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27 February 2013

Thankyou!!










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Arent they wonderful?

I received these last week one arriving the day after the other. It was a happy end to my day.

The stamps on Normas envelope are really beautiful one of them is embossed and sending it in a cellophane bag kept it nice and safe. Inside was a letter written by Norma I havent had a handwritten letter in years!

I was lucky to receive a postcard from Mano just beautiful I feel very lucky to have it.

A big thankyou to the lovely Norma and Mano for sending them.

Links

Mano's postage post
Normas postage post


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24 February 2013

Drawing Challenge :: Glass

















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What an interesting week it has been working from our new community office space @ Inspire9 it has been truly inspirational to work alongside such a talented bunch of people. The idea is to provide office space with all the facilities and services that are required in an office but the costs are pooled.

It really is a fantastic idea and lends itself to a lean startup for business. Our interest is the ability to work with like minded people who may have skills that we dont otherwise have and the opportunity to work collaboratively on projects. Nice!


Drawing Challenge :: Glass


This weeks drawing challenge is brought to you by our lovely host Sus you can find more links to lovely glass artworks on her blog.
When I think of glass I think of sea glass its colours and shapes really appeal to me. I wasnt sure where this challenge would take me but Im pretty happy with the results. It was really enjoyable to do. Thanks Sus!

Big thanks to Mano and Norma who sent me their letter from the postage stamp DC. It was really exciting to receive them. Ill post them here soon!

Links

North American Sea Glass Association



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17 February 2013

Drawing Challenge :: Lighthouse











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Drawing Challenge :: Lighthouse


The Wolf Rock Lighthouse, Lands End has always held some fascination for me. Its not only because of the fact that it is a lighthouse built on a rock out to sea but the fact that it is in Cornwall where my Grandmother was born (her maiden name was Corney cant get more Cornish than that!).

I found this old badge in an opshop in Melbourne. It looks roughly from the 50s or 60s and I like to think that someone went all the way to England for a holiday and brought it back as a souvenir or perhaps someone from Cornwall was emigrating and brought it with them to remind them of home. It is always exciting when you find something a random object that you immediately connect with for me this badge is one of them.

The badge featured in my sketchbook for the 2012 arthousecoop sketchbook project. Just perfect for this challenge.

This weeks drawing challenge is brought to us by the wonderful and talented Miss Renilde. If you are finished with this post I suggest that you pop over to her blog and take a look at the other lighthouse artworks.

Enjoy the weekend!

Helen x

Link

Wolf Rock Lighthouse History
sketchbook project 2012

All artwork is copyright to Helen Bordeaux 2013



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09 February 2013

Drawing Challenge :: Postage Stamp









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Drawing Challenge :: Postage Stamp


When I was young I collected stamps I had my Stanley Gibbons stamp album, a pair of tweezers and a packet of fiddly attaching tabs to adhere the stamps into the album. I felt very scientific going about my business of transferring stamps to album saving pocket money to buy packets of stamps from the newsagent to fill the pages of countries I knew little about.
Setting up at the kitchen table, I would carefully carry the saucer of water somehow always spilling some water on the way, I would use the water to soak the stamps off of used envelopes that I had collected from family.

My Grans were the best ones as she had friends in other countries and wrote lots of letters so therefore received lots of letters.
Competition was fierce what with four rival siblings and various cousins who also collected stamps.
Getting an envelope from my Gran was gold.
At family dos we would show off our wares and sometimes swaps and deals went down everyone vying for the prized set they were collecting.

What used to really bother me was the empty Tasmania page in my album I had stamps from every state except Tasmania. I had stamps from faraway places such as Russia and the Cayman Islands but somehow the elusive Tasmanian stamp never graced my album pages. I grew up thinking Tasmania was a mysterious and exotic place with tigers and devils. No wonder I ended up living there as an adult!

For the challenge I thought I would create my own larger than life Tassie stamp to compensate. I chose a very early Tasmanian stamp that features the Tasmanian Tiger another mysterious and elusive Tasmanian icon.

If you would like to see other postage stamp posts for the challenge just follow the links listed below:


Patrice
Renilde
Barbara
Mano
Emily
Carole
Sus
Norma
Kristen
Sabine
Ariane
Tania



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04 February 2013

Drawing Challenge Invitation







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DRAWING CHALLENGE :: POSTAGE STAMP


yes it is me!!! ........ I am the host of this weeks drawing challenge! the theme is a postage stamp.
You can design your own, paint your own, collage or animate your own.

The subject matter of the stamp can be of your own choosing too........maybe you might like to add a money value of the stamp in your own currency and or some postage marks.

If you would like to join me for this weeks challenge just let me know and I will add you to the list.

Have a great week
Helen :)

So far we have:
Patrice
Renilde
Barbara
Mano
Emily
Carole
Sus
Norma
and Kristen playing along with us this week.

Fluey maybes are:
Ariane and Tania (get well soon dear friends!)

Who else is up for some stamp creation?



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02 February 2013

Drawing Challenge :: Discovery






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Drawing Challenge :: Discovery


On reflection I discovered a few things about myself this week that I thought I would share. Afterwards looking back at the order in which I place those discoveries seems to reflect some truth in what Ive written!

This weeks challenge theme is discovery and hosted by Emily.
You can 'discover' other great discoveries by visiting Emily's blog and following the links.



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