October 26th, 2012
Iīm really pleased to say I now have a new site for my blog http://judymorrisart.com/ . As a regular blog site it allows for comments, and so no need to communicate only via email any more! I will be posting to it each day. Please come over and take a look. I will be talking about my own art , and showcasing the work of others, as well as following my passion of encouraging everyone to connect to their inner creativity....and dare to make their living doing what they enjoy!
See you over at the new site http://judymorrisart.com/
October 26th, 2012
Great start to the day, although it is cold and semi- raining outside. Iīve just sent a copy of a painting to a friend, Vicky Slater, whoīs photo I used to form the basis of my picture. She loved it, and wrote back asking to have a copy.....so this is why I paint; for that wonderful feeling of creating something, and especially when someone else loves it too...
The painting (or rather a great modern version of it) is the one I have chosen for the image of this blog. I have put various versions of it in my art gallery. This is something new for me. It facinates me that I can paint something, and then through the cleverness of technology, change it in several different ways. This is a true marriage of ancient and modern. Using a technique as old (literally) as the hills and combining it with state of the art computers. Wow! And now a whole new world for me as an artist to explore.
Painting will always be my passion though.......and few artists would swap to digital art, but I see the world of art changing. Iīm now surrounded by imaged generated by computers. Some are photographic, wonderful images. Tiny microscopic creatures now in multi coloured posters; scenes that exist only in the programmers mind now beautiful artwork; even pictures from Mars.
Itīs so exciting to see all off this happening. I still spend many hours in my studio painting the old way....with paints and brushes, but these new methods have expanded the possibilities of art..........and all is good!
October 24th, 2012
If there is a queen of crafts , then quilting is it! From tiny hand made cushions, mats and covers to stunning king size bed quilts.........everything from the simple to the most difficult, beautiful to look at and a joy to make and own.
And now, in one stunning package is everything you need to know to turn your love of quilting into a sucessful money-in-the-bank business. Thousands of these packages have been sold, and I can see why. Click Here! to see what has made this just such a big seller!
Over and over again on this blog I have said that each and every one of us is a creator........we were born to make and love things of beauty, and now you can turn this into a real business, earning you real money in the real world. As an artist, I know just how wonderful it is to be able to make and sell work that is all your own.
Now, here it is Click Here! without having to spend time and effort discovering what does and does not sell. Without having to spend hours hunting down hints and tips on the internet........everything you need to get going.
If you ever dreamed of making your living by doing that which you enjoy then the good news is YOU CAN! and its the best feeling in the world. Happy quilting!
Have fun! Judy xxx
October 24th, 2012
Liz, a world renouned crocheter says in her book "you're about to discover how real knitters and crocheters from around the world have made great money from their skills and knitting passion." She is my type of woman and is so enthusiastic about crochet and knitting.....check out her inspirational message here Click Here!
And just check out this book filled with wonderful, easy to sell crochet.....is beautiful and inspiring, this lady has put together a wonderful collection of crochet patterns that are now sooooo back in fashion - Click Here!
I couldnīt agree more! Crochet is one of the most wonderful crafts......you can literally make ANYTHING! Big things, little things, covers, cuddly toys.....the list goes on and on.ī And the good news for all of you who learned to crochet as girls is this; Itīs right back in fashion!!!! Craft items, clothes, anything and everything and in every possible colourway is now being produced once again using this fantastic craft.
All my blogs here are really about the same thing; Iīm a huge believer in the fact that all off us, each and every one of us has an inner artist just waiting to be released. I hear stories of people put off trying to create art, in any form, because someone long ago said they werenīt good enough. And how many of us have looked at the work of an expert and thought "I canīt/wonīt ever be able to do that!" Well, here is some more good news- YOU CAN! All you need is to do let go of any negative feelings and start practising right away. Yes, it really is as easy as that. Step by step you WILL reach your goal.
And thereīs even more good news.............check out these links, one of them is going to be just right for you and take your crochet to a new level.......the level where you can be selling your items and making your living doing something you love!
And really, thatīs what itīs all about. Making your living by doing that which you love to do......and as an artist I know and understand the great joy and contenment which comes with creating something that you and others can love and enjoy.
Check through these links , be inspired..........and have fun! xxx
Beautiful books on crochet are not so easy to find, but this lady has put together a wonderful collection of crochet patterns that are now sooooo back in fashion - and there are many ideas which would be great for gifts and selling: Click Here! This is a book which will really send you on your way !
And so, again from Liz who says "you're about to discover how real knitters and crocheters from around the world have made great money from their skills and knitting passion." She is my type of woman and is so enthusiastic about crochet and knitting.....check out her inspirational message here Click Here!
Get started, you CAN do it! xxx
October 24th, 2012
Here I am going to post lots of how to links........all of which will enable you to create your own beautiful art work, or simply discover which type of work you enjoy. I am a BIG believer that there is an artist/creator in us all. Many of us failed at art at school, or have never had the time to follow or interest in painting or craft. Look through these ideas here, you will surprise yourself! Todays link is all about stained glass.....I absolutely love stained glass, and glass work of all kinds. I have a dear friend here who has transformed her home with wonderful mirrors and craft using stained glass techniques..........release your inner creator!
Click Here! to learn all about making stained glass windows.
Click Here! How to make beautiful stained glass products for fun and for profit
Click Here! This is great for learning to draw caricatures......which is always fun at craft fairs as well as for prints etc.
Click Here! And this one is just great for learning to draw everything else :)
and here is a fantastic link for all you photographers out there! This is such a great way to make money and really set your photos apart from the crowd:
Click Here! Have fun and make money at the same time!
Wow, really spoiled by choice today, but this is one of the best:
Click Here! never will portraits be difficult for you again!