Posts Tagged ‘pink’

New flying Piggies

December 7, 2011

Well as busy and distant as I’ve been, I have at least been trying to do some art. I have finally listed my new flying pigs canvases. Here they are…..

Fly Piggy Fly

When pigs fly

I have been working out at least an hour a day. Well most days anyway. I’m off to Cancun in 2 weeks and the pressure is on. Well it’s been on for a while. This is the longest I have ever managed to continue to work out for.
The problem is I haven’t seen much difference ( if any) on the scale. But I have taken photos at day 1 and day 30 and Now I’m technically at day 49 because I’ve missed a few days . and I DO see a difference in the photos, so I’m forcing myself to stay with the program darn it!!!!

I could post them……. but I just can’t. Maybe I will at day 90 or so, when I’m absolutely ripped or something.

How I painted a hot pink monkey…

October 3, 2011

A friend of mine has just had a baby.. and I was given the challenge of hot pink monkey artwork. I would have been ready, I swear but Charley decided to come at least 3 weeks early. I have had so many fun things in my head. I can’t seem to turn them off. I have to write down all of the ideas until they leave me alone. Usually because I can never commit to one idea. I have several paintings on the go. Monkey Pirate, Monkey Tutu, I also have cute little onesies I’m going to paint on. Where will I find the time?

I am a little behind and when I should have been working on the monkeys.. I found myself sketching a little dancing robot. I’m not sure where she came from, but I’m sure it had nothing to do with watching Dexter!

She was painted with watercolours and she's a little softer than the scan shows. Which I prefer.

I’ve been busy with the kids, back to school, Jack is driving and is making me taking him ALL the time. My poor gas tank needs constant filling up. Doesn’t he realize gas is expensive!!! He’s actually very good, and I’m loving the bonding time in the car together. Harry is playing school soccer  and we look forward to the new show Terra Nova on Mondays. yay tonight Woo Hoo. Jess just got promoted … well done Jess. Although she’ll have a commute .. about an hour in the car.. It’s a great thing…yay!!!!!

Anyway I took a movie ( sort of. I kept running out of memory card and battery ) of the monkey painting and I see myself painting Over and Over the same stuff!!!! I use all types of materials, pens, pencils, paints .. I didn’t use paper in this one. I have an idea for the next one with paper  though. I also see myself with a fistful of paintbrushes. At least you don’t see me dip my brush in coffee or tea…. I do that a lot! Anyway… I managed to paint the eyes finally… I just couldn’t bring myself to do that for a long time.  I still think there’s something missing.

By the way I just cannot figure out how to put the video in this post!!! Even though i’ve done it before . Hmphhhhh!

Here’s the video.. I’ve speeded it up , so hopefully it won’t be too long. I’m still working out the format and stuff. Lots to learn.

jasperandblue’s Channel – YouTube

Illustration Friday-Mesmerizing

September 22, 2011

Here’s my Illustration friday picture -Mesmerizing.


I used water colours and then some markers  and then because  I think I messed it up , I put a warming filter on it in Photo shop to clam it down. Here’s the original sketch that I drew and painted  while watching X-factor , Up all night and Modern family….. too many shows to watch.


I hated that big purple mark on her left side.

On a different note, this a monkey picture I’m working on. I have a series of them… i ever get anything finished.

Don’t be scared , I haven’t put eyes on her yet. I’m not leaving it that way. I’m not sure why. I think I’m scared !!!! Of ruining it, Because  I quite like how  it’s turning out. Silly I know.

Monkey see no evil!!!!!!


Illustration friday- Mysterious

September 8, 2011

Well, I’m just getting in my IF post before the midnight deadline… Oops. I always mean to be on time. Instead I’m always a little tardy!!!!

My Mum  always used to say….. “Collette was born 3 weeks late and she’s never been early since!!!!”

Which is not entirely true, because my husband is a little anal over time, so I’m much better now.

Here’s my post. mysterious.

So, is this a mystery?

Say what you will. I know he’s one of my Flying Piggies so he has wings.. But it’s still a mystery how he fits in the nest. Poor chicks  and why he thinks he belongs there at all.

He’s made from paint and paper on a canvas… He was lots of fun to make. The leaves are cut from one of my  birthday cards this year. I loved the colour of the card.

I’ll be back tomorrow with an update on my dog Blue… since we’ve given her jellyfish supplements she’s a frickin’ genius.

Illustration friday- Imperfect

August 10, 2011

Here’s my IF- picture this week. I think it’s been  while. Oops!

not scanned in very well

Illustration Friday- Launch

June 21, 2011

Here’s my post for IF. Look how early I am, I usually just manage to get it in by the Thursday night deadline.

I have been busy getting my boys ready for camp. They are so excited to go. They leave this  coming Saturday. But their bags were picked up Saturday just gone. It was all I could think about. My living room was cluttered with their stuff. So messy. It still is as I haven’t been motivated to really clean. But I’ll get to it….. eventually. When I get my energy back.

So this week is all about doing fun stuff and Jack taking his regents exams.

Which means I didn’t have time to make a new IF so I’m using an older painting of mine. It’s of one of my flying pigs, and it’s called

“Fly Pig Fly”.  


This was one of my first flying pigs,  and maybe my favourite..  He’s so happy, and pleased with himself. Pleased as punch, I guess you could say, that he launched himself in to the air.!!!!!!!  See that , did you see how I used launch.


Illustration Friday- Asleep

June 2, 2011

I feel like I’m cheating because  I have posted this before. But it’s so perfect for asleep…… I just had to post it again……


I used to stalk the illustration Friday site for a long time before I actually posted anything, marvelling at everyone’s excellent work. Eventually I plucked up courage and I think this may have been one of my first posts. So maybe no one will remember.


While I’m at it I have a few others to post. Not  really for illustration friday, but one was a second safari picture I did of the same elephant from last week. I couldn’t really commit to one design ( what’s new) so I did both.

safari elephant 2

Hmm,  maybe that bird looks a little sleepy. I’m not sure if the print is too harsh on the elephant!

And last but not least a girl I’ve been working on from an art class I took with Christy Tomlinson online. I’m really enjoying the pink and orange. I’ve had so much fun and now I’m ready to explore with a whole bunch of new tools under my belt. So many ideas, so little time. You know how it is. I just have to remember to write the ideas down as they pop into my head.

I think the sun will make her sleepy before long.

I’m sitting here, ready for bed.  I’m so tired but I had to go to an important soccer meeting which didn’t end until 11,20. I’m so tired. Wahhh.  However just before i went a croissant set alight in my toaster oven. Thank god I alwyas tell the kids not to cook and definitely nt to use that when I’m out. (now they know i wasn;t just nagging. My house still smells of smoke. The stupid fire extinguisher didnt work…

So as the flames grew I managed to unplug the thing, and with my oven mitts i put the firey toaster oven  with the door shut thank goodness  but it was starting to melt)  in my pampered chef big pizza stone and tried not to trip over the dogs as I made my way to the garden, and there we doused it with water.  A little scary. My house stinks of smoke. It’s all in the back of my throat . Yuk. I was a little shaky afterwards… but we were lucky. Lucky I was in the room , lucky I was home,  Lucky in so many ways. ( my lovely In-laws house burnt down a few years ago. They were in it at the time, but they were so lucky too.)


Illustration Friday- Soaked

May 26, 2011

Illustration Friday this week , is Soaked. So in keeping with my safari theme of jungle animals I decided to do an elephant this week.

I’m having fun using cool papers for the animals. I also had another one on the go, but ended up finishing this one. Maybe I’ll finish the other one soon. The scanned picture is a little darker than the original.

Illustration friday- Soaked

This one's half done.....

I have one day before I find out what the new word is…..

Illustration Friday- Beginner

May 12, 2011

Here’s a quick posting…. I do just seem to squeak in before the friday deadline these last few weeks.  I may not have posted , but I simply love checking out everyone’s posts every week.

( Note to self: Don’t procrastinate . Hee Hee ) Here’s a little flying piggy who’s just starting out. He’s not too sure of himself… He can fly, if only he believes in himself. Oh well little piggy steps I guess.

Fly Piggy Fly…………

You can do it, fly piggy fly.....

Happy Mother’s Day…. to everyone!

May 7, 2011

I’d like to wish EVERYONE a Happy Mother’s Day.  Whether you are a mother or not. Chances are you nurture someone in you life… Same thing!  So relax and enjoy.

Happy Mother's Day to Everyone

I’m going to my mum- in – law’s for a BBQ with the whole family. She really is like my mother and I love her. (My own wonderful mother is only here, in my heart. I miss her and this time of year I get a bit weepy)

So this year I decided to do something just for myself first. I’m going to see the movie “Something Borrowed” with Kate Hudson and Ginnifer Goodwin. A total chick flick. (I love to see movies, they make me very happy)

I have told some friends my plans,  but this is MY plan. You know what can happen when you ask people if they want to come:

Oh well  do you want to see ” this other movie” instead.  Or

Oh can we go at “this” time. Or

Oh can we go to “this ” movie theatre. I prefer it.

Here’s what I have to say…..

“Well I love you all, but this is what I’m doing…. an 11am movie and then I’ll be back in time to get together with my family.. join me if you’d like, I’ll  enjoy your company, if not than have a wonderful Mother’s day and we’ll touch base later.”

Sorry this year I’m being selfish.

Here’s a cheeky picture I couldn’t resist posting….

I walked into the kitchen after feeding and cleaning up for 5 hungry boys… Cor, they sure can eat….and there was the cheeky Jasper, bold as anything sitting in a sun spot on the table . I actually couldn’t believe he did that. As soon as he saw me his ears went down and he started to get off. But I have to admit his cheek and little face was so darn cute I had to back up slowly and take this picture, which I promptly texted to jess and jack…  after (of course) I sternly told him , he had no business being on the kitchen table and he’d better get off or else!

Honestly to all you clean freaks out there… I really do not allow him to get on the table. That’s why it’s so funny.

Jasper Sunning Himself

Ok I’m off… Harry pulled his tooth out again…..we now have a collection of 4 teeth.  I think he’s been waiting for a few to make bank with the tooth fairy.

Everyone have a wonderful day……… xxx