How to Paint Tulips

How to Paint Tulips – Template, Requirements, Instructions

Create a bunch of lovely Tulips – Ideal for Beginners!

ART Mini eBOOK DOWNLOAD – delicate white and pastel tulips to colour or paint. Includes an example of a bright and colourful painting using the same template.

Or use the template for a collage of papers, fabrics, colouring pencils.

Or repeat the template to design a bunch or field of tulips on a larger board.

Download is a 6 page x PDF file (1.70MB) and includes:

– A print of the completed painting (pictured above)

– Template for the 15×15 cms (6x6inch) square artwork

– Materials Requirement List – including suggested colours

– Instructions for the painting process

– Instructions are for acrylics using Traditional Oil Painting Technique but any medium can be used.

How to Paint a Sunflower

How to Paint a Sunflower – Template, Requirements, Instructions

Create a Happy Sunflower – Ideal for Beginners!

ART Mini eBOOK DOWNLOAD – a bright and happy sunflower to colour or paint.

Or use the template for a collage of papers, or fabrics. Or repeat the template to design a bunch or field of sunflowers on a larger board.

Download is a 5 page x PDF file (1.62MB) and includes:

– A print of the completed painting (pictured above)

– Template for the 15×15 cms (6x6inch) square artwork

– Materials Requirement List – including suggested colours

– Instructions for the painting process

– Instructions are for acrylics using Traditional Oil Painting Technique but any medium can be used.

DIY Art & Craft Projects

My earliest art-related memories are when I was a pre-schooler. I remember trying to reach my artist grandfather’s desk and drawing on his papers and cards. In those early years a neighbour also would let me watch as she painted beautiful silk scarves for a department store in Melbourne. These are just some of the experiences that have inspired my love of the visual arts.

I taught for over twenty years at art galleries, art supply shops, Technical and Further Education (TAFE), my own studios at home and Paradise Point shopping centre on the Gold Coast, and art & craft at Spotlight, and Artist in Residence and Tutor at the Jabiru Gallery, Sanctuary Cove. (My CV)

So the information in my ‘How to Paint’ eBooks is based on experiences from those teaching days, and my own art journey. Feel free to download the Painting Projects eBooks. Click the DIY Projects links for the FREE downloads. More detailed projects are available in my shop.

You are invited to visit my studio in Maleny, Queensland, by appointment. I look forward to welcoming you 🙂

Cheers, Judi

Grandma’s Kitchen – a DIY project

Easy suggestions and instructions for a family recipe book full of memories.

I created this recipe book a year ago as a Keepsake for my six granddaughters. It includes family recipes, cooking tips, old and recent family photos, anecdotes, and quotes. Creating photo-books is easy with the online programs available these days. For this book I chose Vistaprint as they often have specials (which I timed well 🙂 ). I have also used ClickOnPrint, Harvey Norman, and Office Works on other occasions – if I’m rushed for time the later one provides on the spot print-and-go. The VistaPrint program is easy, it will let you know if an image size or resolution is not suitable for the template your placing it in to.

To create this book I did the following:

  • Select square format – 40 pages, plus hard cover
  • A variety of page templates are available and can easily be altered.
  • I included pictures of myself (the girls grandmother) and their fathers/uncles, great-grandparents, and great-great-grandmother. I referred to each as their relationship to the girls.
  • I added anecdotes to many pages, for example for this recipe for lamb shanks I added the photo of me dressed up as Little Bo Peep and added the following short story:~ Loving Lamb ~Little Bo-Peep – 1953/4 – Fancy Dress Competition – Junior School Methodist Ladies College, Kew. The Local Butcher loaned me his cute little lamb, a window prop. In those days Butcher’s used to decorate their windows with ‘things’ and parsley. There was always water trickling down the window – like the front window at the Victorian Art Gallery. I came 2nd – 1st Place was a girl dressed as the Queen in the 1953 Coronation gown and robes – which was very topical then.
  • Choose unique headings for the pages that do not have a recipe name. I used these titles: cooking classes, baking tips, more tips, my pies, family, grandma’s words (repeated quotes from myself, and their other grans), and on the front page I introduced the book with … from my kitchen to yours, with love.
  • I was surprised how many little anecdotes came to mind once I started – even a short note, like the first page in the video, where there are pictures of my sons with the peppermint choc slice recipe I added – This is scrumptious – it was a favourite for your Dad and Uncles in their school lunch boxes and parties. 
  • I added the names of the people who gave me the recipes, where and when too, and any anecdotes.
  • The last page I made fun with eleven individual photos of my sons, granddaughters, and myself, all enjoying food 🙂
  • This concept could be adjusted to other projects such as gardening, woodcarving, sewing, etc.
  • Enjoy creating your book of Family Recipe Memories. Feel free to comment, email addresses are not used for newsletters or forwarding to third parties, Cheers, Judi