I do love Spring and watching plants come to life. These daffodils have just come out in my garden.
Summer is next 🙂 What’s your favourite season?
With Christmas not too far away and many of us trying to keep costs down thought I’d start a series of posts highlighting special offers.
Today Zazzle UK are offering 40% off clocks & watches, 24% off anything else until the 17th with code WATCHTHISNOW.
Here are a selection of watches for animal loving men and women.
Every now and then I feel the need to do something different, as my regular readers know! This time I decided on semi abstract wall art, which you may have seen if you’re following me on Instagram.
Keeping with glass painting I painted this zebra on a windy plain, streaking the glass paint for a semi abstract effect.
The difficult thing with painting on glassware is to stop the paint from running. To prevent this I paint in stages letting the paint dry in between.
Today I decide to experiment on a chipped bowl, which I can’t sell, and paint quickly without waiting.
With gravity the vertical zebra stripes are generally ok with the odd wobble here and there but it does look messy! However the horizontal striped legs are a different matter but I’m quite liking the running effect for reflections or an abstract piece.
I painted a frog too but he lost an eye, has elongated toes and speckles that grew to blobs! I’ve been meaning to do a frog wine glass though, so think I’ll stick to the usual way of waiting for the paint to dry before adding more.
My bird paintings are flying out the house lately with a few commissions!
It started with this primrose vase and a barn owl.
Another customer requested a hummingbird on a bowlThen my most quirky custom order so far has to be for tealight holders with chorister ducks!
They loved them, as did we, even more so as they were such personal gifts. We are extremely grateful to you for your skill in transferring a mad idea into such lovely keepsakes!
These have been fun to do and I have such lovely customers who gave me great feedback.
Sales have been good on Zazzle too with various bags including this owl, a kingfisher hat and my dragonfly shoes are flying around the world.
All these orders have happened when local shop sales have been slow, due to the weather I think, so very glad I’ve diversified. The saying ‘don’t put all your eggs in one basket’ is so true!
I recently had a lovely holiday in Jersey and one of the highlights was Durrell wildlife park.
The funniest thing to watch was a giant tortoise working out how to escape.
He managed it too by getting on his side & propelling himself through!We also spent quite a long time watching the apes have a snack.
Sadly we didn’t get to see the new baby bear but here’s a proud parent
Definitely worth a visit if ever in Jersey.