I've been away from the Artists Playroom for a while
as I thought I had lost my artist mojo.
It turned out that it wasn't my mojo
that was broken,
it was my eyes!!
The whole sorry tale is here
if you want to see what happened,
but for now, I can see with my new glasses
and so I decided to play this week.
The theme for the Artists Playroom is to paint a cup or mug
and when I saw that I started to get excited.
I love cups, big, little, silly, ornate, no matter
what it looks like I just love to have it.
I have cupboards full of them and glass cabinets
to show off others,
so I painted one special one
and a few everyday cups.
This cup and saucer is part of a full set with coffee pot, sugar and creamer still in tact and it was bought when we were on holidays in Wales (before I became an Aussie), in the early 1960's (I was only little).
It's not the prettiest of sets but it has great memories
of summer holiday camping trips.
I can tell you that painting this, even with my new glasses,
really did my head in. I used the gloopy stuff on the rings,
thinking that it would be easy to rub off and
I would have lovely straight rings (you know what I mean).
Well, when I peeled it off, it was all over the place,
all wibbly, wobbly and
I had to sit there and try to straighten
(or is that benden) the rings by hand.
My new glasses have changed so much that my eyes and brain
don't seem to be on the same page.
I would put the brush where I thought it should be
and I would get a line over to the side of it,
boy are these glasses going to take
some getting used to.
As long as you don't look too closely, it looks alright.
I also did some quickies in my journal this afternoon.
I usually paint onto dry paper
but I thought I would try slopping water on first
and then dropping the paint in.
It worked pretty well but it's hard to get the lights and darks where you want them.
This cup is from Stefans, a big hairdresser here in Australia.
I have to fight little miss for this as she says it makes her
hot chocolate taste better.
This cup I don't use as much,
I'm sure you can see why.
It says Greedy Little Devil
and my cheeky hubby bought it for me.
Personally I think it looks more like him than me!!!
If you want to see the best ever cup in the whole
universe, have a look here.
It's my latest aquisition...
eat your heart out people.
Well that's it for me, now why not
go on over to Jenns Artist Playroom
and check out some more