Tuesday, April 21, 2015

School holidays are over and the last few days I've been working on some line work drawings for a project.


It's actually been nice to work with ink and paper rather than the usual paint and canvas. Black and white as opposed to lots of colour. Mixing it up.

The house is finally starting to look a little more organized. There are still boxes everywhere, and we're currently working with a make-shift kitchen (and studio) but it's starting to feel a little bit more like home. 

I'm arranging my studio slowly, and in line with the New Moon on Tuesday, I put my original "Moon Phase Angel" painting up for auction, starting at $1! You can go to the auction by clicking HERE.

Moon Phase Angel

The weather is finally cooling down today. It's been the longest Summer here in Brisbane, Australia. I thought it was never going to end. It's nearing the end of April and we're still wearing t-shirts and shorts. I love the heat, but we're definitely ready for a cool change. :)

What's the weather like where you are?
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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

New beginnings.

Exciting times!

A few months ago, we bought a house! It's in the perfect location for us, but it does need some work. Luckily, we were staying at my parents place in between houses, so we had time to paint it before we moved in. For the lounge, I wanted a dark grey colour, with thick white molded trims. And after carefully considering literally more than 50 shades of grey, I chose "Afternoon Storm" by British Paints, paired with Antique White U.S.A. by Dulux for the rest of the house.

Testing paint colours

Work in progress
The nearly finished wall, except for the molding along the bottom.
The finished wall and molding.
If you look closely you will see the molding along the bottom is thicker than before. I found this awesome trick to make your baseboards bigger by simply leaving the existing ones there, and leaving about an inch of wall space before adding another trim of your choice.

Once it was on there, we painted the entire thing in glossy Antique White U.S.A. and we had the thick molding I was lusting after! Hooray!

We finally were able to move in on the weekend, so I'm currently surrounded by boxes and thank goodness my wonderful Husband has finally got the internet up and running on my computer. (Hallelujah!!) Between Easter and moving, there may be a slight delay in art orders, but I'm trying my best to keep them as up to date as possible. :) There's still FREE Worldwide shipping on all Original Paintings and Art Prints at ArtByJaz.com, so there's been plenty of orders to fill today. My studio is all over the place, but I'm having fun sorting through things and beginning to set up the studio of my dreams here in our new place. All in good time.

I also have a really crappy kitchen that is going to be ripped out in the next few weeks, and a new one is being put in - but more on that one later! Time to get back to work.