Email happiness

Sometimes emails that make you feel happy for days land in your inbox. Have you had one of those?

Yesterday, I received an email from Javier from Toronto, Canada, that I met at Salamanca Market in November 2022. He sent me some photos of his young daughter’s, Alexandra, really impressive artwork and a photo of his ‘bird corner’, where he hung up my “Leafy Decorum” print. Thank you, Javier for the awesome email. 🙂

Alexandra’s vibrant and happy drawing
A bright and lively Christmas cat by Alexandra
Leafy Decorum hanging up in Javier’s bird corner

Leafy Sea Dragons are probably the most ornately camouflaged animals on this earth. They have leaf shaped appendages attached to their entire bodies to superbly camouflage themselves among the seaweed and kelp they live amongst. They are endemic to Tasmania. Leafy Decorum is available at: https://pjpaintings.com/collections/birds

Leafy Decorum

I hope that a happy email lands in your inbox this week, too.

Warm regards, Patricia (PJ)

http://www.pjpaintings.com

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Hooting Along

I sold my last two strutting emus.
Yay, I can start painting more of them again. I love doing them and designing their outfits. So much fun.

Here’s the first one, titled “Hooting Along”.

Hooting Along!
She’s wearing very funky shoes!

I hope that you’re having a hoot.

Cheers, from Patricia (PJ)

http://www.pjpaintings.com

Owl pattern on skirt

Tickle My Toes

Greetings,

I hope you’re all well in the lead-up to the festive season commencements.

Yesterday, we had the coldest December day in 50 years! Tasmania is experiencing cold Antarctic blasts for a few days. We’re supposed to be experiencing summer weather, not wintery conditions.

Lucky its summery weather where this little wombat decided to jump on a swing. I’ve named this painting “Tickle My Toes”

Tickle My Toes

Enjoy your weekend!

Cheers, Patricia (PJ)

http://www.pjpaintings.com

Market-ready

The car is packed and ready tomorrow’s Salamanca Market in Tasmania. It’ll be nice and warm at site 30. They are forecasting 26 degrees Celsius, so the emus have headed back to the beach. This original art piece will be for sale at the market.

Holding Hands

I have more original paintings that will be there, along with prints and a new design of tote bags, Enchanted Forest I and II. I have also added new cushion covers too. You can check them out here https://pjpaintings.com/collections/cards

Enchanted Forest I tote bag, Australian made and washable. Available in small and medium sizes at https://pjpaintings.com/collections/bags/products/tote-bag-hair-extensions
Enchanted Forest I tote bag, Australian made and washable. Available in small and medium sizes at https://pjpaintings.com/collections/bags/products/tote-bag-enchanted-forest-ii

If you’re in Tasmania, I hope to see you there. Wishing everybody an awesome weekend, wherever you are.

Cheers, Patricia Hopwood-Wade

http://www.pjpaintings.com

Drawing Challenges

Greetings. I hope all is well with you.

I wasn’t able to do Salamanca Market today, so I thought I would write a re-cap of October’s drawings.

October is a busy month with the annual Inktober Challenge taking place. During this month, there is a prompt word for each day to produce a drawing from.

This is challenging enough but then I stumbled across Wombatober, which has a list of prompt words for the month of October too. I didn’t produce 62 drawings. I wish I had! But doing two paintings a day is a bit much when you are running a business, doing gallery duty, Salamanca Market and life in general. I’m glad I took up the challenges and produced what I did.

Here are my favourites:

Inktober –  Day 7 – Prompt Word “Trip”

Wombatober – Day 13 – Prompt Word “Dress Up”

Inktober – Day 16 – Prompt Word “Fowl”

The Australian Ibis is a native Australian bird. It has the unenviable “Bin Chicken’ nickname. Many of the ibis have moved into mainland Australian cities and they love to go through the rubbish bins. “Sooooo, you’re the one giving us a bad name!”, says the chicken.

Wombatober – Day 14 – Prompt Word “Toy”

“I want to join the circus when I grow up”.

Inktober – Day 24 – “Fairy”

Wombatober – Day 26 – Prompt Word “Swinging”

Inktober – Day 14 – “Empty”

The feeling you get when you arrive at the beach and it is empty, which is not a rare occurrence on island Tasmania with its just over 500,000 population.

Wombatober – Day 27 – Prompt Word “Warm Drink”

Some of these original paintings are for sale on my website. Most are approximately 20 x 20 cm, painted on Khadi Mill paper made from recycled cotton rags. www.pjpaintings.com/collections/originals

What have you been up to during the month of October?

Wishing you a great month with prompts that result in satisfying accomplishments and a day of pampering.

Wombatober – Day 18 – Prompt Word “Pamper Day”

Cheers for now, Patricia Hopwood-Wade

Warm Drink

Good evening,

I trust that you are well.

I painted this for Day 27 of the Wombatober Challenge. The prompt word is “Warm Drink”.

Home Sweet, Cosy, Home

I love painting cosy, warm interiors. I think it must link back to my favourite book when I was a young child called “Bonne Nuit Petit Ours”. I loved the illustrations of the different rooms of the house.

one page from the book “Bonne Nuit Petit Ours”

I hope that you are cosy and enjoying a warm drink.

Have a good week.

Cheers, from Patricia (PJ) Hopwood-Wade

http://www.pjpaintings.com

Ponytail Bouquet

Hello everybody,

I hope that all is good in your world.

I’m falling behind with my posting for the two drawing challenges I’m participating in this month!

Here’s my drawing for the Inktober Challenge’s Day 6 and 18. The prompt word for Day 6 is “bouquet” and for Day 18 the prompt word is “ponytail”.

Off to the Party!

original painting is available at
https://pjpaintings.com/collections/original-paintings

Now, I need to find myself a funky, purple jumpsuit! Probably not. lol

Hope you’re having a cheery day.

From, Patricia (PJ)

Round Toy

Hello everybody,

I hope that you are having a well-balanced day.

For Day 14 (prompt word: Toy) and Day 20 (prompt word: Round) of the Wombatober Challenge, I painted this. I don’t have a title for it yet.

Maybe this little fellow has big dreams of joining the circus???

untitled

Wishing you a great week.

Cheers, from Patricia (PJ) Hopwood-Wade
www.pjpaintings.com

P.S. This painting will be available for purchase at Salamanca Market, Tasmania.