Monday, 28 February 2011

Vanity, vanity.......

I found out last week from Vicki who attends Penny's Tuesday afternoon class, that my picture of peaches appeared in an article about the EAC Art Awards in the February issue of the Dorset Magazine.

Unfortunately, by the time I found out, the March issue was on the shelves. Vicki kindly provided me with a copy of the relevant article and the part referring to my "masterpiece" is reproduced here. Look back through my blog for a picture of the peaches. I have to say being described as a younger entrant put a smile on my face.
Onwards and upwards!

Friday, 18 February 2011

EAC Entry Finished

I have finally finished my entry for the EAC. Having started out being not too happy with it, I am quite pleased with how it has turned out.
Still haven't done anything for this month's Sketchbook Challenge but now I have finished the EAC entry I can spend the rest of the month working on some pages.

Sunday, 13 February 2011

Work in Progress

I have started a new still life which, hopefully, will be entered into the EAC Over 60s Art Awards. The closing date is 4th March so I think I will have time. I am not over happy about work so far but I will persevere and hopefully it will pass muster. My problem is anything other than perfection is not good enough!!!!!

Hopefully, the completed picture will appear here by the end of the week.

I had hope to do some pages for the Sketch book Challenge but have go too involved with the above picture. Once I get this finished I will try to do some pages before the end of this month.

Thursday, 3 February 2011

A scam and an STC

I had hoped to do a posting at the beginning of the week but unfortunately I was the victim of someone hacking into my email and contact list. The result was that a number of people received an email from me saying I was in Malaysia, had been mugged and needed money! I was totally "unmugged", apart from a mug of coffee, and safe at home. Unfortunately I was logged out of my email account for 24 hours or so because my password no longer worked. Strangely enough, I could not get into gmail to use Blogger and when I tried to reset my gmail I was stymied because the email address to do this through was my hotmail address. Generally I love computers and email etc but other times I want to scream and throw the whole lot out of the window....and just because some greedy little ..*!!** wants to try and get some easy money. Grrrrrr.

Anyway I am back in cyberland. Have just completed another Artist Trading Card for Scribble Talk. I am about to start on a still life which includes grapes so I thought I would kill two birds with one stone by doing an STC of grapes (see above) as a practice run. I am pretty pleased with it. I hope the recipient will be.

Now to do some more work for The Sketchbook Challenge is Opposites. I am at the brainstorming stage. Hopefully I will have something done in a day or two