Handpainted christmas cards

This year I did well to paint quite a few Christmas card originals in watercolour, pigment ink and acrylics. The only trouble is, very few were posted in time. I did enjoy the creating but perhaps purchasing and posting may have been more sensible. All artists know though, that sensible often flies out the door when the creative urge is in full play.
Anyway I have posted some on facebook and I will post two here as I have ignored my poor blog for a couple of months (New years resolution needed?).
Actually I have had really good sales lately, selling out of quite a bit of stock … especially encaustic pendants, silk cards and big brooches and the scarf and matching brooch sets. I do not seem to be able to keep stock long enough to put on Etsy… maybe another New Year plan required. Replenishing stock for current commitments has kept me very busy.

Anyway for those who indulge, do enjoy the festive season 2013 and may Peace be with you.
I am truly fortunate to live in Tasmania, Australia where we enjoy a life of such privilege compared with many. I am fortunate to be able to pursue my passion for painting and appreciate the people who take time to show an interest in what I do.Thank you.

orange baubles

Christmas bell 2013

Handmade Artist’s Book

MAKE YOUR OWN BOOK WITH ME at a workshop a Sheffield Working Artspace (TRAK) on April 21st. Follow the  link to their blog for more info.

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 This is an activity I ran at the recent Scouts Jamboree held in Tasmania (more photos of participants’ work to come). The pages are of handmade paper onto which I have done some ink painting, pasted in some Tasmania in Miniature actual size prints of my paintings and incorporated snippets of abstract acrylic monoprints. The book measures only 105 x125 mm so fits comfortable in the hand for a personal interaction.