Sunday, 8 October 2017

well after a short rest from painting, I decided to paint an 8x6 watercolour yesterday. I haven't done anything other than aceos for a few months, so this was an enjoyable and interesting experience.
Here is the finished painting
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Saturday, 23 September 2017

I have spent a few months doing crochet while I sorted out some personal problems
This week I picked up my paint brush again and started doing some aceos and cartoons for cards.......
Here are a few of the paintings that I have done this week.....
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Wednesday, 20 September 2017

It has been a while since I posted any of my paintings and yesterday I decide to paint a landscape.
I mounted it onto quality card stock so that it can be sent as a card but kept and framed after receiving it.
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Monday, 24 July 2017

I have lots of yarn stashed away in cupboards and I really need to use some of it up. I think that one day I will open the door and get buried under bags of yarn, never to be seen again.....
I am still knitting but also doing some small amounts of crochet.
I have to be careful to look after my hands and wrists so I am mostly knitting.
I bought some lovely random yarn and knitted this baby cardigan....I liked it so much that I did another one in different colours.
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Both use the same pattern (my own) but each one looks different because of the yarn ......
I am now thinking of making some Christmas items for babies.
I intend now to stick to baby knitwear and knitwear for young children.

Monday, 19 June 2017

well it has been a few months since I wrote on my blog. Unfortunately my wrists started getting painful and so I have had to give the crochet a rest. I also had cupboards full of unsold items because I was making items so quickly.
That being the case, I have decided to return to my love of knitting.
I spent many years making and selling jumpers at craft markets in Uxbridge , (Greater London)
I loved those days.
I no longer have my machine as manual dexterity also posed problems.
However, I find that I am able to knit without any problems, so recently, I have been knitting and offering my knitwear for sale in my Folksy shop
www.folksy.com/shops/teabreaks
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I now have something that I can happily do during the evenings.
I paint during the day but when the light fades, it is difficult to see the colours as I paint in miniature.
I have recently made a few entrelac cardigans as I love this technique...sooooo....here are a few pictures to bring up to date, what I have been doing....
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Sunday, 4 December 2016

It has been a couple of week since I last wrote my blog. Life has been hectic one way and another. I have sold quite a few paintings and so I have been working hard to make more stock.
I had a few problems with My Hermes failing to collect parcels which is a great shame as having items collected from the house enabled me to be able to list as sell larger works of art. In the winter I find it difficult to get to the post office and I thought that My Hermes would be the answer to my prayers. However when you book a collection and no one has been by the Friday you realise that you just cannot keep good customers waiting so now I have decided to only paint items that will fit into the local post box. If the weather is bad then I can manage to walk to our box, even though it is a good 10 minute steep hill walk.
I have a birthday this week and reach.....wait for it....70 !!! I am always being asked what I would like and so I now have a Sizzix BigShot plus machine and have told all the family to buy me dies for this machine. With that in mind, I have now decided to put more cards in my etsy and folksy shops and also put some on ebay as well.
I have been busy making cards as well as painting.......Making cards also gives a break from trying to decide what to paint. Sometimes staring at a blank canvas can be difficult !
Here are some of my cards and some of my recent paintings.
All of them are for sale... my shops are
www.folksy.com/shops/teabreaks
www.etsy.com/shop/teabreaks
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Friday, 11 November 2016

It has been a busy few weeks and I have been painting and also making cards.....
The paintings will go on ebay and the cards will go in my folksy shop...
www.folksy.com/shops/teabreaks

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