I've been asked to join in the
Creative Blog Hop
I met Shoshi (Sue) through
WOYWW which is
Shoshi does unusual things with
teabags and makes all sorts of
lovely crafty things in her huge craft room
(yes, I'm just a little jealous of her space).
The blog hop involves making a post on a monday
answering a few questions and then
nominating three other blogs to share the love.
Here are the questions and my answers:
1. What am I working on?
I'm currently experimenting with a more loose style of painting
using acrylics, inks and anything else I can play with.
I currently have seven canvasses on the go, all at
different stages of completion.
I'm in an ocean mood at the moment and playing with
sailboats and pelicans.
That's after my parrot mood where I painted
2. How does my work differ from others in my genre?
I guess really in my work there is that element of
blonde nutter in each piece.
Most of the work is crazy and bright with loosness
but I always like to add a little bit of
uptight and get it just right me,
somewhere in the piece.
3. Why do I write/create?
I've always loved to draw but had to
work for a living, which was no fun.
I started painting when my last child was young
and haven't wanted to do anything else since.
Painting keeps me sane, although many would say
I'm totally insane but hey, just imagine
what I'd be like if I didn't have painting!
4. How does my writing/creative process work?
I can get ideas from anywhere and then I try to find photos
of that subject and from there it's to photoshop to get what
I think will work, draw it up onto a prepped canvas
and just let the imagination go.
Sometimes I will just paint and glaze a painting
and then on another I might put tons of gloop on,
then ink it and paint over that.
All of my paintings just seem to evolve rather than be
I find it works better that way,
plus I don't have the patience to plan.
I have two people who I would like to nominate
for the next blog hop.
They are both arty farty types like me.
1. Neesie. I've known Neesie for quite some time now.
We met online when she was living in Melbourne
and still keep in touch now that she has moved
to Bonnie Old Scotland.
Neesie is a fabulous artist, photographer and cook.
Her work is gorgeous
and her posts extremely funny.
I would urge you to visit her blog for
some highland hijinx.
2. Sandra Busby. I met Sandra online a long time ago too,
it was her fabulous paintings of glass
that led me to her blog.
Sandra is an incredible artist who works in oils.
Her glass paintings are second to none
and she does the most adorable teddy bears.
Sandra also has a news letter
which is very informative and she often shares
how her work is done with a series of photos.
I've learned quite a few things from her blog.
Now I've given them a little introduction
and if you're still awake after my waffling,
maybe you could go and visit their blogs.