Monday, 28 November 2011

Hooky , poppies and lolly bags


Is it really day 28 of Art Every Day Month...I am starting to feel a bit stressed and melancholy at the thought of it all being over, though there are so many great blogs I am now following and 
it feels as though I have found sooo many cyber buddies and kindred spirits...it has simply been the highlight of my year and that is saying something because I have had a pretty amazing year

So Monday morning dawned and I actually headed off to the art supplies and framers early 
to drop in work and they happened to have a little set of inktense pencils on the sale table
so I snaffled those suckers lickety split, and headed home to have a play... I picked some poppies because I have drawn and painted them a million times and jumped in with all excited and fully expecting to have complete mastery instantly...
which was a disaster...
of course...
so I painted over it with my trusty watercolours to get the piece above which is not a bad save I think and I am sure I just need a bit more play time and I will  I start to shout the joys of these little beauties...
maybe it was just that sort of day though because today was slightly weird all round which may be because usually Matt is off on a Monday and we go and have a nice breakfast and hang out
but today he had to work, so it all felt a bit wrong...
lucky Phantom played hooky or else I would have been very out of sorts... and so our day was filled with making bags of mixed lollies for a stall on later in the week...



and the delightful little poppet also had volunteered to make a table cloth for said stall
which as all mothers know means that she had volunteered me to actually do it...
so this is the logo that needed to be reproduced...nothing like a quick little side project hey
which she will take the credit for
as only a 15 year old can...


Thank goodness it is the end of the school year and only a few sleeps until holidays!!!

17 comments:

rajns (carolyn) said...

I agree about the end of AEDM! This has been such a wonderful way to connect up with other artists! Inktense on sale? I would have snagged those in a heartbeat! Your poppies look wonderful - no idea there was any problem if you hadn't told.

FranT said...

Inktense on sale! Lucky you!! They're on my Christmas list :) I'm coming back to visit you after AEDM! I love your work and your posts are so fun and refreshing!

Michelle V. Alkerton said...

Your poppies are so vibrant. Remember that Leah's site CED stands for Creative Every Day, so you can keep this up as long as you want, but the check-ins are weekly instead of daily ;).
Stay inspired!

Tracy said...

Good save on the poppies! I have to say I am so glad to have met you through AEDM and it will be sad to say goodbye to perusing so many cool blogs. Lucky for you, I am now a stalker and can't get rid of me that easily. *giggles madly*

Have fun with the Inktense! I have a set I won and have only used them for gourd lips as of yet. They are on my list of "things to play with more".

Nigel said...

The poppies are great, even if it was a 'save'.

I think I like your phantom, she gives you advanced notice that you're doing her stuff, rather than "oh by the way it's the school play tomorrow and I need a sheep/dragon/peasant* costume".

*delete as required

spectralumbrella said...

You actually capture the folowers in your piece with the colors. Nice!

pauline said...

Tracey, i am in awe of your flowers...

yes, such a treat to have found so many creative souls out there with AEDM. I certainly feel grateful. i am a follower, so with or without AEDM, i'll be visiting your blog regularly. I always look forward to seeing your posts.
xoxo

Rita said...

Gorgeous poppies! I would never have known they were a save. I'm not very used to the watercolor pencils, just regular WC paints. They must take some getting used to, but everybody seems to say the Inktense are THE ones to have, I guess.

I agree. I have never done anything like AEDM and have met so many wonderful people! Hard to believe it is almost over. This has been such a delightful experience and I hope I have made some new blog friends, too. You're stuck with me visiting now, regardless--LOL! ;)

Serena said...

Your poppies are gorgeous, Tracey! I would never have guessed they were a save.

YAY on the Inktense special! I love my Inktense pencils! They do take a bit of getting used to. I generally use them sparingly around the edges and then use my water-brush to spread the colour just like watercolours. Sometimes, I will take the colour directly from the pencil with the waterbrush. I almost always do a second layer and, sometimes, I will use watercolours if I don't have a colour in the Inktense.

I have thoroughly enjoyed AEDM this year as I have met some wonderful people too. It will be kinda sad to see it end but I think I will continue with AED with it only being a weekly check-in.

OH, and I will continue to visit your blog too.

Have a great day and try to stay cool in the heat,
Serena :)

Serena said...

I meant to comment about Phantom getting you to do the logo for the tablecloth. Yep, I know that ploy so well. Actually, my 24 year old currently has me painting text with a liner brush on a mat-board for a recent painting he has finished....because he claims I will be more steady-handed. So, be warned....it never ends! lol

creativechai said...

Love those poppies and how they, er ... pop against the vivid blue background.

Julie said...

Such pretty poppies, I'm sad too that aedm is almost over but I will continue with ced, I hope you will too. :)

craftattack said...

Your poppies are lovely, whatever you made them with! AEDM has really bin good, stressful at times but a great way to meet a lot of new people and see all kids of art. Valerie

Victoria said...

Such gorgeous work..always inspiringn here! you are fab!
victoria

Cat @ sea.sky.stone. said...

Love the poppies! I understand the sentiment about the end of AEDM--but you won't get rid of *this* new friend so easily. *muahahaha*

Lynn Richards said...

I cannot believe this AEDM is almost over...way too sad.
But, can believe you made a great save on your painting!
We always look forward to holidays around here....can't wait for Christmas break!
xo
lynn

Lorinda said...

I'm glad I'm not the only one feeling sad about the end of AEDM. This has been the most amazing experience for me. Absolutely life changing.

The poppies look beautiful--fantastic save!