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And the winner is....

Monday, 22 March 2010

.... Jasmine .... congratulations! 
Here's a bouquet of flowers for everyone who took part... you are a small but select bunch of participants, thank you xx
If you would all like to send me your addresses, I'd like to send a token of my appreciation to you all.

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Sale & Give-away closing date

Sunday, 14 March 2010

...is Sunday 21st March.
Just scroll down or click here to see previous 'sale' posts... even if you don't want to buy anything why not enter the draw for my "Everything Happens For A Reason" canvas here. All you have to do is leave a comment... We'll be moved by 31st March, so this gives me time to post things off & get sorted out!

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Ocean...

Friday, 12 March 2010

Although I haven't worked on any of the 'ocean' ideas that arose from the seaside stamps in my last post, the thought process I described led to the words & an earlier version of the canvas below.

I started with the word 'ocean' & wrote the words that came to mind... vast, unending, waves crashing, rolling gently... were a few of the first things I thought of. It was the contrasting characteristics that appealed to me, that I chose to develop.


Just playing around with the words led to phrases that gradually strung together. I have done a couple of much simpler versions before, but each time my ideas develop. The process of 'getting there' is just as important as the end product for me.


Hear the ocean, wild yet calm...

I hear the ocean at my feet
I feel the pain in your heart

waves crashing, thundering emotion 
vast, unending, rolling gently
swim with the tide...

Let me engulf you, comfort, protect you
The power of the ocean can lift you again


(24 x 36 inches)
£150 plus p&p



You can read a more detailed description about the process & techniques involved in creating this canvas here


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Inspiration comes from doing....

Sunday, 7 March 2010

I was checking out some of the links on the Crafty Individuals website today... there are some great blogs there if you enjoy rubber stamping. Imagine my delight when I found a couple of cards using my lettering! One at Jo Blogs and another at Paper Paradise. Oh, and then I found this... Eclectic Art... Isabelle has used quite a few of my designs in her art. I couldn't resist looking back over her posts, I was getting quite excited! It's not often that i get to see what other people do with them, and I still get that butterflies in the stomach feeling whenever I see something of 'mine'... even though hardly anyone knows it was me!

I've just submitted some more lettering for Crafty Individuals on a 'seaside' theme.... obviously i can't show you yet, as i don't know what they will choose to use, but I included some background textural lettering as well as some quotations in calligraphy. Here are a couple of teasers....

  

I love just writing and creating textures, black ink on white paper..... a few pages of random words and phrases, blocks of text in different styles and weight. By keeping it simple to start off with, there is no pressure to be clever or creative... it's a good warm up exercise at any time, especially if you have no 'big idea' to be working on. But as I write, words & phrases call out to be played with, certain combinations vie for my attention.... before long, inspired by words of the sea I have more than enough ideas to work on.

I had to restrain myself for a while and stick to relatively simple, clear stamp designs.... but from this I have loads of ideas to work up into larger pieces of work. It proves the point that "inspiration comes from doing" and this applies to any form of art or creativity. If you ever find yourself 'stuck' for an idea, or for what to do for the next stage, take the pressure off yourself by going back to basics... do something simple & play around with it for a while until something suggests itself.... something always does if you are content to 'just do' something... instead of desperately trying to conjure up a fully fledged idea or solution. 



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Every Journey Begins with a Single Step


40 cm square (just under 16 inches), with 3.75cm/ 1.5 inches deep sides
 £45 including uk postage (please inquire for overseas) SOLD

The quotations read: 

Every journey begins with a single step

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams

explore, dream, discover


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Hearts on Canvas...

These three 'heart' canvasses are £15 including uk postage (please inquire for overseas)
 metallic lilac & silver with raised aluminium leaf
8 x 20 inches/ 20 x 50cm

 white, pink, cerise & pearlescent white
16 x 16 inches/ 41 x41 cm

cerise, white & silvery white
12 x 16inches/ 30.5 x 41 cm

Interested? just email suziscribbles [at] gmail [dot] com
payment by paypal or the donate button in the sidebar once everything is confirmed.

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My email address:- suziscribbles@yahoo.co.uk
I am based in North Yorkshire, UK.
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