Who let the dogs out??

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Hi everyone!

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!

 

Hope you enjoy them !    Mo x

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The Big Painting Challenge

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Although i enjoy watching the BBC’s Big Painting Challenge and I know it’s a competition … but it can be soul destroying when these good amateur artists are torn down every week by the judges (I know they have to have an opinion). Someone on their facebook page commenting… ‘Such a promising idea….just so exasperated by the judges comments. Are they teachers? Their negativity is astounding! Criticism can and should be given in a positive, encouraging manner…not fault finding and crushing. This programme does not sit well and one can only feel pity for the way the contestants have been treated and let down.’ What do you think?

One of my aims is to encourage others to lift their own pens, pencils and paint brushes and start to enjoy their creativity again. If visual art isn’t your thing… then what about woodwork..sewing..sculpture…photography…crafting…poetry…creative writing … just get over the fear and try

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A Simple Saturday….

…. finishing some artwork which I began a while back.  It’s been a busy month at work and now that the festive season is almost upon us …I’m touching up some art and it’s now on the wall drying!  My sister at Denise’s Boxes and I are dreaming up some lovely things for next year …so watch this space 🙂  Hope all your Christmas shopping is almost at an end and you’ll be able to set aside some creative time over the holidays!

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It’s getting chilly!

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wish you were here

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outside the window of my silence
outside the window of my silence

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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.

Until next time… take care 🙂  Mo

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My largest painting to date!

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Mo’s 1st March Miniature GIVEAWAY!!

Mo's 1st March Miniature GIVEAWAY!!

Tell all your friends – it’s a Mo miniature March 1st GIVEAWAY!!! No sharing… no liking…just a wee hello in the comment and you’re on the list. BUT BE QUICK .. winner will be drawn this evening at 9pm …this is such a small canvas (7×5 inch) it was be posted worldwide. (sorry …the little red elf stays at home with me..she was just there to show off!)