f July 2013 - Art Eye Candy

Coming up roses...

Just look at these beauties!
I'm not sure what type of rose they are but aren't they just gorgeous.  I took this piccy whilst at the park with Little Miss P, and I couldn't quite believe how bright, almost neon bright they were.  I love it when you spot little treasures like this, especially when you're not really looking, it's the simple little things like this that make me happy, even more so now I'm another year older.
yes, it has been my birthday, and I got the best surprise gift too

I'm so proud to be one of the featured blogs in the new issue of Artful Blogging by Stampington.  I can't wait for my copy to arrive in the post and see it in person.  The image that you can see above is one of my most favourite ones and it gets a full page in the feature! WoW.
These dreams just keep on coming true.
Feeling very blessed right now.
And feeling inspired by this, I decided to make another portrait in a similar style.
Here, take a look...

lots of recycled papers included

here she is on my desk - still a work in progress...

thank you, thank you very much.

Everything is going really great right now, everything is just coming up roses.
I hope it is for you too,

Rachelle x


Liberate your inner awesome...

I always used to think of myself as a 'creative chick', especially when I was younger in my art college days. I loved to follow fashion and music as well as the latest new artists on the block.  I devoured everything creative.  As I got older and started doing the 'sensible' things like getting a job and have a family, I moved away from that creative feeling - not intentionally, it just happened.
But I'm really happy to say that in the last couple of years,  I've felt that 'creative chick' feeling coming back.  You can even see it in my clothing choices, jewellery I wear and hopefully, my artwork. (and of course the trails of sequins, papers bits and other things that seems to spread around the house of their own accord).
As you know, I've been taking part in an online course Make Art That Sells, and the last assignment was to create some images for wall art.  Here's what I did...

I worked on 8"x8" canvas for each of the pieces for the collection.
You'll notice the color-way is the same for all three too, that's because part of the brief was to work to a given color palette.  Mine was blue and orange.

Each piece also needed a quote, I used rubber stamps to apply mine.
(the one above was submitted for the assignment - you could only choose one)

They were tons of fun to create...
and following lots of requests, they'll soon be available as prints on Etsy.

In more lovely news, I'm very proud to share our new sponsor with you.
It's the very fabulous and creative Denise Phillips
Birdnuts Mixed Media Studio.
Denise creates fantastic mixed media lovelies that she shares on her blog, 
the best thing is that she host tons of brilliant giveaways too
Go visit here here, say Rachelle sent you!

(click HERE)

Well the sun is shining here... Summer has arrived.

Have a lovely day,

Rachelle x