The Self Reliant Artist

Trace Willans All Natural Mixed Media

Monday, August 18, 2014

July Books

This is a list of books that I read and enjoyed in July


The Aviators Wife Melanie Benjamin
A fictionalised account of the life of Anne Morrow Windberg
I thoroughly enjoyed this which lead to the next book by the same author

Alice I have Been: Melanie Benjamin
A fictionalised account of the life of Alice Liddell who was the inspiration for Alice in Wonderland

North Child: Edith Pattou
Based on the story East of the Sun and West of the Moon, an Animal Husband tale

A story of a woman striking out on her own and moving to an island

Shadowfell: Juliet Marillier
Book 1

The Long Mars: Stephen Baxter and Terry Prachet

Book 3

The links are all to the Book Depository with whom I have an affiliate link

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Gifts and a Sneak Peak

In the recent past 
I had a birthday
and I was most happy 
to receive more gifts
in mail yesterday
(I do love a good birthday month)
A wonderful selection of goodies from my bestie
Naomi Stevenson
and a surprise inclusion
of some wonderful fabric 
form the ever delightful

and these are some details

of an oil and wax painting

which is my entry 
into this years
Hinchinbrook Art Awards
which will open on
Friday August 8th 2014
After that date I shall
put up the whole piece

x te

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

2 New Paintings

Blue Window
Oil and Wax
on paper
21 x 21 cm
available on Etsy

Yellow Window Red Frame
Oil and Wax
on Paper
21 x 20.5 cm
also available
on Etsy

I had so much fun painting these
I have a few smaller ones in works
plus the large ones which are on board

I think I shall play here for a while

x te