Monday, 27 February 2012

Painting is the best medicine

Feeling poorly - full of cold and no energy but I sooo wanted to paint.

I managed this sweet little gouache and it cheered me up so much. My artwork is what keeps me going, gets me through the week. I really love gouache it has such a magical quality and just like watercolour results are quick.

Next weekend when I'm hopefully better I have promised myself time for oils.

Saturday, 25 February 2012

Pure Bloggers - Scam?

I noticed an email from in my spam folder and took a look. It said that someone liked my blog and had sent an invitation for me to join pure bloggers site. There was a link. I was about to click when intuition told me to check it out first.

I discovered many others had received the same email and some had noticed them appearing many times in their blog stats. I was wary then. Is it a phishing site?

Apparently someone did sign up and discovered that you are brought to a page where you can "connect" to all your social media... facebook, twitter, youtube, etc. Which ok may just be legitimate but.... they also want your full birth date for sign up. Not much other information about them but I for one will be steering clear and leaving any future emails from them in the spam bin!

Sometimes you just have to follow your instincts.

Wednesday, 8 February 2012

More Anne Anderson

Inspired by Anne Anderson

Managed to get time during my lunch break to produce this little quickie in watercolour pencil.

Sunday, 5 February 2012


A wonderful project on WetCanvas, Classical Forum -

After Anne Anderson.

I used watercolour pencils and ink. It was great fun to do.