A nice way to end an art-filled year!

It was lovely to end the year with a little win!  Choice Housing Association picked my winter mountain painting as their corporate Christmas card this year.  Very pleased!! 🙂

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Choice Christmas card Competition 2018

This week at Choice Housing we presented our Christmas Card Competition winner, Moyra Blayney with her £100 shopping voucher prize. With so many incredible designs it was not easy to choose an overall winner, but the dramatic snowy mountain artwork really stood out and caught the eye of the judges, who remarked that it will make a wonderful winner of the Choice Christmas Card competition of 2018.

Staff joined Moyra to celebrate the presentation.

We would like to say a big well done to all our wonderful entries and congratulations once again to Moyra!

 

30 Paintings in 30 days :)

I decided to start September with a challenge to myself – to complete 30 paintings in 30 days !  I had been given lovely watercolours from a colleague who didn’t use them.  This prompted me to start some floral wreaths in various tones.  Happy to say I’m keeping on course … here they are ….. so far!!

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Update – LeakyCon Dublin 2017

Well …to say that my session ‘Doodling Harry Potter’ this month at LeakyCon Dubin..was a success…would be an understatement!  I am always a little nervous when I teach and think that no-one will turn up!  This time I was hoping for 10-15 folk …. what a surprise when we arrived at the room and we counted how many came …140!! Wow… I’m still smiling!

I was so impressed with all of the participants – aged 4 – 54!!  They were all really responsive and talented too!  It made me realize that I love to teach …and to see people drawing/painting again.  See the photos below for their happy, smiling faces 🙂 !!

My thanks go to my sister Denise (check out her lovely assembled boxes at Denise’s Boxes) and my brother in law Norm who ran around to try to find more paper and pens!!  I also want to mention the lovely lady from Australia – Doodles by Sarah – who very kindly gave me permission to use her Harry Potter art to run the session … (it would have be difficult to paint my acrylic landscapes in the session!!) Thank you!

 

Pet portraits :)

If you would like to treat yourself (or someone else) to an original pencil artwork of your dog …head on over to my Etsy store !!  (short waiting list at the moment) xx 🙂

 

These three frosty landscapes…

…are now hanging up in their new home in Texas, USA … thanks to Carla for this lovely photo.  I really like to see how you have them all framed up and arranged on your wall – thank you so much for letting me see them!! 🙂  Enjoy!!

Please head over to my Facebook page and like if you wish  🙂 …ta! xx

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Are you being creative today??

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I need at least another 24 hours in my weekend to do all the things I like to do!!  Have you time to be creative and if so – what crafts/art/baking/woodwork/flower arranging/whatever! do you do?  Let me know either in the comments or over at my Facebook page!

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