Tuesday 6 January 2015

Google captcha I am not a robot word verification thing!!!

For some reason I am not able to comment on certain blogs and its bringing visitors back to my old blog here.  I am sorry for this..my new blog is a wordpress blog and here is the address to see what I have been up to recently.....as you can see the reason I left blogger is that it started to remove all my photos without permission!!!!click here to see my new blog and would love it if you are able to leave a comment despite the robot caption thing which is not my doing but is blogger playing tricks..aghhhh!


Tuesday 26 August 2014

Moving to a new web page

hello I started this blog way back in 2008 and thankyou for all the comments and followers.  Unfortunately, a lot of my photos and links to my favourite blogs are disappearing and are not being seen by blog visitors. I have started a new blog so here is the address..please come and visit to see my new look and new name


Sunday 24 August 2014

Think..is what you say Truthful, Helpful, Inspiring, Necessary and Kind

some more sketches for The Art of Spring course I am doing with Junelle.

Happy Sunday Sketchers

I seem to be having problems with blogger as my photos arent coming up for people to see...check out my facebook page Lorraine's Arty Stuff as I tend to post stuff on there before here..mmm I might have to set up a new blog if the problems continue.

Saturday 16 August 2014

You are a perfect creation so be surreal

Playing around with paints and my love of Dali.  When I visited the Dali Museum there were all eggs on top of the building so this inspired this page for The Art of Spring workshop I am taking..see link to right.

Happy Paint Party Friday

Sunday 10 August 2014

picking fruit and making jam

quick sketch of my hanging chair in the garden and fruit we picked

my first batch of apple and blackberry jam..delicious

patchouli soap decorated with rose petals from my garden..love experimenting when making soap

Happy Sunday Sketches

Thursday 7 August 2014

Friday 1 August 2014

Sunday 27 July 2014

weekend sketches

more sketches for the farmers market art course

Happy Sunday Sketches..well off to load the BBQ now as its still lovely sunshine;)

Thursday 24 July 2014

this little piggy went to market...

a week of quick pen and watercolour sketches for farmers market and I had a go at making lavender goats milk soap as teachers presents with a difference..love the way they turned out
Happy Paint Party Friday

Friday 18 July 2014

cupped hands gently open supporting peace..

"cupped hands gently open supporting peace like the golden hollow of a singing bowl like the towering rim of mountains cradling this slumbering and mist draped valley"
todays quick sketch of emerging sunflowers at market..so hot today think we will have a BBQ
Happy Paint Party Friday

Wednesday 16 July 2014

loving the quick pen watercolour sketches

 Enjoying quick pen sketches and watercolour at the moment.  I am doing the farmers market and art of spring art courses and love the results

for the farmers market course we had to visit a market for inspiration so I made a little video of the market I visited this morning and where I bought a little table for my craft room
have tidied my craft space and got rid of the huge table that was a mess so have replaced it with a tiny table that looks a lot neater..going to do some scrapbooking soon hence the paper pads.

Happy WOYWW  Happy Moo Mania

Friday 11 July 2014

lots of quick watercolour pen sketches

reading an old yoga magazine inspired this sketch of my favourite yoga pose Sarvangasan

sewed this onto a new sketchbook

have always loved chillies

love this red house painting done by my son

Happy Paint Party Friday
Happy Art Journal Journey

Tuesday 8 July 2014

freedom, tolerance, reason

another little pendant made from broken jewellery..I used a broken needle with buttons threaded through as a clasp. The words inside read freedom tolerance reason which are so important I think.

 Happy Moo Mania

Monday 7 July 2014

even crows need a holiday..

I am looking forward to the farmers market art course starting soon so had a go at a quick watercolour of a crow wanting a holiday..bit of fun.  I have also started some meditative knitting where I just knit with no plan and eventually it will evolve into something.
Happy Mix It Monthly boat challenge

Sunday 6 July 2014

love, sketches and tolerance

little pendant I made out of broken jewellery inspired by meditation

quick sunday art journal page

doing a lot of quick pen sketches lately

Happy Sunday Sketchers

Sunday 29 June 2014

Let us aim to be positive and smile

  Pages for Susana Tavares class which I love called paper and paint.  I made a gelli plate inspired by the frugal crafter yesterday so have had fun making loads of prints for journal backgrounds..here is a little video of what I made.

Happy Sunday Sketches

Sunday 22 June 2014

the spirit of love unites us

Went to my first flower communion this morning..it was such a lovely time where we give and receive flowers..If you want to know more about Capek and flower communion here is the link http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flower_Communion

Happy Sunday Sketchers

Saturday 21 June 2014

Be spiritual and be in the heart....

Finished the cover for my sunday morning art journal which is a place where I put drawings, thoughts, quotes etc that inspire me from the spiritual meditative side of life.
Happy Paint Party Friday

Wednesday 18 June 2014

Everything will be ok..

today I was sketching in the garden in the shade as it was such a lovely hot day

another journal page finished for the susana tavares workshop..love this whimsical style especially the sheep

Sunday 15 June 2014

Dont Worry Be Happy

For the last lesson in the sunday mornings art group we had to make a worry/prayer box so I used an old chocolate box to make this.  I like painting about the dark side of life and thought the naive whimsical style suited this so well.  It was lovely finishing painting this outside today in the sunshine.
Happy Sunday Sketchers