Wednesday, 20 November 2013

WOYWW The birds have come home to roost

My birdies came home with me today
and here they are ...

I'm really pleased with how they came out
and even better, my friend bought the painting
so I can visit them as often as I like.

My desk this week is covered in
naughty things and I blame
the bad influence of the lovely
stamping ladies for my 

 Yes, that's right,
all I went to the shop for was
some green and red card
and this is what I came back with.
Now don't get excited,
it's not for me.
I made the mistake of
taking little Miss with me
and she "needed" all of this
and what else is mum's credit card for!!

 These stamps are so cute

luckily I won't be touching them
or goodness knows how they would come out!!

There are also bits of my Christmas cards
that I'm still trying to paint and make
and some Doctor Who things,
it's the 50th anniversary this weekend.
The scary thing is I've been watching 
for nearly that long!

Lastly, here is my new canvas,
now I know you all saw the bird on there last week
but here it is now

 You knew it was there all the time
didn't you.

That's my desk for this week,
now why don't you hop over to
and see the other desks around the world 
this WOYWWednesday
but be warned, it's contagious.


  1. Oh my goodness your birds are just incredible...LOVE LOVE them!! Isn't it great when our daughters show that they want to create too, and of course we just have to help them along lol! Happy WOYWW.
    Janene #10

  2. I love how your canvas came out and I am with Little Miss as I have a thing for those house mouse characters. She has good taste! #31

  3. The birds look just fabulous! Love (most of) the shopping ... some is a bit too cutesy for me but I am sure your daughter will have fun.. Have a great week. Helen 3

  4. Lovely stash! Exactly what mum's credit card is for!!! Your paintings are just gorgeous, Vonny! I don't blame your friend for buying that one! I want one now!!! Have a great WOYWW! Julie Ann xxx #29

  5. Wow, I LOVE that vibrant and full of movement. You are very talented, Von. I like to see how you start your paintings as well, so thank you for showing how you've drawn in the basic parrot over the splodgy background. You'll have to take step by step photos and make them into a montage of the process.
    Hugs, LLJ 41 xx

  6. Yes, I love those birds too.
    Oh goodness...what an array of gorgeous goodies!!
    Judy #39

  7. Can't blame you for buying all that great stuff for the lil miss. Love the canvas and happy it has a good home. Peg #46

  8. Good morning.
    I just LOVE your finished canvas! Lucky friend. Bet lil miss will have a good time with those stamps too.
    Hope you have a good week.

  9. Wow, the finished painting is just stunning, what talent you have, the new painting looks like it's going to be equally amazing. We love those cute stamps on your desk.

  10. Of course we did!! ;0)
    WOWZA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The completed bird painting is mind-blowing! No wonder it sold instantly! What an amazing piece to have on her wall! I just love it! :0)

  11. Congrats on the sale, and what a stunning piece of artwork..fab. Love that you treated mini Von at the craft store, very encouraging signs I say, we'll have you stamping yet! beautiful baubles missus!

  12. That painting is just wild to look at those parrots are breath-taking with all that colour around them really feel the movement in your painting. Great new stash to play with too
    hugs Nikki 23

  13. Yep! Knew that bird was there all along....LOL
    Was so bummed when you said your friend bought the painting. I just love all the colors you use for the parrots, but then again that is the only bird I really like.
    Thanks for the visit this week.
    Krisha #4.

  14. Lovely painting and great stash even if it isn't for you!
    Angie #74

  15. Wow! I thought we had seriously perverted you with all that stamping stash. Well, little miss was right, of course that is what mum's credit card is for. She got such great stuff. I love how your painting came out. It is even more colorful than before. The birds look almost dimensional.

  16. Those birds are absolutely stunning and look at little Miss's stash! Thanks for sharing. Happy WOYWW. Caro x (#48)

  17. Hey there - congratulations on already selling those glorious birds!! And so great that you can keep visiting them. Well done. Fabulous stash for Little Miss - are you going to get her to make your cards for you??!! Thanks for visiting already - the ball of wool is arran weight, and was a 400gm ball. Two make a jumper - not a lot of ends to sew in! Yes, the pergamano is busy again - made another cracker the other day, and now I'm working on a really difficult Christmas card - it's several degrees harder than anything I have ever made before - the words "bitten" and "chew" come to mind. Not sure yet if I will be able to accomplish it - we'll see.
    Have a great week.
    Margaret #20

  18. Vonnie, your birdies are beautiful! How wonderful your friend purchased the painting, so you and also enjoy it for years to come. I love all those new stamps, Little Miss is going to make some beautiful things with those!

    Hugs, Robin #76

  19. I love the beautiful painting, and those stamps are soo cute. Especially the two little birds in their winter woolies. Kate x #84

  20. Happy WOYWW. I love love love your birds. Truly stunning. Shame you have not produced some prints. Ali x #37

  21. Congratulations for the sale! I understand why she bought it, it´s simply gorgeous!
    About the watercolour: One more thing: IF you want to paint on an allready painted surface that are still wet; you must mix the colour with more pigments, otherwise the old pigments will "go away" from the new colour. I call those patterns that will be created "cauliflowers". Sometimes those are very beautyful patterns and can be used when painting trees or bushes for instance. If you want an even surface you must never put new colour on paint that is allready on the paper and still wet. The first glaze of colour will then leave as a Tsunami from an eartquake. This doesn´t allways show emediatelly that much, but shows more and more as the paper is drying, depending what kind of paper you use. Hope this will be usefull for you!

  22. Your artwork is gorgeous. I'm so glad you will be able to visit it. The stamps you got are soooooo cute. April #17

  23. OMG your paintings are drop-dead gorgeous! Yes, cute stamps. She'll have fun with those. I'm still staring at the first birdie canvas! :o) Thanks for the earlier visit! WOYWW hugs! Nan G #22

  24. Hi Von,

    The parrots are amazing! Love all the colors; you can really feel the motion of the wings. Bonus that your friend bought it and will be able to go visit!

    The Christmas stamps are adorable!!!

    Thank you for visiting me already. I'm slowly making it around.

    Happy belated WOYWW
    Peace, Kay (6)

  25. They're gorgeous! I am not surprised your friend bought them already. And the new one--wow! Didn't see it--LOL!
    Lots of cute stamps and your desk looks filled with fun things.
    Happy late WOYWW #77


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