looks like something exploded on my
work kitchentable ....
This week is also the week that I needed to make something for Paula's blog. Paula is doing a project on her blog where she takes a picture a day, and then makes a cover page for each week. She also invites other artists to make a page for the week's number. My week was the 17th. So I needed to make something that had either the number 17 on it, or something that people can count.
I chose this week in January, for no particular reason other than that the Easterholidays were over and I expected to have more time (ha! what a joke ...). So the number 17 had no special meaning for me. My mind drew a blank. What to do?? I started thinking about what was special about this week. And yesterday was Anzac Day (ANZAC stands for Australian and New Zealand Army Corps). That day we commemorate all the Australians that have died in wars all over the world. It was originally a remembrance of the battle of Gallipoli in WW1. And an idea popped into my head. I decided to draw 17 young men surrounding a beautiful poem (well, part of it) by Laurence Binyon.
At the same time I'm working on a few wooden boxes:
journalpages in my Rod McKuen-journal while I'm sitting with my daughter on her bed every night:
and a new painting with a technique I used a few times years ago and felt like doing again (every now & then I need to do something different, and this is a way of painting that doesn't ask to much of me, it's just colouring in really ....). Nice to do in between cooking the potatoes and helping the kids with homework ;-)
It's difficult to make pictures because it's a very long small canvas. When I've done some more (hopefully next week) I'll explain the method. This is a painting I did with that technique a few years ago as a commission for someone's wedding:
And that's it for this week! I'm linking, as always, to Paint Party Friday. So many wonderful artists play every week, do have a look over there!
Meanwhile, there's only a few more days left to sign up for the Etsypromotion in May. 27 people have signed up already, you can join them here.
And, oh yes, I really need to give you a great tip from Donna, a fellow Brisstyler (a group of creative entrepeneurs here in Brisbane). If you have a Facebookpage, and you have an online shop on Etsy, Amazon, Ebay, ... there's an app that you can install that automatically copies all of your listings to your Facebookpage in a matter of seconds, so that people who visit your Facebookpage can easily shop there. This is the link, you can set it up from there in less than 5 minutes. You can see it on my page here if you want an example, it's the button with "shop" on it. One drawback (but it's a minor one i.m.o.) is that it can only be seen when you're using a computer, it's not supported on mobile devices.
Okay, that's it for now. Thanks so much for visiting and for leaving those wonderful comments that fill my heart with joy. Hope your Friday is happy, and your weekend filled with sunshine and laughter. ♥ ♥ ♥.