Art, Elvis, Movies

ELVIS MONTH Day 1 Love Me Tender (1956)

Year: 1956 Age: 21 Movie: 1st Love Me Tender is the only Elvis movie where he was not top billing. So this is Elvis' first movie.  I just happen to love love love westerns, and love black and white movies too.  1956 was such a long time ago.  15 years before I was born, (having… Continue reading ELVIS MONTH Day 1 Love Me Tender (1956)

Art

OMG Fantastic Paint Storage Idea!!!

Omg I can't believe I have never thought of this.  Just an amazing idea!  I was just having a quick look at Pinterest (said no one ever!) and saw this.  I just couldn't go to bed without sharing this little gem of an idea.  Now if you don't hear from me again it means I… Continue reading OMG Fantastic Paint Storage Idea!!!

Art, Books, Illustrations

Little Golden Books…867 of them, EDIT: Now 1144 Titles!

Little Golden Books, doncha just love them?  So many millions of people have these books included in their childhood memories, and because of that most of us buy our own children these great books.  I really love that we can still buy many of the classics like, Poky Little Puppy and The Saggy Baggy Elephant.… Continue reading Little Golden Books…867 of them, EDIT: Now 1144 Titles!

Art

A House Made Of Love and Sugar.

162 panels of sugar sealed between two panes of window glass, and this is what you get.  AMAZING.  I can not begin to imagine the planning and time that went into this wonderful piece.  To achieve the different colours the sugar was cooked to different temperatures, with great effect. Title: Solarium, 2012 Artist William Lamson. … Continue reading A House Made Of Love and Sugar.

Art, Illustrations

Pretty Vintage.

Love the old postcards, such a pity we don't send these kind of things anymore. I am so torn between old stuff and new stuff.  I don't think I could decide on my dream house, I would need two dream houses...one very modern and minimalistic, and one full of old vintage shabby chic stuff.  Right… Continue reading Pretty Vintage.

Art, Home, Life

Sweet Cottage Cuteness.

Tiny houses...easy to clean, quick to tidy, no clutter (cause there is no room), sounds dreamy to me...but idealy, I would love to have a big old cottage type of house with a tiny little cottage arts and crafts studio out the back of my non-existent house, over looking my non-existent rolling hills and my… Continue reading Sweet Cottage Cuteness.

Art, Home, Life

Jack, Union Jack.

  I just love the Union Jack,  partly because it appears on our flag as well, and partly because of the strong colours.  I always go for the antique, well worn Union Jack decorator pieces.  And to have a rug with the Union Jack on it would be devine.  One could only hope. Have a… Continue reading Jack, Union Jack.

Art, Illustrations

Street Art

Most of us rarely get to see street art that isn't crap some bored pre-teen did.  Above is just a few examples of some really impressive street art.  Maybe I just need to get out more, and I might see some of this stuff.  Congratulations to these street artists, they brighten up our days.  Not… Continue reading Street Art

Art, Illustrations

Robot Love

I haven't done any art for about a week now due to a fantastic dose of the flu...could be worse though.  So I have been very slack with posting on the blog this week.  But I should be back on Monday.  Or I will be back on Monday, with some original art...hopefully.  See you on… Continue reading Robot Love

Art, Home, Life

Who Ya Gonna Call?

Some days it just all comes together.  And some days it just all turns to shit.  I had the first one today.  Yay for us.  I also bumped into a few (four) old and dear friends at the shops this afternoon.  That was really strange, but I was so happy to see them all.  It… Continue reading Who Ya Gonna Call?

Art, Illustrations, Ipad Art

Ipad Owl.

Sorry for so many posts today...last one until Monday I promise (unless something really interesting comes up)...This Owl is another example of the app Paper for Ipad.   Refer to previous post.  Just having a heap of fun with the Ipad and Paper... So have a great weekend all.  (I really wanted to say all y'all,… Continue reading Ipad Owl.

Art, Illustrations, Ipad Art

Paper 53.

I have just discovered an app called "Paper" on the Ipad.  It might take a bit of practise but I am really enjoying it.  The basic app is free with additions available...the additions start at $1.99 and go up to $7.49.  Really worth a look and a play.  Have fun people...if you do have Paper… Continue reading Paper 53.

Art, Home, Life

The Amazing Flowering Tea Balls.

Flowering tea balls are usually served in containers made of glass so that the flowering effect can be seen. The flowering balls can usually be reused two or three times without the tea becoming bitter.  It is unknown if the tea balls are from modern China or much older.  So give it a try, you… Continue reading The Amazing Flowering Tea Balls.

Art, Home, Illustrations

A Change Is As Good As A Holiday.

Well, last night I was a little bored, not that I didn't have anything to do, just didn't want to do it...so I gave the blog a bit of a face lift.  I hope I haven't confused too many people.  I'd really like to know what you think about the change.  I think this format… Continue reading A Change Is As Good As A Holiday.

Art, Illustrations

Paper Boat Girl. In Progress. Updated.

I have completed a bit more on this piece. A bit of a close up of the paper boat, which I am very happy with. Tossing up whether or not to add a neck and a shoulder with a tattoo of an anchor on it...I might just pencil it in and see how it looks.… Continue reading Paper Boat Girl. In Progress. Updated.

Art, Food, Illustrations

Work In Progress.

Just started this one today.  I never like a picture in its first stages, so I am not too excited by this pic, but it has potential.  A lot of hours and a lot of detail to go.  I will try to do a bit more tomorrow, but in the mean time...I am off to… Continue reading Work In Progress.

Art, Illustrations, Life

Fashion Sketches From The 20’s and 80’s.

  Oh I had to laugh the other day, going through some old school stuff and found my sketches from the subject loosely titled "Fashion".  I'm guessing it is aprox 1985.  I'm sure we could probably guess just by looking at these two pics. This one is my favourite.  I was a little put out… Continue reading Fashion Sketches From The 20’s and 80’s.

Art, Illustrations

Hair Moose And A Fairy Tale.

Once upon a time there was a little girl.  She loved to be outside when all her friends wanted to watch the television.  She didn't care at all.  She, in fact, preferred it. She preferred to be alone in the wild wild woods.  She proclaimed the woods her realm.  She walked those woods like she… Continue reading Hair Moose And A Fairy Tale.

Art, Illustrations

Vintage Ad Art

Going to give this one to my little sister.  ❤ Thinking of doing a series of cards cause my Etsy shop is doing soooooo well,  nottttt! Lol.  But one day I will sell something...as God is my witness Rhett I will sell something...Next week I will actually put some effort into putting these black and… Continue reading Vintage Ad Art

Art, Illustrations

Under Da Sea

I always sing this to myself (and sometimes, annoyingly, outloud, as I do not have a musical ear...so I am told...but they do say I improve greatly after the second glass of wine) whenever I see anything that belongs under the sea.  Now you can sing it, in bed, when you are trying to sleep… Continue reading Under Da Sea

Art, Illustrations

Beards and Octopus. Octopus Beards. Bearded Octopus.

So I am totally going to need glasses by the end of the year, my eyes are so tired after these...this problem is not stopping me from watching a Project Runway marathon of season 10 (I think).  Every time I watch Project Runway I feel like I just wanna sew and design and totally feel… Continue reading Beards and Octopus. Octopus Beards. Bearded Octopus.