Saturday, 11 January 2020

A cold wind was blowing from the North....

this week on SPA our theme is WINTER IS HERE ... it was tempting to use the GOT quote... Winter is coming but it's already here. lol

Here is my postcard... it was SO difficult to find images relating to WINTER than had nothing to do with Christmas!


TFL
Have a fab weekend
Mandy xx

Sunday, 5 January 2020

I am not sick. I am broken.

 But I am happy to be alive as long as I can paint.

This week on Sunday Postcard Art the theme is FRIDA KAHLO.... such a wonderful inspiration to many of us. Such a strong, positive woman.


im hoping to start this year as I mean to go on... making lots of artwork.

happy sunday
TFL
Mandy xx

Sunday, 15 December 2019

Dashing through the snow....

no snow just yet, thank goodness. Blustery and cold is enough for me.

This week, on SPA the theme is JINGLE BELLS ... a quaint little Christmas song... however I always end up with the Batman smells version in my  head instead of the real words lol

Here's mine, made using a victorian scrap image. These images speak to my soul


have a wonderful week
TFL
Mandy xx

Sunday, 8 December 2019

Winter is not a season, it's a Celebration

This week's SPA theme is WINTER GREENERY

here is my postcard... better late than never (printer issues :-()

all images are from pinterest and hand cut and pasted by me. (fiddly job!)

thanks for looking
Mandy xx

Saturday, 26 October 2019

“And all the insects ceased in honour of the moon.”

This week's theme on Sunday Postcard Art is INSECTS aka BUGS (across the pond) It was chosen by my lovely friend Sabine


thanks for looking
and also thanks to everyone for their continued supported of SPA
Mandy xx

Sunday, 8 September 2019

“We are the cave, the hand and the paint on them both.”

This
week, I had to make a mad dash postcard as I've lost my most beloved book with all the themes in it.

i've used images from ART TEA LIFE on ETSY


TFL
Mandy xx

Tuesday, 2 July 2019

Let the little Fairy inside you FLY

wow cannot believe it is so long since I blogged! hopefully my mojo has returned now with a vengeance

here's my collage postcard.... thanks for my fave theme ever Cindy


TFL
Mandy xx

Wednesday, 15 May 2019

with grace in your heart, and flowers in your hair

This week, June is joining us on SPA as hostess with the theme of FLOWER GIRL.

My first thoughts of course were of the FLOWER FAIRIES and I've chosen to use the Poppy




a wonderful and unusual theme, thanks June

TFL
Mandy xx

Monday, 6 May 2019

I love to sit in a chair....

and look out of the window and do nothing ~ Ingmar Bergman


this week's theme on SPA is CHAIRS

here is mine...


TFL
Mandy xx

Friday, 3 May 2019

wow what a month

A whole month has passed since I last blogged... I really must must MUST blog at least once a week. It seems blogging is taking a backseat because of all the other social media we post to. It's so easy just to share a picture to Instagram or Facebook.But I enjoy blogging and so want to make more effort.

Postcards I've made but have been too late to upload for the SPA challenge




I made this canvas for someone special


Here at Octopode Towers we have fostered two small disabled dogs. They are from Romania and have small disabilities


thanks for sticking with me.
lots of love
Mandy x



Friday, 5 April 2019

Like a rolling stone....

Earlier this week, I was watching an interesting (if somewhat long) documentary on Bob Dylan... and so that is what inspired me this week for our theme on SUNDAY POSTCARD ART of HOUSES.

I created a set of houses, using vintage tickets from buses, rides, etc.


I've used some of the lyrics from the Bob Dylan song 'like a rolling stone' I always wonder if it was written about Edie Sedgewick.

#sundaypostcardart    #postcardchallenge   #postcardart

TFL
Mandy xx

Monday, 1 April 2019

if you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough

This week, the wonderful Katrin chose the theme of EINSTEIN for Sunday Postcard Art this week.

Here's mine

For my postcard, I found this picture of Albert Einstein as a child on Pinterest. Underneath all the layers there's a copy of his grades too. and a postage stamp.

TFL
Mandy xx