The Summer of Colour 4 entry (Coral, Teal and White)

Here's a quick post just to let you see my Summer of Colour 4 wk 2 (SOC4)  entry as mentioned yesterday on the Frivolous Friday post. 
The criteria for the entry was to use Coral, Teal with a swish of white. 
I immediately thought of the sea.
I must admit that I had a little difficulty with using new ink, acrylic paint plus different paintbrushes and new it's been a little challenging to say the least. 
But then that's what it's about isn't it? 
To stretch and grow hopefully?
I'm not liking the fact that the colours don't really show up as the original but hey ho...there you go! 
Right I'm away now to enjoy a Saturday night...whoohoo.
I hope you are too 
Have fun and I'll chat again soon

Frivolous Friday

I was going to post and link up with Paint Party Friday today, but alas I'm a wee bittee late.
I don't know about mixed media... I've more mixed emotions today. 
Basically, I've ruined my new 'white' Ralph Lauren jumper by splattering coral acrylic paint over the front of it! I'm devastated and would have thrown a tizzy fit if my kids had done such a foolish thing. But I have to admit that I'm also pleased because it proves that I've spent time in the art room dabbling. 
(Don't ask me why I didn't take off the jumper in the first place, because I just wasn't thinking straight perhaps? I was so keen to get into the art room... I just couldn't wait to start painting so all rational thinking flew out of the window)  
Maybe if I splatter a little more paint over it, I may come up with a new exclusive design for Ralph? 

I've been busy playing host to visitors this past week, but they left yesterday plus phase one of the renovation work here has been completed. The army of tradies have left for a while so this means there's a little window of opportunity to complete some artwork at last... and I'm going for it! 

Unfortunately, even though it's nearly the longest day here (tomorrow is the official summer solstice) and incredibly light for this time of night, I didn't manage to take a photo of my painting in time to post... so I'll do that tomorrow.  

In the meantime, let me show you my new babies... as you can see I've been very busy today.

Since I visited the RHS Chelsea Flower Show I've been adding to the garden regularly. 

I'm thinking that if I can fill the borders then it'll keep the weeds at bay.
I also must let you see the results from my bee mat soon because the wild flowers have come on brilliantly. 
I've been very distracted from my blogging lately, but I hope to remedy that soon. 
Just before I head off for the night I thought I'd show you this Primula. 
(Primula viallii)
It's been making me smile for days. 
Each day another row of buds open. Slowly working their way up the stem.
It reminds me of a smurf's hat or perhaps it's from Dr. Seuss' Whoville. 
What do you think? 

Thanks for popping by...I'd love to hear from you and I promise I'll catch up with all my outstanding emails and replies as soon as I can. 

In the meantime...keep smiling everyone