Gardening and ArtP

Phew better catch up with my blog. I have been A.W.O.L. as I have been busy doing mainly gardening! Oh my days I can't believe that I wrote that, I have never been a gardener lol, but Stuart and I are working together on getting the garden together.
What a thrill going and choosing plants to transform the garden and me planting veg - I would never have believed I would be writing that...

Planter for Jasmine plants which will hopefully grow up my balcony.

Jasmine Plants

Palm and flower for garden
Tomatoes, Cucumber and Peppers in this bed

Onions planted here too

Peas, carrots and beetroot in this bed

Stuart has always loved these trees, this variety is called "Susan".

Unchain my Heart - using doodling on painting.

More doodling to transform picture

Doodled a net just for fun.

Pan Pastel girl

Created this girl, wanted it to look as if she was behind net, waiting for a date.
Asked on Facebook if that had been achieved...responses indicated that it was not apparent
that there was a net, the challenge was to change that.

So rubbed off most of the pastel colour to push the girl back.
I then stencilled through mesh with fresco paint and it gave it a semblance of the effect.
This is something I will come back to and try again with a different girl.

Pan Pastel girl

Close up - I have to confess I was rather proud of this girl..
So that is an update on what I have been up to. I really have other stuff to share but I will do that in a post tomorrow as I like to break things up so as not to get boring.
Thanks for visiting, till next time have fun and enjoy life.



Hope you had a blessed Easter. The weather could have been kinder, but it wasn't so hey ho what did we do? Plans to crack on with the garden went up the wall much to Stuart's dismay - my hubby gets bored very easily...
Out for dinner with Richard and Julie on Saturday to Lazzaat, an Indian restaurant up the road from us - have to say the food was good and very friendly service. will definitely be going again.

Cathy, Terry and Steve joined us for Sunday lunch - which I made by myself, i stress about cooking for lots of people, there were 8 of us in total, enough for me - but I can happily say that everything was perfect.

China made some cup cakes, been a week of cupcakes, as Jodie made lots during the week, mmmm, heavenly but not good for the weight!!!

These were the first ones made from the "Little Treats" recipe, which was a giveaway on Facebook...

and then China made some cakes for the guests on Sunday.

Stuart and I have been working in the garden, loving seeing it come together...
 My vegetable plot - I am excited about starting this off - watching things grow - well fingers crossed lol, cos believe me I don't have green fingers.

 Stuart got his Signs up on his Garage door, one I bought him,  the Sanctuary one
 and the one from our friends/family in the U.S - BARBARA and family - Maxx and Maddy the grandkids. Maxx loves to share anything to do with cars with Uncle Stuart :)  The license plates cut to make the name look well cool. NOw Stuart  has decided he wants to decorate these doors with more plaques so he will have some outside art...

Talking of art I will do a separate post tomorrow with my latest art pieces... Whereever you are and whatever you celebrate, may you have a peaceful time xx