Saturday, November 05, 2011

A first attempt ...

 I know that at times the worldwide web can be a nuisance ... But I wonder where I would be without it 



I have always loved creativity of one sort or another ... but the technology just didn't exist when I was a child ... I learnt to sew, to knit and I loved to draw ... though I wasn't that brilliant at it ... but good enough to get an O level pass in art at high school ... 
Painting though was never my forte and I could ruin a perfectly decent drawing by adding paint ... 
Now a whole new world has opened up and each day I can not only see beautiful creations ... I can learn techniques ... things I'd never heard of are there in front of my eyes for me to feast on and to challenge me ...



I'm not saying that I love everything I see ... but I appreciate the talent, the effort and the expertise ...
I have a whole list of things I want to do ... one day ... 



And now I can tick one thing off my list ... Mixed Media ... many of my sweet blog friends are so very good at this ... Linda ... Kirsty and Mona to name a few ... and when I saw a link yesterday on Mona's blog  (Thanks Mona) ... I followed it and that got me started ... 



To make this 5"x 7" canvas




and this tiny 2"x 2.75" canvas



And looking at them ... though they are not perfect ... I have a wonderful sense of achievement


... and I'll definitely be doing this again ...

Thanks for stopping by 

~ Ros ~



19 comments:

Jeanneke said...

......Sigh......

Ira said...

Isn't it wonderful to try new techniques? This is definitely one that suits you fine Ros, love the result (gesso is it?). It gives your canvas such a mystic look somehow! Have a great weekend, hugs, Ira

Sylvia said...

What a wonderful way to achieve a goal, Ros! Both canvas' are lovely. Love that butterfly! Have a wonderful evening.

Stella said...

Is it enough when I tell you that i am hopelessly in love with your first attempt? Ros you really have outdone yourself. I love this; you are amazing!
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Heather Jensen said...

Stunning Ros! You did an amazing job with the canvas. Love the butterfly and mesh texture. They are perfect! :)
Hugs~

Jeanneke said...

Gorgeous, Ros!
At first sight I could only sigh...
Cheers!

Jeanneke.

Deb Hickman said...

Oh my gosh, they are fabulous, you are a natural, the Tony one is so cute. I want to have a go, I must check out this site, thanks for the inspiration. Have a good Sunday.xxx

Linda R. said...

These look amazing.. I just love them my friend. Aren't they fun!! I have so much fun with mixed media..

Hugs, Linda

Jacqueline said...

Gorgeous work, really love this canvas work - wow, you can do everything!

cnelson said...

Gorgeous work Ros!!!

kerenbaker said...

such a great feeling- exploring, isnt it!! Love what you've created- hope its the first of many mixed media. I've a canvas ready to go under my desk- just need to get to it under the rest of my crafty stuff!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

WOW Ros! Your project is AMAZING! I'm so happy you gave it a try! Lovin' all the texture and your sentiment! Thank you so much for the sweet shout out :) I really appreciate that!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

They are absolutely lovely Ros, I am so glad you gotta play with these stuff, they are so addictive, I just wish that I could have more time to play with them.
Once again, very pretty work here! : )

Lynnda Hosni said...

You are amazing Ros... I love this... Gorgeous... and very artsy!!! hugs...xoxo

Ulina /Apricot Bubbles said...

Hi!
Thanks, Ros, for your nice comment!
Oh, I never tried Mixed Media art, but I´m sure if I would - it would never look as good as yours!! I like your butterfly-mini-canvas best :-) That´s because I´m a huge fan of butterflies - I always favour them :-)
Have a fab week!
Hugs

jacirascrap said...

Que maravilha a textura...as cores suaves...Uma mistura de elementos que trouxeram muita harmonia juntos!

Joanna King (aka Asia K) said...

What a stunning debiut!!! Beautiful art!!

Suzanne C said...

Fabulous mixed media! So lovely.

Electra said...

Wow, this is so pretty!

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