Friday, 9 January 2009

My Painting




Up until my youngest was 12 I was a SAHM with plenty of time on my hands.....


I've never been precious about my home or the 'things' in it , so have never spent hours cleaning and polishing.....

I much preferred to decorate it and make it look as welcoming and comfy as I could, I also don't believe in having 'best' crockery, cutlery or glasses, preferring to use the china, silver and crystal for everyday, as what is the point of keeping these things for 'best' ....'best what?'...what is better than your own family, so when the children were at school I would fill the majority of my time painting in some way or other...


I painted a care bear mural on my daughters wall, the old mens wardrobe from the junk shop was covered with a lifesize painting of Snow white and the 7 dwarfs, my eldest son had his drawers and cupboards covered in Thomas the tank and the Turtles and I loved doing it.....I do have photos of these and will post these when and if I find them, ..

All through my life I have drawn, sketched and painted...


Something else I loved to do which I actually made some money doing was pencil sketches from photographs, mainly children, and also making salt dough figures, baskets, wreaths etc which I sold to shops but as the orders came in I did feel under pressure and the enjoyment factor went out of it....but I am thinking I would love to start the salt dough again.

From that I went on to just painting things around the house or items I'd bought from Junk shops like the old jug below which was a tatty plain white.....




It usually holds my artist paint brushes and then I did the mug which holds my
smaller brushes and I love them...






Other
bits and bobs to get painted are stones from the garden and some wooden spoons....does nothing escape my brush????????????







These are the sort of things I want to start painting again plus alot more primitive and folk art items....Angels.....signs ...hearts...boards...and some will have fabric as well as paint....I've just got to buy the wood and start cutting out.

This is all due to me joining the lovely Shabby chic site the wonderful ladies there really inspired me and ''I thank you all''....I'm really looking forward to getting back to my painting..



5 comments:

Dancing on a Blade of Grass said...

What beautiful work you have done ... I especially love the 2 green jugs - the daffodils are amazing.

The pebble cat is so pretty (and I'm not a cat person).I know a few people who would like it!

Yes ... get back to painting NOW! I look forward to following this blog and wish you well.

Sandie xx

Lajoni said...

Thank you for your encouragement Sandie xx

Country Bliss said...

Beautiful enamel jugs/mugs and what a lovely name for a blog.
My eldest daughter had a care bear mural painted on her bedroom wall, not by me though, her great auntie did it!
Yvonne x

angel said...

Now can i do this........ well im gunna try...

angel said...

Yah, it worked!
Its all lovely Lajoni, in fact i am gunna enjoy looking at all the lovely things you will be posting about....... come on mush mush with the posts, i wanna see more...... lol
Love and hugs Honey.
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