Manic May

Blink and it is a month since I posted. May was, well, May was nuts. A combination of work crazy, health hiccups and an art stall (not the market kind – the drat it, art is not happening kind!)

But I do have some show and tell.

First up is the source of my art stall and stagnate because it was taking sooooo long. Still waiting for me to return to it and I really want to get it done – it just takes sooo long! ::insert childish whining here::

mosaic sun wip 6

mosaic sun wip 7

mosaic sun wip 8

And I’m stuck at about half way around. I must return to it as I think it is going to be a good finished product.

In the meantime, Hubby challenged me to do an entire painting in one evening, so during the next three and a half hours this happened…

the gift wip1


the gift wip2

the gift wip3


the gift wip4


the gift
The Gift, acrylic on canvas. 300 x 400mm.


So there is one completed painting for May. Of course, then I went completely off track and thought I could recreate the speed in which I created The Gift. Not so much. But the following did happen.

reading dragon sketch


book hoarding dragon sketch

And there is a third sketch in development – just as soon I manage to create ‘cute’ rather than ‘strangely ugly and possessed’, I’ll post it up here 😀

The first one is currently on my easel.

book reading dragon wip2


And I’m hoping to do a little more work on it in the next couple of days.

So yeah, there has been art, but little in the way of finished art, aargh. I need to up my game….as there is a big event happening in October 😀

I’m way too late for Paint Party Friday last week, but I might link it in this coming Friday, so in any case, don’t forget to visit all the great artists over there.

Best wishes,


12 responses to “Manic May”

  1. Beautiful work, that hand is very well done. Happy PPF, hugs, Valerie

    1. Thanks so much, Valerie-Jael! Hope you had a good weekend.

      Best wishes,

  2. Gorgeous work! I love it all…the hand is amazing! All of it is even the wip! Thanks for sharing!

    Hugs Giggles

    1. Hi, Giggles.

      Thanks so much for your kind support ::hugs::

      Best wishes,

  3. Linda K Avatar

    marvelous projects, and the sun is just stunning!

    1. Thanks so much, Linda! I will finish that sun at some point.

      Best wishes,

  4. Love the hand, but I am overawed by that orange, yellow, red piece at the first of the post. Even if it take years to do, finish it because it is truly wonderful.

    1. Thanks so much, Faye. Yes, I will finish that sun. I’ve given myself a firm deadline – I just need to find the time 😀 Life is crazy.

      Hope you had a good arty weekend.

      Best wishes,

  5. Your work is fantastic….and it holds such life in that hand! Love it!

    1. Thank you, Julene! I hope that hand meets with others’ approval too, as it is currently in an exhibition opening next month 😀

      Hope you had an arty weekend!

      Best wishes,

  6. Ohhh your pieces are sooooooo bold and beautiful. Fabulous!!!

    1. Thanks so much, Nicole. I hope you had an arty weekend!

      Best wishes,