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Tuesday, 18 August 2015

Pansies, shelves and a bear

I do like pansies a lot, but have never been able to grow them (they looked wonderful in the shop but as soon as I re-planted them they took umbrage and died) This year we were drawn in by the vibrant orange ones, big and blowsy and the best bit reduced to 99p for a big tray full, so ever hopeful, they were purchased and planted......guess what they actually grew! First time ever. 

I painted these little watercolours a number of years ago and they were the only ones that didn't die on me. haha. 



 Little blue ones in a blue frame, not the best paintings but there ya go! Might have a go at painting some more sometime.


We have had this box for a while and thought it would make a nice shelf in the kitchen as we don't have space for a dresser. So the inside was painted white and then creased up tissue paper added and painted green, when it was dried I gently dragged a red pastel crayon over the creases to give it a bit of depth (doesn't show up very well in photo tho)
Then some brightly coloured bits and pieces were added and there we have a shelf 'dresser' which fits nicely over the radiator.


Be careful when you go down to the woods, you might find a bear minding his own business. Good thing he is friendly and Nikki thought his head made an excellent lookout post!

OK chums till next time and hopefully not so long in between posts. Bye.

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14 comments:

  1. I do like pansies and your paintings of them are lovely. Hugs Mrs A.

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  2. The pansy paintings are lovely, and I do like all your little doggies. So cute.

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  3. I've always been partial to purple pansies myself... Brilliant Paintings!
    Cool BEAR!
    :-D

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  4. Love your shelf dresser idea! Your pansies painting is so pretty and definitely longer lasting than the real thing! :)

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  5. Nice bit of upcycling there! I love your colourful crockery hanging on it too!

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  6. These are lovely little paintings you have created. You've inspired me to take out my watercolors again. Have a great week. Pat xx

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  7. I love pansies, they always look so happy and the colours are stunning. Your painting is excellent love the muted shades and as for the bear, the dawgs do not seem worried, lol

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  8. Love your shelving, great idea:) lovely watercolours:)

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  9. What a great idea for making a shelf. And I think I may have the same cups as you! Happy Crafting!

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  10. Such a creative week you've had! I adore Pansies. You've reminded me that spring is less than a week away here in Kangaroo land so i should go buy a few punnets for the garden! Beautiful artwork!

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  11. Beautiful pansies, they were always my granddads favourite, he used to say they were like smiley faces!

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  12. I love pansies becuase they are so colourful.

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  13. Lovely pansy paintings and a very clever dresser! I like the texture you've added :)

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