Someday, the altered art you make today will be
old, faded, falling apart, and someone else will salvage the bits and use them
in new altered art.It's the best that any piece of art can hope for

~ anon~

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Sunday, 23 August 2009

Art Frees your Soul..

Well that's what my friend Debs tells me, such a nice quote that I decided to use it on a bit of work today.

I have had such a blast this afternoon, DD off at guide camp, DS at a party and DH making DS a wooden plane, so my craft room has been all mine the only sounds being my music and my heatgun.... no cries of 'Mum where is my...' 'Mum, can I have....' 'Love. could you just....' BLISS!!

So I have been brayering, heating, painting, gluing and drawing.... yes you heard correctly, drawing!!

As I mentioned in my last post I have been reading a book by Kelly Rae Roberts. Today's project has been heavily influenced by her style. I am of course often inspired by other artists but I don't copy, but being completely inept with a pencil I did copy a picture of a lady from Kelly's book (well to the best of my ability! - Kelly's ladies don't have what appears to be a turn in their eyes!) I hope she wouldn't mind, I need lots more practise and then one day soon I may be able to put my own slant on my people!

Again I have had a ball and am pleased with the result..... and guess what! Tomorrow Grandma is taking Edward out for the day..................


  1. Frees my soul every time .
    Its lovely piece of Art Nicks full of feelings .
    have fun tomorrow you lucky Girl x

  2. This is a very beautiful canvas.

    Dee xx

  3. Yep open your mind (and let art) free your soul! Beautiful colours again Nicks, your work is so inspirational. Debs H

  4. Nicks you are the queen of qotes, I love the quotes you pick out and look forward to finding them in your blog. Debs H

  5. Great piece of work Nicks as always

  6. Go Debs. I couldn't agree more. And I just love this new attitutde Nicks - it really shows in these new art pieces.

  7. Love this - have you seen Kelly Rae's blog? She says she doesn't mind people being inspired by her as long as they don't say 'this is all my own idea' so I think she'd be perfectly happy and flattered by your work (which is great, in my humble opinion!).

  8. Love this. I wonder what she's thinking about?

  9. Blimey - you can draw !!! LOL
    Nice canvas


  10. Nicks how on earth can you say you can't draw... this is great!!! Keep at it. I never thought you would be a Kelly Rae fan, I LOVE that book. Nothing wrong with being inspired and you have put your own slant on it. The colours are fantastic!

  11. This is awesome!! I really would never have taken you for a Kelly Rae fan, but then again I suppose what we like isn't always mirrored in what we do. Strangely enough I have been after this book for ages and have just ordered it after giving up on the library ever getting it in for me. So I expect I shall be joining you soon trying to draw!!


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