Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Bugs and flowers on WOYWW

The rain has gone at last
but now there is the terrible humidity.
Thank heavens for airconditioners.
Seeing the blue skies again has me
in the flowers and bugs mood.

Here is a peek at my work desk
this beautiful sunny wednesday.
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On monday I started a
ginger plant in watercolour pencil.
I am doing it in my journal
and added a little poem (by Anon)
which is perfect for the picture.

Spent half of tuesday on it to, still heaps to go.

Last night I came up with an idea
for my little polymer clay bugs,
so my experimenting
(always wanted to be a mad scientist)
started today.
I can show you my old bugs but the new
ones might explode or melt in the oven
and in the interests of safety I decided
not to share what I'm doing with you just yet.
If it doesn't work, it's back to the drawing board
and probably a new oven.

Late last year I joined in The Poppy Spree
and during the holidays I received
a beautiful present from 
Nicole at Studio Margot and
just had to share it with everyone.
It got a little crumpled in transit
but as soon as I get it ironed out
I will frame it and put it proudly on display.
I would like to send a huge thankyou to Nicole.

If the house is still standing and the oven
still working, I will share my
new little bugs with you next week.

Fingers crossed.


  1. Can't wait to see the bugs - the ones you have shown are so cute. The watercolour you are busy with is spectacular! Beautiful!
    Celestial Things

  2. Wow! I love that poppy. Is that fabric? Of course, I am always in awe of your paintings. This one is no exception. I thought it was real when I first saw it. Happy WOYWW. I'm # 30 this week.

  3. Great looking ginger and bug. I love the poppy so bright and cheerful. I think the crumpled is great but can you press it or flatten it with weights? xI am offering up some blog candy so come leave a comment on my blog and get a chance to win! Thanks for sharing and have a great week. Vickie #87

  4. Love the bugs and your pics are fab. Enjoy this WOYWW. Zo x 89

  5. Beautiful art. I so envy 'real' artists their skill. Cute bugs as well.
    Ann B

  6. Stunning art, love those bugs, Have a good week, Hugs May x x x

  7. Beautiful, xxLove the crafty space, fab, Happy WOYWW Hun, hoping this posts as I have had issues all week!!

    Lou P

  8. Lordy, what are you going to put those cute bugs through?!! The poppies are gorgeous, what a lovely gift. The ginger is amazing..I can almost reach out and touch it..beautiful observation.

  9. WOW WOW WOW - Wow 1 for that amazing ginger painting, WOW 2 for a wonderful poppy gift how lovely to recieve such a lovely present, and wow 3 are for those cute little bugs can't wait to see the others so i do hope they don't explode, hope you lovely week hugs Lou E

  10. Stunning art work, it is all gorgeous :)

    Have a fab WOYWW and a great week, Karen #108

  11. The ginger plant looks amazing. That's a real talent you have :o) Those bugs are so cute, can't wait to see the new and (hopefully unexploded)versions soon.
    Fiona xx #123

  12. The little bugs are so cute-I can't wait to see your new ones! And the poppies are so pretty! Danielle #22

  13. Thanks for a great crafty snoop this week. I love your flowers, just beautiful. Happy WOYWW!

  14. My DH is a mad keen ginger fan - so much so that when we were touring Queensland a few years back, we had to tour the ginger factory. It made my eyes burn! Such a contrast to the beautiful and delicate flower :)
    Hugs, LLJ #68 xx
    PS Love the bugs !

  15. Your painting is beautiful and the poem is lovely.

    Laura #86

  16. The ginger flowers are gorgeous and those little bugs are so cute and lovely -(Hazel, WOYWW #10) x

  17. Those little bugs are sooo cute! Oh my grandkids would love them. i will watch for further posts about them!

  18. My goodness, you are a going concern LOL...your works are amazing Yvonne, I love the little antennas on those cute little bugs and their great big bug eyes! And your ginger plant painting is coming along so well...and with such a perfect choice of verse! I am looking forward to seeing the finished works as well as your bugs in the oven :D , big hugs, Fran

  19. Cute little buge I hope the new ones survived the incubation in the oven! Love the ginget painting and the poppy image is just stunning.

    Brenda 115

  20. I love how everything is so bright and vibrant looking!
    I'm attempting to visit everyone on the WOYWW list this week. t'is a daunting task but at least I'm trying, more than I've done before!


  21. Can't wait to see the new bugs. Love the poppies and your ginger flower is absolutely adorable. Wish I could draw like that!
    Happy very late WOYWW!

  22. Do you use a little toaster oven? or your regular oven on the stove? I bought a little old toaster oven at a garage sale for $5.00 for my clay stuff.... works great.


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