I might have shown this picture before but I have lost the plot now...lol
Today my daughter and I spent three hours out in the road chiselling ice off the road......we haven't been able to get out since last Thursday and I need to shop. My Asda delivery got cancelled and when i tried to rebook it...all the slots were full up....not fair really....so I HAVE to get out to get supplies...Only got two potatoes left and no dinners.....!!!
well, we are well and truly snowed in now...no one can move their cars...so I took the opportunity to follow a few lessons on youtube and this painting is the result...I am quite pleased with it....even if it IS of SNOW...lol.....
still snowed in....so here is a more summery pic to cheer us all up......
I have been practicing skies and trees etc....still got a lot to learn but enjoying it...
Looks like we won't be able to get out tomorrow as there is more snow forecast....I just hope that I can get out ONE day this week as we will run out of groceries and Asda have cancelled our delivery today !
this is my little craft corner...not too untidy...well compared to some of the pics I have seen on the folksy forum this morning, this is positively TIDY...
I have the settee covered because the fabric on it was wearing thing and the springs have started to collapse....so I sit on a booster cushion and a few blankets...Also two cushions so that I can sit upright to craft and paint. There are lots of boxes under the table full of cards, paintings and books where I have a list of everything that I list, names and addresses of customers etc.
Painted this one this morning...then I printed off a copy for myself and laminated it (I don't have access to good printing)..I am glad that I did because it has sold already...lucky lady who bought it because I almost kept the original for myself !!!
still snow free...heavy rain today so we went to town while the roads were ok. Parking was another matter. Fortunately we have access to a free car park in Age Concern in town, so we used that one instead. Meant a 5 minute walk but better than looking for a space in the multi storey and paying £3.
Yesterday a very kind lady helped me learn how to crop pictures with a site called picnik.....all I need to learn now is how to take photos from a different distance that are still nice and clear.
Having an early night tonight...will sit in bed watching xfactore and hubby will bring me cups of tea....I should have been royalty...!!
we are still snow free here...in fact, it is raining here now although I believe there is snow about 5 miles away.
I have been trying to learn how to crop pics today but am not doing very well at it.....sigh...why is it that when kind people tell you to do something and say what will happen, it never does on my pc.
I painted this tiny aceo this morning......I am enjoying learning how to paint landscapes...
I am still practicing my landscapes. I am quite pleased with this one. Now my dilemma is where to list it. I would like to put it in my folksy shop but they square off the images and that means that the picture , on show to the public, gets cut off on each side. I might have to put it in my etsy shop instead. I just hope it sells...
well apart from a very slight dusting of snow this morning we have been snow free here. The council even gritted our road...which is NEVER done...oh the joys of having a councillor living a few doors away......
Spent all day waiting for my Asda delivery which was 4 1/2 hours late without a single courtesy phone call...not happy and have complained. The least they could do is to phone me and then I could have made other arrangements for the day instead of waiting and not being able to get on with anything in case they came !!!!
this aceo was listed on Folksy this morning. So many artists on folksy are having a try at aceos....we are hoping now to get lots of buyers for them. They are so collectable and some of the artists on folksy are doing some amazing work.
It snowed here at lunchtime but it has melted again at the moment., The next panice days will be Tuesday and Wednesday....we had NO summer and now an early winter...here's hoping that Jan and Feb will bring a heatwave.!!!
here is another tiny aceo painting. Misty mountain trees.
a bit like the view from our house when we are in the clouds...
We have blue skies and sunshine today which is strange as most of the UK has been forecast ice and snow...I hope we don't get any. At the moment it is elsewhere in the UK...so I am sitting here with fingers crossed.
well Today when my Asda order arrived the driver gave me a nice book full of money off coupons....I am tempted to sell them on ebay because they are absolutely NO USE TO ME...you see, you can only use them in the shop and the shop is 10 miles away ! If I spend the money on petrol to get there the discounts will be of no value. You CANNOT use them online...how STUPID is that ????
SO....I consoled myself with painting this thank you card. School has only a few weeks to go and lots of people will be giving their teachers little Christmas presents, so I am hoping that this card will sell in my Folksy shop
a wet day here today but thankfully the ice that was on the car last night has melted and gone. There doesn't appear to be any wind out there either. I had one sale on ebay last night and am now going to put a few of my paintings into my etsy shop. No point in leaving them in a box doing nothing. If you want to view my paintings here is the link
I have had some wonderful help from kind people on the Etsy Forums....listing is easy but the promoting is far more complex....a bit of a minefield. One thing I have discovered is that if you google Gweddusart, both my website AND my folksy shop come up at the top of the list which is great.
All I need now is customers !!!
Tonight I hope to paint some more aceos...these are tiny collectable paintings that you can display in photo albums...a good way to invest in art without having to find too much wall space.
Well, thanks to the help of a lot of lovely people (they know who they are) I am a lot more enthusiastic today. I was beginning to think that my work wasn't good enough to sell. Thank you one and all. I am now making plans for listing more pictures...particularly on etsy. you can take a look at my etsy shop here
no picture today...thought that would make a change. Feeling a bit despondent today....I have spent more money since April than I have taken in sales...that can't be good can it..?? I shall continue painting though....maybe soon when people have got a few more pence in their pocket they might start buying again.....
survived last night's storm....the windows are covered in sand now !!!!
Folksy have today introduced categories into their shops and so it is easier now to find which of my work are paintings and which are greetings cards... People often don't read the bio and I worry that they will think they are buying a card and receive a painting !!
This one is a PAINTING.....an aceo which is a tiny painting(work of art) 2.5" x 3.5"
People buy these and display them in photo albums. It is an easier way to collect art without wondering where you are going to hang it....not enough wall space...
ATC's for those that don't know are the same except they are given as gifts or swapped....no money changes hands.
SO if you want, you can BUY an aceo and then give it away (it then becomes an ATC...art trading card).
This painting has been done with pearlised paints and cosmic shimmer paints. I love the finished effect.... It was just an experiment and I will probably end up giving it to someone as a gift (ATC). I usually give a freebie to anyone who buys anything from me , so this can go into storage for the next sale.
Quite cold outside today.....roll on Summer...lol...