Tuesday, February 28, 2017

29 Faces #28 & #29 - Harmony


Day 28 - 29 Faces Art Challenge ... Faces 28 & 29.  " Love is the harmony of two souls singing together"  and so ends 29  Faces for February 2017. 
Thank you for following throughout  the month.. and here they all are . 
Keep watching this space.... When I have put a few sets together, I will be offering some of these tags as giveaways from this blog. 


Monday, February 27, 2017

29 Faces #27 - Australian Bush Babies/4

 The second last day of the 29 Faces Art Challenge ... this is the last of the May Gibbs inspired faces - Gumnut Girl. Now that I see all four - it's a good celebration of the classic Australian favourite bush baby characters.


Sunday, February 26, 2017

29 Faces #26 - Australian Bush Babies /3


Day 26 of 29 Faces Art Challenge in February ... again one inspired by Australian author and artist , May Gibbs - Wattle Girl, based on one of the bush babies favourites. Only two days to go, but three more faces... keep following - it's almost over. 

Saturday, February 25, 2017

29 Faces #25 - Bush Babies/2

Day 25 in the 29 Faces Art Challenge - another inspired by the Australian bush babies by May Gibbs. This is  Brown Boronia Girl  ( based on Boronia megastima)

Friday, February 24, 2017

29 Faces #24 - Australian Bush Babies/1

Day 24 of 29 Faces Art Challenge.... with only a few more days to go, I thought I would do a few "May Gibbs" inspired tags.  May Gibbs is an Australian author, famous for her very charming drawings of beautiful magical infants who live in the Australian bush. I recently visited the State Library to see the May Gibbs ' exhibition, and  have tried to recreate some of the favourite characters in my own way . . Here is a Gum  (Eucalypt) Blossom Girl ...

Thursday, February 23, 2017

29 Faces #23 - Summer /5

Until you spread you wings you have no idea how far you can fly.... Day 23 of the 29 Faces Art Challenge.... we are on a countdown now with only 5 more days to go! Hope you have been enjoying following my progress this month?

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Spring Flowers -Tag Tuesday & 29Faces

Tag Tuesday's theme is "Spring Flowers", so with the help of a couple of layers of paper serviettes, three paper flowers and some ink and pencil face drawings, voila - Spring flowers which also fulfil today's  commitment to the 29 Faces Art Challenge!  Spring flowers have also appeared on my tags in 29 Faces for the last week, so here they are for Tag Tuesday too. ...  all are ink, pencil and watercolour over the top of scrap painted or collaged paper.


Tuesday, February 21, 2017

29 Faces #21 - Wings

Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over, it became a butterfly...
Day 21 of the 29 Faces Art Challenge. Today's is an experimental drawing over a metallic painted background....

Monday, February 20, 2017

29 Faces #20 - Caterpillar

Something different today - Caterpillar Girl . Day 20  of 29 Faces Art Challenge. . This is a pencil and pen drawing.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

29 Faces #19 - Spring#5

Day 19 - 29 Faces Art Challenge ... I am surprising myself that I am still keeping up... Today's is a quick drawing on the remainder of  yesterday's paper serviette.

Saturday, February 18, 2017

29 Faces #18 - Spring/4

Day 19  of the 29 Faces Art Challenge.... quite a challenge today, drawing over the top of a painted background covered with a paper serviette.

Friday, February 17, 2017

29 Faces #17 - Spring 3

Day 17 - 29 Faces Art Challenge  - a facea day for February 2017. More red splotches and more flowers.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

29 Faces #14- Happy Valentine's Day

Day 14 of the 29 Faces Art Challenge - Happy Valentine's Day. Even if you don't celebrate this event or like the commercial hype which often surrounds the day, "go out into the world today and love the people you meet. Let your presence light new light in the people you meet" (Mother Teresa)
#29faces Days 1-13 

Monday, February 13, 2017

29 Faces#13 & Tag Tuesday

#29faces - 13 and "Bookworm" for Tag Tuesday: Wilma Simmons 
"Killing two birds with one stone" - hope this isn't cheating? 
Day 13 of the 29 Faces Art Challenge and Tag Tuesday for the theme "Bookworm" 
As you know, the 29 Faces Challenge means creating a face a day... Here is the link to the 29 Faces blog .  There are on this blog 39 participants in this month's challenge, 

Tag Tuesday has now changed and anyone can join in  - there is,as usual,  a theme, but there are now two weeks to post a link  on the Tag Tuesday blog.  Hope you will visit and look at the links to many different artistic tags created for  the 'Bookworm" theme . 

Sunday, February 12, 2017

29 Faces #12- Winter/4

A little rushed today but here is my Day 12 face for the 29 Faces Art Challenge - a Winter girl  on Santa Lucia Day. 

Saturday, February 11, 2017

29 faces #11 - Winter/3

Great to be in control of the weather... Day 11 of the 29 Faces Art Challenge. If you are experiencing the extreme heat in NSW (Australia) , keep cool and be alert for bushfires - take care everyone!

Friday, February 10, 2017

29 Faces #10 - Winter/2

Day 10 - I was trying for the chubby face ice princess look  - not sure I got it, but keeping up with 29 faces Art Challenge with a face a day!

Thursday, February 9, 2017

29 Faces #9 - Winter/1

Day 9 of the 29 Faces Art Challenge ... changed the season, just to counter the really scorching temperatures we have been experiencing here ... pretending to be cold!

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

29 Faces #8 ; Autumn/4

Day 8 of the 28 Faces Art Challenge. Here is another Autumn tag - the usual ink, oencil and watercolour sketch and with a skeleton leaf. Already the first week of the month has passed.... 


Tuesday, February 7, 2017

29 Faces #7: Autumn/3

Day 7 of the 29 Faces Challenge . It is Number 3 in the Autumn Series - an ink, pencil and watercolour sketch.

Sunday, February 5, 2017

29 Faces #5 : Autumn

#29 Faces /5  Autumn : Wilma Simmons 
Day 5 of the 29 Faces Art Challenge . I have started on some "Autumn" tags using the same technique as before, old scrap painted paper, with ink and watercolour and pencil sketch.

Saturday, February 4, 2017

29 Faces #4 : Summer

#29 Faces /4 Summer : Wilma Simmons 
Day 4 and fourth in the series  of  my "Summer' faces for the 29 Faces Art Challenge. Tomottow I might start on Autumn - please keep following my progress towards #29.
29 Faces 1-4 /Summer : Wilma Simmons 

Friday, February 3, 2017

29 Faces: Summer #3

#29Faces Summer#3 : Wilma Simmons 
A summer tribute to Australian volunteer  beach lifesavers for  the 29 Faces Art Challenge Day 3.
This is an art tag - ink, paint and pencil sketch over a 'scrap" background created from a magazine page which had been used to take excess paint from a brayer.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

29 Faces - February 2017

 Here I am again taking up the 29 Faces Challenge in February . If you remember last year, I created 29 faces on used tea bags and celebrated the achievements of women too.  Here is a link to my 29 Faces of Worldy Women. 29 Gaces is an art  challenge set by  Martha, Ayala Art and for more information go to the 29 Faces blog. 


 There are many paint artists who take up this challenge, but I am not a portraitist and work mostly with textiles, so it is all fun for me to use paint, pencils and ink. This month, I m going to make small series of tags celebrating the seasons and the natural elements. I am going to use all my scraps of painted or dyed paper I have in storage... left over bits of art paper I have used to roll off excess paint from brayers, or test out colours - there is plenty to make 29 small tags!


#29 Faces #1 /Summer : Wilma Simmons 
#29 Faces #2/Summer :Wilma Simmons

Keep following my progress with this challenge - I will try to post every couple of days .