Category Archives: painting

Painting Portland Bill – open studio co-operative effort

As part of the Spirit of Portland the Sculpture Hut was open to visitors with Stonechat providing a painting opportunity. Only a small task – to paint Portland Bill. In order to aid the process, and to inspire artists young an … Continue reading

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May Post Cards

I always look forward to iHanna’s Post Card Swap, I think this is the fourth I have been part of. You make 10 postcards, Hanna gives you 10 addresses from around the world and then, when she fires the starting … Continue reading

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Summer Flight Throw

Have been wanting to start a new big crochet project and inspired by Lucy at Attic 24 who has put together a palette of colours on the Wool Warehouse and Deramores websites, I wanted to have a go at putting … Continue reading

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Post Card Swap! Nov 13

This is my third iHanna Post Card Swap. I LOVE making all these wonderful creative connections across the world. During your visit to this blog, it would be fabulous if you would be able to take the time to put … Continue reading

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Barefoot Mandala Making

Music playing with  iTunes on shuffle added an extra twist at the same time as the central floor mandala was being created – individual ones were also in the making

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Messy Play

  We’ve just had our last of 3 Arty Crafty Workshops in Winfrith. The theme of the afternoon was Messy Play and Sticky Fingers, so lots of paint and glue, tearing and sticking and splodging! As a focus I chose … Continue reading

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Arty Crafty Workshops

We’ve been having fun at our Arty Crafty Workshops in the Village Hall. In the first session we talked about altered books and making our own stamps and stencils: For some it was hard to tear out the pages of … Continue reading

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Preparation

I have been preparing for an Arty Crafty workshop I am running on Thursday. We’ll be doing some Art Journal style album making and I’m getting some examples ready by Gesso-ing lots of altered books   making up little packs … Continue reading

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Saturday Link Love

Originally posted on QuinnCreative:
Andrew Hayes has two great loves–pulp books (or at least their pages) and smooth, cool metal. He chose to combine them into sculptures that contrast hard and soft, permanent and easily destroyed. © Andrew Hayes The…

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Open Studio (cont)

  Following on from the previous post: A few more pictures of our very enjoyable Open Studio day yesterday   If you missed it come along on Sunday, 11th August, when we will be combining our Studio Day with an Open … Continue reading

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Spirit of Portland Open Studio

The sun came out after all for our free open studio afternoon, and we had some lovely people seek us out.  With the stonechat team on hand we had lots to offer: thank you! It felt good to be working … Continue reading

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Celebrating

We have a lot of anniversaries in our family in July (and then another batch come along in October). On Friday it was E’s birthday – I have been a Granny for 6 years! Instead of a card I decorated … Continue reading

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Workshops!

Eeek! Exciting! One of our lovely blog readers – Pat of the glorious Grass Wave (more photos to come in another post – it’s coming on beautifully) Has asked me to put together some workshops to run in the Hall … Continue reading

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Sunny Bank Holiday

My daughter and I took her children to the Hut for the day – as soon as they arrived it was out with the paints, then a walk along the cliffs for a swing and an ice-cream,back for a look around … Continue reading

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Colour

It has been so cold for so long that there is not much colour in my garden, so I thought I’d add some of my own: I love the shape of this terracotta urn, but it needed a re-paint. After … Continue reading

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Last not least

The last post card in Hanna’s Post Card Swap arrived today – hurray! And what a treat – thank you Sarah On the back Sarah introduces me to the artist Rex Ray. I have not heard of him before and … Continue reading

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Postcard swap

Here are the 9 wonderful handmade postcards that have arrived from all over the world – I do love this swap! I’m hopeful that the 10th will arrive, but 9/10 isn’t bad. I love the variety, but also that they … Continue reading

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Links

Great idea Tammy of Daisy Yellow to share the links to 5 blogs Here are some of my favourites: Quinn Creative Great thought provoking articles with lots of links to other blogs and art journaling. Matt Scrumptious crochet, wonderful colours and … Continue reading

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Vanessa Bell

My friend Pauline has just told me about a website showing art that is owned by Britain but not currently on show: http://www.bbc.co.uk/arts/yourpaintings/ Fascinating  – what a resource! She was particularly delighted to discover some paintings by Vanessa Bell and … Continue reading

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Start

This was posted on Facebook by The Painting Experience forwarded from Julian Lennon’s post apparently.

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Lime Green

Another Post Card for iHannas Post Card Swap. I love the way collage throws seemingly random things together and gets me to play with colour and find colour combinations I would not otherwise have found. In this case, a recycled … Continue reading

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Excited!

Phew! I have finished both E and R’s cushion. So this afternoon I will take them, and the one for my daughter, and see them all in their new home. E and R had fun arranging the squares for the … Continue reading

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Altered books

These are the 6 books I am working on at the moment, all bought from charity shops. I am working on them in the ‘Art Journal’ style, which I love , but I will be using them as albums. I … Continue reading

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Frame?

This is how I spent Christmas Day 2012: Although I have a large family and 8 gorgeous grandchildren, I choose to spend every other Christmas Day alone: one year with the family, and the next either on my own or … Continue reading

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Drips

If I need inspiration I can usually find it on Daisy Yellow, especially the Daily Prompts page. Scan down and pick a subject. ‘Drips’ caught my eye and I was reminded some of the paintings I did on the 6 … Continue reading

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First Post Card

My first post card has arrived! From Laila. beautifully stitched and painted tissue paper machine stitched onto card.

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Postcard Swap Hurray!

Here are the 5 postcards I have made for iHanna’s Autumn Post Card Swap. I am supporting my son and daughter-in-law with their new twins so I had just one day to make the cards – I up-cycled some old acrylic … Continue reading

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sticky fingers

This gallery contains 6 photos.

I took my 2 year old Granddaughter to her weekly group called ‘Sticky Fingers’. Lots of painting, sticking and playing with a bowl of shaving foam. And after that we went to a park and after lots of kicking up … Continue reading

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Wild Daffodil

I started an Etsy shop! Exciting! Please pay me a visit. http://www.etsy.com/shop/WildDaffodil?ref=si_shop Inspired by Martha Marshall  I revisited some canvases and reworked them. This 8 x 8in canvas is now on sale in Wild Daffodil. I must get a better camera, the … Continue reading

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buddhess

the latest Process Art painting to be completed. I have started the next one in landscape format to see what effect that has on the content    

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More Hockney inspiration

and late Studio day fun – warming up…. getting there…

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