Thursday, 22 March 2012


Thursday already...not sure if anyone follows this so thought I would just post 2/3 times a week,.
This week I have been playing with alcohol inks and spraying them onto paper...then seeing what results.
Here is one I did yesterday....

Monday, 19 March 2012


Yesterday I decided to do some card making for a change. Sometimes you need a rest from routine to recharge the batteries and give you new ideas.
So here is the card that I made

Friday, 16 March 2012


Today is dull and colder. I had to go to town to post some parcels and now time to paint and make some cards......I have such a lot of stock that I need to use up.
Here is today's painting...this is an encaustic one. I love the patterns that encaustic wax makes on the never know what the results will be. ...and if you don't like it, you can go over it and start again!

Thursday, 15 March 2012


I actually managed to do 5 paintings last.
I also put an encaustic greetings card into my Folksy shop...  I like making cards and haven'tmade any for a few months. I usually just make them for our family use but thought I would list this one.....
he it is for you to see )that is of course if anyone reads my


Wednesday, 14 March 2012


Today we still have some mist hanging around outside. No sign of any blue sky out there either.
I hope to actually get some painting done today as I haven't had a chance this week to do ANY yet.
I still have over 50 items waiting ready for listing, so I have plenty to choose from when listing.
You can see my ebay listings by clicking on the ebay button on my website.
I also have to online shops


here is another painting

Tuesday, 13 March 2012


hope this works...

Monday, 12 March 2012


The mist has been down all day today....I am sure the sun was up there somewhere but it never made it through!!
Last night I did 8 encaustic paintings.
For those who don't know, this is painting with melted wax on the bottom of a tiny travel is very difficult to plan a painting when doing encaustics, you just have to go with the flow and see what results you get.....great fun...

Sunday, 11 March 2012


another beautiful day. Had a nice lie in and then a late brunch. Dinner is ready and then I am going to do some encaustic art while I watch dancing on Ice....

Saturday, 10 March 2012


today I had my usual lie in and watched tv while having breakfast in bed....such a hard life...sigh....
I also watched Michael Bossom doing his demo of encaustic art on Create and Craft tv.....fabulous....full of inspiration and ideas. If you haven't seen encaustic art then check out encaustic art on youtube or google Michael's website....
Here is an encaustic painting that I did last year.

Thursday, 8 March 2012


Today, as a trustee, I had to be on duty at the Age Cymru day centre. The centre manager is on holiday and each trustee has to take a turn to be there in case there are any problems, as we are ultimately responsible for anything that goes wrong. All went smoothly and I had a nice roast dinner.
Of course it meant that I couldn't get any painting done today...but I am still up to schedule with my numbers.
Here is another for you to see..

Tuesday, 6 March 2012


Had a nice trip out to the Range today and spent a lot of time in the art department. Bought some canvas boards ready for painting on....I resisted buying any more paints...must use what I already have first...
I listed on ebay, etsy AND folksy today.....such a pity that Folksy has now increased their listing fees. It is now 24p to list an item no matter what the size. That means that because my items are cheap I hardly make any money on sales because they also take a % of the final value.
Etsy is much better value at 15p. Even ebay is only 20p and that is worldwide...Folksy is only in the UK....
such a shame as I have always been a fan of Folksy...

Monday, 5 March 2012


another lovely day here, although it is cold outside. It is also nice to get up in the mornings to some daylight.....Spring is coming.
I would also like to thank those kind people who leave comments on my blog. They are very much appreciated. I am sorry that I cannot do similar on people's blogs, but it mucks up my settings when I try...but I DO look at blogs and really enjoy the inspiration that it gives me
Today my copy of "The Magic" arrived....if anyone wants to change their life then this is the book to read....It gives you all you need to know about success and good health and is easy to read and understand.

Sunday, 4 March 2012


I was very busy  yesterday, so I will combine the blogs for the weekend
Yesterday was a beautiful day with blue skies and sunshine. I had a nice lie in and managed to list paintings on etsy and ebay. I tried to list on Folksy but it failed six times, so I gave it up as a bad job. Never mind. Internext explorer and folksy seem to dislike each other and cause a conflict. I am trying to transfer a lot over to firefox and see if it is any better. The problem on firefox is that i keep getting a message to download an update to flashplayer...mmm....not sure if I need to do that or not, so I will have to wait until i can find someone to ask.
Here is another painting.....(I'll try not to duplicate this

Friday, 2 March 2012


Another absolutely beautiful day....went to the shops without a coat.....
I have also done another 4 paintings.
you canlook at my ebay listings by going to   and clicking on the ebay link on the left
My etsy shop is

and my folksy shop is

here is another of my paintings

Thursday, 1 March 2012


Another beautiful day with all the windows open.....March 1st....St. David's day....all the children going to school in national costume....looks lovely......