Monday, 27 May 2013

Mykonos Art Trail 2013

Good evening ..I hope you have enjoyed this Bank Holiday what ever you have been doing, where ever you are, some of you may or may not know that I was fortunate enough to go away in May for 10 Days to Mykonos one of the small Islands of Greece,and while there I have been doing some sketches, pen and washes and a few watercolours and I thought I would share some of them with you ...and as it was almost a year ago I did anything on the Studio side of the Blog.. It's about time...

 So join me in my Mykonos Art Trail 2013

'Agois Ioannis Bay '

Just a short walk from the Hotel Sketched and painted sitting in the Bar / Taverna where 'Shirley Valentine'  was filmed...the whole area has been updated and almost bears no resemblance to the original film set ( but then must be 25 years ago  at least.)

'Delos View'

There are so many pots and urns about....  this is a very typical scene with the arch windows..I was really playing around with colours....
'Stone Arch Window'

These 2 completed today.....  no colour but may do later.... it was a good excersise....

'Bellissimo Archway '

Again in Pen after a mamoth lunch ...and a red wine or two...I found this small arch way tucked away at the end of the bar area...It dosn't lead anywhere...just a cubby hole .....

'Quiet Corner'
 Possibly my favorite to date it's bright sunny and I like the composition may very well do a oil in this...

'Town Harbour'
  This beautiful boat was moored here for 2 days in front of the Town hall and Mayors office , The only roof on the Island in red pan tile...and two of the 6 Windmills that are further to the Left....
''Mountain View''
 Pen and Wash.....This was the view from the rear of the Upper Rooms / Suites, again a bright sunny day....

''Come on In ''
This is the entrance/Exit to the Bellisimo Resort..tried something different  with the walls over laying colours, on the whole I'm pleased ...but I will do this again.....

'Step to a view'
These steps lead to the pool area to the right ...and to the left the Bar !!!!!  again playing with colours and layering with washes 

ok had to do this one again..... better result ( I think)  brighter and no so muddy ..... In the end I left it as a pure water colour and pencil drawing....I just might do the Step to a view in the same format....ummmm...

I have to say in the interest of 'ART' some of the views have been re arranged only a few are as in 'Situ' so to speak the rest well .....unless  you go you'll never know....

A Big thank you to Mike and Theo the Two Brothers  that run the resort along with their family not forgetting Mum and Papa for makeing us feel so welcome during  our brief   stay .

If  you want to go somewhere to relax, eat well and enjoy the easy way of life in very pleasant surroundings or  hop on a bus into town ,that takes  only  10mins, meander along the very narrow streets,shop in some of the smallest shops I have ever seen in Little  Venice, or   watch the local farmers and fisher men sell their wares,along the harbour front or just sit and watch  the world go by, then you won't go wrong if you go there...

I do hope you have enjoyed the trail and maybe like the compositions, I hope to do more from the pictures I took whilst away and show you more later this year but as  we are heading for another Show on QVC on July 11th at 11pm..We will be busy prepping along with some new products, Stencil designs and More New Decoupage Stamps Sets on their way...busy times ahead...I will however  show you the samples from the last show in more detail over the next few days so pop back soon

Happy Crafting  Jayne x

Wednesday, 8 May 2013

QVC 9pm tonight

Hello Everyone ....Again so sorry for not posting just lately's been a bit hectic here getting ready not only for the Show tonight (pm QVC also I have been prepping up new Christmas designs to show Sue and Harvey later today  ...yes you heard right Christmas!!!! and sorry no you can't see them yet ...soon ..

Below are some over views of the samples I have made for tonight's show

 Patterned card and Stencil set
 Decoupage Stamp Sets, Orchid,Freesia.Posy and Birdhouse
 Guilding Flakes
 Picture Stencils
 Satin card and Embossables
Sparkle Gel with Glitters Sprinkles

I will be posting in more detail later in the week on here and there is some more over views on  so pop across and have a look..

Don't forget QVC 9pm tonight..

I'm nearly ready for the off to catch the train to meet up with Sue and Harvey for a meeting before the show .....Hope you enjoy it

see you soon   Jayne xx