUSE 

3 Storeys… games room, laundry, toilet & garage downstairs… kitchen, dining, family room ground floor, 2 bedrooms, bathroom and toilet….and upstairs, another 2 bedrooms (I think)… bathroom, and lounge room …. all modern decor and lots & lots of windows…

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The view from where I was sitting….

It was cold and WET!!! It even hailed…. but it was PERFECT for scrapping and painting!!

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Sort of felt like we were in a fish bowl….LOL

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Ebony doing some canvases..

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My art… looking down from upstairs…

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Yummy chocolate!!!!!!

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The girls scrapped and I painted canvases..

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Marelle and me!!!…. love the artwork in the background!

A really FABULOUS WEEKEND!!!

Monday, July 16, 2012

Have you checked out the last 3 new Creative Design Team Members at 123 Challenge yet???

What a fabulous line up of Scrapping/Artsy talented Team they are!!!

Go to 123 Challenge to meet them!

While you are there…. why not give the July 123 Challenge a go?…

Fabulous Businesses donating this month again…..

Awesome July 123 Challenge …….

WORD: MY

COLOUR: PURPLE

TECHNIQUE: USE CHEVRON!

Here is mine… a 6 x 6 inch canvas.. I used stencils, embossing, bubble wrap, glitter glue and acrylic paints..

2012 JULY 123 CHALLENGE

Here are a few of the CT samples to whet your appettite….

 

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You have till the end of July…… go on… give it a go!!!!

 

TFL… XXXXX

Thursday, May 31, 2012

I have been a very naughty girl!!!!!………….

I haven’t blogged for ages…………….. just starting to get back into ARTY mode again WOOHOO!!!!!!…
Here is my entry for the May 123 Challenge Colour: ORANGE, Word: ENJOY, Technique: BAKER’S TWINE I did it on a canvas.
a close up of the word :ENJOY
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The whole canvas
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another close up of the star, I used twine I painted orange/red, form the star with twine and then filled with yellow texure paste…. just a bit of fun!!!
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I made the flowers last week end, when I had a sleepover  with my daughter and 3 grandies….. :-)
About 3 weeks ago I rode took SCOOTER for a ride……. it was a beautiful sunny day….. hmmm not many since then though……
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View over the Valley lakes…….
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I needed to get out of the house, get some fresh air and sunshine!!!! I can’t wait for SUMMER!!!!!!!!!!! ……and tomorrow is the FIRST DAY OF WINTER!!!! UUUGGGGHHHHHHH!!!!!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

I’m EXCITED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!………

 

My Mixed Media Art Canvases will be EXHIBITED and FOR SALE at the Old Malony’s Market & Art Centre in Mount Gambier !!!…

so…… I will be deleting ALL of my canvases from the FACE BOOK SHOP ……. currently there is nothing like my canvases at the Market…. I’m hoping they make an impression and sell like hot cakes…..LOL I can’t wait to see them hanging up…… :-)

I have lots of work to do before they go on show, making tags for each of them all and a Bio….

Here are a few of my personal favourites I will be selling at the market…

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Since starting RINRINKA – FANTASY FACE PAINTING & GLITTER TATTOOS business I haven’t been painting many canvases. I have spent the last few months setting up the business (Suppliers, Products, Equipment, Insurance, Advertising, Networking and getting all the paperwork in order)… now that is all done, I can create Mixed Media Art canvases in between working PT at the Hospital and FACE PAINTING at Markets, Community & Sporting Events and Birthday Parties on the weekends… it is a BIG DREAM of mine to one day make Art and build my FACE PAINTING business so I can cut back having to go to work!!!……(I can dream, can’t I?)….hahaha

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Spontaneous Scrappy/Arty trip to Warrnambool = HAPPY!!!

All the stars were aligned………..

Charm from Charm’s Creations and I drove to Warrnambool to catch up with scrappy friends meeting at the lovely Ebony Van der Starre’s home on Friday afternoon (yesterday)….

Marelle made yummy bolognaise for dinner, while we scrapped, painted, glued and chatted…….. Ebony had a class of 2 layouts… and she is a very talented teacher!!!!

I ‘played around’ making backgrounds in my journals and a bit of doodling as I didn’t have anything planned at such short notice.

I also have some VERY SPECIAL secret squirrel news….. and I’m sorry I can’t share just yet… so you’ll just have to wait.. Winking smile

Charm and I had the best conversation on the drive back home, with ideas and plans for this year…. it’s going to be a BIGGY!!!!!

I’ve already unpacked my bags from the trip, and ready to get my ART ON!!!!!!!!!! lol………

Thank you girls for a lovely afternoon/evening and it was so good to finally meet Ebony Van Der Starre, Leah Cameron and her sister (Sad smile forgot her name … and I like their style !!), Sophie Koschman, Jo Koschman, IRL, and to catch up with the sweet Marelle Jackman again…..

We WILL make it more often for sure…..{{hugs}}

 

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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

START THE ART!!!!

Since having a stall at the local library on Sunday, I have been inspired to go back to the roots……… collage, paint, stamping, rub ons………. and I having fun!!!!

I have joined a free workshop, JUMP START 2012, by Nathalie Kalbach… and to ‘warm up’  for the January 123 Challenge 2012, I collaged in an old RD book……..(more inspiration from Amy McDonald of flutterbye)

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in one of my Art Journals

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here is my January 123 Challenge 2012 entry

Criteria; silver, word JOY, and splats….. I collaged print from an old RD book, painted over with red acrylic and scraped silver acrylic with an old credit card …… made my own stars and word Joy from cardboard, painted them and added Kindyglitz

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I added splats and the cute photo of my grandies I got for Christmas….. = FUN!!!

I am working on a couple commission canvases ATM…. here’s a sneak

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almost finished… and the second…….. collaged only……

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For some reason I haven’t yet started week 1 of Life Book 2012 …. I’ve been keeping up to date with the Facebook page and it is rather overwhelming and intimidating seeing the lovely Goddesses being created….. truly stunning!!!…. and

the  FREE, YES FREE……Strathmore Visual Online Workshop 1st class by Traci Bautista .. I WANT to start that REAL soon…. love her work!!!!!!!!!

I have a couple other workshops on the go too….. but I can do them at my own leisure… (even though I want to do EVERYTHING RIGHT NOW)…LOL… I am doing what I ENJOY right now, that’s all that matters….RIGHT?

ok, so… that’s it for now….…. and so I must START THE ART!!!!!

 TFL….. xxxxx