February 2018 Art Classes!

Sunday, February 11, Valentine Cottage

February 11, we will be doing a version of this little Valentine Cottage! Would make the perfect gift!! Everyone will do their own thing:) No experience needed.  All supplies and refreshments included! Are you ready to Unleash your inner artist?? ONLY 6 spots of limited earlybird registration available $75  Regular registration fee is $88  For more info on this class and to register, click here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/valentine-cottage-painting-workshop-with-shelagh-duffett-february-11-tickets-42003113443

Sunday, February 25  Sea and Sky…..

Sunday, February 25, Sea and Sky… in this class we will be exploring sunsets and skyscapes over the ocean. A peaceful and reflective painting. The image displayed here is just for inspiration only. You will be creating your own seascape…..with guidance from me:)All supplies and refreshments included! ONLY 6 spots of limited earlybird registration available $75  Regular registration fee is $88 For more info on this class, and registration, click here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sea-sky-painting-workshop-with-shelagh-duffett-february-25-tickets-42001616967

My Annual Birthday Giveaway!


Well, well, well… it is January 8 again!! at least it was yesterday! Ha I’m a bit late posting this…. My birthday! and Elvis, Bowie and Hawking all share it too!! I always give away a gift on that day and this year it is a cornucopia of delights! (and an original painting!) All this and more.

So, if you would like to receive this wee bounty, please pop over to my Facebook Page where the draw will take place on January 12 and leave a comment. If you tag someone and your name gets picked I will send them a wee gift too!!! I’ll draw a name on January 12! Happy January 8! Hope you had a good Monday:) Here is the link again: faFacebook Link for prize package

Colour Interview.. Anne Julie Aubry

This is one of a series of interviews I’ve done and am doing with creative people that is based on the colours of the rainbow! It has been a fun project. What is the strongest memory or association do they have with each colour?  What comes to mind, what impact did each colour have on the interviewee’s  life?


Spiral of Dream

This interview with Anne-Julie Aubry was done a few years ago. She is a lovely artist and mom who lives in the south of France. Her exquisite work is luscious and mysterious. You can see more art at her etsy shop TheNebulous Kingdom and read her blog here. Ann-Julie’s sometimes dark but always whimsical work is also available on skins at  Skinkin Her instagram account is also a wonderful place to visit:)annjulieaubry2Mon Petite Monde


Springtime Blossom

Here are her colour associations!  Enjoy:)

“Oh thank you for inviting me in such a great experience, it’s definitely a really great little game about our memories. I love it! ”

Red  – I think of poppies, always poppies because I love to draw or paint them. I’ve always been in love with these flowers, like an obsession since my youngest age.

Orange – Orange is the color of Etsy. I cannot think of anything else, Etsy came in mind instantly. I’m very addicted to this website, it’s also my community and running a shop here is my full time job.

Yellow – One of the first car of my parents was yellow. It was a fun one, from a German brand to avoid any details, in a funny and gorgeous lemon-yellow color. I loved this car, I have very good memories of it.

Green – Is the color I’m very connected to in my work. I always add a touch of green in every of my illustration, even a little.. tiny one! This is the color of the Earth and that means for me the color of Hope.

Blue When I think of blue I think of my grandma’s bedroom. She loves the color blue, and her bedroom has always been dedicated to this color. The walls, the fitted carpet, the curtains, everything. She has wonderful tastes, and a great ability to marry different shades of blue. It’s a gorgeous bedroom, and could be featured in a decorating book me thinks!

Indigo/purple – The amazing tones of the sky at nightfall here in the south, at the sea. I’m living here since almost 5 years now, and this is something I definitely love. I feel lucky each time I can take a few minutes and stare at a beautiful nightfall… Most of the time I can see pink and orange tones as well, a pure chef d’oeuvre.

Violet/pink – Is the gorgeous color of my grandma’s beautiful hydrangeas in her garden. As far as I remember, those (giant now) flowers have always been in her garden, and she really really cares about them.

Starts with a Sketch

Actually it starts with an idea… then pencil to paper. I was looking through an old sketchbook and had a little trip down memory lane. I remembered doing these and it was interesting to see which ones became paintings. This one below for example…became this one! Available to buy here in my Etsy shop. There are loads of mini sketches and scrawls and ideas and things yet to be painted. I also have lists and thoughts and info I want to remember jotted down. Do you have a sketch book you drop your thoughts and creative bursts into?