September 30, 2012
Well I passed my rider test and am now a legal rider...no longer do I have to wear the fluro learners jacket and be escorted by somebody conversing about road rules via a two way headset. Now I can zoom around where and when I want. Most days as I mention a quick trip around the block, my 8 year old son quickly grabs his helmet and bolts out the door to ride with me. Today's ride was nothing out of the norm apart from one route change that saw us doing 70ks instead of our usual 40 or 50. We were scooting along quite happily when I discovered the double impact of being struck full force in the neck by an angry bee...first is the fright it gives you as you are not 100% sure what it was that actually hit you...and of course they refuse to gracefully just fly away to a wonderous life of making honey and pollenating flowers...no they have to crawl on your neck and as you try and brush them away they opt to tear their guts out of their arses by stinging you in the neck with their hyperdermic bum spears! Lucky for me I am only allergic to shellfish and if I ever see those buggers flying around...I will hand my license over.
September 16, 2012
Since moving back to Western Australia I have grown and changed...I have decided that I can't live my life if I allow negative people to have any impact on my life. I am a good person and I deserve the respect I have always shown others. Anyhoo since my way of living has changed I have seen a brighter world...and so...I bought a scooter. I am having weekly lessons and I love it! I love zipping around, I love the feeling of not having to share this one thing with anybody. I smile when I ride because I can completely and utterly forget the negative as I ride into the positive future that I have earned.
September 15, 2012
July 31, 2012
Hi there!!! Have you missed me? I thought I had better log in and let you all know what I have been up to...in June I developed pneumonia and am still recovering, we are now living back in my beautiful home state of Western Australia. This weekend I am working at the craft and wood show and next weekend I am working in Melbourne...after that? Who knows?
March 02, 2012
All names were written on pieces of paper and put into a container for drawing by my lovely assistant...so there was no tampering or favortism...I wish I could send a pack to everybody but alas I only have five to give away this time. Yes I will definately have more give aways in the future, so keep your eyes open for them.
The winners are:
The winners are:
- TEXTILE & STITCH
- DOREEN G
- LUCY M
- WINNERS PLEASE BE SURE TO CONTACT ME ASAP firstname.lastname@example.org
- PLEASE NOTE THAT IF YOU DO NOT CONTACT ME WITH YOUR POSTAL DETAILS BY MONDAY, I WILL REDRAW
February 20, 2012
|five packs to give away...|
|real texture...these are not prints|
|ten background ATCs per pack|
yes I am having a give away...just because I feel like it!
I have been playing with backgrounds and uploading to YouTube all the fun I am having.
Now I have so much beautiful paper that I created...what should I do? Have a give away!
How can you win one of the five packs?
Simple...leave a comment here, telling me what you would do if you won one of the packs.
Feel free to share...I will draw five random winners on the first of March
February 19, 2012
|I don't try for perfection when I sew...to me it is much more fun if you just let Mr Stitchy have his own way with the fabric|
|painting doesn't need to be perfect either...art should be enjoyable|
|don't be afraid to try a vast mix or mediums on your project...|
|JD was my model for this giant flutterby..,|
|even Miss Tilly tried it on...|
|smaller versions...what will become of them?|
|poor little abondoned table...|
|dirt, dust and loose paint removed...|
|primed and read for paint...|
|first colour is a rich copper spray...|
|can you believe this was just a little aluminium caste table?!|
|Teal roughly painted and wiped back to give the illusion of a verdigris over copper...|
We took Tilly for her first walk last week...between the crappy weather, my lack of time or enthusiasm, and the fact that she just had the "bitch snip"...anyhoo, on the way back from the local park I spotted a little grungey table tossed in an old wheelbarrow on the verge, we snaggled it and headed home.
I love the look of verdigris over copper, and so off to the local hardware store I went. I have to say I was met with some odd looks from the staff when I explained what I wanted to do...can you believe that neither of the two young blokes working in the paint section had any idea what verdigris was...or patina!...I had to educate them. I had to make sure they sold me primer and paint that would stick to metal and be long wearing. I have no idea how these guys had jobs.
Any way, I got what I needed and did what I wanted, and I am thrilled with how it turned out.
It was a nice surprise to receive a little flourish chipboard heart in the mail, it made me smile, and I knew what to do with it straight away...if you like what I created I have some good news for you...WOW are giving these devine little hearts away!!! Click HERE for full details.
|Queen of the Butterflies |
I took a break from texture and got out my Dewent Inktense pencils and watercolour pad...and got to playing. I love the depth of colour I get from the pencils, but when you bring in another brilliant product like Lindy's Stamp Gang's Starburst Stains you get an even more amazing effect...and the shimmer!!! Wow I love love love the shimmer. Anyhoo my title mentions sharing...weeeeell I am super excited to let you know that some of my sketches are being turned into craft stamps...how friggin cool is that?! Look out March 7th for the official release from Queen Kat Designs