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Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Some of This and Some of That and An Early Christmas Present....

I've been busy today. Somehow I've managed to lose all the audio on my desktop computer! I was cleaning out unused programs and I must have deleted something crucial. So now if I want to listen to anything it has to be on my laptop. Crap!!
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I managed to keep myself busy with some art so I wouldn't get too upset about the computer. I finished up a painting I was working on earlier but I'm not happy with it....


My idea was to have really bright colors in the hair and surround them with black so they'd pop but it didn't work out so good. Oh, well, you live and learn!

I also did some more simple ATCs. These were made with one of my collaged paper sheets so they aren't anything unusual....


There's more but I'll just put them on my Flickr page if you want to see them all. I don't want to bore you with too many ATCs all at once!


I used some Christmas paper scraps to make another over-sized postcard. Again, nothing unusual. One side is above and the other is below.


So that's what I've been doing today. 

Still no Christmas trees up in our house. But I do have a really great present! I don't know if any of you saw the announcement but Flora Bowley is doing her first ever online class!!!! It's my Christmas present! I'm so thrilled and happy that finally I get to learn from her. She does incredible in-person classes but they're always someplace really far off so when I heard about the online class I was jumping up and down. Now all I have to do is contain myself until February! It's not gonna be easy!

12 comments:

  1. Hi Janet, fabulous ATC's. I really have to try and do some of these. A great way to use up little scraps.
    I don't mind your latest canvas. Sit her up and look at her for a while, and then decide.
    I am so excited that you are taking Flora's online class, I am too and I can't wait!! I missed her when she was here in Melbourne earlier so I was so glad when she announced this. We are going to have so much fun.
    Lee:)

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  2. I am not a painter of faces and at the moment, I am working on one of Mary.. she looks a little demented.. will share her soon on my blog.
    I admire your faces - you make them look so simple and easy

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  3. Oh I love your painting she does pop and the face is perfect,

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  4. That face is good, but I can see what you mean with the bright colours. Especially if that was what you had in mind it can be irritating. I like her as she is but that will probably not help your feelings. And all those beautiful cards you make, you do have "golden hands" as they put it in Russia.

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  5. I think she looks lovely and very mysterious.
    Your cards and ATCs look great too.
    Congrats on your happy Christmas present!

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  6. wow !
    that is a very wonderful Christmas gift! i adore her style and would love to take any of her classes too
    p.s. no christmas tree in my house either and gifts yet
    that's what happen when one (me) is not that great with all the frenzy of the holidays :-(

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  7. YAY! I knew you would talk yourself into it, or HB would insist upon it. Whichever happened I'm glad you're going to take it. I can't wait to see how you spin what you learn into your own personal style!

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  8. Hi Janet, two things to say here.
    I love the lady with the black background, it's a bit of a departure for you. It's great!
    Second thing, p.l.e.a.s.e stop making excuses for your art..!
    Your stuff is always cheerful, and colourful and you need to learn to appreciate your talent like we all do.
    The stuff in your previous post is gorgeous!
    hugs
    xx

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  9. Your class sounds terrific. I always was unsure about online classes. I really enjoyed my Claudine Hellmuth class, but found myself too busy to keep up. Looking forward to someday having the time to really do it right!

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  10. Hi Janet...this is another great face! She looks really good on the wall there in the salon. Wow, thanks for the head up about Flora's class. I said no more classes for awhile...but this one doesn't begin until Feb. I'll check it out further.
    Mary

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  11. Hi Janet...this is another great face! She looks really good on the wall there in the salon. Wow, thanks for the head up about Flora's class. I said no more classes for awhile...but this one doesn't begin until Feb. I'll check it out further.
    Mary

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  12. I think her hair looks gorgeous! I really like your Christmas postcard...great papers. Flora's class looks like fun...she is one of those who really feels freedom to throw the paint around. I haven't indulged like that before...I think it must feel amazing!

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