Wednesday, 5 November 2014


What's on my work desk this Wednesday?

This is a sketch I posted a while back.

I really liked their faces so I decided not to add colour because once I start painting my faces they can change a little and sometimes quite a lot.

This week I have used them as inspiration for my latest mixed media painting.

The background is made up of scrapbook papers, stamped images on tissue paper, gesso and acrylics.

I hope you will pop by again to see it when it's finished. x

Linking this post to WOYWW


  1. Your drawings are lovely and delicate and I'm looking forward to seeing the finished piece. I really love the background - it's absolutely beautiful.

  2. Your figures look like sisters. I really like the background too...Looking forward to seeing where it goes.

  3. OOh your desk is interesting. Very like the prepared background, and how lovely that you can Take inspiration from something you've already done. I know what you mean about things changing when you add paint!!

  4. How exciting! It's going to be a beauty - as usual :o))

  5. Hi neighbor!
    love your drawings. I'm a fiber person too!
    Robyn 65

  6. Nice sketch and I think it will be a lovely painting. Wanna see it.

  7. the sketch is so nice and I think it will be a great painting in the end..gorgeous background

  8. Gorgeous, Fuzzie, both the drawings and the lovely mixed media background. I'm really looking forward to seeing what you do with that!

    Thank you for your lovely comment. Things are slightly less stressful now because after a big blow up like the other day, Mum behaves impeccably for a few days, but unfortunately it doesn't last... I am determined to be strong from now on, but it is a strain! Going into my ARTHaven and shutting the door has tremendous therapeutic value, and once I get stuck in, I am totally absorbed, and I come away refreshed. It is such a blessing to have that special space that's All Mine lol! I am so glad you are enjoying the progress of my album. I did a bit more today, and I'm really enjoying it.

    Happy WOYWW,
    Shoshi #44

  9. What a great sketch. I will definitely be by to see the finished project. April #73

  10. Can't wait to see where you take this. :D

  11. They are such sweet faces, and I think you're right not to add to them - just in case. The other project is going to be lovely, too. Love, Chris # 7

  12. Beautiful so far. Excited to see the finished piece. #63

  13. I never cease to be amazed at how restful your little ladies appear on your desk.
    Sandra @21

  14. Oh I love that background! I'm just learning about mixed media. I think what you've just done will be my aim (using patterned papers). I don't quite understand what you do with tissue paper. Do you stamp on tissue paper and then gesso it onto you background?
    Sorry I'm so late in commenting. I like to comment on all of the posts but there just aren't enough hours in the day...
    Thank you for letting me look over your shoulder.
    Have a good week.