Thursday, 31 December 2015



I've got every kind of ordinary painting materials known to man - 
pastels, water-colours, acrylics, inks, stamp pads, you name it - 
and every kind of painting implements - 
brushes, pens, pencils and so on,
all either inherited, given as gifts or even bought.

And what do I want to do?

Try to paint a snowman with that most difficult of painting tools, the Common Computer Mouse.

Actually it wasn't difficult at all as snow and snowmen have naturally wobbly edges.

The background was made in the conventional way.

Whoever knitted the pattern on the snowman's hat obviously started celebrating New Year early.
And why not?

Happy New Year, everyone!
Let's make it the Happiest and Best Year ever!

Linking to 
"Moo-Mania and More", theme "Anything Goes"
"Paint Party Friday" where artists share what they have made in the previous week.


  1. Happy New Year to you and yours! Hugs, Valerie

  2. And why not? Indeed. Wishing you and your honey bunny, a Happy & Healthy, New Year.

  3. What a joyful post for today! I'm still giggling. That would be my knitting...alcohol assisted. He's got a festive, vibrant background of cheer. I love new beginnings and here we go!...... Happy New Year to you Sheila!

  4. I agree, here's to the happiest and best year ever, love the snowman and the fireworks in the background, x x x

  5. Your snowman turned out PERFECT, Sheila. I love it, and it's so much better than any I could make, whether it was computer generated or drawn on paper.

    I am so glad I was able to visit you more this year, and have loved everything about your blog. Here's to a wonderful, safe, healthy, joyous, and artful New Year and all of 2016. Enjoy!

  6. BTW, that hat was knitted by me, or at least I knitted one that looked like that (grin).

  7. Happy New Year Sheila. I think your snowman feels festive and cold-he might be out celebrating this New Years Eve in some frosty field. But it warms the heart as they say about snowmen Hugs!

  8. Love your happy and well done snowman, and also like the festive background. A lovely post!
    Happy and Healthy New Year to you and yours Sheila!!!
    Hugs, Mar xx

  9. Lovely Post, Sheila.
    Wishing you all the best for the New Year 2016,
    Love, Sirkkis

  10. Lovely snowman dear Sheila! We got snow this night - but not enough to bulid a snowman I fear.
    HAPPY NEW YEAR to you!

  11. How great to start the year with this great piece, I love this happy snowman and feel he shines with happiness and will bring us all a great start to this New Year and the rest to come! Wishing you a very Happy New Year, good health and happy creative times to you!

  12. Such a beautiful way to start the New Year. Your painting is filled with bright colors and fun. I hope that you have a wonderful 2016.

  13. Inks, pastels, watercolours, acrylics, stamps, transfers, brilliant with all, but why not use alien materials for painting aliens ? Love the snowman, its Awesome !! Happy New Year

  14. Happy New Year Sheila! Your snowman is so cute.
    Let is snow let it snow let it snow!
    Happy New Year

  15. and a Very Happy New Year to you my friend ♥
    Your mouse skills are as impressive as your other talents Sheila.
    Knitting with a mouse who would have thought ;-)
    Here's to another great year of connection and friendship across the miles.

  16. He's a fantastic snowman!
    Happy New Year, Sheila! Jx

  17. Totally smiling with this cute guy. What a cheery soul. xox

  18. Nice work Sheila, brave to do this digitally!

  19. adorable!! Haven't tried using a mouse to paint -I think it must be difficult but you make it look easy. Happy New year to you and yours and a happy PPF too!

  20. Hi Sheila,
    your snowman is so lovely and how nice of you to knit him a hat for this very special moment he was celebrating the beginning of the new year! But: The background is terrific!! Made in "the conventinal way" is an understatement....
    Love, Beate

  21. Well if that didn't just put the biggest smile on my face!! LOVE it!!! Wow good job, so much fun! I had to laugh at what you said...I have supplies I haven't even tried yet and purchased months ago... I guess the heart wants what the heart it is for me too lately!! Go figure...have you tried a sketchbook express app for android yet? Anyway Happy New you to you, hope it's a wonderful and creative year for you!! Love the tipsy knitter too...and another snowman idea!! Thanks for making life fun!!

    Hugs Giggles

  22. The background really shows off the snowman:) Happy New Year!

  23. Oh Sheila, your post was so delightful.
    I couldn't help having a wee giggle as I read about your supplies and the wonky knitter... who's possibly been at the sherry!
    I wish you all the best for the New Year with lots of creativity thrown in! ;D

  24. A Happy New Year for you too, dear Sheila!
    ... Your painted snowman is a good omen ... tonight finally, it started to snow!
    Many greetings of Ulrike in the middle of Germany

  25. Well, he looks very happy with his hat ;-) Have a great year dear Sheila, with lots of creativity and fun!

  26. oh sheila, boring knitting everybody can do, but your´s is much more interesting. will lead us into a creative 2016 for sure. i´m looking for as much of Entertainment here as i had the last year.
    a very happy and healthy 2016 to you and your´s, sheila!

  27. Fabulous and fun - love your snowman.
    He looks very happy in his hat and scarf and
    it looks like fireworks lighting the sky to bring in the New Year.
    Wishing you a wonderful 2016 Sheila....... Gill x

  28. A happy, healthy and creative 2016!
    Groetjes Karin

  29. Your snowman is so adorable! I love your background, too! This definitely feels like winter! Thank you for your visit to my blog, too, Sheila! Wishing you a very happy New Year!

  30. Adorable snowman and beautiful fusion of traditional and digital artwork:) Happy New Year, wishing you all the best in 2016. Hugs, Shirleyxx

  31. What a happy snowman on that fantastic background!
    I wish you a happy and creative new year, too!

  32. Wishing you all the best for the New Year, wonderful digi work.

    Love and hugs

  33. Sheila, I wish you a wonderful, wonderful year! Thank you for all the comments on my blog, for all kind words!
    The snowman is sooooo sweet!I look forwart to your beautiful works!

  34. Your funny description about drawing with your mouse made me laugh :) I love your snowman. And the background looks really cool!


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