Monday, 3 December 2012

Holidays, Giveaways and ACEOs

It's hard to believe we are into December already, the last few weeks have zoomed by. This might be rather a long blog post as I have a few things to catch up on. Firstly I had a little city break away in Budapest, it was a beautiful city with all the art nouveau detail on the buildings and full of history. November was a very lovely month to go- lots of Christmas markets were set up and a trip to the outdoor baths was quite an experience! We really covered a lot of the main attractions including the Royal Palace, the Great Synagogue and St Stephens Basilica. There were lots of gorgeous restaurants and cafes and the decoration was quite different to this country- I'll show you some pics.

The Liberty Bridge
Detail at the Royal Palace
Hotel room- at the Bohem Art Hotel
The Philosophers Garden
Method of travel round Margaret Island
Just before I set off on my travels I was very lucky to be a winner of a great giveaway from Jessie Lilac, art and days. I won two original paintings- Facepak and Universe. They are both gorgeous and I've been a fan of Jess' work for sometime, you can have a look at some more of her work over at her etsy shop . Facepak is very appropriate for me as I like a treat from Lush now and again and their paks are great (my son would disagree as he's hooked on the bath bombs!)
In terms of new work I have been creating a couple of paintings in acrylic but I'm not 100% happy with those yet so I'll keep them to myself a while longer. I think you all know how much I enjoy creating ACEOs and here are a few new ones I have made, some quite serious little ladies!

These new ACEOs are available in my etsy shop and for the next week, blog readers can get buy two get one free on anything in my shop *cheapest item or item of equal value free*- eg buy two pocket mirrors get a postcard free, or buy two ACEOs get a third ACEO free.... you get the idea, just mention at checkout what you would like free and I'll pop in in with your order, Yvonne x.




  1. What a lovely surprise I had to see a mention here! You've made my day thankyou. :)
    It looks like you had an amazing time away and as for that painting on the hotel wall.....WOWSERS!
    I'm going to add an extra bit at the end of my last blogpost with a link to you.
    Thanks again Yvonne, I'm so glad you like the paintings.
    Jess x

    1. Hi Jess, it was a great time away and yes isn't the painting on the wall fab, if a little bit creepy for above the bed! Thank you very much for linking to me from your blog I was very happy to share your artwork, I'm very happy with my winnings x

  2. Wow Yvonne, your trip was breath taking! What a beautiful place! Love the little car! LOL! Congrats on your wins! Beautiful paintings! Love the new aceo's! Very precious! And, great sale! Thank you ;o)

    1. Hi Stacy, I really did enjoy my trip and I loved the little car too- although my crazy driving round the park caused a little disruption!! thanks for the congrats on my win, I was very lucky and glad to hear you like my new work too x

  3. Wow..I love your art..gorgeous and enchanting..very dreamy too..a very magical vibe! I am visiting from Jess's blog.. I love her art too!

    1. Thank you very much Victoria I'm really glad you like my artwork, your comments are lovely to hear! I love Jess's work too x