Monday, 21 September 2009

Cathedral Art Market in Liverpool UK xTHANK YOUx

My most recent painting, painted on my birthday on Saturday, entitled 'SING'
I am super thrilled today after my art market yesterday...oh my word, the place was heaving and I had so many people at my stall paying me compliment after compliment about my work, I am soooooooo happy to hear that people like my work and I'm sooooooooooo thrilled that people bought so much of it :o) wow!!! I'm still on such a high :o)

I gave tons of business cards out to people, some bought some of my goodies and some didn't and I want to say to ALL of you, THANKS SO MUCH for the kindness and support that you gave to me yesterday, I will never tire of hearing your compliments and you have all spured me on to create more and more art..

I plan to update my Etsy shop very soon, hopefully this week, I shall put on my remaining Original Paintings and soon upload new ones.

Prints are available for all paintings that you have seen on my stall, if they're not listed then let me know and I shall list them for you.

Again, a huge thank you to all of you who visited me yesterday, and a super huge thank you to all those who made a purchase either at my stall or via my Etsy shop.

Feel free to 'follow' my blogspot which will be updated with info. on any future events that I shall be attending and also there will be updates on any current work that I'm creating too.


Sunday, 23 August 2009

The Travelling Painting project

I have finally finished my work on the travelling painting project. I have added my slide show to Youtube but here are a few piccies to show you the 'before and after' painting... The top photo shows how the painting looked when it arrived at my house. A number of artists had already worked on the canvas, and I began my work just to the left of the cute little kitty cat. I added a cute little house and some much needed PINK lol.
My Youtube videos can be watched by searching under sweetisobella in the youtube search box.
If you're interested in taking part in the Travelling Painting Project then please check out my video as the info. is there, you just need to send in a I WANT IT video to Daligoddess2006 and then you will be in line to participate :o) ...go on... you know you want to :o)

Tuesday, 11 August 2009

New Paintings

I've been painting on and off over the past couple of months, and also we've began to re-decorate the house...this is taking a lot of my spare time up, well, my Husband is doing most of the DIY but I'm the one who is 'trying' to organise the huge amount of hoarded treasure, or junk as my Husband calls it, lol. Our house looks more like a scrap yard than it does a home at the moment :o(
I have another art market coming up this weekend, and also I'm in the middle of a commission painting, photos will be added once it's finished.
The photos here are of some paintings for my next art market and Etsy store.
I've finished with the Travelling painting and I'll be sending it on to a guy in Ireland in the next week or so. More info. on the Travelling painting will be coming shortly, if you want to take part then give me a shout and I shall give you the link to add yourself to the list on youtube, you don't have to be an artist to participate by the way.
It's almost 1am here right now so time to hit the hay :o)

Monday, 8 June 2009

The Arts and Crafts Fair

I held a stall at an arts & craft fair over the weekend, I took as much stuff as I could and as you can see from the photos my table and display area was jam packed. I love the way the stall looked and as it's only my second time for doing it I felt proud :o) lol I met lots of lovely people at the fair and quite a few took my new business card so I hope they call in and join us here, the more the merrier!!

Wednesday, 3 June 2009

Exciting news!!

I am finally going to receive the Travelling Painting!!! I am so very, very excited...and NERVOUS!!!

Want to know what the heck I'm talking about?? Copy the info below and paste it into the search bar on YouTube and you should get a video by the wonderful artist 'daligoddess2006'


Friday, 29 May 2009

Custom Paintings coming soon

3 posts in 1 day, my goodness!!

As a scrapbooker I love using photographs in my work, whether it be a page for my scrapbook or a little canvas with Izzys photo on it that's been altered and scrapped upon, I love to use photos. I love to create 'photo cards' for family members too, they're so much fun. I use photos a lot in my work and very soon I'll be offering to create family portraits to my customers on Etsy, by using the same process as I would when creating my own family portraits.

I also collect beautiful vintage photos & emphera, I've been drawn to anything old and tatty for a very long time, even when I was a kid I'd find beauty in old bits of metal and junk I'd see on the street whilst playing out with friends. I can remember picking up a really interesting piece one day... I placed it in my pocket, thrilled to have found another piece of 'treasure' to add to my collection, and later, as I put my hand in my pocket to take it out I felt a terrible sting in my finger...then the blood came,.. i had picked up an old razor blade, ouch. I was very young at the time and had no idea what a razor blade was, I just thought I had found 'treasure'!
I now stick to mainly 'paper treasure', less danger of severe blood loss that way lol.
I don't think either of the paintings above are finished, although I'm not sure what I will add to them yet. The 2nd picture of the two features me, and I'll be using this painting as a sample of my Custom Paintings at the fairs and on Etsy.
I have more samples to complete, to show variations in colours and styles.
More on that later.
Thanks for stopping by
xx jo xx

work in progress

I was half way through collaging the background of this HUGE canvas when I realised it was time to go and pick Izzy up from nursery. When we got back home Izzy was delighted to see my delicious scrapbook papers sprawled out all over the couch in the living room and she almost screetched with joy when I asked her if she wanted to help me finish it!! I'm quite precious with my supplies as they don't come cheap, and Izzy was thrilled to actually get her hands on 'Mummys expensive art things'. I let Izzy pick which paper she wanted and where it was to be placed and together we got stuck into the pot of mod podge.

I'm thrilled with Izzys paper choices, I think the whole thing looks like an antique quilt.

As you can see from the picture, I plan on adding two subjects to this canvas. I thought it would be quite fitting to have a 'mother and daughter' image here.

I have brown curly hair and Izzy has blonde curly hair, so I will try to incorporate a little bit of 'us' into the final painting. I plan on taking this piece to the fairs too, that's if I get it finished.

More photos of my work in progress will follow shortly. You will see a dramatic change no doubt, as most of the background papers will be painted over, and you will just see sneaky peeks of the patterns underneath...we will see what becomes of it...I know just as much as you at this point, I never know what the finished piece will look like, and that's part of the fun of it.
Come back soon xxxx

collage ladies

I've tried something different lately, different techniques, ...different for me anyway. I bought a fabulous book recently called 'taking flight' by Kelly Rae Roberts (I love her work). Kellys book is full of 'inspiration & techniques' and it gave me a push to try something a little different. I have 'hundreds & hundreds' of pieces scrapbook paper, ALL totally gorgeous, and I'm finally able to put them to good use. I'm usually 'terrified' to cut into a brand new 12 x 12, I never want to use it as I'd 'spoil' it but you know what?.. I just went for it and it felt great, lol. I have plenty of scraps of paper too as I never throw 'anything' away, nothing is wasted, so my supplies for my latest projects are never ending, I could collage every day for a year and I'd still be left with tons of my beautiful scrapbook papers, ah what joy xxx
I'm holding a stall at a couple of school fairs in the coming weeks and I plan on taking these paintings with me, and whatever does'nt sell, I will add to my Etsy shop.
The little fingers that you see holding the paintings belong to my sweet little girl Isobella. We have started a collage together which will become my 'work in progress' for my next blog entry.

Sunday, 17 May 2009

New Paintings

I've been working on some new paintings to offer as prints in my Etsy shop. I plan on keeping some of my originals for Izzy for when she's older, she's 4 now.

She loves, loves, loves arts and crafts, she's so gorgeous, and I'd love for her to continue with her wonderful creations as she grows up. I really must show you what she has created recently (that's another post all on it's own) :o)
My prints are on gorgeous glossy Epson photo paper, and the images are so rich and vibrant, and some even look better than the original lol xxx

Tuesday, 12 May 2009

Art Prints now available

I am sooooo thrilled to finally be able to offer my artworks as prints. I've been researching printers for months and I was blown away by how many there are available, this made the choice of buying one very difficult..there were too many to choose from!

I finally decided on a Epson Photo printer which prints off beautiful quality images which will last for generations. The inks and paper work together wonderfully. The prints are bright and vivid, and just what I wanted.

Prints available to buy now in my Etsy shop.

Monday, 11 May 2009

Marzipan Fruits

Here is my latest selection of hand made marzipan fruits (petite fours). I've been making these little gems for about 5 years, mainly at Christmas time.

I have a customer who now orders 2 boxes from me each month so I thought that I would share a small selection of them with you... in cyber space at least lol.

When it comes to packing them it almost always ends up being something like... "one for you... two for me... one for you... two for me... "

They are way to tasty to have around the house when you're on a diet, that's for sure!!

Thursday, 7 May 2009

My art has been featured

I just woke up to a lovely email from Emily at

My work has been featured on their wonderful website, you can find it here http://

It's a lovely morning here, cool and crisp and ever so bright and sunny.
It's a 'house work' day today, then again, aren't we always doing house work?? seems that way some times lol x

My Etsy Shop

My most recent art project was to create 25 paintings on the pages of a vintage book that I bought from a charity shop.

I managed to complete 23 of them and have just added 12 of them to my Etsy shop I'm far too tired to add the others tonight, my bed is calling me. The subjects that I painted range from tea cups and tea pots which are a firm favourite with me when it comes to painting, and also, I painted some girls and birds...Wedding Cakes...Owls....

My favourite of all of them is the girl you see here with the red hair.
Well, it's way past my bed time zzzzzZZZZZZZZZ night night xxx

Wednesday, 6 May 2009

First Post on my First Ever Blog...YIKES

So, I have finally set up my very first blog, a place to hang out and chat with fellow artists and art lovers, yay!

Here I will inform you about any new paintings and other projects that I might be in the middle of.

I hope you have fun here, stop by and say hello won't you?