Tuesday, August 20, 2013

I'm back

Hi everyone,

Well after an insanely long hiatus, I am reinvigorating my blog.  This will be the last post on this particular blog as I am moving to: http://lizziea01.blogspot.com.au/

It's been a challenging few years for me, which included a complete hiatus from art.  But thanks to some good friends and the discovery of art journaling, I am back - with a vengence.

So I thought I would do a bit of a photo dump to kick start things. These pictures are from a journal I created whilst up at my sisters place. It was the winter school holidays, and I was recuperating from a pretty big knee operation,so my 8 year old niece and I created journals and did lots of art together.  It was pretty awesome!

I'll be back soon with some exciting news and some more pics.

Thanks for stopping by.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Demo Day

Last Sunday for Vic Stampers was Demo Day at Beachhouse Boulevard , and I thought I would share what I was demo-ing with you all...

Yes - tags... it has been a while since I have played around with tags! Monika has the Basic Grey Porcelain range in stock, and wanted to show customers what could be done with the range. The tags use the paper, glimmermists and scraps of stuff left over from old projects... It is part of my new-found "use what you have" philosophy. The shabby chic style is so good for doing this - just colour up what you have!

This is a bucket of immediate "scraps" if had on my desk to use... such a cute bucket!

I would like to thank you all for your kind wishes and support this last week. I feel overwhelmed with your love during this challenging time. It has certainly helped to buoy my spirits.

Have a happy easter everyone.

love Liz

Sunday, April 5, 2009

What a week!

Blog Award!

I am very pleased to announce that I have received my first ever blog award!

Thankyou to Bevlea Ross for nominating me, It is a great honour and I am among incredibly talented women.

The guidelines that come with this award are:

"These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to be friends. They are not interested in self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these kind writers."

It is my absolute pleasure to pass this award on to 5 other deserving winners... drumroll please!

Teresa Abajo : http://www.thetamarisk.blogspot.com/
Gail Smith: http://goosmith.blogspot.com/
Jo Hughes: http://joanne-mylifeisbrilliant.blogspot.com/
Kelsey O: http://ko-ok.blogspot.com/
Di O : http://docobhthaigh.blogspot.com/

some are old friends, and some are new, and all are very,very deserving.

GFC statistic

It has come as a surprise, but I was made redundant on Thursday. Bit of a shock! Anyway, I am going to take a couple of months to decide what I really want to do for the next 25 years and in the interim will undertake some contracting work.

I have been really lucky as many of my clients have been really supportive.

I will post again soon... while I am busy setting things up, It's not like I am in the office :-)

blog you later


Sunday, March 29, 2009

and the art OOZED from every pore (part 2)

I wanted to add a couple of extra photos from retreat for you all to enjoy...

The first is DJ Pettit's classroom - great views from the windows, and fantastic light!

This one is a snap of Joan McAlpine in Bernie's class with me. Boy, am I going to get in trouble for posting this one... but the concentration was something else!

You will all be aware of the 50 houses that I had to make for retreat (oh the pain), well I took a wooden ruler (an old yard one) for Joan and I, thinking that all 50 would fit. When we mounted them I had about 10 left over!!! Therefore 40 houses to a yard?

Here are some photos of the finished presentation :

and close ups of some additional decoration...

I have placed mine on the doorframe between the back and front part of the house. Having an old home, the ruler fits perfectly!

I will have some more things to share later today.


Saturday, March 21, 2009

and the art OOZED from every pore (part 1)

where to start with this blog post... from the beginning I suppose!

WOW, what a fantastic time I had at creative soul retreat! I am still a little tired, but artistically energised... This was the place we stayed at - Amberley (Stephanie's classroom was in that room with the arched windows).

I deliberately wanted to do a class with each tutor. DJ Pettit was my first on Saturday. Lovely lady, incredibly talented.

and I made this... isn't it great!

heaps of work for 1 day, and it is still not finished. pages to be done, beading at the bottom and on the spine, but I will get to that soon.

Day 2 was Stephanie Lee. WOW, never did I think that I could make jewellery like this.

Stephanie was a fantastic teacher... she made sure that every person in the class had some time with her (which is not something I usually get). I really appreciated what she did and have a newfound respect for jewellery artists.

Third day was Bernie Berlin, and this class was my FAVOURITE....

(I was too busy in the class doing art to remember to take a photo, so snapped one from afar in the break - but it is a lovely pic of both Steph and Bernie)

These pieces are great, and I am very happy with them. I struggled with the process a little, but will absolutely do it again (I was afraid of the bright red paint in the middle of the everything).

I will blog again later, but just wanted to get this one out today.



Sunday, March 8, 2009

Well, hellooo

Hi all,

Things are hotting up around my house at the moment - I am rushing to try and get organised for Creative Soul Retreat 2009... In addition to packing bags (which is based on a loose "piling" system at the moment) I have been rushing to finish 50 - yes, you heard it right, 50, little houses. And they all look like this:

Whew! (sorry about the crummy pic....)

Competition Time

Beachhouse Boulevard is running a monthly comp for scrapbooking - and (gasp) I have entered! What am I thinking??!!?? Oh well, true to form I refused to be too traditional, and if you look back to last month's blog entries you can see a post about 1 of my comp entries (yes, I did a couple) .

If you head over to the blog you can see all the entries, and there is some stiff competition.

Up in Tumba

Since my last post I have been back up to Tumba for Tumba fest weekend. I had a great time, and th0ught I would share a few photos...

wine (from a great little winery - Mannus wines)


and a creek

what a great day!

blog you later!


Tuesday, February 10, 2009

My god it's a midweek update!

Whatever willl happen next? stars falling from the sky... who knows!

I received a couple more photos of the etching class from Jo Hughes and thought that I would share.

Unfortunately I don't have a "good side" at the moment unless it involves a knee-length paper bag (oh well)....

My ArtyOz Christmas Present

This is very remiss of me, I have been meaning to blog this since Christmas, but just didn't get around.

In the ArtyOz 1 on 1 christmas swap, the fabulous Teresa did my gift. She knows how much I love red... so she made me a red book! It is sooo cool.....

I was very lucky. Now the world can be envious of ME!

Thanks again Teresa, I love it (it has pride of place on my TV cabinet)

blog you later