Happy New Year!

I am happy today – I have finally put the last finishing touches to my canvas and will be looking for a frame for her in the New Year. “Someone to watch over me…” was born in the Art, Heart & Healing Course so many of us took part in this year. I doubt that anyone who took the course didn’t finish it feeling enriched, enlightened and encouraged. To enable people to feel that way is a very special gift and Tam is a very extraordinary person to have given us all the opportunity to share, free of charge, this wonderful online experience. Thank you Tam!

Nick took this outside at lunchtime, before it got so cold!

The canvas is approx. 18″ x 14″ (35cm x 45cm), which is pretty big for me. The only one I’ve painted bigger than that, was the recyling abstract canvas I painted last year.

 I think the background probably took me twice as long as the actual angel! Around her halo are platimum liquid pearls…

Finishing off the bottom posed quite a number of problems until I happened to spot a bandage in one of my storage pots! To make the frill along the bottom of the angel, I dragged the unrolled gauze bandage along different shades of blue and mauve ink pads – Whispers to be precise. So it’s tinted without being overpowering. I added more pearly paint dots to it after attaching it with Golden’s gloss gel medium.

I am so proud of this angel, you can’t imagine. I found out about Tam’s free workshop via Hermine’s blog, signed up and advertised it on my own blog, which prompted other blogging pals to follow suit. I discovered that grungey little me could draw, shade and paint whimsically if necessary! Something like an angel presented an enormous challenge for me… I am not really an “angel” person – I believe what I believe and have faith, but angels?  I would never have imagined that I could create this, so it has come as something of a revelation to me. Yet another step on the Learning Ladder of Life!

I look forward to the advent of 2011 and wish you all a very Happy New Year, in every sense! 🙂

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  1. She’s beautiful, Rosie (and I love that altered bandage!).
    Happy New Year to you and yours!
    Jackie x

  2. WOW so so amazing .. love it happy new year to you too

  3. Sandy

     /  December 31, 2010

    Wow this is absolutely beautiful.
    Amazing painting. I love it.

    My dear friend Rosie,

    I wish you and yours a Happy and Healthy 2011.
    May all your wishes come true.
    Big hugs.

  4. Well done you – she is a stunning angel and a HUGE canvas – I am totally in awe of your achievement.

    She photographs beautifully in natural day light doesn’t she.

    I loved the course too – and learnt so much – and continue to practice but mine are not yet bloggable.

    I agree wholeheartedly with your sentiments about the course.

    Heres to a healthy and creative new year.

  5. fatmasplace

     /  December 31, 2010

    rosie, das wünsche ich dir auch. dein engel soll uns das nächste jahr gerne begleiten

  6. Absolutely gorgeous page and Happy new Year to you too Rosie

  7. FANTASTIC – really a beautiful “Schutzengel”.


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