Saturday, December 31, 2016

Happy New Year...

Few weeks ago I did order some stamps from China. 
I really love these, all reminds me about my favourite country, India.

Love making the background before I start stamping.

What do you think?

Hope you all have a wonderful night.
Here in Iceland everything is getting crazy at midnight.
Fireworks for an hour or two. 

Pour my dog and all the other animals that don´t like the bombing.

Happy New Year to you.


Thursday, December 29, 2016

Long time without blogging...

Merry Christmas to all of you
How are you all today?

Here in Iceland we are having a terrible weather, rain, wind, snow, rain, wind, snow and a very dark day.

But we are used to it... 

I have been painting a little, not had much time but trying to do something little every day.

Im taking two classes right now, one with Jody Ohl, Zen painting. 
There we are playing with pens, paint and ink.

and another class with Jeanne-Marie Webb .. Sculpturing with self drying clay.

This is my cat woman made with self drying clay. 

Enjoying both classes but need more time....

Hope you are having a wonderful day, Ill be back soon to show you more of what I have been dooing.



Friday, September 16, 2016

New painting on my desk..

Hi, how are you all today?
Im fine, today it is Friday and Im going to paint this weekend.... finally.
Been so busy so I have not touched a brush for a week or two.
 Yesterday I did start making background for my new painting.
Today Im going to add some stamps and stencils to it.
And hopfully Ill find something in it tomorrow.. 
I need to buy my some more canvas, I want to buy big, I want to paint big.

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend.


Monday, September 5, 2016

My exhibition is over...

Now my exhibition is over.

Im so grateful, don´t know how many came to my exhibition 
but there was a constant traffic all three days.

I did sell a lot, a lot.....

Im so happy, so happy people like my paintings and are willing to pay for them and have them hanging in their home.

The best of all were all the kind words i did get. 

Now I can paint more, and I did get some orders too.

Today Im smiling, Im happy, Im glad.

I feel so blessed.

Have a beautiful day


Friday, August 26, 2016

My little exhibition..

Next weekend Im having a little 3 days exhibition.
We are having a town festival in my hometown and Im taking part
 one more time by having an exhibition.
 This summer I have been painting and painting as I was going to take a part in an exhibition in Kerala, India but I had to make a last minute cancel.
So now Im having a lot of paintings all over my house.
I name my exhibition All you need is love... named after one of my paintings.
Wish you all were here and could come and join me.

Have a great weekend


Monday, August 8, 2016

Layer by layer :)

Like always I´m painting.. I did start working on this one last winter but was not happy so I decided to keep it for some time. Yesterday I started again added layer by layer of bright and beautiful colours and when i was happy I washed it with white, something I learned long time ago but had forgotten all about it until I saw one one line teacher use this Technic. 
Im quite happy with my girls and owl now but far away from finished.

Hope you have a very nice week.

Ill start working later this week... would love a longer vacation.


Wednesday, August 3, 2016

This summer I have been painting a lot...

I took a class by lovely Jenny Grant but she was the host when I
 was in Stockholm last summer taking Tracy Verdugo´s class Paint Mojo. 

Jenny´s class was on Life Book, a year long class with
 new teacher every week and a lot of 
new method to learn in every class.

I wanted to use brighter colours and I did 
add a little gold on the Mandalas.

I like them but I feel like I´m not finished yet, 
have to add a little here and there..

Have a great week


Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Im painting and painting...

Im enjoying the summer, having all the day just for me and my paint.
Three more weeks and then Ill start working again.
I took a little class last week, Birds on Birds taught by Alison O´Donoghue.
I love the new method I learned there and have been mixing it with my art in my new paintings which I cant show you yet as they are going to be on an exhibition. Ill tell you all about later. 

But I can show you the one I did practising..

This one is the first one I made, finished and signed :)

That one is my second one and already in frame :)

The third and last one is painted on Camembert cheese wooden box. I love this one round and funny. 

I love this method and soon i can show you how I have used in my art with my beautiful lovely ladies :)

Have a great day


Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Im in love.. with my new painting :)

This week I´m staying in a summerhouse here in Iceland for a week. 
Surprice, but the sun has been shining the whole week, best summer we have had for a long time.
I took a little paint with me and two canvas. I have finished the first one and started the other one.
Love painting like this, took a little class Birds on birds, you can get more information here above in Classes I have taken :) 
Ill post a new photo when I´m back home, my internet is not working here out in the country.

Have a beautiful rest of week.


Thursday, June 23, 2016

Back in my studio after a week in Spain..

Im back home after a wonderful week in Calpe, Spain.
Went there with my husband to get some sun and a good rest after the Icelandic winter.

I did a little painting before I left, taking a new class from Christina Romeo, a very interesting one and different from the classes I have been taking.

This is just the beginning, waiting for the next lesson.

You have to visit my blog again to see how it will look when finished.

And now Im back to my studio painting and painting for a exhibition 
Im going to participate in this winter, cant tell you more now.

Have a wonderful day


Monday, June 6, 2016

Done.... with my painting....

Im so happy with this one. Love how it turned out.
The pattern in the background, the colour of her hair, the Mandala and her hands... 
I love everything about her..
What do you think..

Have a great sunny day


Thursday, June 2, 2016

Another Mixed Media Painting from Iceland

That is my second blog for Rubber Dance Stamp

Hello again. Sigga Dís from Iceland here, and this is my second 
Guest Designer project for Rubber Dance.

This time I made a different painting. 
Using soft colours and a little collage wings. 

I started using two blue/turquoise and one 
pink paint on a 300 gr. cold pressed 
watercolour paper from Daler Rowney.

Then I did some stamping, and I love these 
stamps from Rubber Dance.

Some details, don't you just love these stamps?

I left a little blank space where I drew a face, 
I love to draw faces.

A bit of white colour here and there.

Black outlining with paint.

Coloured her hair and dress.

Changed the colour of her dress:

After using my brayer adding some 
white colour here and there I wanted 
to add wings to my girl.

Had a little problem deciding where to 
add the wings. 
Used a black Posca pen around her eyes, 
nose and mouth.

Before I feel like finished I had to add a 
little text to my girl. 

It says.. 

Your wings already exist, all you have to do is fly...

Love this text...

Supplies I used:
Daler Rowney 300 gr. cold pressed watercolour paper
Golden fluid acrylic paint
Martha Steward paint
Posca pen
Collage butterfly wings I found on the internet
Some brushes
Golden gel medium for the wings

Here you can find me:

Thank you for stopping by.

Have a great day


Sigga Dís

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Still working on this one..

As you know I did not like the colours and the face in my painting
 so I did paint over and changed the colours in my Mandala.

Yes, I changed the face, the colour of the Mandala and did add another hand...
Still a work to do, give the new hand a colour and 
work a little bit on the background :)

Have a beautiful Wednesday.


Monday, May 30, 2016

Did not like the colour in my Mandala..

I did make this beautiful Mandala but did not like the colours..

And I did not like this pretty face... 
So I painted over with Gesso and started paint the Mandala in new colours..

And I did paint a new face, more like my face..
with the big nose and my kind of eyes..
Here Im in my sofa corner with my painting and some paint.. 

 I did add some black colour around my girl and Mandala, 
now I have to start with the background and girl..

I love my Mandala now, I love my girl now... I hope I dont have to paint over again... 

Have a wonderful day

We have the sun in Iceland now.... and I hope we are going to keep it for some time :)


Monday, May 23, 2016

Painting in the sun

Yesterday we had a beautiful weather in Iceland so
I took my canvas out and did a little painting in the sun.
Just if we could get more sunny days here, today it is cold and no sun.. so Im painting inside..
 I was playing with ink, stencils and paint..
Not sure about the outcome, I'm not finished yet.

The ink did dry fast in the sun.

Played a little with hot and cold colours.

Drawing a girl.

Adding outlines to my Mandala girl.

Have a nice week


Saturday, May 21, 2016

I did paint a painting that I was happy with :)

I had to give last Life Book class another try, not happy with the first one I made.
So I started making background with my ink.
Then it was to draw a Mandala, that was easy as I love Mandala making.
After the Mandala was ready painted I did start with the girl holding the Mandala.
Then it was to paint and use some pens for the outline. Some ink here and there.
Litle paint here and there, some more lines and little paint on the Mandala.

Dont you think she is ok? I think so, happy with the colours and happy with the Mandala. The face is ok but the hands are still to small.. Have to practice on hands :)

Have a great Sunday


Friday, May 20, 2016

New painting for Life Book

Last weekend I made a new painting for Life Book 2016. 
The teacher was Renata Loree and I just have to say that I loved her class.
We did start by drawing a Mandala then we drew the girl like around the Mandala.
I wanted my Mandala to be visible but some did paint over most of the Mandalas.
I was not to happy with my painting, didn't like the girls face, know I can make a beautiful face.
The hands were too small and so on... 
But after watching my painting I started liking it more and more so I decided to post a photo of it. 
Im making a new one, this time Im going to do the girl more my style..

Have a beautiful weekend


Wednesday, May 18, 2016

I was a guest designer for Rubber Dance :)

Bibi asked if I wanted to be a Guest Designer for Rubber Dance, and this is my first post of two.

My name is Sigga Dís, I live in Iceland where I work as an art teacher, teaching art to children from 6 to 16 years old. 

I have always been creating, love art class in school and in October 2011 I found out that I could take on-line classes in art. Since then I have taken so many classes and learned so much. If you go visiting my blog you can see all the classes I have taken for the last five years. 

I have a blog, Facebook page, Pinterest, Twitter, Etsy and Instagram by my name Siggadisart. I'm not so active on all of them but I'm trying. You can find links to all my social media at the end of this post.

I love to make backgrounds and love to use stamps and stencils when making them.
I love to create, I do paint or draw something every day. Can't think of a day without painting. 

I'm going to show you step by step how I work when making my art. Hope that you enjoy and feel free to ask if you have any questions.

Here you can see what I made when trying my new stamps for the first time.

I started by using Dailer Rowney FW ink on a 300 gr. cold pressed paper 
also form Dailer Rowney. 
I used a spray bottle to get a little flow on the ink.
While working you have to be careful not mixing together 
warm and cold colours when they are still wet because then 
you will get brown colour.

While waiting for the ink to dry I cut my stamps and found out there were many I liked a lot.

Could not wait to start...

I thought it would be difficult to choose from all of the stamps, I have to say I have my favourites.. Here is a link to the Rubber Dance Shop.

Take a look, love those circle stamps and the spiral is my favourite.

More details..

The paint I'm using is Golden. If you have't tried Golden, you should. 
Golden fluid is my favourite, the colours are so bright and so soft to use 
and they are so transparent.

I'm adding little colour here and there

Working with white colour. In Mixed Media you can always make a new layer. 
If you are not happy you just make a new layer until you are happy with your painting.

Here I'm almost done, I wanted to doodle a little here and there.

Now I was done, but no I wanted something more..

Do you see what I did?
I made the circle on the bottom to a flower and now I was done.

So what do you think?
You are most welcome to leave a comment, would make me very happy.

Supply list:

Golden fluid paint
Daler Rowney FW ink
Daler Rowney 300 gr. cold pressed paper
Posca pen
Spray bottle for water

Here you can find me:

Thank you so much for your visit.

Have a great day!


Sigga Dís