Friday, December 27, 2013

Merry Christmas to all of you and a happy new year.

First of all I want to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a happy new year.

After blogging only for two year and having over 25.000 visitors is unbelievable for me. Im so happy for every visit I get, so thank you all.

I have been doing just a little painting lately. 
I painted a serie of angels.
They are small paintings, 10x10 and I love them.
This time they all have butterfly wings and a pink dress.

Peace (sold)

I did change this one form fearless to love for a customer 



Kindness (sold)

My blue angel is from a painting with two angels but I had only finished one of them so next week I can show you the whole painting.

Have a wonderful week all of you and a happy PPF.


Sunday, December 8, 2013

What a wonderful home made cat...

In my paper maché class on Tuesday I was working on a large bowl, I did forget my camera at home so I don't have any photos.
When waiting for the bowl to dry I made a little cat.

To day at home I did not have any paper maché so I did use a self dry clay to finish of my cat.
I think this is going to be a perfect cat for all my birds... maybe I should make a birds cage so the cat wont catch all my birds. 

I was working on my christmas girl as well, I finished painting her so now I can have her hanging on my wall during christmas.  You can see my christmas girl dressed in red. 
This is what I have been doing last weeks working with paper maché. The girl dressed in blue is a doll I made of fabric and paper clay. 
Have a wonderful sunday.

Thursday, November 28, 2013

My painting makes me a little sad..

I was asked to paint a painting. 
A girl, a mother, a wife, a daughter, a sister, a friend, a teacher, a beautiful person died, she was young, to young to die.
From the moment I was asked I knew how I wanted my painting to look like but was not sure that the people who asked me would like a painting like that.
 The day before I had made sketches of few paintings and the first one was the one I wanted to paint.
I don´t paint for people, I paint for myself, hoping someone else is going to like my painting and if they buy, I´m very happy.
I did start.
And I did paint.
I did not stand up for 5 hours, I wanted to finish my work, so I would have time to make another one, very different, If they did not like my painting.
I worked two more hours in the evening and then the painting was ready.
I was very happy with my work and I so hoped they would like my painting.
They did, they loved my painting.
They gave it away to the girls coworkers.
They loved my painting to.

Hope you like my painting too.
Happy PPF and Happy Thanksgiving to all of you.


Friday, November 22, 2013

No time for painting

I need so much more time in my life.
This week I have not had time to paint or draw, I have been working, went to my paper Maché class.
Worked in my gallery, where we had long opening hours.
And Im so tired.

But one night I went to my school. One of the teachers is a quilt designer, you can see her webpage here we had  to make a christmas runner. 
We had so much fun cutting, glueing and sewing. About 12 showed up.
Im very happy with my runner witch I did decorate with hearts.
It says Merry Christmas in Icelandic.
Have a wonderful weekend all of you and a happy PPF.

Friday, November 15, 2013

What to do staying at home with a flu...

 Last week I was sick, staying at home, having a flu.
I was to sick to sit and paint so I moved over to my sofa.

I love to sit in front of the TV with my Neocolor and my watercolor paper and just start drawing.
I did start drawing one bird, then another.
I had to make background so I did draw houses, mountain and just kept on drawing till I was happy with my drawing.
Then I only needed one fine brush, water and my Neocolor.

The next day I did want to draw again so I started drawing an owl. When taking Life Book 2012 Juliette Crane was one of the teachers and she was teaching how to draw an owl.
I love her style of drawing and painting. 
Now I´m back to work, have had a busy week but now it is weekend.... love it :)
Have a wonderful weekend and a happy PPF to all of you.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

My doll is done and a wonderful girl bought two prints from my Etsy shop :) :)

It does not happen often but it did happen now....
Im sick, having a flue.

I hate being sick and not able to go to work, especial now when we, all the teachers and the staff are having a friend week at work and Im missing everything.... Im sad :(

This week I did sell two prints from my Etsy shop. It made me so happy because I have not been very active there, always forgetting to add new things out there. 
But now Im going to add new items in there as soon as I have made them :)

It would make me very happy if you would take a visit one day, just to see what I have there and maybe share my shop with your friends.

After sewing my doll, filling her up and adding the clay I painted her black, I found it a little strange but after adding other colors I saw how cool it looked. 

Here you can see how se look, kind of like her face but Im going to make a new skirt, think it will look better if I make her wear skirt in bright colors.

If you missed my last post you can see it now because there Im showing the process of making the doll.

My ETSY shop

Have a wonderful weekend where ever you are and a happy PPF


Thursday, October 31, 2013

Im making a doll..

I did pay for a doll making class some time ago but did never make one.
So I thought it was about time I would give it a try.
First I had to sew the body and fill it but turning the arms and legs inside out was a hard work, o my goodness... but I did it..

The class is with Gritty Jane at The Trodden Path and that is a good one.
I did make another doll once, it was in Life Book 2012 and that was also with Gritty Jane. Don´t know if I have a photo of that one. Ill look in my file.

After making the body I had to start making the face, that was not so difficult, Gritty is having a great video showing how to. Now I have to let her dry and tomorrow I can start painting her but I have to make her hair first. 

Have a wonderful weekend all of you and a happy PPF

Saturday, October 26, 2013

From my Paper Maché class

 Im taking a paper maché class here at home. I go there once in a week for three hours.
Our first assignment was to make a lady. That was not hard for me, Im used to making or painting ladies.

We did start making shoulders, then we made the head. I had to make mine with a long neck.

The hair was made with silk paper but the body with newspapers. I made her a neckless, that I made with wire and silk paper.

I made a beautiful dress for her with collage paper I have and started working with her face by adding white silk paper.

Before I had to add a wings to all my ladies but now Im not finished with out making a bird.
I love this long legged bird whispering some secret in her ear.

Now it was time to start painting. I took her home, I wanted to be in my studio, having my things around me to get the feeling for her face.

And she is done, what do you think? 
I might add some colored flowers to her hair, but just a little dots here and there.

In the next class I made this one. LOVE him...

Have a beautiful week and a happy PPF (S) Im always so late posting ...

Friday, October 18, 2013

It is friday again..

Last weeks I have made these 3, love each and everyone of them.
they are painted with acryl on canvas.

As you know then Im taking classes all the time and in these paintings I can see the technic I have learned from few of my classes and I love to see how I mix all of them together to make my own style.

I love little birds so I had to have birds in my painting. It is always the same type of bird but with a different decorations.
I have one more canvas like these so Im going to make one more, have already made the sketch for it.

My paper maché lady is not ready yet. I have brought her home so I have her on my desk and se is ready to get her face done.

Now I have diary for year 2014 ready for sale as well as I have sketchbooks and notebooks.

when Im not painting Im knitting or crocheting. This time Im making some squares for 
A beautiful project for the children in Syria. 

I bought me a new book, it just arrived but it is a beautiful book from Mindy Murphy Lacefield, I highly recommend it if you love to look at others art, she also shows us the way she creates her girls. 

Hope you all have a beautiful weekend and happy PPF to you :)

Thursday, October 10, 2013

You have to see my lady now....

First of all I have to show you my lady....
She is not ready yet, takes so long time to dry between layers.

Isn't she adorable??

Next tuesday I think Ill take her home with me to paint her face. 
Love her little friend that is going to be standing on her shoulder ,
whispering some sweet things in her ear..

I have been painting... yaeee..
have not been painting on canvas for a long time or at least a month..

This time Im making some ladies off corse.
the canvas is 40x80 and a thick one.

First I made the background with warm colors.

Then I did add little cold colors.

Then I decorated a little and painted the girl with the little bird.

Now I mad the outlines.

And she was done...

I was so happy with the results, love her, think she is so perfect :)

Have a beautiful weekend and a happy PPF


Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Photos from the new class Im taking..

First I have to show you this one I made for my daughter. 
There she is with her unicorn with his golden horn :)

Last week I started in a new evening class in papermache making 
and work with paper.

For the first time for the last years Im taking a class here at home, 
and a class that is not online.

The first assignment is a lady and that is not difficult for me.
We did start making the head and then we did the shoulders.

After making the head and shoulder I had to cut a hole in the shoulders where 
I could place her head. I wanted to make a lady with long neck 
with her head little to the side.

Then it was building up her face, adding a nose, lips and eyebrows, 
she does not look very cute at that time, but she is going to be beautiful, 
I promise...

Then it was time to make the hair. I did use tissue paper for the head and it was so nice working with the tissue paper, it was almost like a clay. After that I did add white tissue paper on her face and neck just to see better if the face was going to be ok.

The green thing is going to be her collar or her neckless.

Ill show you new photos next week :)

If you did not go to my blog two weeks ago or the 18 of september I want you to go there and read about Soul Food, a new class Im taking starting 30 of December.
The link is here Soul Food

Happy PPF to all of you
Have a beautiful weekend :)

Saturday, September 28, 2013

A new painting for LB 2013

Week 39 in Life Book 2013 was about loss. 
I did want to add a photo of my daughter as she is away and I miss her.

That is my loss.

Don´t know if I have told you but she lives in USA, studying, on her second year.
She has started in Honor Collage and has become a member of a sisterhood.

Everything is happening over there but Im sitting at home missing being with her when all these great things happening for her... but Im so happy for her.

"She believed she could so she did"

Thats the words I have for her because thats what she did..

Happy PPF to all of you and have a beautiful weekend.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Soul Food, a new class hosted by Mystele, Jeanette and Heather.

I have paid for my next class. This time I did chose to take Soul Food, hosted by Mystele, my favorite girl and with her are the fabulous Jeanette House and Heather Santos. For those that don´t know then Mystele is one of the teachers I met at the Life Book hosted by Tamara Laporte at Willowing.
The class will take six months and together with these great girls are so many great teachers, Ill only name the ones I know starting with 
Alaya art
Jodi Ohl
Kristen Powers
and I think there will be about 30 other teachers.
Here you can read all about the artists

And if you want to join you can go to this web page and sign up

I think this class is going to be awesome.

I have not been painting a lot last days.
I did finish 2 more ballerina painting and made 3 hearts with a quote, great gift for a friends.

Happy PPF to all of you