Thursday, March 13, 2014

Yellow and Blue

I've been creating some digital art and realised suddenly they all seemed to be in yellows and blues. I don't think I've ever used these colours together in my work before. 

 Perhaps I've been influenced by the blue skies in the last week and the yellow yacht and buoys?

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Hurricane winds

Like many other places we had hurricane winds last night. We are so exposed to the elements here it was rather frightening and I was surprised to find the we got off fairly lightly with no major storm damage. I was up to a lovely blue sky this morning to see this lovely red yacht outside the window. The pattern it left in the mud was lovely you can see it to the left as it was this morning.

This is how they looked in the evening sun. i'm sure there's some digital fun in that somewhere.

This is Conwy Castle in the morning sun.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Digital art on a Spring day!

Now I wonder which colour I should choose? These were made last night.

It was such a beautiful day I went for a short walk and took a few photos, well maybe not just a few, but so many I couldn't choose which ones to use in this post. There's a slightly different view of the castle. Can you see people on the tower?


I like this one too.

More signs that Spring is on the way!

Another bit of play last night. a bit too vivid perhaps and I may have to have another play with this one.

Sunday, February 09, 2014


I had a most enjoyable afternoon sorting out some decorated papers I'd forgotten I had.
I was surprised at the colours I found, they seemed to fall into a couple of colour families. I thought I knew my favourite colours, but I obviously don't, they don't include reds, oranges and yellows, but maybe that's because I used all those?

I decided to do this because I'm being creative with Myfanwy on Be Creative.

Some of you might recognize this card as one made by Myfanwy and you would be correct, she very kindly posted it to me because I said it was my favourite!

 This one was painted and then printed with a stencil I made.

This was made using Brusho powder and it really is beautiful. I think I must get them out again.

This one is sand scattered onto PVA then painted with Brusho when dry.

Saturday, February 08, 2014

Just the day to create some digital art!

I live right opposite Conwy Castle and I took this photo of it early last evening. Not easy without using my tripod.

We watched this naughty dog running after the ducks all over the beach dragging his coat and making patterns in the mud. He was a mess when he finally returned to his owner.

Here are the tracks in the sand.

I thought this turned out quite stitchy and begs to be sttiched.

Wednesday, February 05, 2014

Digital Play

SerenTex's latest project is inspired by Lace and even though I'm unable to attend the meetings these days I am still interested in all they do. This is one of the many digital images I've created with the intention of creating a piece of textile art. I have posted some photos Sue sent me this week on SerenTex if you'd like to have a look.

The fishing fleet is home!

I think this is an oil tanker sheltering off the Anglesey coast.

Sunday, February 02, 2014

Digital Art

Those of you who read my blog will know I have been relaxing again. One day I'm really going to do something with these images!

Friday, January 31, 2014

Digital relaxation

These started with a lampost in Llandudno. I couldn't resist having a little play with this one.

Thursday, January 30, 2014

A dull day with bright digital art.

A shower on the way!

My orchid has just finished flowering, but there are plenty of new buds and a promise of more flowers before long.

A bit more play using my leaves and Paint Shop Pro.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Creating again

I'm Creating Something Every Day with Myfanwy Hart and here are some of today's efforts.

Paint Shop Pro play.

Gelli printing and Big Shot in progress

Oil Pastels, prints and watercolour.

Monday, January 27, 2014

Be Creative and Blipfoto

Be Creative   Blipfoto

Be Creative and Blipfoto have helped me to get back on track with my creativity. I've taken a photo every day since the first of January and I hope to be able to take a photo worth putting up almost every day.
Myfanwy gave us a list of prompts over the weekend and I'm still doing the first ones. We were asked to create for 15 minutes a day but once I started I found I couldn't stop when time was up. In fact I'm still playing with circles. I just love circles!


You may wonder why I have such a strange photo on the right above? That has a long history and some wonderful memories for me. When my sons were very young I bought a large piece of oilcloth to cover the kitchen table. We ate on it for a few years. It was then used to protect the table from paint, felt tip pens and all sorts of things. When they grew up a bit I cut the oilcloth up into smaller pieces and took it to school to protect the tables when my pupils did the same. When I finished teaching I used this piece myself and as you can see it has lots of stains on it. It's still proving useful, as I hadn't taken any photos today for Blipfoto I decided to take a photo of my oilcloth. I didn't use it  but instead started to play with it in Paint Shop Pro. and that's how the other two images were started using the old oilcloth once more.