Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Bitsa week for WOYWW

It's been a bitsa this and
bitsa that week.
I'm doing a sketchbook course
and that's what is on my desk.
No boring paperwork anymore
I've finished it and I even
filed it away.
Now that's a first for me!
No it's not on the floor
I actually filed it in the filing cabinet!
See, the desk is still quite tidy :)

For my sketchbook course we had to draw
 something with lots of detail.
So I decided to do my iron,
 (hey it's far better than actually ironing with it).
You can see 6 ink pens,
would you believe all but one were
dried up, talk about pain in the bum.
The sweets are for my sugar fix.
I got them free with some printer ink,
that alone keeps me going back them :)

 How cute are my new drawers.
I bought them to hide all the rubbish that sits on
top of the printer and they go perfectly with
my Tardis and Darlek.

I had a finish bits week with my painting.

I finished off my beautiful pelican.
"Mr P Makes Waves"
 Just look at all that delicious texture.

I love him so much I'm going to keep him.

Then I put on the hanger and sealed
 my other painting.
"Sailing at Sunset"
This has heaps of mica paint but 
it doesn't show up in the photo
and then I started a new canvas

 Yep, back on birds again.

In class I'm doing this monstrosity

Super messy,

It's seagulls fighting over 
some food in the water.
I have to tell you that cos
there's no way you would see that
at this stage.
The ink's just gone down and 
it will be totally different when I 
get to class next week.

It's been a turbulent week with
Charlie parrot and trying to get
his medicine into him.
If you can imagine one little parrot
and three adults holding him down 
you might get the picture.
I always get the pointy end
but I still have most of my fingers left.

That's my desk for this week,
now why not hop on over to 
and see what's on the other desks
around the world this wednesday.


  1. I'm just loving the textures and colours here Vonny... they're amazing ;)
    No wonder you want to keep Mr P.
    Glad you still have all of your fingers so you can create these fabulous paintings.
    Good news on the filing and those drawers look great too. All very organised ( should we be concerned?)
    I've not started my WOYWW entry yet... can't seem to get going today which us strange because I do have a new piece on my desk from class yesterday.
    Enjoy your Wednesday xoxo

  2. Wow! You really have been busy!! That Pelican is so gorgeous - No wonder you want to keep him!! Hats off to you my friend for keeping so organised - Maybe I should get some sweets for my studio... Yes, that would keep me going back! :0)

  3. Hi Vonny - I'd have to keep Mr P, too - he's gorgeous. Mind you, the new project looks pretty cool, too. Glad you have a rosy glow at the thought of your paperwork now! Have fun at your class, and a great week, Chris # 3

  4. Your paintings are stunning. I love the colors and the textures. #1

  5. I am so glad you are keeping Mr P! He has been a real treat to see transform. Hopefully I am now a reply blogger...been doing some research and had to go back to old blogger...before G+ and tick a box...hope it worked. Please let me know!

  6. Thank you for showing us your beautiful paintings. So colourful! I canimagine you want to keep Mr Pelican. Do you sell the rest?
    Please show us the finished iron... or is it just an exercise?
    Thank you for letting me have a peep of your workspace.
    Have a good week

  7. Your paintings are amazing! Love your Dr Who memorabilia! have a great week! zsuzsa @ InkyDinkyDoodle #45

  8. Hi Vonny happy WOYWW. You must feel great to have a tidy desk and the filing done. Glad to read Charlie is on the mend and to see the Pelican finished - he's amazing and beautiful...a special one to keep. Enjoy your week Cheers RobynO#35

  9. The texture iis lovely on your pelican and I love the look of the seagull painting. Looking forward to seeing it finished

  10. Hi Vonny, I tried to post here yesterday but no go.:( Google and I had issues. I love your paintings and can see why you are keeping this one. The texture is truly yummy. But then, I love all your birds. I was laughing at the visual of the three of you holding the bird to get meds down. Have a great week. Peg #20

  11. Awesome Awesome Awesome. Glad to hear you still have all your fingers!! I love Mr P, and I think that seagull picture is coming along as well. Such talent. And you did the filing as well! Let me go and lie down.... Happy WOYWW Cindy #63

  12. Happy WOYWW. I always love your paintings. No wonder you are keeping the pelican. I have been continuing the big sort out of my craft room. The decorator is coming to paint a wall soon, so the pressure is on to get it all finished. It will be wonderful when it is finished and I can walk around without tripping over boxes! Ali x #78

  13. Love the pelican and not surprised you decided to keep it.
    The seagull look great it's going to be amazing when finished. Have a great week and happy crafting, Angela x 41

  14. Deer Vonny, My mom sed I had to ask yew if yew tooked over the living room yet? She bin bizy so she coodn't come visit. I wik all your paints and paintings. I not allowed to play wif paints or eben inks cuz I mite make a mess. Yours is bery thick and dat haz neat look to it. I don't wik medicines either so I unnerstand why Charlie don't want to take it. Love, Dio #79

  15. Now I have to tell you that I am so in awe of your paintings that I started doing sketchbook skool so that I could learn to draw like YOU!! Encouragement from woyww has made me take that step and sketch on the street. Your paintings are stunning and I want to keep drawing and painting because of what I see on blogs like yours:) I absolutely loved sketchbook skool "seeing" is that the one you are doing now?
    sandra de @15

  16. Well done getting through all the paperwork, Vonnie, and for actually filing it in the filing cabinet! In my book that's quite an achievement lol!!! Your art work is just gorgeous as always, and Mr. Pelican is scrumptious and I'm not surprised you want to keep him. Poor old Charlie - hope he will be better soon, and poor you having to get pills inside him! Wrap him in a towel and it might keep him still!

    Thanks for your lovely comment. Beatrice is definitely better with the antibiotics working but we don't seem to be able to stop the infection returning. She is eating well, but still to thin, so we are feeding her little and often. So glad you like my various projects! We did nuno felt last night - post will be up soon.

    Happy belated WOYWW,
    Shoshi #42

  17. Drawing an iron is way more fun than using it for its intended purpose...that's a great excuse...think I'll go and sketch the hoover :-)
    Love that new seagull painting, I like the fact that you show us the stages of how the painting develops...really interesting!
    And I'm sorry, but I laughed at the Pinning down the Parrot. I know it's wrong but I just couldn't help it.....snigger.....
    Hugs, LLJ 21 xx

  18. Late! I love the drawers, the tardis and Salem just make me laugh! I can see the seagull fighting in the water already...the water is amazing!

  19. I've determined what I love most about your paintings. the Motion. Incredible work! And really.. sweets with ink purchase? Now that's my kind of store! LOL Thanks for stopping by my blog, Vonny! Creative Blessings! Kelly #61

  20. I adore your wonderful new drawers, and I still remember the Tardis from before. Those fish and birds have SO much texture. They are gorgeous.

    Sorry I've been so long getting here, but I've had internet issues since Wednesday morning. Happy belated WOYWW from #2.

  21. The pelican is fabulous. I would keep him too! And I would much rather draw any household appliance rather than actually use it :)
    RosA # 26

  22. I'm a huge fan of colour and texture in art so i love the paintings you've shown here. No wonder you want to keep the pelican yourself!


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