Friday, 25 March 2011

Meet Myrtle!



Its Friday...yay!! And I am joining in the fun with Kristin and Eva at their Paint Party Friday....so meet Myrtle, my entry for this week!
I lived for several years with nothing more than what I could carry in my backpack, which made for very easy moving around in order to follow my itchy feet! However there were many moments on my travels that I wished I had a bigger space to accumulate more crafty bits and bobs......aahhhhh...if only I had been a turtle...I could have brought my sewing machine AND computer along too :)

Thankyou everyone for joining in my JOY journal giveaway...its really great to hear all your different suggestions for what you would like to see on the cover.....although there are some things I may need to start practising..namely chickens, snoozing dogs and frogs! :)x

35 comments:

  1. Wow...this is so beautiful..the colors are wonderfully inspiring...and full of life and beuaty! Wonderful!!
    Happy PPF!
    Victoria~

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  2. This is so pretty! I love the little scallops on the bottom of his shell -- and is it weird to say I like the way he is walking?

    Happy Paint Party Friday!

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  3. I have to tell you that the other day my daughter was terribly upset that she couldn't "break her neck" and that "her head was too big to fit in her neck". She was trying so hard to be a turtle but it just wasn't working for her! Looks like you're not the only one who wished to be a turtle!

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  4. oh such a cute turtle! looks happy.

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  5. What a very CUTE litle turtle!

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  6. Very cute! Love the color too. Happy Weekend Xx

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  7. You and Kristin were tuned into the same idea this week, Jenny!

    What a charming turtle, Myrtle is!! so much detail!

    It's wonderful to have you at the party again!

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  8. Very nice. Colors are outstanding.

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  9. Myrtle is my new favorite!!! Wow, love her...the whole piece jumped out at me. the kick to her step, the colors she wears and the mixed media are all fabulous.

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  10. Lovely! Really cute piece and i lov the collage style.

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  11. I love Myrtle the turtle!! The color scheme is beautiful. Great job!

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  12. That is so cute and I love the name!

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  13. I just adore your style. Green is my favorite color and I just love all the little details. Just gushing over this cutie!

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  14. Hello Myrtle! I love turtles and this one is no exception! I love the colors you used.

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  15. Oh I absolutely adore Myrtle... so, so fabulous!
    (I love a turtle in your style the best!)

    xo
    Kristin

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  16. I love Myrtle the turtle....so cute!!! :-)

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  17. Oh I LOVE Myrtle the turtle! The different shades of green are gorgeous. I really like this style! :)

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  18. Sooo cute! I love the colors!

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  19. Ahhhh, she's so cute. Love love love the way you use such limited color palette to achieve such detailed work. Gorgeous! ;)

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  20. Hi Jenny, love Myrtle the turtle.... just gorgeous... I'm living out of boxes at the mo... can't wait to have a Chez Moi... soon I hope... then I can put my bits and bobs everywhere and anywhere I want.... good luck with the chickens and frogs...

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  21. Big up for Myrtle! I travelled out of a back pack for years too, ruddy 'eck, that was loads of fun! I missed growing things when I was travelling and had a little miniature tomato plant on my windowsill as a "fairy garden" so that i had something to look after! Have a great weekend Jenny. Hugs, Em xxx

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  22. dear jenny,
    it is a GIFT to discover you this morning
    (& dear myrtle). i LOVE your art.
    your blog just rose up
    to one of my tippy top favs.
    i'm following for sure
    & entered your giveaway.
    you feel like an art sister to me
    across miles & miles.
    so i send you my heart & big love.
    xoxoxx

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  23. Wonderful! I love your choice of greens and blues and the whole "taking it with you" message. You have great talent! Love that you're part of PPFs and have a happy Saturday! :)

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  24. Oh--so sweet--I'm very partial to turtles!

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  25. I love Myrtle Turtle! Great job incorporating text at different angles, and what a vibrantly beautiful palette. I love all of the details in the shell. Have an inspired weekend!

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  26. This is a perfect example of why I love mixed media so much! You've used so many different texture and tied them together with color- I LOVE this piece it is truly fabulous!
    Happy PPF- a day late ;)
    Stephanie

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  27. I am lovin this turtle...and the text you layered in.
    Perfect! Beautiful Home would be a great title... if you name your art :)
    xo

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  28. Cubes of life and meaning.....a beautiful house all in one shell.
    Adoring the colors and mixed media incorporated into this piece.Myrtle turtle is in step with Spring.


    Annnabelle >^..^<

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  29. Now that is a great name for a turtle! Love it and love the way Myrtle seems to have a spring in her step! My hubby and I went backpacking a few years back and did take a computer with us!!! oh and 200 rolls of film for him! not much room to collect any beautiful things we saw along the way!!! :D

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  30. Myrtle is gorgeous - I love this PPF entry its fab :-))

    Oh no, have I missed a joy journal giveaway? Poop :-(

    Kat X

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  31. Yay, I'm not too late after all & have just entered :-)

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