Sunday, September 28, 2014

Sunday Weekly Wrap-Up


Another week has passed and it is now fall, although with the weather we have had this past week, you'd think it was summer.
This past week my creative output was centred more on writing - to finish my novella for the "Easter Lilies" contest (which I did and sent off) and my novel for the SYTYCW contest for Harlequin. (If you're interested, here is my first chapter for reading at their website.I'd welcome feedback)

ATCs
I had some ATCs to work on this week. The theme was Africa and I created the Africa stamp for the cards.


Fall Intentions Vision Board
Each season I try to create a vision board for the 3 months ahead. Here is mine ( and here is the link for a closer look)



Photography
I had to go through the garden yesterday and take some last shots of the flowers.








Linking with:

Inspire Me Monday

Creative Every Day


Saturday, September 27, 2014

Shadow Shot Sunday



Another gorgeous day! Sunshine, warm air, leaves turning colours. Just lovely. Here are a few shadows from this past week
.We had gone to Hamilton for an appointment and I saw this lovely old church. Luckily I had my camera and got a few shots.





(Live this door and decorative metal piece)


Be sure to visit here to see wonderful shadows from around the world.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Sky Watch Friday



Time once again to share the skies above us. Here are a few from this week:






Be sure to check here to see wonderful skies from around the world.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Fall Intentions Vision Board



It is already fall and the leaves are already changing colour! We have had a bit of a reprieve with the weather, as we have warmer, nicer weather all week.

Something I have done the past few years is create a fall intentions visionboard. It helps me to focus on goals for the next three months in a visual way.


The areas of focus are:
Creative (writing and art)


Health

Spiritual and Social

Three things to include:

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Sunday Weekly Wrap-Up



This past week I played a little with paintis and created some ATCs.  It felt good to get back to creating art.
I have to make more time for it, that's for sure.

Inspiration Avenue
Inspiration Avenue has returned with a fun challenge for the past week: Favourite Artist. I created a horse in the style of Jose Merello (check here at my post for more info on him and the creating aspect)



ATCs
I created some APCs for a swap that will result in a whole deck of both  flower and bird cards. Here are my queens:




Photography

Here are a few photos from this week:





Linking with:

Inspire Me Monday

Creative Every Day

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Shadow Shot Sunday


This morning the sun was out, and it was warm and humid, quite a change from the cloudy cool days this past week.
Here are a few shadows I captured:





(Our bug zapper!)


Be sure to check here for wonderful shadows from around the world.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Imitation is Flattery


The challenge at Inspiration Avenue this week  was "Favourite Artist" - to choose an artist and create a piece in their style. I have many favourite artists - most of the Group of Seven and the Impressionists.
But a new artist for me was highlighted on the Inspiration blog and I fell in love with his work. So this week I explored his work and learned more about him.

Jose Manuel Merello 

Merello was born in Madrid in 1960. He studied the Masters and is mostly self taught. His paintings are very Spanish and full of colour and line. They are so exuberant, full of energy. His paintings are exhibited all over Europe and the States.


Two o my favourite paintings of his are:  (Paintings are from his website - great place to visit!)


"Horses in Red"



"Woman With Hearts"


I decided to do a horse. I started with a collaged background with papers, then painted with 
red/yellow/orange. (Sorry - I did not take pictures along the way - was so involved in a number 
of things)
I tried oil pastels to highlight the horse - didn't work. Then painted and highlighted and just 
played with line and colour.  Although it doesn't match the vision I had, I had fun with it. 
Here is the result:




I plan to go back into it again to lighten the blue and add brighter sections in the horse. Or start 

again  - lol.