|Craggis Cottage with a Twist!|
I'm so fed up with my 75 day sketch challenge right about now. It seems like I haven't posted anything other than dog (and the odd other species of animal) sketches for months, which, come to think of it, I haven't! In order to stop you all from rolling your eyes and thinking 'yawn, another dog sketch' today I've got something different!
Anyway, we've been re-painting our new cottage as most of the rooms were wallpapered and most of that wallpaper was, unfortunately, very dated and twee. I don't know about you but very often we'll decide on a colour scheme for a room based on a single accessory or object. In this case, when we first got here in January, we bought some towels to tide us over until our stuff arrived. They were teal (a colour I love) and so, that became the colour for the upstairs bathroom. We painted over the flowery wallpaper with a classic cream and I had decided to put two of my little twisty town canvasses in shades of teals and turquoise in there as they matched the towels (!). We still needed something on the wall above the bath though so I set about creating a new twisty town in keeping with the others.
I had a think about what to depict and then inspiration struck - I decided to give our cottage the twisty town treatment. So, here today instead of yet more animal sketches, I give you 'Craggis with a Twist'
In other news, those of you who've been reading my posts for a while might recall S surprised me with a small bespoke art studio that he had custom made for our back garden in our old house. I loved it. The only tiny downside to our new house is that I no longer have a bespoke studio (although there is plenty of space outside to get one built at some future point!).
I have plenty of cupboard space in our computer room for all my art supplies and canvasses but that room doesn't get the sun much and is pretty cold so I normally paint at the dining room table beside the sun room which, as the name suggests, gets the sun most of the day and is pleasantly warm those days when the sun shines.
Fed up with traipsing my paints up and down from the computer room or leaving them cluttering up the dining room I had a brainwave - what if I could get a small storage unit to keep my art stuff in, in the dining room, and what if it was on wheels so I could move it around the room with my free-standing easel to follow the light during the day? I had a look in Argos and they had just the ticket - a tool box on wheels! S treated me to it last week and I love it. S isn't convinced but I think it even fits in with the rest of the retro 50's stuff we have in our dining room!
|All my paints and arty bits and bobs fit a treat!|
|And it all hides away when not in use!|
|Gratuitous cute dog shot - Reuben decided to see what I was up to!|
I'm linking as always to Paint Party Friday, hosted by Kristin and Eva. As well as the normal blog hop, this Friday is the also the Art Auction they are running to raise money for Sandy Hook Elementary School so if you want to pop over there today you might find a piece of art you love, you can bid on it and if you win all the money will be donated to charity.