Sunday, May 31, 2009

DRUM ROLL PLEASE...AND THE WINNER IS...



Maya and I had a great time cutting out the little square pieces of paper and then writing down all the names, gosh, she was so excited. So she picked a name out of her Easter hat - and the winner is...




CONGRATULATIONS Silke!!!
Thank you to all the ladies that entered this giveaway - I had a ball with it - so I plan to do my next giveaway once I reach 100 followers - Silke, please email me at valzdero@live.com.au with your details so that I can have this little miss posted out to you (she is all packaged up and ready to go)!
Cheers everyone, all the best, Val xxxooo

Just a quickie wee post... SOLD






Hi, me again, I just wanted to quickly show you this little mermaid I painted last night (well into the night lol) - she is listed on both etsy and ebay - might actually go and have a nanna nap now as I am so tired (painted instead of slept - but you know how it is, you have to grab any spare moment you have to do what you love!) Cheers and hugz to to all, sleepy Val (yawn) xxxooo

Thank you for the award...


Well what a lovely way to to start of my Monday morning - with this great award I received from Cris of http://mommysmidwestmountain.blogspot.com/ - big HUGZ for you Cris, thank you - please check out Cris's lovely lovely artwork on her blog!
OK, I will choose a few people now to pass this award to, so here comes the hard part (choosing out of so many talented people!!!):
Brenda of http://fallenangeljewellerydesigns.blogspot.com/ (she is one of the sweetest people and we have become fast friends in the short time on Blogger - thanks Brenda!)
Maia of http://taffetacat.blogspot.com/ (my newest follower who paints really lovely artwork!)
Snezana of http://snezana-radulovic.blogspot.com/ (gorgeous art!)
Vesna of http://vesna-art.blogspot.com/ (who is my lovely sister and a very talented artist!)
Norma of http://barefootnanasartwork.blogspot.com/ (who paints such beautiful pastels!)
Hope you all have a great day, if you have a moment, visit these artists' blogs for some lovely art! Cheers and chat soon, hugz Val!

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Last day to enter the GIVEAWAY...

Hello everyone in Bloggerville - there is only another 24 hours to enter the original artwork GIVEAWAY - http://valzderoart.blogspot.com/2009/05/g-i-v-e-w-y-t-i-m-e.html - my daughter Maya will be pulling out the winner's name from a hat tomorrow night and I will announce the winner straight away - GOOD LUCK EVERYONE - cheers and hugz Val xxxooo

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Cant stay away from my DRAGONFLIES






Yes, I can't stay away from my dragonflies - just felt compelled to do this little piece today (practically did it blindfolded lol) but it was good going back to what I feel is my best subject to paint.
Cheers all, Val xxxooo

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

"Guardian Angel" mixed media 25cm x 30cm










I started this painting last night when the kiddies went to sleep and painted well into the night - I finished her this afternoon and varnished her as well in two thick coats of lush gloss varnish.

While on holidays, I have been imagining this painting in my mind - the colours I would use and the way I would emphasise the angel's wings and I am happy with the way my painting has turned out. I have used crackle medium for her wings and lots of gold and white filigree paint for texture.

She will be listed on etsy and ebay shortly, a perfect little guardian angel to watch over your little ones.

Hope everyone is well and good and happy - hugz Val xxxooo

SOLD "Just Waiting" mixed media painting







Canvas panel 25cmx 30cm... and lots of gold filigree paint outlining the whole painting!

Hello all, well, today I had one of those great days where I was all by my lonesome (kiddies at school and hubby out and about) - so I listened to music all day and painted this little miss. I didn't have anything specific in mind when I started - first I did the textured background and then the little miss came along - it is all done in shades of brown green and gold.

I have decided to varnish this painting in my very onw secret way, which mutes the colours and the painting looks all dreamy - this kind of varnishing just makes all my paintings look better, I think!

Its great to be able to relax now after a few days of hard work on the farm - I will be able to spend lots more time now pinting. Cheers Val xxxooo

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Leather Paintings...




Just a quick post tonight - these little leather paintings were very popular on eBay for me - so I painted two more today - they are on etsy right now - hope everyone is having a great weekend - I must rush off, heaps to do, very busy day for me with the kids. Cheers and chat soon, Val

Thursday, May 21, 2009

My First GIVEAWAY!!!


Hello all - firstly, I wanted to say thank you to all the people that wrote such lovely welcome back messages on my previous post - I had a great time reading them!!! Even thought its lovely going away on holidays - its great to be home again and back to real living.

Now, for my first giveaway - when I joined blogger, I decided I will have my first artwork giveaway when I reached 50 followers - so yay, I have 56 now, so time to put a smile on some lucky person's face...

"Autumn is Here" - mixed media painting



This is the painting that I will post out to the winner - I had a hard time deciding which of my paintings to choose, but ultimately, its the size of this painting that finally decided me - it is small and easy to package for posting - even if it travels overseas!
It is 20cm x 25cm x 1.7cm edges in size, painted using acrylic paints, watercolour pencils, lots of acrylic mediums as well as paper collage - it has a hanging hook attached to the back of the frame too. Also, cute little pearly love-hearts on her dress and gloves for touchable texture!
All you need to do to enter the draw is you have to be a follower, and then just leave a comment on this post - for two entries in the draw, place a link of this giveaway to you blog and let me know you have done so - I will then let my daughter Maya pick the winner's name from a 'hat' in two weeks time - approximately first week of June!
GOOD LUCK EVERYONE! Cheers Val xxxooo

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

HELLO - I am back...










Hello all my lovely friends in Blogger Land - we arrived back from our holidays yesterday and its back to reality for all of us - kids are already back at school, hubby is putting around the farm and I am washing and unpacking after our two weeks of pure relaxation - we had a GREAT time!!! (as you do on holidays).

Some pictures of my two munchkins Maya and Sinisha taken on Hamilton Island (the weather wasn't the best the first few days as you can see from the clouds, but it was still very hot) - the second week of holidays, in Port Douglas, was even better as the weather was gorgeous - 28 degrees and sunny and humid and very tropical - we did a lot of tours to the Great Barrier Reef and the Rain Forests - lots of swimming, bike riding, going out to dinners to seafood restaurants - its funny being back home because we are so lost as if we don't know how to get back to our normal lives now - we are wearing jackets and the ducted heating is on and only a few days ago we were walking around in shorts and singlets! From one extreme to another lol...

Anyway, now I will get back to the lovely award which I received from Darla a few weeks back... and I now pass this award to the following people:-




















I just wanted to say that it is great getting these awards, BUT it is really hard choosing only a limited number of people to pass the awards onto to - so i wanted to say that if I could, I would pass the awards onto all my followers - I love all your blogs and I hope no one is feeling left out.

I will be busy in the next few days with just everyday catching up at home - but next week, I will be back with some new paintings which I have stored in my mind - just need to find the time to paint them lol.

Its great to be back and I look forward to chatting with all of you soon. Lots of hugz, cheers Val xxxooo

Monday, May 4, 2009

Thanks you for a beautiful Award Darla!



Hello everyone, I have been away from the computer for a few days as I am already in the "holiday" mode - but I quickly checked in this evening and found this lovely surprise. What an amazing Award!

Thank you Darla of http://artisticaccentsbydarla.blogspot.com/ for naming me one of your ten favourite blogs - what an honour - and your lovely words "Queen Sweetheart of Blog City!" You are just the SWEETEST!

Please everyone, take a moment to visit Darla's blog and appreciate her lovely artwork (I love her work so much I purchased one of her paintings!!!)

As I will be away on holidays until 20th May (and I have decided not to take my laptop with me after all) - I will choose 10 people and their blogs to pass this award to when I return from sunny Queensland.

Until then, I wish all of you lots of happy artistic hours and look forward to seeing all your amazing artwork when I return - take care everyone, heaps of hugz Val xxxooo