The Earth Reliant Artist

Trace Willans All Natural Mixed Media

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Gifts and a Sneak Peak

In the recent past 
I had a birthday
and I was most happy 
to receive more gifts
in mail yesterday
(I do love a good birthday month)
A wonderful selection of goodies from my bestie
Naomi Stevenson
and a surprise inclusion
of some wonderful fabric 
form the ever delightful

and these are some details

of an oil and wax painting

which is my entry 
into this years
Hinchinbrook Art Awards
which will open on
Friday August 8th 2014
After that date I shall
put up the whole piece

x te

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

2 New Paintings

Blue Window
Oil and Wax
on paper
21 x 21 cm
available on Etsy

Yellow Window Red Frame
Oil and Wax
on Paper
21 x 20.5 cm
also available
on Etsy

I had so much fun painting these
I have a few smaller ones in works
plus the large ones which are on board

I think I shall play here for a while

x te

Sunday, July 20, 2014

6 Tiny Books in a Bundle

6 Tiny Books
each one
6 x 7.5 cm

Each book has a 
watercolour paper cover
a dyed teabag
and a centre page
of print making paper

They have been 
and drawn on

each is 
a tiny little

this one has a butterfly wing

this a leaf print

a tiny piece of shell


2 dragons



the cover is naturally dyed
silk organza

and wool prefelt
hand stitched

and it all wraps up in a nice little bundle
with handmade silk string
finished with a bead and 
2 small cowrie shells

this is for sale in my Etsy shop
And now it is 

x te

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Bumbling Along

Small art works 
Hot and cold wax
10 x 10 cm
These are for sale 

This is what the oil painted piece from the last 
post looks like now that it has had a few 
layers of cold wax applied 
Still more to do

This is a piece that all cold wax
both of these are 
50 x 50 cm
More work here as well

and these are the two 
oil on paper
from the previous post 
now also sporting
some cold wax

Cold wax is so much easier for me to play with
up here in the north
The only issue is that 
it takes a t least 24 hours
 between coats
sometimes 48
But that does leave me time
to do other things
Like read books
ahh Bliss

x te