count down to christmas

only two more sleeps….. and still soooooo much to do!  i think i’m on track though.  i think i’ll get it all done!

today is day eleven of our christmas swap.  jen is artiste number 11.  check out the gorgeous necklace she sent….

day-eleven-jeni’m already wearing it and i love it! thanks jen.

so today was my “spend the day in the studio painting” day.  i really shouldn’t post piks here because the recipient of this could just by chance look at my blog….. lets cross our fingers that she doesn’t.

bird-painting-23dec08

it’s still got a few final touches to be added but i’m happy.  this is the 12th pressie of my own “12 days” gift pile for our cousin julia.  i made her a homemade journal (picture posted in an earlier entry) and really wanted to play around with the image a bit more.  its been fun painting straight onto a stretched canvas – i really prefer working on watercolour paper, there’s a bit too much “bounce” on a canvas.  this one is quite big, in fact i think its probably the biggest i’ve ever painted (16″x32″).  hope she loves it!

edited later….

finished, now i can get onto the sewing presents!!!

finished-bird-painting

speaking of painting and not having any room left on my studio desk (or anywhere else for that matter)….. looks like i will be cleaning up a bit in the new year….. again!

what-a-bloody-mess-2

this and this keep me going in the studio at the moment….

xo

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2 Responses to count down to christmas

  1. vanessa says:

    Oooooooooh it’s absolutely beautiful. The blue (cobalt or ultra-marine?) is so rich and almost ethereal. The stencilling, chinese lanterns and of course the birdy – well just fab! The shot in the studio gives scale to the piece – it’s huge! Samm, be really proud of this painting. To hear you say you love it is so refreshing. Julia is one lucky girl to have you as her cousin.

  2. enchantedcurious says:

    Wow …. u have been busy !!!!! Gorgeous miss…. what r the dimensions cm?, really good work – i want to see it ‘on real’ (as the girls would say) but i think i’m too late aren’t i. Needing a catch up play REAL soon. xxxxxxxx

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