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Nursery Painting

Here is a mixed media nursery painting I made for Amelia. This one is all about layering and patience.

Nursery Painting

 The first stage was applying a patterned paper and some stripes. The next step I added some pages from an old book and filled in the rest of the canvas with different coloured paints. I also started to dirty it up with walnut ink, then used some Tim Holtz masking stencils with some brown paint. I then cut the circles out from some specialty papers I bought at Loomis craft store and painted my branches onto them. I then finished it off with some felt flowers and a bird cage, and voila – my nursery painting! There are more goodies to come.

Some Girlie Pieces

I thought I might post a couple of mixed media pieces I finished. Felt a bit unnatural to leave the border white, but went with it anyway. Tres pink, which is not like me, but I love the way they turned out.

 

Boat Adventure

   So, a couple week-ends ago was our first adventure out on the boat. Chris (my man) decided to take us out to this little island in the middle of the Ottawa River thinking the girls might enjoy an adventure. Once there, we discovered one lone lighthouse and a plethora of Canadian Geese. The girls began exploring and we followed suit until Chris came across a huge and highly agitated goose. So Chris, having had previous experience with angry geese, picked up a stick in preparation to defend his family. The stick had no effect and the goose started chasing him up a hill.  As I stood there laughing and mildly frightened, I thoroughly regretted not having brought my camera. Once we reached the top of the hill we realized why the goose was so angry, there were a few egg-filled nests scattered around. As we looked around the island we noticed there were at least 8-10 nests with females sitting on them glaring at us with the males hovering around ready to pounce. Needless to say, we didn’t stay for very long. We managed to escape unscathed and the girls were quite thrilled with the experience. I considered it a success as it inspired me to finish my painting and it gave me a visual of Chris that will not soon be forgotten, haha.