Monday, June 8, 2009


I have been very good this year, finishing off projects etc.

One thing I started quite a few years ago, which was put to the back of the cupboard was this Country Tromp Loeil' painting which I started with a fabulous artist and great friend Maggie Hayne at one of her workshops. I decided to dust off the cobwebs from my paint brush this long weekend and get them back in action to finish my project. What a great feeling it is to have another finished project.

Maggi is currently working on getting her blog set up, so I hope to give you her blog details soon so you can pop on over the get inspired with some of her "original" work and perhaps have a slight diversion to the needle and cotton for a few moments and try the art of picking up a paint brush. Believe me, if I can do it, anyone can do it!!

She does however, have a great Tromp L'oeil book which she published a few years ago. I have put copy of this in my side bar in case anyone is intereted in purchasing a copy. Let me know if so, and I can put you in touch with her. I am sure that she wouldn't mind autographing it too.!! There are some great projects inside and some good "easy to follow" instructions. I can speak from experiene here, as I helped with the typesetting and was used as the guinea pig to see if I could achieve a "good looking " result, of which I can say I am very plesaed with the things I have done.

This Country window is not in her book, but a great example of what her inspiration is like.


West Michigan Quilter said...

Dawnie, I've tried to send you an e-mail from both my accounts and it will not recognize your address. I wanted to thank you for visiting my blog and tell you that I have visited your blog too. I love the lunch bags out of the Japanese fabrics. Happy Quilting.

Jo in TAS said...

Hi Dawnie
Love the artwork!

Sarah said...

Hey Dawnie! LOVE your blog! Your painting is fantastic - something i wish I could do (I am not even great at drawing stick men lol)\x Sarah

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