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Weekly Art Chat w/c 28th July 2014 ..... come see and chat about all thing Arty!

(Hazel Rayfield) #1

Welcome to the weekly art chat thread …

All welcome not need to be an artist to join in …

I’ll start us off today with a new listing… Lilac Flower Vase in a cream mount … ready to frame 10x12 inches … I’m offering free postage on this item until the end of July … just because !!!

Bearded Dragon digital print
(Stephanie Guy) #2

Morning Hazel, that’s very pretty!

Awww shucks, it’s raining :frowning:

(Maxine Veronica) #3

Aww shucks Stephie, it’s fine here again was raining earlier so maybe it’s just passing for you too!

Lovely lilacs Hazel.

I’ve been writing a new blog all about my list of 50 things I’m going to do before I get to 50 next year, some arty stuff on the list too :wink:

and a new listing for me,

(Hazel Rayfield) #4

Morning Stephie and Max

Thanks for the lilac love :slight_smile:

Heavy rain here too !!! Good for the garden and as hubby is working inside today not a terrible start to the week - decorating exteriors at this time if year is a juggling act as we are weather dependent !!!

Off to read your blog now Max …

(Hazel Rayfield) #5

That’s a great list Max @paperchainsandbeads you will have fun doing them :slight_smile:

I didn’t have such a long list lol but still doing all sorts of new things and challenges - being 50 (I’m now 51) is very liberating I find … Wake up calls have made me realise - Life’s to short!! so I am now making the most of it and taking the opportunities that arise and doing the things I always wished I could !!! Within reason and budget lol

Sounds like you have a great year ahead :slight_smile:

(Stephanie Guy) #6

Love those coasters Max. Your year ahead sounds like it’s going to be a fun packed ride, enjoy!

(Tessa Spanton) #7

Morning, waves.
Go for it Hazel!
I’m going out for lunch with a friend today to Mrs Smith’s teasroom and gift shop, their cake comes highly recommended.

(Maxine Veronica) #8

looks lovely Tessa, enjoy!

I’m going to be blogging regularly to keep you up to date, especially with the art related things :smile:

(Hazel Rayfield) #9

Great Max be good to watch / read how you get on with the list - art and otherwise :slight_smile:

Enjoy the cake Tessa :slight_smile:

(Margaret Jackson) #10

Morning everyone, I keep forgetting we start a new thread every Monday, just commented on the old one!

Fab work everyone, I’m very busy today so can’t be around much.

(Tessa Spanton) #11

Max while ur in Cornwall would be a good opportunity to try lobster, fresh from the sea, paint plein air and visit one of the many art exhibitions there.
here’s one I like

I don’t like it when the thread changes, off to see what u said Margaret.

(Phoenixprojects) #12

Afternoon, all!
Pretty lilacs and great coasters, Hazel and Max!
Enjoy your day everyone!

(Tessa Spanton) #13


it’s quiet in here today


(Tessa Spanton) #14

ho hum

(Stephanie Guy) #15


Had a fab day out today, the sun shone most of the day and we had chips by the sea for lunch, can’t beat it!

Tessa your tea shop visit sounds good, I do love a good cup of tea and a cake :slight_smile:

Took my pastel pencils out today, I really don’t like them at all. I think the picture on the tin must have been huge and shrunk for the tin as it’s nigh on impossible to get any detail on anything smaller than a5. I’m going on a pastel workshop in September so hopefully I’ll pick up some tips there…meanwhile if anyone has any handy hints I’d be very grateful.

(Stephanie Guy) #16

@louisa15 Margaret did you prefer the artbars or the inktense?

(Annelee Roscoe) #17

Hazel, what a lovely picture.
Love your list Max, I am 6 years away from the big one. I shall have to think about making a list to do in the last year. As you say, sometimes you need to encourage yourself to seize the moment. Go for it!
@StephanieGuy Used to quite enjoy pastels when I was younger, haven’t used them for years though. You’ll have to let us know how your workshop goes.
Night, night
Annelee xx

(Stephanie Guy) #18

Night Annelee, chat tomorrow zzzz

(Maxine Veronica) #19

Morning, Stephie @StephanieGuy, I had the same problem with pastels very fuzzy wuzzy, I look at some of the amazing portraits done with pastels and think how on earth??

finally listed one of my new pendants today

(Hazel Rayfield) #20

Thank you all for the kind words on my Lilac :slight_smile:

It is very quiet in here nowadays isn’t it … I guess its maybe that time of year and maybe some of the artists who use to post here have moved on, I haven’t seen some of the familiar faces post in a long while … well I’m still here and will be for a while, now I have my plus account :slight_smile:

Folksy is very quiet for me at the moment, still selling elsewhere if a little slowly, but again I think its a time of year thing, I didn’t sell much last July but August and September were my best months of the year so fingers crossed things will pick up here …

This is a brand new ACEO and I am hoping to get in my studio today to paint some more miniatures …