Wednesday, 22 July 2009

Just one hour... how long my paintings were in the gallery today before someone bought one! It was my small one of Loch Lomond. I'm very pleased and I just need to paint more now.

Thought I would share these photos of Grace I took on the way home today. The sun was shining and the colours she was wearing just looked great with her lovely red balloon. Hope everyone had a lovely Wednesday. I'm off to do some knitting as I have had a couple of unexpected new orders. x

Monday, 20 July 2009

At Last

I finally plucked up enough courage to submit my paintings of Loch Lomond to the gallery that I work at and they are now up on the website. I am very chuffed and they look great, fingers cross they sell and I had better pull my un-crossed fingers out and get painting some more!

This week has been my first week of Unravelling with Susannah Conway. Have a look at her website to learn more or Susannah's lovely blog Ink of My Fingers. This week is all about feet and I thought I would share my images with you.

I had a gorgeous birthday weekend and was spoilt rotten. I had three blissful days off work celebrating with lots of different people. This cake was bought for me by my hubby's boss! He had a party which coincided with my day and I threatened that I would only come if there was cake, and there was! and everyone sung Happy Birthday to me... lovely x

Friday, 17 July 2009

Happy Birthday to Me!

Having a lovely day. Just been to see the new Harry Potter film which was fab and now off to get ready to go to a party. Hope you are all having a lovely day.

Tuesday, 14 July 2009

Give Me Some Dinosaur Love

Hubby likes to put new images on our Mac wallpaper and I thought I would share some of the best ones. RAWR x

Sunday, 12 July 2009

Five for Silver, Six for Gold

I have decided to create a weekly feature of some of my favourite finds on Etsy and the Web. Hope you like my selections. L x

Knotted Line Necklace by Harborside Treasures Designs
Darling Buds of July by Fong's Studio
Weavers by GollyBard
Silver Garden Branch Bracelet by Lillyella
Green, Blue and Black Solid Resin Ring by BuyMyCrap
Iced Gems Set of 5 Recycled Felt Food Sculptures by britishcreamtea

Thursday, 9 July 2009

Cut Copy and Create Giveaway

Just thought I would give a quick shout out to my fellow McEtsy team mate Cut Copy Create who is having a blog giveaway. Check her blog out and you are in for a chance to win a gorgeous photo or illustration. Good luck.

You say it's your birthday

Pink Sky In Morning II

This is a birthday dedication post to my co-worker Heather Lander who's birthday it is today...happy birthday Husky :O)
As it's her birthday I thought I would do a post dedicated to her artwork. As some of you know I work in a commercial art gallery based in both Glasgow and Edinburgh gallery. We both work in the Glasgow gallery and Heather shows her work in the galleries and does very well. My mum and dad commissioned a large double panel piece for their kitchen which I saw up for the first time this summer and it looks fantastic. Hope you enjoy looking at Heather's work and if you would like any further information you can visit her website or visit the gallery.

Heather is originally from Portland, Maine but has a settled in Glasgow since she attended Glasgow School of Art to study fine art (97-99). Her mother lived in Florida and takes a lot of inspiration from her garden and can you spot the Pelicans?

Zebra Jungle Seated

Pelican in Purple Light

Outline of Pelican

Which one is your favourite? I'm eyeing one up for our kitchen.

Wednesday, 8 July 2009

Oh Happy Days

Hello there. Long time no see. We got back from our Summer holiday on Sunday and I have just about recovered! I also have so many photos and stories to share with you I didn't know where to start.

We started our holiday with 10 days in France at Mum and Dad's and boy was it HOT. For a couple of days it got up to 32 degrees in the shade and we had t
o literally tie Grace down to a chair indoors as she wanted to play outside in the sweltering heat! She had the best holiday ever spending her time between the chickens, the dogs and the ducks. If you asked her what her favourite part of her time in France was it was collecting the chicken eggs, picking up the broody hen Cyrillina (mum and dad thought it was a male chicken and called it Cyril!) and walking the four Cocker bliss for a four year old x