Saturday, 31 October 2015

REVIEW - My Little Creative Box

The months are flying by. My 6th My Little Box arrived promptly. Was excited by the preview on this one, as billed as 'creative'.

So, what's in the box? The November box (spoiler alert!) is the Creative Box, in collaboration with Pinterest.

I love the slogan tote shopper (although I already have loads of tote bags). In light of the 5p plastic bag fee in the UK, its arrival is timely. Like the 'collect moments not things' slogan, although being subscribed to My Little Box, you are, erm, collecting things!. The tech jewellery was something new and innovative that I haven't seen before and are now pimping up my ipod. Found the magazine uninspiring. Nice inspiration card.

Cute MLB drawstring bag containing three beauty items. No nail polish or lipgloss this month. Result! Nominoë Gentle Foam Face Cleanser. MLB Crème de Minuit. Baija hydrating body cream. Body cream smells amazing. Have not tried the other two products yet.

Now I LOVE Pinterest but felt that something was missing from this box. I'm not sure it lived up to its 'creative' theme. I was expecting something more arty/crafty or inspirational, because that is what Pinterest is all about. :(

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Thursday, 29 October 2015

'The Open Air' - NEW ethereal landscape painting

'The Open Air' is the latest addition to my ethereal rural landscape collection. Created in mixed media/oil on 30 x 25 cm deep edge box canvas.

Purchase from my online gallery.

Monday, 26 October 2015

SAA World Record Art Challenge

I am currently working on this miniature coastal landscape painting for the SAA World Record Art Challenge.

This challenge aims to get the nation painting and welcomes all levels of artist to take part. All entries will be mounted together on giant display boards and become part of a permanent exhibition at SAA HQ in Newark. My entry is based upon my ethereal coastal landscape painting entitled 'Earths Diurnal Course'.

Saturday, 17 October 2015

Zoo Trip

Hubby and I spent last weekend in Exeter, Devon with friends. On the Saturday, we all took a trip to Paignton Zoo.

It was good to see that the animals had lots of space to roam. This cheeky chap (above) had worked out how to leave his enclosure and go for a wander. The primates were the most entertaining. The kids loved them.

Meanwhile, I was excited to see several giraffe babies!