My daughter and I finished the gallery wall in her bedroom over the school holidays, so I thought I’d share it with you. We had talked about adding a gallery wall for a while, so we had already collected most of the bits and pieces. When we found the watercolour print from IKEA, a couple of weekends ago, we finally felt motivated to get started. This is such an affordable way to decorate a wall. We created the large triangle artwork ourselves using paint and washi tape on canvas and the silhouette was from a craft project I started last year.The Pokemon illustration was drawn by my eldest daughter and most of the other pieces we had already. We also used some washi tape to fill in a couple of the gaps. This is really easy to remove when we get tired of it or find something better to replace it. The watercolour IKEA banner is perfect on the wall! But my favourite thing is the pencil illustration above the side table that my daughter drew herself. I love the shading in the hair and bow.
There are a beautiful selection of paintings available in RedAgape Guesthouse. They are painted by local artist Jacinta Haycock from Forty9L Artworks. If you are interested in any of her paintings you can find her contact details on her Facebook page. Or alternatively, you may like to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
RedAgape Guesthouse is now the new home of some delightfully quirky artworks by Jacinta Haycock from Forty9L Artworks. These beautiful creations are for guests to admire and purchase when staying in the house. They are a perfect match for the house, so much so I’m trying to resist the temptation to buy one or two myself.
There are four of Jacinta’s artworks featuring in the house at the moment. The first is ‘Morning Dew’ which has slotted into the parlour seamlessly. The deep dark walls really accentuate the colours in this gorgeous painting.
The other three paintings are hanging in an eclectic cluster on the stairway. Here is ‘Red Dog’, ‘Deer oh Deer’ and ‘Freedom’.
If you are interested in purchasing any of these gorgeous paintings please contact me at email@example.com or visit Jacinta’s facebook page – Forty9L Artworks directly.
I met the beautiful Jacinta Haycock from Forty9L Artworks this week for coffee and feel like i’ve made a friend. Jacinta approached me late last year to see if i’d like to display some of her paintings in the guesthouse. I had already tossed around the idea of hanging local artist’s paintings in the guesthouse, but with Mum’s illness and passing last year the project just didn’t happen. With the new year in full swing it’s definitely time to add some fresh new art into the house.
I really love Jacinta’s paintings. They feel real, authentic not forced. Just looking at them makes me feel happy. And although I’ve admired her work on her Facebook page, seeing them in real life is the only way to do them justice. Her paintings are full of heart and are delightfully quirky making them the perfect fit for RedAgape. Jacinta has generously allowed me hang a range of her paintings for sale (acrylics and oils on canvas or board) in the house. These artworks are currently behind bubble wrap so you’ll have to stay tuned for shots of them in the house.
We visited Kinokuniya (twice) during a weekend away in Sydney recently. It is seriously the most amazing bookstore! The kids were in nerd heaven and just quietly….so was i. The kids headed off to find Sailor Moon and The Legend of Zelda graphic novels. I headed off into the craft and decorating sections, while my husband explored the map and natural history area. I confess i went a little overboard and bought myself a healthy armful of beautiful books, but in my defence i could have purchased at least half of the craft section.
This year i’m trying to choose craft projects that i can complete in a week or less. I’m tired of starting elaborate projects only to get bored half way through or just not having the time to finish them. I think ALL crafters can relate to my cupboard full of half finish projects. So, i’m committed to trying out new, simpler crafting activities. One of the books i picked up at Kinokuniya is this book on Zentangle Basics by Suzanne McNeill. On the first page i saw the words “no artistic talent is needed”. SOLD!
Zentangles are a wonderful form of relaxation. They are simple to do and only require a few basic tools – paper, pencil, eraser and felt tip pen. And given i spend more than a few moments waiting in the car for the kids to finished their variety of afternoon activities, i thought this would be the perfect portable craft. I’m going to try and finish one zentangle a week. Here is this weeks zentangle that i combined with my silhouette art.