Thursday, April 21, 2011

She does blog occasionally...... Maybe occasionally is a little generous.
I have been absent, I know.
I have been a very busy gal with work, home, and most of all University.
My decision to study has been 20 years coming..but now i am , Im soo stoked to be doing it.
Whoever would have thought that I would get such a big kick out of writing essays about conceptualism and modern art??
So, sadly, the crafting has gone by the wayside a a "im so sorry Ive been absent".. I thought i might share one of my "how to" videos.just for fun.
Its pretty basic, but if youve ever wanted to try mixed media and didnt know where to start....heres a good basic how to to get you started.
Have a go if you want to...(note: I think i refer to the Kit...which is an old Tarisota collection..but you can make do with stuff from your stash!!)

"Flying home" Mixed Media Canvas from Deb Godley on Vimeo.

And...Happy Easter!! may you enjoy this time with your family..and your art supplies!!!
Love to you allxx

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Ode to a star...

so. I can say now that I didnt make it in to the Archibald exhibition...which means I can share this pic of my painting and my lovely subject.
Such a steep learning curve for me, painting an actual person...and this painting is so very stylized still..but its all about the subject. All of it.
it is huge. Its about 2 metres tall by a metre and a half or so wide. Took me about 6 months, off and on....and it has truly been a labour of love and I cant wait til it comes home..
More than anything?? Its an ode to one of the biggest, twinkliest stars in my sky.
Thank you, Mrs Bartlam.
More soon...