Friday, June 19, 2015

Lots of black

This week I rewove the red on red pieces onto black. I like it. At last.

I also wove a circle on black which I REALLY like.

The photography is not the best lighting. I finished it last night and have been out all day so just took it now at dusk with a standup light blaring on it.

I've done other circles but like this one above the best.

I've also done lots of Yupo experimenting. Next time.

Might not get around to many blogs this week as we leave tomorrow for England for my daughters wedding. We love the groom but I do wish he was an Australian not a very English English man.

I'm English my self. After my dad died I sighed with relief that I wouldn't have to make that trip again. But I have. Last year to meet the grand daughter and now for the wedding. Safia was two months when we met her. Look at her now!! Eleven and a half months. It will be worth it.

Friday, June 12, 2015

Colour change

I didn't like the red on red I showed last week so I painted new canvas and  rewove it. I think I'll put the red through a black canvas.
Here is the new red. I tried taking close ups of some of the little pictures but they are too close up!

I had a light shade marathon this week. Such fun. Sold my first one yesterday morning at a networking breakfast I took four. My photographer friend took this pic. You really can only photograh one at a time to make them look like they look with the light on.

This is what my house looks like now with many made and only one sold!

View from my office nook. (yes, I'm untidy!) The pink lampshade bottom left is one I made before but way way too much time to do and doesn't look that good.

Dining room side. Another of my woven pictures on the wall. Lots not right with it. Happily learning all the time.
And finally - Someone a couple of weeks ago mention Yupo paper, Having never heard of it I researched it and found our local art shop sells big sheets of it. So I bought some and painted on it last night. I LIKE IT, Next step - by next week - cut and weave.

The ones on the left are 'undercoat' then laying the paint then the finished thing. Know what to do next time.!

Friday, June 5, 2015

Trying colour backgrounds

The weaving works very well on a white canvas but...I want more. More colour always. So I have tried two different things. First, the blue on purple. I've had these blue bits hanging around for weeks. Never sure about them because they are so pale = wishy washy in my world!

The other day I thought "right purple background is what they need". I used rice paper on the canvas then painted it purple then ...well what often happens with me I DID TOO MUCH. I don't think the splashes of iridescent work. I tried painting over them again and its settled them a little bit. I tweaked the picture a bit in Picasa so it looks brighter. Cheating I know!

I have also been trying red on red. Also not so great. Once again I DID TOO MUCH to the base. I dribbled interference on the red and ended up doing far too much and it looked chaotic and busy so I've painted two different reds over them and the varnished the red cos it looked so flat. Red is a difficult colour to photograph! I still think it needs something but not sure what. Open to suggestions.

Meanwhile I have set up an Etsy shop for the lamp shades. I have 7 waiting to be painted and am experimenting with something other than rice paper. Partly cos I can't find any sellers in Australia and have had to go back to my NZ supplier and get it shipped over, via a friend, from there. 

Thanks for dropping by and commenting. xxx Rosie

Friday, May 29, 2015

Some of my other current work

I'm weaving into canvas and loving what is happening. The process to create what I weave is very organic, Then it's all measurements and straight lines, its a odd combination but works I think. The muse desended on me out of nowhere at the beginning of March. This is the first one I did. Each square is 2cm x 2cm (about 3/4 of an inch.) I had made this paper months and months before.

I fell in love with the whole concept. I made mistakes with this one so the next one didn't have those mistakes. And I wanted bigger squares which meant making more paper.

This is how I make the paper. Squeeze paint and fold it over and roll it out.

Then I make 'secondary' paper from the squeezed out paint. Don't have a photo of it. But here is some other paper. My heart opens when I find little pictures in the randomness.

More of the adventure next week. Oh and I have a Facebook page if anyone would like to like!

Looking forward to seeing you work. xxx Rosie

Friday, May 22, 2015

I'm back!

It's a long long time since I have put up any art anywhere and especially on PPF.
Life has changed considerably since June 2012 which is when I put up the updated Affirmation ABC. I now live in Australia, a bit north of Byron Bay. Work as a funeral celebrant when the work is there - its very patchy - and do accountability coaching when I can get it. And as the of last two and a half months painting again. The muse just descended and I have been going ever since.
Today I am showing my lights, same paper as the Affirmation ABC but stuck on to plastic and put over a small square frosted "lamp desk" Next week I will put up some of the new art. I hope this isn't too crafty. But I have it and can upload it and come back to PPF!

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Day 7

Sunrise. Looked better on the day!!

Day 6

Today - my compost tomato plants - what beauties

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Day 5

Day 5 - Grateful for the little bit of rain last night

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Gratitude day 4

The lovely women from Dotti Media who ran an excellent Facebook workshop today. xxx

Friday, October 31, 2014

Day 3

I love these flowers the bushes flower again and again and again

Thursday, October 30, 2014

My first gratitude project. Day 1 and 2

Its been a while. I live in a different country - Australia and not doing a lot of art these days. I am committing to seven days of gratitude pictures. Maybe seven after that. I love the idea but struggle a little with remembering.
My first gratitude picture. This flower vibrated at me when I went out the back gate yesterday.

I am so grateful for my car

Friday, June 8, 2012


Here is the updated ABC