and 2 0f ‘100 artworks challenge.

Howdy all,


Why is it  that just when you think everything is going according to plan, something ugly pokes its head around the corner and slaps you back down. I was just getting on a role with the 100 artworks challenge, and getting back into the swing of blogging and posting when the very ugly  ‘norovirus’ swept around the corner and wiped out the entire household , consequently i haven’t been up to much in the art department last week.Trying to get back on track this week is slow progress as all the household chores are now backlogged (and  i’m still not 100% over it) , but i strived to clear most of this over the weekend so i did manage to make a start on the third painting briefly today,  You might spot the oil paints in the bottom left corner of the desk, the rest of the days work is on a more portable unit,which houses my table-easel, this way i can position it for the best lighting – which in the space i am working in (part of my bedroom)  is always problemattic.  here is a sneak peek at the work in progress
not much to look at at the moment, but its in development, as are my skills at manipulating oil paints. I must say I am rather enjoying them as a medium, so they may take up permanent residence in my art kit, having started out as a scrapbooker and card crafter, i’m still refining all my fine art paraphernalia, i’m fortunate enough to have a few local charity shops which regularly have art equipment donated to them, and which they sell  at a better than knock down price, i am extremely grateful to both donor and  shop, for enabling my artistic transitions.
i hope to be back on top form soon, and will post the completed no2 of 100 artwork challenge on friday,
hope to see you all then
dont forget to check all the other creative desks via the stamping-ground
ta ta for now
love and cyber hugs


  1. sorry you haven't been well. Wishing a speedy recovery for you and yours! Your oil paints look lovely and I can't wait to see the finished product!
    Glenda #34

  2. Oh you poor thing – there's nothing like a bad big bug to wipe you out for a time. I don't think I ever catch up. Do forgive yourself though, it's not life threatening to be a bit behind…and don't over do it, you don't want to take twice as long to recover.

  3. I'm so sorry to hear about your health, do get better soon nothing worse than being lay'd up with work to be done and no energy to do it. Your teaser is interesting. As for being behind, this is something we are all juggling,so don't be hard on yourself, it happens. I do hope you have a wonderful Easter.

    Happy WOYWW
    Hugs Eliza & Yoda 41

  4. Hope you will all be back to normal soon. Hope you have a great easter and happy woyww, Angela x 29

  5. Hope you are better soon. Have a great Easter.

  6. I hope you get to 100% soon! Happy Easter!
    Carol N #46

  7. I can't imagine basically switching crafts…. so much more to buy (and store). I shall tell my hubby he should be glad I've just stuck to the one. Sorry to hear that you were ill and still not quite over it. That's no fun and it truly derails a lot of plans. I hope you are feeling 100% soon! Judy #60

  8. So sorry to hear you've been poorly. Stupid bugs! I was ill with the flu and when I thought I was better, it came back with a vengeance! Hope you feel better soon.
    (Oh, I'd completely forgotten about 1 April! )
    Thanks for visiting earlier.
    Have a great week and Happy Easter!

  9. Oh yuck, that's one nasty bug so give yourself a break and try not to do too much at once, relaxing with some oils sounds like a great way to recover gently!! Annette #22

  10. Wishing you a quick recovery!

    Happy WOYWW and Happy Easter
    Gabriele 19

  11. Hope your chest is much better by now and you are further mastering hte oil painting.
    Hugs, Neet 11 xx

  12. Forgot to say (doh) I mislead you with the Oil Smudge – I should have put it in full, it is oil pastel smudge so is just what you have been doing – no oil is used. Sorry.
    Hugs, Neet 11 xx

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