Friday, 19 July 2013

A Long Week



I haven’t got much done in the last week.  Came down with the dreaded lurgy and it is only in the couple of days that I have felt human.
I know I should be doing icads, summer of colour and my giveaway journal.  But I have been lured by the computer.  However, one image I did is suitable for Summer of Color 2013.   The choice for this last week of Kirsten party was sage green and Sepia. (Thank you Kirsten for hosting such a wonderful party)



This is the header for my new blog Alice and Phyllis.  I have a confession; I love food, cooking growing and gazing at recipes.  Like any foodie I have a dream to write a cookbook.  Some of you may remember that I was doing a Blurb photo book of my Mum’s life for the family reunion at the end of the year.  That is finished now.  I suddenly thought, I could do a book on recipes my grandmothers collected.  So to keep me on the straight and narrow I decided to have a blog where I can post a recipe once a week.  I have decided to go with wordpress, and I love it.  It has only been up 2 days and without linking to anything I have people subscribing?! If you are interested in having a look it is here http://aliceandphylis.wordpress.com .

For Paint Party Friday I will have to rely on the icads I did before I got the flu.  Last Sunday it was raining, dark, cold and generally miserable.  So I lit the fire and pull up the coffee table and laid out what I needed.



I was assisted by Bro my cat.  I actually think he was more interested in the fire!  Er … you don’t see that TV remote!



I have now finished the poem I was illustrating and have stuck them in a little journal.


Here are the icads that I managed to get finished.  Still way behind, but no doubt I will catch up!





I did not get any more Postcards done.  But I am sure there is enough for last week’s winner Sandra of Doris’s Daughter to choose 2 from.  I have leave my email address on her last post so if she could email me with her snail mail address and her choice.  Anyone who leaves a comment has a chance to win 2 cards.

Next week is the last week of my giveaways and I will post more about the journal I am doing for the main prize.  Anyone who has let a comment over the last month has a chance to win the journal. 

Hopefully I will be more productive next week.  Have a great week everybody.

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35 comments:

  1. I love your icads, especially the one of the girl singing. Glad to hear your feeling better. Blessings!

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  2. oh Sharon.. you are so busy.. I love al the cards and am curious about the journal you are going to make! Good luck with your new blog ...

    xxx
    Susi
    Happy PPF!

    FROEBELSTERNCHEN FROM AUSTRIA
    ART-JOURNAL-JOURNEY-CHALLENGE

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  3. Te cards are all gorgeous, love the blogheader, too! Valerie

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  4. Beautiful header for your new blog, and such nice colourful Icads once again. Your art-table is perfect there, right in front of the fire!

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  5. Oh so sorry about your lurgy....which by the way, I had to look up since I had never heard the word before!!
    Love your new blog!! Signed up for it!!Love your header...even though I made fun of sepia and sage on my blog...make no mind of that because you proved how beautiful it can be!! Your icads are awesome... love all of them...especially let the enemies of ego stomp out the door...how perfect is that!!! So good!!

    Your fire and kitty look very cozy!! We are having some hot summer... could use a winter day about now!!

    Feel better soon...

    Hugs Giggles

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  6. Sorry to hear you have the flu but hope it passes soon Sharon. Loving your SOC, so beautiful, also loving your Icads they are always so vibrant and happy. Happy PPF and SOC, Annette x

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  7. I'll check out your new blog, love to learn new recipes! :-) Hope you feel better soon, I had to check out the meaning of "lurgy" ;-)

    Wonderful art. lucky winners!

    Thank you for your kind words on last weeks post!

    Happy PPF
    Ilona xx

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  8. I hope you'll get better really soon. LOVE your new blog banner, so calming and comforting :). All the happy ICADS look beautiful together now, wow by the end of it you'll have the greatest collection of art!. I'm excited to imagine that they may become mini calendars, postcards, mini journal pages .... endless possibilities!

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  9. Love your new blog header! HPPF!

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  10. the icads are wonderful. Congrats to your winner, and sending you healing energy.
    Nicole/Beadwright

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  11. Your icads are so colorful and happy, Sharon. I'm glad you explained that you had flu, because lurgy was not in my vocabulary and all I could think of was that it was lethargy spelled funny. I have lethargy a lot when it comes to art, but thankfully, not lurgy.

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  12. sorry to hear about the flu-ugh... but that fire sure does look inviting. I always wanted to have a home with a fireplace... great header for your new blog and the SOC challenge. And your cards are always so vibrant and happy-love them. Get well soon and happy PPF!

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  13. Lovely colourful icads, so sorry to hear about your flu. Will check out your new food blog, sounds great!

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  14. It's always fun when I can double up on visits with one click. I originally came for the lovely SOC entry, but stayed to see your ICADs. What fun colors you used in those. And even though you were sic, you created a lovely entry for the final SOC colors.

    Good luck with your cookbook, too.

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  15. Love your icads, they are all such colourful, happy paintings. I couldn't make out the photo with your cat and the fireplace!, then realised you are having Winter at the moment, that explains to me the flu you got...I was thinking how awful getting flu in Summer! In fact how awful getting flu at all!! Do hope you are fully over it by now.

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  16. Hope you feel better soon. Love that your cat is nestled by the fire. Lots of great color in your work. Great work.
    gloria

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  17. Such a happy punch of color, I love them all!
    My cat assists me too by being semi comatose by our feet hahaha
    I wish I could send you some of the heat we are having, a bit too much for me :oP

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  18. Lovely work! I visited your new blog, the Ginger Kisses look fantastic! What a special thing you are creating. I love it!

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  19. Your icads are great. I love seeing them all together that way. Your header looks great as well. Congrats on the new blog! I'll have to check it out!

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  20. I hope You are better already :-)

    You have very interesting and beautiful artsite here. I like background and specailly Your banner. Wonderful that You have found art, it is amaising, isn't it. I have lived with art all my life and I was very Young when I went to artschool, too Young. But lifeschool has teached much more.
    I moved You to wach to my Uuna-blogi.

    And then the most important issue: of course I want to be with Your give a way, if I don't be too late.
    And if the way isn't too long.
    Best wishes, Uuna

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  21. I am so happy that you are feeling better and hope you continue to heal and feel like your old self again very soon! Your works of art are all so beautiful and very creative. I really like what you created using this week's SOC colors! Thanks so much for sharing your talents with all of us!!!!!

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  22. So sorry to hear you have been feeling unwell. I hope you are better soon:)Your postcards are wonderfully colourful and quirky.I am very excited about them coming to Brisbane! Bro has the most amazing green eyes. I think he might be posing for you to paint:))

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  23. Hope you are continuing to improve (in the health department that is). Love your cards - love the images and the colors very much!

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  24. Lovely cards! You are so talented when it comes to drawing faces!

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  25. What fun art you do! So glad your cat helps! Your book ideas are exciting too!

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  26. Glad to hear you're on the mend. Your banner is charming and your cards delightful.

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  27. Sorry to hear you've been ill but glad you're on the mend now. You are a busy lady running two blogs! I'll pop over and visit your new food blog now. You seem to have plenty of colourful ICADs to show despite now being up to much in thw last week! Love your cat's name!

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  28. your little beauties are so fun and colorful, I love this series! terrific icads. hope you're on the mend...

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  29. Good luck on the new blog. :) Great idea. Great index cards, thankfully my daughter and I are up to date on our cards. I love the vibrancy of yours. Very expressive. The digital work is stunning as well. :)

    I hope you feel better now and have not been too shaken around. I am feeling much better than I was yesterday. Take care.

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  30. Bro looks like a great helper! Wonderful cards...I love the little figures you have painted...so colorful!!!
    Mary

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  31. Great idea on the new blog and I will be subscribing for sure as I love recipes and cooking as well... but rubbish news about the lurgy... how simply awful... nothing worse than grey skies and feeling rubbish... sending healing thoughts your way...
    T xx
    PS the icads are just gorgeous... xx

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  32. Sharon just to let you know I received your art cards, thanks so much! They are beautiful.

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  33. Your artwork always makes me smile. :)

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  34. How I love your colorful and funny girls...they make me smile :D ♥ Conny
    http://piaromsartjournaling.blogspot.de

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