Tuesday, 12 April 2016

WOYWW - Beazley to Monet!

Hi Everyone and welcome,

Wednesday again and this week has flown by.
My desk is a mess and not too much to show you, more to tell you if truth be told!

A selection of stamps, inks and paints and a small watercolour paper postcard. I'm trying my hand at painting! I'm not kidding myself tho' I'm rubbish so I thought I would paint a stamp instead… cheating right but I spent a happy hour or two anyway! I have been inspired... SO INSPIRED.. by a trip to the Royal Academy in London on Saturday with Alison and my other friend Nikki. We went to see the 'Painting the Modern Garden' exhibition.

A long day but really worth it. If you are a garden lover/art lover then this is for you. We were surrouded by beautiful famous works by many Impressionist artists who used the garden and flowers as their inspiration. The various studies by Claude Monet of his water garden at Giverny and the famous Waterliy paintings were just amazing. I had a lump in my throat several times! We couldn't take photographs inside the exhibition unfortunately.  We also...

Did a little sight seeing - infront of the statue of Eros. 

And like any civilised woman, went for afternoon tea… this mixed berry tart was huge!

and so was this lemon masterpiece!

Wonderful friends and a wonderful day!

My favourite painting tho' wasn't by Monet, Manet or Matisse but by John Singer Sargent called simply 'Poppies' painted in 1886. 

This is a photo from a postcard I bought and I love the vibrant colours. There is something very evocative now about a field full of poppies, but of course they wouldn't have had the same meaning in 1886 as they do for us today. 

Well… I'm off to produce another masterpiece, or master any piece come to think of it (ha ha) but before I do I want to blog hop around all your wonderful desks.

Do what makes you happy this week!

Lynda X


  1. Looks like you had a great time in London! And your little postcard looks beautiful! Happy WOYWW, Evelyn # 17

  2. Going on artist-dates to galeries and museums is so inspiring... I once saw garden impressionist paintings in Paris, gorgeous indeed! Happy woyww and a hug from Holland, Marit #26

  3. What a great day and the puds look scrummy! Love your flowers too, I really must get that stamp set out again. Happy woyww, Angela x 16

  4. Hio Lynda, it sounds as if you had a wonderful day! That Lemon confection looks awesome! Love the poppies too. Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #3 xxx

  5. OK, I'm gonna be shallow here but I can't resist CAKE! Yum! What a wonderful art outing with your friends! Will keep that in mind! Love your painted flowers - and who cares if they are stamped? Good starting point and soon you'll be painting your own - it's easier than you think! (not that I can do it, LOL, but I know it can be done!) Happy WOYWW! zsuzsa #32

  6. Looks like a great trip and s fun time.
    I have that Tim Holtzstamp set too but haven't used it yet. I really like how you colored the yellow flower.
    Have a great day.
    Diane - WOYWW #29

  7. Sounds like a wonderful day out. Love the poppies. Trips to art museums are so inspiring.
    Cake - yum. Seeing it makes me SO hungry for real cake. There is nothing like English bakeries. I need to plan a trip lol.

    Happy WOYWW
    Sharon K #36

  8. I love going to art exhibitions. Always so inspiring, even though I am so not arty. Crafty yes, arty? Not by a long shot. :)
    Happy WOYWW!
    Tertia #44

  9. How wonderful to get so much inspiration..what a shame you couldn't photograph it though. I am LOVING the look of those cakes too! Elaine no. 51

  10. Yummy stuff there! ;-)
    Wishing you a creative fun week to come... hope to see you next week again at WOYWW♥
    MiSchra ♥ #42

  11. I really must book up for that exhibition... LOVE your afternoon tea though, yum yum! thanks for visiting and drooling over purchases. Your painting looks pretty good to me! Helen #1

  12. cheating or not as long as you were able to relax that's all that matters. I love the impressionists. Looks like one good day you had there with the girl friends. Happy WOYWW Vicky#9


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