Wednesday, 30 November 2011

A wall full of wonderfullness for Day 30

Day 30 Inktense and pen water lilies

Day 30 of Art Every Day Month and you are witness to an absolute miracle... I have actually stuck to something for 30 days... woohoo..... there have been times when I have felt a bit like it was a monster gobbling me whole, but I have to say overall this has been a spectacularly fun time... full of all sorts of new friends and old, new ideas and inspiration, new blogs to explore and cyber buddies to stalk... just sooo much goodness packed into 30 days.... and as an added bonus when every one gets ordinary presents for Christmas that they aren't too impressed with I can blame AEDM and say I am just still exhausted and recovering... I have pretty much needed that excuse for years now... and now I have it I am taking it out for a spin this year... just good things every where I turn really. I am so heading over to Creative Every Day for the rest of the year and into next, because I am seriously addicted and hope that heaps of you are doing the same. 

extensive research into inktense done on watercolour scrap

So I used the inktense pencils again today... and did extensive experimentation for many many seconds, as shown above, before embarking on the work today ... figured I shouldn't whimp out on showing the results, though the background had to be rescued with my trusty watercolours, I was actually a lot more pleased with how this turned out than the first effort, and before anyone says it, yes they are a touch bright to be water lilies, but I like bright, so bright it is.... they are going to go in that space on the wall next to the mutant gold fish ginger jar...



I also got off my butt and finally finished off the necklaces, rings  and cards to go down to The Collective Store for a quick restock before the Wynnum Up Late event tomorrow night.... they have been half done on the desk for a week now, but that deadline finally get me working, and they look pretty together at this stage, so while the work desk has looked pretty busy and full for the last 30 days, I am going to clear it tonight and clean and get organised for the thoughts and idea I want to explore in December... sometimes life is just too good for words!!!


A huge and heartfelt THANK YOU to Leah for hosting this freakin awesome time ,and to all of the people who have made the last month a wonderful one, who have taken the time to comment and share stories with me, who have inspired me and shown great sympathy through dog vomit and drowning attempts, and have made me laugh out loud... we are a truly witty and inspiring bunch of people... just ask us we will tell anyone who asks...xx

23 comments:

tortagialla said...

CONGRATS! I think it's wonderful we can all sort of have this collective energy and do something for 30 days... and you are right that Creative Every Day provides inspiration year - long! Yay! Love how you put the artwork on your wall... looks fabulous!

Gwen said...

It has been really fun to folow you this month and I have really enjoyed your posts.
I will be back!
xx

Tracy said...

*Waves Pom Poms* Good for you! AEDM made a HUGE impact on me last year that I couldn't resist participating in it again.

I receive your posts directly to my e-mail so I can easily stalk your blog. Mwhahahahahaha!

I have thoroughly enjoyed your wit, your humor, and your TMI (too much information).

In the words of the irrepressible Arnie Schwarzenegger in Terminator, "I'll be baaack."

I had to Google his last name as that is a humdinger to sound out!

Kelly said...

Another amazing painting! I love the intense color of your waterlilies. Here in Florida we do have very intense varieties. I too plan on continuing with Creative Every Day. I have been addicted for almost 2 years now. I am just looking forward to a little more relaxed pacing. See you there!

FranT said...

WOW, you worked the Inktense fantastically! That is on my Christmas list! I just hope Santa brings them:) I know this AEDM was great and i am going to try to keep up with doing something every day. I look forward to seeing what you do in December and on into 2012! I'm a fan!! All the best with the sale!

Serena said...

Glad to hear you took the Inktense out for another spin...the water lilies look great and artistic license means you can use whatever colours you want so you go for it, girl!

I've had a blast this past month too and I'm so glad I found some fellow Brisbanites via AEDM too. I have subscribed via your blog's RSS feed. I am also in your list of Followers, so there's no chance I'm going to miss a post.

Congrats on completing the challenge!

~ Serena :)

Sandy Coleman said...

Hi, so wonderful to see all the work on the wall. I love all the bright colors. I'm so glad you participated in AEDM and that I could discover your blog and your wonderful work. See you around Creative Every Day. :-)

rajns (carolyn) said...

That is such a happy wall!!!! So colorful - so full of creativity!!!!!

Nigel said...

The wall is superb, and so vibrant.

Congratulations on getting to the end of AEDM in one piece despite the best endeavours of dog & child! Hope to see you on CED.

Nigel

x

Deborah Velásquez said...

I have so enjoyed your work during AEDM. Your botanical illustrations, just gorgeous! Glad to have found you. You make me laugh!

?Inktense, worth trying? Expensive?
Have a great day!

Tobi Kibel Piatek said...

So much creativity indeed. I have enjoyed seeing your work and reading your blog - you were one who inspired me to keep at it - I too experienced the miracle of completing the challenge - thirty new pieces (I need more walls). I am looking forward to working on some bigger pieces - now that I do not have to show something every day -

pauline said...

you're right Tracey... we're friggin' hilarious. :-)

So happy to have found you via AEDM. i'm thrilled to have found so many creative people. Your work is beautiful, and your writing kept me smiling.
Maybe i'll see you on CED...? Thank you so much for sharing so much of yourself. It's been a real treat.
and hey - if i'm gonna be cyber-stalked, i'm ok that it's you.
xoxo

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

I've signed on for Creative Every Day, as well--and look forward to continuing the fun there!!! I'm so glad to have found you and your blog full of wonderfullness. Congrats on the 30 for 30 :) :) :)

Michelle V. Alkerton said...

I've so enjoyed your posts during AEDM. I sure hope you'll keep in touch :).
Stay inspired!
Michelle
Brain Angles - Invisible Ink

Lynn Richards said...

Yay for us!! 30 days has flown quickly by....I'd love it if you would stop by to my ONE DAY linky party of friday. Come by the blog for details. I so enjoy your writing AND art!
xo
lynn

Julie said...

What a wonderful month it's been! I love your wall. I'll see you around at ced and ppf!

Jen@small matters said...

What a colorful wall! I've really loved reading your blog this month - your writing and your artwork always make me smile!

MollyGirl said...

What an amazing collection to showcase after 30 days! Glad you're continuing with creative every day because I love checking out your colorful designs each day! Xoxo

Lorinda said...

Tracey it has been such a pleasure to discover you through AEDM! You're incredibly talented and I LOVE your wall of gorgousness! Looking forward to your next work of beauty! xoxo

tammy vitale said...

Indeed a huge thank you to Leah - and to you for faithfully visiting and cementing this new friendship! So you are going to keep going? A FB friend and I agreed to do it on FB (that way I don't have to post daily which is what is really hard) - and it's also easier for visiting and commenting. I know it does nothing for the web stats but I, too, want to keep going and this works for me time wise. SO enjoyed your work! Adding you to my favorites so I can find you and follow you during the year!

Gretchen said...

Congratulations for hanging in there! It was a wonderful experience wasn't it!!? You have a beautiful style, I can't wait to read more of your posts, I will have a bit more time now that the challenge is over. :)Bookmarking your site so I can visit often! I'm going to head over to Creative Every Day too because this has been such an amazing experience.

VonnyK said...

Your wall looks really beautiful. Hope the Wynnum uplate went really well for you.

Sarah Anderson said...

Well done you! I lost it towards the last few days, just too much going on and not enough hours or energy left in the day. So glad to meet you and your art through AEDM. Thanks for all the lovely comments you've been leaving :)