Sunday, October 30, 2016

November = Sillier Than Sally Water Colour Month Challenge!!!

It’s November and in Sillier Than Sally Land that means 
“30 Days Of Water Colour” Challenge month! 

I would love for you to join me on this fun & sleep deprived (for me) water colour adventure -  I will be posting a new water colour painting daily at 8am on my Facebook page starting Tuesday the 1st of November. This colourful insanity will continue for the whole month of November (so yes, that includes weekends). So join me HERE over on Facebook, as it is definitely a fun arty party ride

Some of last water colour months art...

Water Colour Month Details:
8am daily on Facebook from the 1st of November to the 30th November...
Please check the time zone for your area as thats 8am Australian (AEST), Sydney Time...thats where I hail from.

Water Colours are crazily reduced at $85... 
Rather than $180 to $240, so if you love one you can snap it up...they do seem to get snapped up pretty quickly though....about 15 seconds was the average time last challenge. You can pop “Sold” in the comments section if you would like that days water colour.

This challenge is a huge undertaking (on top of my committed commissions) - documenting, scanning, packaging art and posting is about a weeks worth of work. So I plan to do this the first week in December. If you need your art piece for a special occasion & you need it before then, please let me know and I will wrap it up with love and get it off to you ASAP. 

Postage Options...
Pick up from Engadine Studio: Lunch time Sunday the 20th November and Sunday the 4th December.  Contact Sally to book in pickup time & for studio address.
For Postage: please add + $15 for Aus and +$25 international.

Art comes matted and ready for you to pop into a frame (ikea has some great and affordable frames). If you would like to add a frame to your art piece please add +$60. Your art piece will then come matted and in a large white frame.

There will be a giveaway at the end of November...
I will be giving away 4 x Sillier Than Sally Bird Art 2017 Calendars (FYI - They are really lovely and full of last years watercolour birds), as a thank you to the delightful peoples that have been supporting my art journey online. As all those likes, comments, shares and all round love, helps keep this lass creating away and helps spread the Sillier Than Sally love. It also helps new art lovers to find my work! So don’t forget to get in on the action - spread that love. 

Update your Facebook setting to see the art on your feed when I post it...
This is a big one - don’t forget to update your preferences in Facebook, so that my art will pop up on your home feed first thing. Otherwise Facebook might decide not to show it to you at all (yep, FB does that a lot). Simple fix for that is go to my page go to the “LIKE” button and click “SEE FIRST” so that my art piece pops up on your page when I post it. I have included a scene grab of how to do this below. 

Each Weeks Theme...
Week 1: The Animal Kingdom  |   Week 2: Nature  |   Week 3: Our Winged Friends  |   Week 4: Femme Fatale.

Commissioning An Art Piece...
A lot of time, love, money, sweat & tears go into my water colour art... so please understand that the months challenge price of $85, is for the one daily piece only. Commission prices are below if you would like a creation for yourself.
Water Colour Commission Prices:  A4: $180   |   A3: $240
Portraits (a likeness) Prices: A3: $275

Why a self set challenge...
November 2015 was my first self imposed water colour challenge (to get me creating daily & improve my water colour skills to mad level)… I was super nervous about doing this challenge, putting my work out possible silence... but hells bells peoples, I did not have to worry about that - my art mad friends on Facebook (you guys), went ballistic for the daily art pieces, they were usually snapped up in seconds and the love, likes, shares & all over support was just magical - seriously I think I was on a lovely warm happy high for months afterwards. It was definitely what got me up at 4am to paint each morning!  
So I hence the ‘sleep be damned’ mood I am in, and bring on the next water colour challenge!

Wednesday, June 22, 2016


Sorry for the lack of blog post's lately, I have been swung off my feet with art projects & commissions of all shapes and juggling being a mamma (to the cutest little boy in the world, yes I am possibly biased), all the while trying to not be the worlds crappiest house wife (I have sooooo much better things to do with my time, then dust and clean)! 

 A really cool new article by "Artsy Shark" a US based art blog came out recently about my last "30 days of water colour challenge" it's a really good read, about how I fell in love with water colours, the "30 days challenge" ....and it has lots of juicy new art for you to peek at.

Original watercolour art by Sillier Than Sally, watercolour birds, Rainbow bee eater,
"Family (Rainbow Bee Eaters)"
Art By Sillier Than Sally
Art prints available HERE

I have lots of new art popping up on my Facebook and Instagram pages so you should definitely join in on the fun over there.

Especially if you are keen to get your hands on some original, affordable art, as my next "30 Days Of Art Challenge" is coming up for the month of September (2016), and my daily artwork will be beamed out across the universe via Facebook each morning. 

Last years artworks got snapped up in seconds each morning (I felt blessed to have such amazing supporters on Facebook) if your keen on grabbing yourself some lovely original art or would just like to join in the fun progress - I would LOVE to see you over on Facebook. 
I need as much support as possible to get my bum out of bed at 4am daily to paint!


The latest "Mixed Media Art Workshops" have been beautifully received, they are so much arty fun!!
My workshop ladies and I have been having some marvellous days creating, painting, stencilling, spray painting, finger painting, having a few sneak wines and dance breaks (where I break out the running man, or some other seriously sweet 80's moves),  all the while creating a texture and layering fabulous art piece.
There are a few more "Mixed media Art Classes" coming up throughout the year, I run them from my Shire (Syd, AUS) based studio.
They are the perfect day for "but, I am not creative" peoples to "arty folk" alike.
I have loads more info on the workshop days HERE

So, till next time...with loads of arty farty love