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Sunday, 18 May 2014

BUSY, BUSY, BUSY

Had such a busy week.  Gardening mostly, so painting with plants!  Anyhow here is my arty news.

Easter Challenge, kept til the last and done with care.  Sue D'Arcy-Masters husband is connected with the Southport Lifeboat Station, and challenged me to paint the old station (a new one is going to be built) with the boat in front of it. So this is what I came up with.  Guess what, they have had it framed and it is going up in the new building when it is finished. How lovely is that!

I wanted something to put in pencils that have been kept at the back of a drawer.  I thought I might use them if they were to hand, so made these.  I stuck on all the Easter Challenges that you out there set me, so I can remember the fun I had over the Easter weekend painting them. Empty baked bean tins and glue that doubles up as varnish were used.


And I took my last brusho mini workshop.  I think they all enjoyed and learned from what I passed on from my workshop with Joanne Boon Thomas.  This is one of the paintings we did (we managed 3 in 2 hrs) and this was by the far most successful of the ones we did.  More brusho is being ordered and the word is spreading.


I am hoping for a quiet relaxing week this week.  Putting my feet up and the odd afternoon tea.

Enjoy whatever you are doing, wherever you are.

14 comments:

  1. Your painting is beautifully framed, it will look wonderful in it's new home. I love the bright colors and energy of your rooster!

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    1. Thank you Celia. And have a Happy Sunday

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  2. I can see you've been quite busy and successful with your boat scene. You've got reason to be proud, it's lovely. I like this idea of using your old challenge's paintings and creating crayon holders. You've earned your rest now...but I wonder if youre the type to stay put for a few days ;)

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    1. Got the get the garden in order, so that I can sit and paint and not feel guilty. Perhaps I may fit one or two in over the next few days. Thank you for your Sunday visit.

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  3. The boat painting is lovely… you have been busy haven't you? Love the pencil holders… nice idea.

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  4. You have been busy. I like that one of the lifeboat rescue station and they are so proudly hanging it too. Nice!!

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  5. Your framed painting is brilliant Polly and will look so good on the wall in the new building. Bet you wont stay with resting for long and if you are like me cannot afford to get stuck into to many afternoon teas!

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  6. Your painting is awesome and it looks great framed, wow, what a satisfaction !

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  7. Thank you everyone. I am very flattered that my painting will be hanging in the new Lifeboat Station. and Lorraine, you are right, just the odd afternoon tea.

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  8. You must be very proud, Polly! It looks great in its frame, and I love the rooster too!

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  9. Congratulations Polly on your painting...you so deserve it my friend. Very lovely and like the way you let it breathe. Great way to recycle and get those pencils close at hand. You really did some great work over that Easter week-end. I remember enjoying all those challenges you met so well. Gorgeous Rooster - just love the way you indicated his feathers. Awesome post! Thanks for sharing. Now you definitely deserve to put your feet up and have a cup of tea...I will be right over to join you when I get out of my garden (LOL)!

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    1. Got the chair and tea and scones ready for you Debbie. We can chat about many things. (Wouldn't that be great)

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  10. Good for you for making the workshop. Now that is determination! :) And you got a great little painting out of it to boot! I love the monkey too with the hat and brush. Lovely!

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  11. Thank you Ross.. I am lucky to be able to go on workshops so feel it is the time to pass on my information. Oh, and the monkey is a self portrait

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