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!
…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!!
This is a new kind of artwork for me! One of my colleagues asked if I knew of someone who could draw her dog as a gift. I said ‘I can try’ (never having drawn any kind of animal before!)…nothing ventured …nothing gained. Thankfully she loved it and that lead on to drawing quite a few before the New Year. It’s a different kind of art …not as free and easy as painting abstracts in acrylic but satisfying nonetheless!
What’s it like where you are? It’s getting pretty cold here in Northern Ireland but at least there are some relaxing days off on the horizon (yipee). I really really need to get my paints out very soon…it’s just been so busy with shopping, eating and house stuff recently…but I am really missing my acrylics and canvas!! As we approach the end of the year … I just wanted to thank everyone from all over the world for your visits this year and reaching over 18,000 views!! When I started my little art page …it was really just for family and friends to be able to see my latest paintings but I could never have imagined just how many of you regularly check in and say hello…THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH!!
I would love to know where on earth you are …so please do leave a comment and tell me.
This year I’ve had the great pleasure of helping others pick up their own brushes and pens to start their own creative journey! I’ve lead classes for older deaf people, a cochlear implant support group and the sign language users group. Although I only have level one sign language …I’ve had help from others in order to communicate – thanks to those people!! 🙂
Head over to my Facebook page and enter by posting your favourite landscape !! Read on…
*********** SPECIAL GIVEAWAY – ART COMMISSION ********* Okay folks…here it is – a special thank you to one of the 1,016 Likeys!! To be in with a chance to win a special one off original from Moyra Blayney Art … this is what you have to do!! Just post your favourite landscape photograph – it may your favourite holiday spot…a local landmark or your back garden! Whatever it is … post it in the comments below for a chance of winning an original acrylic canvas of your favourite place. Your photos will be saved in a folder (with no names!) and an independent judge (to be confirmed!) will pick the winner next Friday! The winner will get the painting in time for Christmas (a great present!). So look out those special places and POST…POST…POST!! Here’s one of my recent landscapes to give you an idea of the style! Please note that this little thank you prize has nothing to do with Facebook … PLEASE ALSO NOTE THAT THE ART PRIZE CAN BE POSTED WORLDWIDE …SO ANYONE CAN ENTER!!