Saturday, 9 November 2013

Art Every Day Month - Day 9

Well, it's weekend again, so not much art-time today. I did SEE a lot of creative things today though. Went to Brisbane with my daughter to visit a handmade market, and got all inspired. It's a pity though that most of the stalls were jewellery. Not that much art there .... Which doesn't mean that the jewellery wasn't great. All handmade and very original designs. But I would've liked to see more variety ....Call me difficult ... ;-)

And then we went to visit the big art gallery in Brisbane, and boy was I disappointed! There were very few pieces that I liked, or even considered art. Must be that I have no clue what art is about .... Lucky for us we stumbled upon a small art gallery in one of the side-streets, with a great collection of Aboriginal Art, so that was a nice way to end our trip to the city ;-)

As for myself, I managed to finish (more or less) a rock today. The backside needs to be painted still, and I'll put a quote on there as well, but I'm happy I got something done.

The lighting is very bad, since I forgot to take a picture when it was still daylight, but still, you get the idea ....

I also worked a little bit on my mosaic, and I prepared some boxes to be painted. I usually take off the lock that's on there, because it's generally very bad quality and because I don't like them so much. Then I get my hubby to put some holes in the side (way too delicate a job for me to do, I'd ruin 10 boxes before I'd get one right), and then I put magnets in there as closure. And then of course I need to fill up the holes with wood putty.

So that's what I did today. I'm so happy I finally found a shop where they sell these little boxes (the ones I had before I'd brought with me from Belgium). And they have these cute shapes that I haven't had before. Looking forward to getting started on these ....

Well, that's it for now! Thanks so much for visiting! I'll be back tomorrow ♥


  1. I haven't painted on a stone for ages and they make such lovely surfaces. She has great personality :)

    Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog, to answer, I don't draw the heads at all, I just go straight in with pastel with my non dom hand and start with shapes rather than line. Pastels pretty forgiving so I just keep building up till it's done. You should try - it's a lot of fun, actually!
    have a great weekend :)

  2. I can't believe how you can transform a stone into art!! Love this one!

  3. Happy to see you here today. I followed your blog for quite awhile and then life and summer intervened. I love your choice of colors.

  4. Beautiful painting on the stone! I remember doing rock painting when I was younger, but never with the detail or creativity that you show!

  5. I love your rocks! I wonder how long they take and what kind of paint do you use? They are so wonderful I thought of the last one you painted all day today. :)

    Can't wait to see what you do with the boxes!

    1. Thnx :-) It's hard to say how long they take, since I'm always working on several at once. I always use acrylic paints and acrylic markers. And I finish them of with 2 coats of waterbased varnish ....

    2. I really want to try this - thanks!!

  6. I love how you did the stone, 2 faces, wow, I was blown away by that

  7. Nou dat beloofd wat... zoveel nieuwe doosjes. En je steen met twee gezichten is ook weer erg mooi geworden. Heel fijne zondag!
    xxx Marianne

  8. She's lovely!!!! Some days it very hard to get things done :)

  9. cute rock, very colourful and can't wait to see the boxes with your awesome designs !!!


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