The Dictionary definition for twaddle/twaddling is:
trivial, feeble, silly, or tedious talk or writing.
verb (used without object), twad·dled, twad·dling.
2. to talk in a trivial, feeble, silly, or tedious manner; prate.
verb (used with object), twad·dled, twad·dling.
3. to utter as twaddle.

Art Therapy is Heart Therapy ~ TwinkleToes2day (aka mo)

Friday, November 27, 2015

The Craft Barn Calendar Challenge


Hello everyone

With only a few days to go until the end of the month, I have finally got around to doing my calendar page for The Craft Barn's calendar challenge
The words for this month are Grey and Owl and if you have been following my calendar progress you will know that I have been determined to use my Gelatos each month, so having grey as the colour posed me a bit of a conundrum. 
After much mixing and testing, I couldn't come up with a suitable colour that would also show up on my black paper so I gave in and bought the metallic gelato set, which includes silver. I hope that's not considered cheating; I honestly think it looks like grey on the black paper. 

I added a smudge of light colour in the sky for a moon and wispy clouds.

I am looking forward to finding out what our December words are; but can hardly believe we have reached the end of the year so quickly!! 

Many thanks for visiting, and until next time

Take Care
Be Happy
{{Hugs}} Mo :o)) x

Thursday, November 05, 2015

New Art Play

Hi Everyone

Yesterday, I had a play-date with my acrylic paints,
and taking instruction and inspiration from Betty Franks Krause of Mystic Tulip Art  and Robert Burridge I created my first ever, two pears.

Pear number one I did on scrap copy paper, just to see if I could actually paint a pear without wasting any of my good paper or card. 
And being quite happy with the result, I set about pear number two.
This time I used watercolour paper, and although not so colourful as the first, I do like this one too.
Do you use masking tape around the edges of your paper to hold it down and/or to make a white border? What make do you use? Does it catch on the paper and tear it? Does it let paint underneath?
I used blue masking tape that I was told is low tack; however, it did stick at one spot and ripped a skim off the paper. It also let a couple spots of paint under, (top right side and bottom left side), but after a couple of people suggested gesso and a small brush, I soon covered them up. 

Well I am quite happy with my foray into acrylic painting and shall try it again. In the meantime I am going to try pears in watercolours.
Have you tried something new recently?

Until next time
Take Care
Be Happy
{{Hugs}} Mo :o)) x

Monday, November 02, 2015

T for Tuesday

Hello everyone, it's Tuesday again, and we're in November already! Hasn't this year just flown by?! And even faster than usual in my opinion, but, hey-ho, that's life in the fast lane, hehe.
Now, as it is Tuesday, it's time to share a cuppa with the gang over at Elizabeth's.

I went  out to meet a friend last Thursday, but unfortunately something cropped up at the last minute and she couldn't make it; so there was I, 'Billy no Mates', wondering whether to just go home or go into the cafe on my own. 

The call for caffeine grew, so in I went and got a nice seat by the window.

I enjoyed a lovely cappuccino and a fresh scone with butter and raspberry jam as I watched folks pass by outside.

Wishing you all a Happy T Day, whatever your favourite tipple may be.

Take Care
Be Happy
{{Hugs}} Mo :o)) x

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