Monday, February 23, 2009

Finished again!

I decided There was some more to do so I tweaked it here and there. Hope I haven't spoiled it.

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Here is my finished drawing in Alison's book.
I was inspired by the small piece of wrapping paper pictured above my drawing.
From an online translation I found out that the words are Latin??
The translation for,
'Exultet i am Ange-mi, ad tam miram fancti hu- bi fcum.' ,
is rather sketchy... I came up with;
'To exult now angel mi , to to such a degree miram fancti hu - bi fcum'
and if I change it to,
'Exul tet iam angemi, ad tam miram fancti hubi fcum.'
It translates to;
'To aggravate tet now angel, to to such a degree miram fancti hubi fcum.'
At least there was an angel in both so I tried to draw the girl on the front cover of
'The Year Of Wonders' and gave her some angel wings.
I love this book!
Anyone able to get a clearer translation???

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Sunday, February 22, 2009

Unfinished In Alison's Moly

Hi Group, here is my yet to be finished spread in Alison's book. I had
offered to show it to Melissa in my comment on Kerry's last post.
As you can see I am still slowly working on it and have not gone 'AWOL'.
Sorry to all of you, especially Melissa for being so behind. I sincerely
promise this will be mailed by the END OF THIS WEEK!!

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Friday, February 20, 2009

Friday, February 13, 2009

Kim Parker tribute...

It took me a long time to decide what to do to follow Tracy's Christmas elves:
...which were so Christmassy and cheery (especially that middle one!). It has been so cold and icy and snowy here that all I've felt like doing is hibernating and waiting for winter to disappear...
So my offering is in honour of some of my favourite things....colour, flowers, spring and the fabulous designs of Kim Parker.

Now if only all this snow/ice would disappear.....! Still this book is such a happy book will be difficult to put it in the post. I promise though that it will be winging its way by the end of the weekend. Happy springy thoughts to everyone!!

Friday, February 6, 2009

Jan's finished in Kerry's book - finally!!!

I was really daunted by following on from Alison's botanic garden pages in Kerry's book. In fact I put it right out of my mind - as I don't enjoy feeling daunted! Then the next Moly from Alison turned up this week! Eek! Must do it! I think I can!
I needed to visit my mum this morning and new I'd be there a while so I packed several art 'options' for things to do. As I looked at Kerry's gorgeous book again it came to me! *bing*! I would walk down to my favourite spot on my favourite beach and draw that!
There used to be a twisted stunted pandanus tree that grew on top of this rock. I drew it and it was actually the subject of my first painting after leaving school. It's been missing for about 10 years now and it made me sad not to see it there, so I didn't look at this beach much, in order to avoid feeling sad about it. (Gee, there are a lot of suppressed emotions surfacing here!) I think drawing it again has been fantastic. I got to enjoy 'my' beach and 'my' rock again. I don't feel sad anymore! When it's fully dry I'm going to put my little Valla-Beach-life-story on the back. Seeing as it IS 'my' rock, I feel it's necessary. (Pitt pens at the beach and watercolour when I got home.)