Carole’s art challenge: Piggy Bank

March 3, 2017

It’s the day before THE WEEKEND!
The weekend of my open studio tour. (North Shore Art Crawl, number 39 on the map, find more into here)

I’ve been busy with my usual art, and, while the song birds never stick around for long before someone claims them, I do have some earlier pieces. I love it because I can see how much my art has changed.

Practise and painting every day is like storing up money in my artist piggy bank.

When I practice, I usually just play in my sketchbooks. You know I love to try new things which are not my usual watercolour or oil work. You know I’ll tackle anything from medieval illuminated lettering to wood carving.

So for our art challenge Piggy Bank, thank you so much for hosting Carole, I painted this little happy pig in a new art journal/sketch book, (made from an old atlas), with acrylics and loose, colourful brush strokes.

I loved every minute of it.

Just like I’ll love every minute of my open studio weekend.
It’s a complete unknown to me. There might be some people visiting and there might not, we shall see, but whatever happens, there will be hot tea, twinkly lights, warmth and soft music, and a lot of fun things to do in my studio this weekend.

There are plenty of beautiful pieces of ephemera, watercolours, pens and pencils on hand if anyone would like to try their hand at working with it.

And I’ve got lots of paintings which need to be worked on.

So just before I go I thought I’d leave you with this wonderful little 2 minute video summing up how an artist’s creative piggy bank works, and remember to pop over to Carole’s this weekend for more artistic ideas you can save in your piggy bank.

Wish me luck!

Saturday and a new experience, The North Shore Art Crawl in my own studio
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  • Reply Jill March 3, 2017 at 9:28 am

    I hope you have a wonderful weekend Veronica, I wish I could visit.

  • Reply daryledelstein March 3, 2017 at 9:35 am

    wow time flies … it seems just yesterday you decided to turn the garage into a studio .. well done my friend and i have no doubt of all the studios on the tour yours will be the highlight of the event!
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  • Reply Debra She Who Seeks March 3, 2017 at 11:57 am

    May your artists open house weekend be a Yuge Success! Bigly! I don’t know why I’m channeling Donald Trump. It’s very disturbing.
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  • Reply Carole Reid March 3, 2017 at 12:29 pm

    Great little piggie you’ve painted, Veronica. He looks like a full and happy little guy!
    All the best to you during your open studio this weekend. xo
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  • Reply Elizabeth March 3, 2017 at 12:47 pm

    Have a wonderful weekend, Veronica!

  • Reply Susan March 3, 2017 at 4:42 pm

    Thinking of you and your open studio weekend. Wishing I could partake!

  • Reply Cindy McMath March 3, 2017 at 10:09 pm

    What a fun piggy. I enjoyed the artistic piggy bank video and comment. Hope your weekend is full of fun.

  • Reply Stefanie March 4, 2017 at 1:27 am

    artistic piggy bank – how much I love that idea!!!
    you are rich, my dear!
    x Stefanie

  • Reply Kathleen March 4, 2017 at 2:29 am

    Good Luck!!! I wish I lived close enough to pop by 🙂
    You will be fabulous, I’m sure!
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  • Reply Catherine March 4, 2017 at 8:34 am

    that creative bank account video is fantastic – most inspiring and wise – thank you! – and I hope you have a wonderful weekend, no doubt your guests will love it X

  • Reply Miss Herzfrisch March 10, 2017 at 12:42 am

    What a wonderful colorful Piggy Bank!
    I nearly missed it.

  • Reply Julie@frogpondfarm March 10, 2017 at 8:24 am

    Lots of luck .. you won’t need it though! I love the pig painting. Oh you are so clever .. and the cafe scene! Hugs

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