Category Archives: art

happy new year!

So I’m back at work today after 2 weeks holiday. (So excited… huh, no.)

I really managed to disconnect myself from the world of web in my time off,  so this morning I opened up my blog and my blog subscriptions  – with design*sponge being the top cab off the rank. I was in the mood for a burst of colour, art and funky design to get my creativity bubbling away as I eased into the “dreaded” first day back at work.

And I found this, which I totally love…

fiona douglas of bluebellgray
I love the eclectic memoir collection, the letterpress blocks (beautifully painted!) and the watercolour florals. Such a lovely shade of paint too. Beauty…

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adding a special touch to christmas gifts

diy christmas wrap ideas

Aren’t these just adorable?

I love a beautifully wrapped gift. I think it makes the whole idea of gift giving all the more special and intriguing. Check out the post on design*sponge that has a tonne of ideas to give your pressies that special touch! I know what I’ll be doing on Christmas eve!


watercolours

One of my favourite bands sing a song called Watercolour and today I got to mix my very own watercolour in a painting class. Very exciting stuff!

It’s been years since I’ve taken a painting class – probably not since high school! The fact that I was taking the class with one of my best friends made it all the less daunting 🙂 We started with the real basics:- painting a colour wheel and then a cut lemon. We did pretty well I thought!

Anyway, I’ve dug up some beautiful watercolours that I’ll let roll about in my head until class next week where we will continue the watercolour journey.

 

TTC Delayed After The Storm by Herry Arifin

TTC Delayed After The Storm by Herry Arifin

Two Apples by Julia Swartz

Two Apples by Julia Swartz

Watercolour by Ben Tour

Watercolour by Ben Tour

Rose by Stina Persson

Rose by Stina Persson

Rosehip by Stina Persson

Rosehip by Stina Persson

Big Glitter by Stina Persson

Big Glitter by Stina Persson

 

Watercolour Sunset by Svetlana Sewell

Watercolour Sunset by Svetlana Sewell

I forgot how much I love watercolour as a medium.

It’s so light and dreamy.