Tuesday, July 29, 2014

"Midnight Purple Fairy"

We spent the weekend away on the coast. It was nice to get away and have a change of scenery, but it seems our kids always get sick when we travel. Always! This time was no different, and Baby A decided to throw up last night at midnight all over our hotel bed, and there was no spare linen. Great. So we spent a restless Saturday night sleeping on beach towels! 

Thankfully, it was only a 24 hr thing and he was fine the minute we returned home. I spent Sunday afternoon taking some pics out in the backyard of a new painting "Midnight Purple Fairy". As you can see Baby A decided the photos needed a bit of turtle power...


This one is an 8"x8" painting of a little purple fairy with golden coloured wings on a midnight purple background. She is now up for auction HERE in my eBay store, starting at just $1!

"Midnight Purple Fairy" Painting by Jaz Higgins
"Midnight Purple Fairy"

I like the thick sides on these smaller paintings because you don't have to hang them on the wall, they will sit up by themselves on a desk or side table if you want to display them that way as well.

"Midnight Purple Fairy" Painting by Jaz Higgins
Side View

I'm pretty sure that now I have caught whatever bug that Baby A had on the weekend! I'm trying to spend the day resting up and getting better. I'm so grateful I've got Hubby home today to help with mailing out art orders.

Ready to take to the post office!

Hopefully I'll be able to get some painting done tonight, if I'm feeling up to it.

Hope you are well! 


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Monday, July 21, 2014

"Alice in Pastel Land"

I've finished the new Alice painting!

It's funny how I started out painting something completely different, and then I hit a wall with it. 

 The painting was going nowhere and I was getting frustrated with it, so I put it aside and started working on something else. When I would glance at it though, I kept feeling that I wanted to use a pastel colour palette for it.


Once I picked the brush up and started working on the girl, I kept thinking of her as Alice! I've done a few Alice paintings before, so it just knew this is where this painting was suppose to go. So I added in quite a few "Wonderland" inspired details and voila!

"Alice in Pastel Land" original painting

A quick snap out in the garden!

 The original is currently available (at the time of writing this post!) HERE.

There are also beautiful paper prints available in 2 sizes HERE.

Today I'm continuing some commissioned work and hopefully starting on a new painting as well!


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Sunday, July 13, 2014

An "Alice in Wonderland" work in progress + "Fairy Wishes" painting.

Remember this painting I was working on a few weeks ago? Well I've decided to turn it into an "Alice in Wonderland" piece. So far it's turning out nicely.


I'll be working more on this one tonight.

School goes back tomorrow and Baby A starts daycare! Can you believe it? I'm a ball of nerves and excitement over it. It means more painting in solitude, but also means that both of my babies are going to be away from me! Waaaahhh! I think he'll love it though - it will do him good to play with kids his own age a couple of days a week.

 Hubby has started making dinner a couple of nights a week which I'm loving. Right now he's making Mexican Lime & Herb Rice with Chicken and Chorizo! I hope you've all had a lovely weekend and don't forget to bid on the "Fairy Wishes" painting that's up for auction. It's at $10 at the moment - bargain!

"Fairy Wishes" painting by Jaz Higgins


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Thursday, July 3, 2014


It's school holidays and this week got off to a slow start with the household coming down with a head cold. We're slowly picking up the pieces now, and I can't believe it's already Thursday! 

Despite the first few days being a write off, I did manage to put the finishing touches on my painting for this month's "Monthly Painter's Challenge". The secret topic was "Winter".


 Lately I've been obsessed with berries of all kinds, maybe it's because of the cold weather, or maybe I've just developed more of a taste for them as I've gotten older (I'm nearly 30 you know!!). I was eating some raspberries in the car the other day when I started imagining a painting of a girl/princess surrounded by berries. I immediately conjured up a colour palette of rich reds, deep blues, violets and dark purples. So, when I saw that this month's challenge was "Winter" I immediately set about creating "Winterberry". She has deep burgundy eyes, strawberry blonde hair and wears a winterberry crown.

"Winterberry" painting by Jaz Higgins - side view

The original 8"x8" painting ($59) is available to purchase by emailing me at artbyjaz@yahoo.com.au.

There are also 8x8" paper prints available HERE.

I've also picked (at random) a subscriber from my email list this month to win an art print of their choice. Congratulations Vicky!

I'm going to continue the promotion for July - so sign up below to be in the draw to win an art print of your choice!

I hope you're having a nice week!