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Back at the beginning of the year when she was selling her online courses cheap for 2014, I bought into Layers Of Love by Alisa Burke.

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It looked like it would inspire me on those days when one needs a little pep up for the artistic spirit – and it has not disappointed.

She does all kinds of cool things with junk and rubbish as well as art techniques I forgot about and sometimes there’s funky music with the video – that’s helped me get my groove on!

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These pieces came about on such a day as this, when I wasn’t really feeling it. I watched a segment and thought I’d just potter off and have a play layering some paint and making surfaces with whatever came to hand.

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Turns out I had fluro green on my mind which soon evolved into something tropical.

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I got a bit more controlled at this point and thought about what images I wanted to add to keep the theme the colours had suggested.

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There was a lot of going back and forth, adding another flamingo and toning down some colour with a wash of white, and I ended up with four fun little pieces out of a day that might not have counted without the lessons to inspire.

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© Claire Leggett Tropical Flamingos

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© Claire Leggett Tropical Peacock

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© Claire Leggett Tropical Butterflies

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© Claire Leggett Tropical Flamingos

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