What a funny night of wakefulness, dreams and reality mixed up to create a very confused me this morning.
In my dreams I had sold a picture etched into a circle of metal – I have no idea where that came from. Then I woke up, checked my phone and realised I had sold some alphabet stones to a customer on etsy 🙂 yey! Then i fell back to sleep, eventually, and formulating a plan for the morning and dreamed that I sold another set of alphabet stones on my website stone-stories.com… Woke up…no sale…confused…sleep…repeat.
It took a good few minutes this morning to work out what was real 🙂
So alphabet stones have been made, plus one or two extra just in case.
I really should clear my mind before bed!
We had a fantastic time yesterday, painting, chatting, drinking cava (adults only :)) and generally having fun.
The children all made a fab effort with their canvases and I have to say I was inspiredly their no fear approach to putting paint to canvas!
I’m trying something new as a result so will post more on that later.
Thank you Anna for your company x
Ever have days where artsy stuff just doesn’t go to plan?
Yesterday I felt great, super start to the day with lots of love from fellow crafters on Facebook boosting my self esteem.
Then…everything I tried to do was rubbish. My canvas that I prepped last week got wiped clean twice!!
So I Google what to do if you lose your mojo and these were the top 8 tips.
- Go back to basics, draw or make something simple that requires no real thought to just enjoy the process again.
- Exercise. Release those endorphins.
- Get out and about, travel, visit somewhere new, breathe fresh air.
- Listen to music, relax and chill out.
- Keep a notebook for ideas…if you are anything like me you will forget otherwise.
- Make something random perhaps in a different media than you are used to.
- Prep your tools and brushes etc the night before so you are ready to begin.
- Give yourself a workspace…sometimes painting in the kitchen with a pile of washing up staring at you and folks popping in and out isn’t conducive to keeping the flow.
So today I tried 1,2,3 and 6. I even moulded a pair of puppet hands out of resin, that was new.
Tomorrow I’m going work on creating a workspace that isn’t necessarily my kitchen 🙂
Any more mojo ideas gratefully received. #mojo #toptips #art
This commission was unlike most and began with a trip to B&Q!
Next stop planning and sketching the designs…
Then out came the acrylic paints…
Roughly 13 hours later I was adding the finishing touches to three stepping stones for the very wonderful John Clifford Primary school.
After a coat of sealant the next day they were ready for their new home and I hear tell they were much appreciated 🙂
No day is the same here #lovewhatido
My day began lacquering yesterday’s stepping stones…I really love them!! I can’t wait to show you.
Then I created some pebble art for a customer in California… I can truly say I’m an artist that sells internationally 🙂
Next as the weather had cooled a tiny bit I completed a commission for a lovely lady in oils on box canvas which I have to say is totally different to anything I’ve done before but sticking with the seaside theme makes me smile ☺
Seeing as i was on a roll and had a little more time before the school run I prepped a new canvas ready for a little more sea.
Love love busy days like this 🙂
I’ll be adding more paintings to my portfolio on www.painters–online.co.uk
And as they dry and are finished I will add them to my etsy shop DebstaArt and my portfolio on www.artistsandillustrators.co.uk where you can also buy my creations.
I wonder what tomorrow will bring 🙂
Well today was a scorcher with folks recording 43 C in their back yards!!!!
Before you pop back and check my bio yep this is England!!! Nottingham in fact. Crazy stuff.
Today I created something new which was a lot of fun!!! I painted three stepping stones using acrylic paints.
For those acrylic users amongst you I’m sure you can sympathise this crazy weather means drying times are as long as a pause with the brush. Plus my pavers/stepping stones were hot hot hot!
On the plus side that darned yellow dried so quick I could add a fresh coat almost instantly meaning I got a great coverage in double quick time.
My new creation has taken lots of hours work and I am really happy with the result. I will post photographs once they have been gifted.
No spoilers here 🙂
Happy painting people!
In the heat pour a layer of water over the top of your acrylic paint if you need a loo break, kettle stop etc. Sun ☀ attacks the water and not your paint 🙂
Wow 7 months since my last blog post how did that happen!!?!
I think it’s about time I put that right and filled you in on what’s happening in Debsta world.
So… I have a new website Www.stone-stone-stories.com where I sell my multisensory stone stories 🙂 I also sell on etsy as DebstaArt and EBay. more on that later!
I have been painting more and more and have an online portfolio at www.painters-online.co.uk and www.artistsandillustrators.co.uk
Heres one of my latest oil paintings
‘Intrepid seas’ was named by one of my Facebook followers at Debsta Productions and I guess Facebook is the reason blogging at Debsta.com has subsided.
But not anymore! As i develop my business I am becoming more aware of different marketing tools and this seems like a great place to put new skills into action.
Watch this page for posts about: marketing, admin, creative fun, finding your market and more about the creations I produce x