lauantai 15. syyskuuta 2012

Creative Tuesday and autumnal photos

Good morning everyone:) Sundays are great when there are no obligations. You can sleep as long as you like and paint artjournal in the morning (I'll put pictures from it in the future post).
Creative Tuesdays  has a new theme and that is "birds of a feather". I actually started painting this blue tit for few months ago. I wanted to try new techniques so paper is from and old book and I painted the bird on it with acrylics. Base is black carton.
Kinda amusing.. we've had extremely rainy summer now it is extremely rainy autumn I wonder if it will be a rainy winter also.. Of course I wish for snowy winter.
One more ACEO finished. This one had been laying on my desk.
 Now the treasure guardian is finished and is on sale in my shop
Yesterday I took a walk in the nearby forrest.. Gosh all the berries looks so good.
I think I need to make another trip today and pick some.
Little bridges were all over the forrest.

I was of course inspired by all the warm colors around me.
Few days ago I bought Linda Ravenscroft book "how to draw and paint fairyland".
There were great instructions on leaves and foliage.
Highly recommend. Of course the book had lots of fairies :)
I continue my artjournaling now.
I hope you enjoyed your stay
and come back again
Autumn Blessings for everyone

sunnuntai 2. syyskuuta 2012

Contest resolts

Hello everyone:)

First of all I wish to thank all of you who entered by contest. It was very helpful since I wish to know what images are most popular.

Here are the resolts:

"Elf can't sleep"
Elf can't sleep - came first. This one I painted few years ago as a chirstmas gift for my
sister. Rumer says it inspired her to write a story from an elf (which Im currently illustrating).
Image itself is based on a finnish christmas carol called "tonttu" (elf).
Starcats- came in second. Cats singing carols:) Who wouldn't love that.
(Can you see my two cats singing too, here is a hint: other one is black and other one is white)
From all the "non-holiday images" Shona came first.
"Shona" is one of my oldest paintings (that I've wanted to keep). I think I painted this watercolor mermaid during 2005- 2006). It was inspired by one of my all time favorite book serier. Liz Kessler's  "the tail of Emily Windsnap" and all the Emily Windsnap books. Of course this book serier tells about mermaids and one of the mermaids is called "Shona". In the books Shona has green tail.. but I took artistic liberties:)
Meaning that "Elf can't sleep" , "Starcats" and "Shona" shall be printed as postcards. If things go well I shall turn other my paintings as postcards also.
Mina, Janna, Sanna, Riikka, Salla, Jaana and Cathy.. You'll all get suprises from me during coming winter/spring:)
Stay tuned...