Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Fuschia Fairy Part 2


Today brings a pastelly update from me featuring my latest piece, "Fuschia Fairy":

The kids and hubby like this painting so far and have commented positively on the colours I've used.  At this stage I'm thinking that if all continues to go as well then this artwork may not need to become an offering to the trash gods.  Phew!  The only problem is that the top corner still requires painting of another fuschia (hard), leaves (harder) and a background to delicately meld together with the flowers (nightmare).

Oh well, nothing like a challenge to let you know you are alive, right?

Thanks for stopping by, I'll see you soon with another Fuschia Fairy update,


Monday, 12 August 2013

Fuschia Fairy - Part I

How weird is it that you spell fuschia, "F.U.S.C.H.I.A"?*

The spelling is so tricky I'm thinking of starting a petition on  I personally think we should spell it as we would say it.  A couple of options I am considering are as follows:

1.  Few-sha

Short and sweet.  My biggest concern with this version is I worry that my Aussie accent may influencing the spelling. ie:"By jingo, you'd call that bee-you-ti-fool flower a few-sha, mate."  See what I mean? Or am I just being over-sensitive?

2. Phew-shar

I like this version but I worry it could easily be misinterpreted. ie: "Awwww, pwoaaarrrr! Jeeeeez, *PHEW*, Shar! Did you have to?"  Hmmmmm...

3.  Feeee-youuuu-schhhhhheeee-arrrrrrhhhhhh

Don't know about this one. I worry it makes the flower sound like a cross between a ninja and a pirate.
 ie: "Feeee-you-schhhhh-eeee-arrrrrrhhhhh, me hearties!" the pirate captian cried, as he twirled his flowery numchucks with gleeful abandon.

I give up.  Too hard.  Fuschia stays.

Today's effort is being painted using my favourite pastel pencils for my friend Fuschia Fairy ("FF" for short).  FF loves growing fuschias.  She really does.  As such, if this painting works I'm going to give it to her.  Cross your fingers for me that the painting improves as I go.

Thanks for stopping by, I'll see you around soon!


(*Yes, I know it can be spelt other ways, but this particular version had the most hits on Google, so it stays.)