Thursday, 28 October 2010

Autumn colours!

  I know I have been absent for so long but I have been really busy!  So, today I was able to take some time out to explore some public gardens nearby.  We even managed a quick picnic snack!

These are some of the views we saw.  OOops, nearly forgot to mention I have a new toy to play with!  A new camera and I am loving it!  L0ts to learn but I am very pleased so far.  What do you think?



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I even managed these shots with any people in them!  Who says patience is a virtue?

Friday, 15 October 2010

The Feeling of Joy!

I guess there has to be a story, or rather, THE story that is foremost in peoples’ minds that gives the participants and onlookers the most amazing feeling of joy.  The story I am talking about is the successful rescue of 33 Chilean miners.  A truly remarkable feat.  The endurance of the miners having to survive below the surface for all that time as well as all the experts above ground who developed the means of rescuing the miners.  In addition the hardships encountered by the families who ‘camped’ out near the mine opening and can now pack up and go home in the wonderful warm feeling of joy that their loved ones are once again safe.

The feeling of joy can conjure up many visions; all very different depending on the circumstances of the people who are en’joy’ing!  Generally it is the feeling of real happiness about something unfolding.  The joy of watching as each miner was successfully brought to the surface; the joy of watching a newborn entering our wide world; the joy of a feeling or warmth; joy as a feeling of success surrounds us; just plain joy at experiencing some of the amazing adventures nature can throw at us.  The list simply goes on and is so diverse for each one of us.

Now…. I can feel immense joy and pride when I look through the items the BBEST team have produced.  This team doesn’t need to be told how talented they are, each and everyone of them!  Check out some of these diverse items which I hope will bring joy to the creator as well as the viewer.


Flight original watercolour goose by Yankeegirl


Sketchbook Journal by Paper Patches


Wild flowers by PFD Original Artworks


Handmade refillable notebook cover by Circle in the Sand


Yellow brown eyed Susan by Zudagay


Hibiscus by Sixsisters


Carnival tonight by Heron Kate


Black glass fused pendant by Chris1


Genuine pearl earrings by Bridal Jewelry


Flying Witch fused glass pendant by Chauncey

I do hope the selection I have included here will bring you joy!  What sort of things/items bring you joy?

Sale Corner!

Occasionally I will show items that are for sale from me direct which can be paid for using Paypal. Always check to see shipping charges which will need to be added to the item amount!

For regular prices check out my Etsy shop, as well as my sister shop on Etsy which also sells encaustic art

Some paintings can be bought directly from my website

Some samples of my present & past work to give you inspiration for that special gift!
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