"I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn't say any other way-things I had no words for." ~ Georgia O'Keeffe

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Dream of Arabian Nights!

Last time when I was away in India just before coming back my SIL dropped a packet on my lap saying I might like to have this. When I opened the packet I found these beautiful shoes. They just spell magic and I was amazed to find out that she picked them up from a pavement shop when she went on holiday. Aren't they gorgeous. The first thing that came to my mind was Arabian Nights and beautiful princesses.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Once again

I bet you are getting fed up with my flowers lol! But you know what they say try try try again. Well that is exactly what I have been doing. This orchid looks slightly better than the previous one. The colours are not exact as I don't have that particular magenta that the beautiful orchid was. A bit of an improvement I think. On hind sight I think I could have added a bit of blue to it for more interest.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Trying hard

Today I have been trying hard to do these flowers. The first 2 are lilies and I know what is wrong with them now when I look at the pictures. The yellow lily, I seemed to have ended up giving all the petals the same colour whereas in the real flower the outer petals were much lighter in shade. Also the petals are not long enough the same it the case with the second lily too. Also I seemed to have over worked on the lily. The last one is supposed to be an orchid which doesn't look like one lol! I think sometimes it is a good thing to take a picture of your art work and look at it in the computer as we can spot where we are going wrong looking at it from the outside.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008


When the builders are in the house what can one do? No place to lock myself and hide away in my world so I had to do this in my little conservatory. Our homework for the Friday class is to paint a flower in big proportions. I am not good in painting big but I decided I would give it a go and chose my favourite flower the Fushia. I think I will paint something else tomorrow and see which one looks better lol!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Here are the hands

Well I forgot to show you her hands. Oh by the way it is a she not a he. Can't remember Pandora being a man LOL! Hands were the most difficult part of her and I just couldn't get them as elegant as Marilyn's and Judi you might as well comment on this one in French as well LOL!!. My previous doll for which I wanted suggestions of names, well I got a beautiful one from my little friend Dénia. She suggested Cerise and I think it is lovely so Cerise she shall be.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Marilyn Radzat's class doll

I have now painted the face of the doll. Oh it has been so much fun sculpting the face. I am enjoying this class so much.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Happy Birthday!

Wishing dear Dénia a very Happy Birthday. Hope you are having a lovely day! Gros bisous...

Saturday, October 11, 2008

My class with Marily Radzat

This is homework from my water colour class. We were asked to paint wet on wet and build the picture up. That is the hardest technique in water colours I think. As you can see I was not very successful with it. Now the sculpting with Marilyn Radzat was bit more of a success. This is how far I have got. I know one of the ears is going off at a tangent but I have remedied that after taking the picture. I am really enjoying this process of sculpting with clay. I have never done it before so it is new to me. How am I doing? Marilyn is a fantastic teacher and I am having so much fun.

Thursday, October 09, 2008

New doll

A little while ago Judi wondered where my other doll body had disappeared when I made my class doll. Well now finally it has made an appearance. It was just collecting arms, legs, face and embellishments to transform itself into this doll. I have no idea what to name her so your help would be appreciated. I thought I'd better paint this before I ate it lol!

Wednesday, October 08, 2008


Wooo hooo... the winners of my blog give away are...

Karol..... The fabric

Hermione.... The bracelet

Joanne Cranston..... The pendant

Sesga....... Sesga wins the surprise give away which is this ornament doll.

Congratulations to all of you. Could I please ask you to write to me with your snail mail address so that I can get these goodies off to you.

Once again thanks to all of you for your support. Have fun

Friday, October 03, 2008

Doll making class

Some pictures of my doll making class in Chennai. Again I had some very enthusiastic and talented ladies. They were so fired up that some decided to make another doll soon after the class. I am hoping they will send me a picture soon of their second doll so that I can show you. Well done ladies!

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Online at last!

First of all a very big thank you for all your lovely comments. Hope you all didn't think that I had got lost in the cyber world. My Internet was down for over a week after I got back from my holiday. Very frustrating. I am trying to catch up on things but looks like I am loosing the battle at the moment. So my draw has been put back please bear with me. In the mean time enjoy some of my pictures that I took this time mainly of sunset over the city and the beach. I love the sunsets in India they are so spectacular even though they are over a hot and dusty city.

Nilgiri hills and the distant rain clouds.

Sunset near the coast.

Sunset over the city A lighted boat over the river in Dubai.


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