World Watercolour Month – Sunny Days

The yearly World Watercolour Month iniated by Charlie Shields at Doodlewash has started and I’ve decided to take my courage with both hands and join in for the first time! What is World Watercolour month? I added an explanation at the end of my post.  Charlie provided daily prompts to inspire us but it’s totally…

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Letting Go

When I started this painting a month ago, I was obsessed about learning how to get movement in my leaves by using shading and tones. I also thought it was time I stopped copying from my guidebook or other people’s drawings and learn to paint from a “live” subject (well my plant is a a…

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Inspired by…

So many things inspire me to make a card or paint. Nature, other people’s creations…and even once, a wall in a toilet in a mall!  Rarely though am I so moved by an image I’ve seen that I immediately sit down and create something. Well today’s card was that exception and here is the image…

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The Pursuit of Happiness

Or… What do you want from life. This question has not been on my mind for sometime. I guess it must be because I had everything I needed and was doing everything I wanted. My situation has not changed, but lately I’ve been asking myself this question, so something inside me has shifted. Its probably…

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Pain before Pleasure

Who would want to put pain before pleasure you might ask but many of us actually do it. I’m not talking about anything sexual here, just life in general. Some do it out of necessity, like having to go to work so that they can afford to do what they love. Or others like me,…

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Back to Painting

Its been 3 longs months that I haven’t painted! The house move killed my mojo I think and although it was always at the back of my mind that I should get back to it, it wasn’t till I started feeling a little depressed this week, that I knew I had to get out my…

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Learning to Watercolour – Day 1

I started learning to watercolour quite a few times now 😉 but none of the online courses I have taken really taught me what I needed to know…like how to load a brush for example, and especially, how to bend a leaf the way I want it to! Then I discovered Jenna Rainey’s book called…

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1st Painting Lesson

The last time I took a painting class, it was in school where I tried to make an apple look more than a round object with a twig on the top…and I failed miserably. Since then, I have always considered myself useless at creating anything with a pen, brush, crayons or anything else where my…

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Ines’s drawings

Going through some stuff lying in a corner shelf, I came across some of my daughter’s paintings she did a few years ago. Ines used to do a lot of painting between the ages of 6-8, probably because that was when I put her in art classes when we lived in France. This is her proudest…

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