Sunday, November 25, 2012

Sunday, October 7, 2012

new ATCs

 A couple of (long overdue) ATCs for Cindy.  I was having a bit of  a corset moment....
-markers and microns-

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Medieval dress - made to order

Every year, come September, the 'Terra de Trobadors', a medieval festival is celebrated in one of the nearby villages, where many people dress the part and enjoy 3 days of festivities.

I designed and made this dress this year for Meritxell.  It´s made of 100% cotton velvet, with silver / black braiding as a trimming.  It came out really nicely. The colour is a gorgeous deep purple.

For more information on this festival click here.

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Art & English workshop

What a week!  After some serious organising and planning I hosted a 5 day (9am - 1:30pm) with 10 kiddies aged 3 to 11 in collaboration with the Ajuntament de Palau-Saverdera.   They certainly kept me on my toes and seemed to enjoy every second of it. (a handy online collage tool)

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Celestial maidens

Celestial maidens for swap on iATC - due September 2012. Watercolour, markers and coloured pencils.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Rainbow owl

This little guy is going to be made into a softie.  I´ve just ordered the fabric on Spoonflower. The finished softie (stuffed toy) will measure about 18 x 22cm (7,2 x 8,8 inches) Limited edition of 18 owls.

Sunday, August 5, 2012


To celebrate the opening of my Etsy shop and 100 'likes' on my FB page I´m offering a giveaway of 3 small art postcards (closes 31 August 2012)  Click on the image.

Etsy shop open!

I opened my Etsy shop 'Colourfulleigh'  yesterday (woo hoo!)  This ACEO is listed - she´s a Moon Goddess, as well as postcards (small and large) of my most recent painting.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Elementals (ATC swap)

Salamander: fire elemental
At the moment I am working on a swap for iATC called 'ELEMENTALS'  I am illustrating the four elements: earth, air, wind and fire.  I am thinking of doing the 5th element: Aether as a hostess card (not sure how I´d illustrate that one though ;)  More info on Elementals here. I´ll post the cards as I do them.

Undine: water elemental
Air (I like her more than the other one)
Sylph: air elemental

Tuesday, July 24, 2012


My parcel arrived this morning!  Yipee- 2 lovely sketchbooks and a set of sketching pencils - 8B to 2H.  Can´t wait to get going!  Just need my book to arrive and I can start my 'art classes' .  I ordered Kimon Nicolaides´ The Natural Way to Draw: A Working Plan for Art Study  Very mixed reviews on this - but I have a feeling it´s going to work for me.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Gaatha (ATC set)

A new set for an ATC swap on iATC  'Oh my Goth'  And, oh what fun I had bringing Gaatha to life!  I´m really starting to feel like I'm getting the hang of my new Stylefile markers.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

CMT awareness

I recently entered this in an art contest on Facebook for people with CMT entitled 'EXPRESSIONS'. All entries will be published in Artist´s World magazine´s September 2012 edition which is dedicated to CMT awareness month!  CMT is a neurological disease that affects an estimated 2,6 billion people (click here for more information). 

If you´d like to vote for my entry - click here and 'LIKE'

A fresh start

After blogging on and off for under a year on 'Ruby Barr' - I decided my name change (from 'Ruby Barr' to 'Colourfulleigh'), deserved a fresh start. So - here I am - let the blogging begin!

I have also opened an Etsy shop with the same name and should have that up and running (fingers crossed!) soon.