Welcome to my Art blog.
I Art for fun, relaxation, living and learning.
I teach painting, printing and collage workshops, all around Europe, and get inspired in so many ways.
I hope to inspire you on your own art journey-
Please enjoy, and create!
You will also find me on fb - Mixed media paintings.

Trine Pettigrew

søndag den 27. februar 2011

A very special gift.

I have been looking for a pen and nips for a while now. Then today, I was given these by my mother, who had found them in amongst some bric o brac, in a little shop in the village where she lives. I´m very excitet and can´t wait to try them out. What a lovely sunday it turned out to be.

Green, The Colour of Hope.

Lets hope that spring is just around the corner.

lørdag den 26. februar 2011

Happiness is.......

Teressa over at Green Isles Craft did a prompt yesterday: Happiness is... Here is mine, and its COFFEE. Not suprising to you who knows me!

February ATC´s. Owls and Spring is in the air.

 Spring is in the air, and the promise of new plants, birds and bugs! The Dragonfly is actually on a piece of plastic, not visuable on here.
Owls. Wanted to do something simple and grafic. Hand drawn, acrylic and inks. I got the look I was after, thats always a joy!

Spring - Come on!

Still burried in snow, temperatures minus freezing, - this page today lookes a bit dark! Spring come on, or I shall travel to find it!

søndag den 20. februar 2011


Yes, it has been a marathon today. Apart from "Mary´s new hair" and the collage for Nina, I did two ATC´s for Laurens 2 for 1 swap named "Girlfriends".

Art Swap.

"My Soul Sings". 8x10 collage.
Today has been a creative marathon! Mary`s new hair was born, after that I did this 8x10 collage, for an Art Swap, hosted by Nina over at Milliandes art community. The photo does not do it justice, but I am pleased!

Mary´s New Hair.

Photo shop transformed Mary´s eyes, face and hair, so I could not resist making a page.
This one is for you Mary.

lørdag den 19. februar 2011

The Fed Up Beetle Chrusher Girl!

 Today the shopping-angle came by. Is it a hidden need to go spend some cool cash? Or thoughts on what to get? If anything?
Maybe I just need some new beetle-chrusher boots?

søndag den 13. februar 2011

The Gift I. (1/3)

 This lovely tissuepaper was given to me, and became the inspiration for a series of three journal pages.
 The Gift I, has been featured on Teressa Thompson´s blog, greenislesart, as guest artist of the month.
 The lovely greens and the dancing girl, made me think of spring, and the longing for a new season.
 -flowers, colours and
- bicyckling.....!

Sunday tutorial Sunday Morning Poetry

 I know! You need to go to the end to see the finished page, sorry! Okay, today I wanted to use my new stamp and aquash brush. And try to limit myself, to only a few layers.....
1. Gesso to start off, then Neocolors and a babywipe to blend it all.
 2. My new stamp, of a set of lovely simple grafic shapes, and crushed olive ink.
 3. Liquitex ink and my new aquabrush. here diluted with water.
 4. A layer of diluted white Gesso. DRY.
 5. More stamps, here old french letters and black ink stamp. Black waterproof pen.
 6. More ink and brush. The black undiluted.
 7. Watercolour stamped through a piece of tulle fabric.
8. Sunday Morning Poetry.

lørdag den 12. februar 2011

Queen of Hearts

Today´s angle, had to be a Queen of Hearts, with Valentine coming up. And she is collecting......

Journal swap - February

I`m in Milliandes February Journal Swap, and did these today. The top one is titled "Favourite colour" and bottom one " It´s more than a Valentine. Be careful, it´s my heart". The titles are choosen by the host of the journal swap, Nina Chrysler from Canada.

fredag den 11. februar 2011

The Gift III

This is the third and last of the series "The Gift".

Thank you Lotte.

Came home today after work, and found this parcel in my mail box. Old music sheets, vintage magazines, green tissuepaper, a card and feathers from a canadian goose. Wauw. All wrapped up in lovely old fashion brown paper. I love it. And the sweet, kind sender, is Lotte, who attended my Journaling weekend retreat, a few weeks ago. How thoughtfull. I shall use it all with love, thank you Lotte.

tirsdag den 8. februar 2011

Shopping List.

Fell in love with the chicken and fish, used them as a transfer, came out a little grey. They still made todays page.

søndag den 6. februar 2011

Sunday Afternoon Tutorial. Transfer and collage.

 1. Gesso, yellow and sienna acrylic, mixed on page with old credit card.
 2. Dry, and stamp.
 3. Gesso added water, on top.
 4. Newspaper strips added using Gel Medium, Yellow acrylic on top.
 5. Black watercolour sponged on through a piece of tulle fabric.
 6. Dry.
 7. Magazin clipping, gel medium on page, image on top, burnish with credit card and dry. (Hairdryer)
 8. Paper on transfer rubbed of, and cuttings for collage , face, arms, legs cut out. Newspaper for dress, and goldpaper for wings. Ready to glue down.

 9. Face, dress and wings painted with watercolor crayons, lines drawn with pens.

 10. Cut-out letters glued on.
11. Transferbird now on a string - drawn with black pen.

lørdag den 5. februar 2011

The Star

More Magic Wands, Please!

Just One More...

Naughty but nice! Catching butterflies-! Must be a wish for summer and carefree times.
-She came flying onto my page today, a grey and stormy afternoon in February.

torsdag den 3. februar 2011

tirsdag den 1. februar 2011

First day of February.

Freezing frosty february. But this little bird came flying all the way from the U.K.