Friday, 24 July 2015

Rubber Dance Stamp Competition

Its taken me a long time to do this one compared to my usual canvases. I was trying to incorporate the colours from the Rubber Dance Stamp Competition which are vintage white, forget-me-not blue and cinnamon brown into it and I found it quite difficult. The tree was inspired by the twisted willow in our garden which has that interesting kink in the trunk.The background didn't turn out how I wanted either and I redid it quite a few times adding progressively more and more bits. I'm trying to develop a more sophisticated style to my canvases as left to my own creative devices they always seem to come out very garish and childish! This one seems to be no exception to that rule. Oh well, if at first you don't succeed, try, try again! Anyway here it is.

Sunday, 5 July 2015

Mixed Media Monthly Challange July

So after my win last month I am very excited to enter the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge again although I know the chances of winning twice are pretty slim. Maybe this month I will win on artistic merit rather than just random selection! Either way its good motivation and inspiration and a way to get my work seen so what's not to like.

As you can see this months challenge inspiration is Summer Days. Which can be found here
My inspiration for this canvas came from the Bill Withers song 'Lovely Day' which I heard on the radio while driving but also from being out in my garden and all the lovely weather we have been having recently. So here is the finished canvas, it kinda makes me think of garden parties :)


As my previous post shows I entered the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge last month with my butterfly canvas and I have been picked at random as one of two lucky winners to receive some craft goodies!! Im so excited I can barely breath! I never ever win anything!!!!! I know it was random and not based on artistic merit but how exciting to be able to get crafty bits for free!!!

Here is a link to the blog where I am named! I have to include it as I might never win anything ever again!

Did I mention....I WON SOMETHING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1