Some Works in Progress

I thought I would post some works-in-progress. I will post proper detailed pics once they are finished. My apologies to those of you who have seen the second one already on my facebook page.

I hope you are all ready for this festive season.

Kyles XO

Mixed Media Artwork X-Mas Sale

I’ve reduced the prices of my original mixed media artworks in my store in time for Christmas. These prices will be reviewed after December 25. If you’ve ever wanted some of my artwork to brighten up your home, work or studio, or if you’re in need of last minute Christmas gifts then pop on over to my store. You wont be disappointed. Well….. hopefully not.
Here are a few new items I’ve juts finished off.

Don’t forget to check out the X-Mas Section in my store for even more discounted items.
I hope you are all prepared for the festive season. 
Hugs, Kyles =D

New Whimsical Artwork

 Here are my newest five mixed media paintings. They were all created simultaneously, hence the similarities in the backgrounds.
‘Love with All Your Heart’

‘Laugh Often, it’s Good for the Soul’

‘Sing Loud and let Your Story be Heard’

‘Hold Your Head High’

‘Doggy Smile’
 They each measure 4″ x 4″ (10.2cm x 10.2cm) and were created on canvas boards. They look great on mini easels.
 I’d love to hear what you think about them.
They are not available in store yet as I’m having problems with my Paypal account, but I’ll let you know when they are. Send me an email at if you are interested in purchasing any of these cuties before they hit the store.
These beauties are now in store. =D

I hope you‘re ready for the silly season ahead. 
Hugs, Kyles =D 

Celebrate – My newest whimsical mixed media page

I thought I’d show you my latest page created during LifeBook. Can you believe that over 300 people have enrolled in LifeBook 2013 already.
This page was created from one of Tam’s lessons.
So if you’ve been thinking about signing up, what are you waiting for? You can join up here.
Hugs, Kyles =D

Guess which artist I visited??

I recently arrived home after a whirlwind holiday overseas and as I type this post I finally feel like I’m starting to get over my jet lag. My husband was overseas for work and so my daughter and I planned to meet him at the end of his working stint.

My daughter and I traveled over to England where we spent our first two days with………………… drum roll please………………………. the ever so amazing and talented Tamara Laporte aka: Willowing and her beautiful family.  Tam, her husband Andy and their two gorgeous boys Dylan and Elliot were so warm and welcoming. Louise and I loved spending time with them. For those of you who are wondering, I must say, Tam is certainly as beautiful, lovely, down to earth, caring and awesome in person as the persona you see in her videos. Thank you so very much Tam ans Andy for sharing a few days in the life of the Laporte/Mason family with Louise and I. Thank you for making Louise and I feel welcome and at home with the four of you. It certainly was a pleasure to meet the four of you and was the highlight of my trip.

Tam and I.
Tam, Elliot and I.

In the above photo Tam and I are laughing as every time we tried to take a photo of ourselves together Elliot would try and touch my mouth. It was funnier than it now sounds. =D

Louise reading ‘The Gruffalo’ to Dylan.
Louise and Dylan at the park.
Louise and Elliot.
 After a few days with Tam and her family Louise and I met up with my husband and spent a few days in London before heading to the city of Love, Paris. From Paris we traveled to Bern in Switzerland where we stayed with friends.

I took an art journal with me (of course) but only had snippets of time here and there to use it, so I’m going to finish of a few pages and will show you some pics in the next post.

It was a great trip but I am so, so glad to home with my boys, Jack and James who stayed home with their Nana and Aunty.

My husband Tony, Louise and I out the front of Notre Dame in Paris.

Kyles =D

Latest Mixed Media Artworks

I thought I’d show you some work I’ve completed. They haven’t all been done this week. I’m just a little behind in introducing them to the world. I’d love to hear what you think.
All of these original paintings, not prints, are now available in my store.
This post is a little later than I had hoped but I’ve been working on my latest mixed media class for LifeBook and have had many technical issues trying to get it uploaded. Thankfully all is done now and my class went live this week. Hooray!!!!!
This Angel was created as part of the class I am teaching in Angels in My Studio.
‘Angels Believe in You’ – A4 size
This cute girl has the most amazing, sparkling eyes, hence the name.
‘It’s all in the Eyes’ – 8″x10″
I love bunting. Who knew?
‘I Believe’ – 8″x10″ 
I really love the lost and found edges in this piece. I like how you can’t really tell where the background ends and the hair of the woman starts.
‘Lost in Thought’ – 8″x10″
Inspired by the amazing work of Flora Bowley.
‘Butterfly Bloom’ – 5″x7″
This piece was inspired by a good friend who lost her son at a very young age. A lot of love and went into this artwork, as well as a lot of love and sadness filled my heart while creating it.
‘Watching Over You’ – 8″x8″

I love the textured background in this one and the previous one. 
‘Contemplation’ – 8″x8″
This artwork is smaller than the rest, but still adorable.
‘At Peace’ – 6″x6″
Last but not least is this unusual commissioned piece.
‘Green Winged Angel’ 8″x8″
Whoops!! I nearly forgot this one:
‘There is Always Hope’
As always I love receiving comments and feedback and appreciate you taking the time to take a peek through this small window, called my blog, into the art/creative part of my life.
Kyles XO

Paint Mojo Workshop with Tracy Verdugo

Last weekend I was lucky enough to attend an art workshop ‘Paint Mojo’ by the wonderful and talented Tracy Verdugo. The equally lovely Liza Zeni and Wini Dougall hosted the event at Gasworks Art Park in Port Melbourne.

I met some wonderful artists on the day, including Anna Bartlett from Shiny Happy Art and Melissa Millar from Artified. Thank you to all the lovely ladies I met. You are are fabulous bunch of creative women and I had a terrific time. Thank you Louise Nicdao for your great company. Well done Tracy, Liza and Wini for a successful workshop.
I have to make a special mention about the yummiest cake and cup cakes I have ever tasted…….not kidding. The very talented Liza Zeni made them as well as the cute illustrated name tags we all wore.

Tracy with her finished painting:
 My work in progress:
 My completed painting:
 Louise Nicdao and I:

 My small painting from the weekend. Not finished though.
 To view more photos feel free to visit my Facebook page.
Tracy has more Paint Mojo Workshops coming up so do yourself a favor and go visit her blog for more details. You’ll love it.
Kyles =D

A duo or trio of illustrations

These two mixed media illustrations were created along side each other, along with another which so far I have not worked on. For these I worked on Matt Board which I really enjoyed using and will certainly use again as my substrate.
‘Angel Above’ 

‘The Genius in Me’
I will finished the 3rd one, but until then here is all three in the early stages.
Yes these two are already in store.  😉
Hugs & Smiles,
Kyles   =D

While There’s Life, There’s Hope

This painting was inspired by two fellow artists, Cathy Bueti and Dee Champion. Both of whom are beautiful, inspiring, strong women who also happen to be cancer survivors.
Cathy is also the author of ‘Breastless in the City‘, which I read from cover to cover, in record time I must say. It was one of those books that once you begin reading you can’t put down. Definitely worth reading. To read more about Cathy’s book you can visit her here where you will also find a link to her blog.
I first met Dee on Tamara Laporte’s art website, Willowing.ning. This led me to her blog where I read about her survival story.
These two amazing women, strangers from across the globe, were the inspiration for this mixed media art piece. Thank you Cathy and Dee.
‘While There’s Life, There’s Hope’

This is now in my Etsy shop.
Kyles =D

I’m back with NEW Artwork.

How great it is to be back. My hubby, 3 children and I were away camping for 10 weeks. It was great being able to spend such fun and memorable times with my family but I’m so glad to be back in my own bed and back into painting.
Here are a few things I’ve finished of this week. These original mixed media paintings are all available in my Etsy store. I’ve been playing around with new styles and different techniques.
‘Prayers in the Garden’
‘Angel Blessings’

Now that I’m home I need to catch up on creating some artwork for the course ‘Life Book’ that I’m enrolled in both as a student and teacher. As a student I have so many classes to catch up on and as a teacher I still have another lesson to prepare which goes up in August. I also need to catch up with the students who have completed artwork from my class/techniques to give them feedback/comments.
As you may know, I am also enrolled in ‘Angles in my Studio’ both as a student and teacher. I need to catch up on class work and finish recording my lesson that goes up this month.
There has been so much wonderful artwork produced from these courses that I will dedicate a separate post for each course showing you the beautiful pieces that have been created.
Until then,
Hugs all round.
Kyles =D
P.S I would love to hear what you think of the different styles I’ve been playing around with. I do love hearing from you. xo