Wednesday, 13 October 2010

'Workdesk Wednesday' watercolour painting


This morning's (unfinished) play...for WOYWWW!
My little grand daughter Hope has been telling me stories on Sunday mornings when she comes to stay over. I have been writing them down and decided it is time I started to illustrate them and make them into a book for her.

Here is the first in a story about "The Princess and the Pie". The princess has baked a cake and while it was cooling it flew away to Pieland! I'm really pleased to have found a local painting group where I can sit and paint with them on a Wednesday morning...and hopefully will eventually get this book done for Hope. I'm hoping to use different media for each story. This is plain old watercolour. Not finished yet

If you want to join in the fun at 'What's on your workdesk Wednesday' here is the link to Julia's blog
I would SO love to have one of the grabby buttons on my sidebar but I have NO idea how to do it!!!!

Other news.....from yesterday
I was inspired by Helen to re-visit leaf bashing with my gradchildren so here they are wearing ear defenders bashing the life out of the most glorious coloured leaves......I used temporart spray glue (505) to hold the leaves in place
WOW it was noisy but no fingers got bashed in the process...although they came painfully close!
The best bit is peeling off the leaves to see the result. The fabric should be mordanted first but I couldn't find the fabric I prepared a while ago....bother! oh well....the fun was in the bashing.....

21 comments:

Jana said...

I am enamored with your idea of illustrating the stories told to you by your grand daughter. What a wonderful, fabulous, incredible idea. Your painting is wonderful. I also love the leaf impressions. Might have to try that with my girls.

Julie McDonald said...

Hi Moira, Thank you for your comments about my boot stand. I have now looked at your blog and I LOVE the way you collect these bits of drift wood. I am exactly the same and my bits of wood and rock from all over the world are my 'cut glass and silver'!!
Your bird is just lovely. Going back to have another look at your blog now.
Looking forward to seeing more of your work. Julie

Julie McDonald said...

Hi Moira, I have just sent you a message and then I went back to look at your blog again. I absolutley love your header picture. What beautiful colours. Did you paint it yourself? Julie

sasa said...

What a glorious blog with fabulous images and work. You will be the grandmother every child will be jealous about at school. Lovely to see and read today - thank you.

sasa 10

Theresa said...

O Gosh - I Love the story and illustration! Looking forward to more. The kiddo's looked engrossed - not familiar with this technique so will have to do some googling. Thanks for the visit this morn:)

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Andrea - Wales, UK said...

Your illustration is stunning and what a lovely idea. I am certain she will treasure that book for ever.

A.xx(29)
P.S. I've never heard of leaf bashing before but I think we'll have to give it a go on the weekend!!

Helen said...

Gosh, your painting for the story is lovely. I have to say, I would have been the one getting her fingers bashed if I'd done that.... they look great.

Clare H said...

Love your water colour painting

Clare (91)

Carola Bartz said...

What a sweet idea! Your grand-daughter will love it!

Spyder said...

Fabulous drawing your grand daughter is going to love it! Never heard of leaf bashing, but could be great fun! Do grab a WOYWW banner, just find one on any of us woywwer's side bars, save it to your computer (it might go straight to your desk top...I have files, where I save everything!) then just chose picture on your' add a gadget' and go back to where you saved the WOYWW picture and upload it and then put in Julia's (Stamping Ground) link OR, if there's a 'code'...paste and copy that and put that code in where it says JavaScript, but I find the first one easier!

Happy WOYWW!
(Lyn)

Jenny Lee Wentworth said...

Hi Moira,
That is such a great idea to make a book for your grand daughter. The watercolor is really pretty!
♥Jenny

butlersabroad said...

Amazing artwork Moira, love the idea of you bring your GD's story to life. Welcome to WOYWW btw, it's a fun thing to do on Wednesdays, and Thursdays and Fridays, lol!

Hugs
Brenda 96

Jules said...

Fabulous watercolour! Thank you for your lovely comment, I'm very excited indeed to be paid to play! :D

Candace said...

Amazing artwork

Thanks for sharing

Hugs Candace
(late again hence #150!!!!!)

Borboleta Serrana said...

:)))))))))))

Susan Allan said...

Hi Moira
I love your idea. Isn't it what art is all about, making memories come to life. Your little grand daughter is lucky that you take so much trouble to preserve her imagination....

It is the best idea I have heard of for a long time.
Have a wonderful weekend
Sue xx 66/88

Neet said...

Never heard of leaf bashing - looks fun.
What a beautiful thing to do, writing that book - something she will treasure for life. #142

The Taming of the Glue said...

I love the illustration you've done..it's beautiful. Got to have a go at leaf bashing...looks like great fun. Tried flower smooshing and that was good! Pam (20)

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Flower and leaf pounding is SO much fun. You have inspired me. I think I'll do some today. And your grand daughter looks like she is having so much fun. Sorry I'm late. Blogger was acting up this week. (#2).

Julia Dunnit said...

Oh Moira, the book is a wonderful, beautiful idea - and that is no such thing as plain old watercolour - it's a wonderful picture. Cor you know so much - I have NO idead what mordant for fabric is!!