Belinda Lindhardt

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

My new website and Blog

Hi all,

Ok so i have done it, i have created and new website and blog.
Its all integrated over here at:

So why do you ask? well more will be posted on that in the future but in short, i wanted to have my website and blog all in the one place. I wanted to upload images to my gallery which i could also upload and use in a blog post all on the one system. I wanted to be able to have a system which is easy to update which will save me time. Plus i was forced to as my old website was no longer working.

Blogger just didn't allow me to do all those things. Sure there are certain things that blogger does well that wordpress doesnt, but my tradeoff is all the other things i now have.

Please go along check my new site out, update your email subscriptions and your bookmarks with the below information. I love my old blog but i think its had its dash. i am considering to try and import my old posts but not sure whether i need that headache right now. Might wait a while.

Thanks for your understanding and your following :) :)

Art Journal and Website:
Just the blog:
New RSS feed at:

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

MIA - A bit lost

Sorry for the lack of posts of late, i am having issues with my internet connection which means browsing, posting, checking emails and anything to do with the internet is taking me forever and frustrating me to no end :( Made even worst at the moment as i am in the process of trying to redo all of my websites and get that sorted. I am thinking of redoing everying with wordpress but thats another story. Hopefully the internet should be sorted sometime in the next week so bare with me.
In the midst of this, I am trying to use my time wisely and get things done that i don't need the internet for, which is good in theory but to be honest i feel a bit lost, I seem to be jumping from one thing to another and "organising" everything without actually doing any work if that makes sense.
Hence the above two pics, i recently reorganised my studio and moved my main computer up there and added more space with an extra table, pinboards etc. I know some of you would be turning green by looking at all my space. I trully trully love having this space, it's also so good for my own mental wellbeing that i can close the door at the end of the day and put the work stuff behind me and move into family mode. The situation is a bit frustrating if i want to do work at night, but i still am getting my head around the idea that this was the reason why i moved it up here so i couldnt do too much at night as i am just not getting a break and need that time to do household chores and spend time with the family.

Along with all my studio organising, i had some task organising to do. I realised that there are lots of art and illustration competitions coming up that i really would like to enter, as well as my general tasks for the end of the year that wish to accomplish, and that i dont have any way to track these long term goals and projects. I keep a day per day, week by week view task list and calendar around at all times plus a monthly calendar on the wall but these do not allow me to schedule in my long term goals that i need to work towards.
So i decided to print out some month per view sheets from outlook and stick them on my cupboard.

On these i am writing out any comp deadlines or goals i have coming up so i can see how much time i have if i wish to enter them. Not sure the system would help anyone else but thought i would post in case your interested.

Also today i wanted to talk about this book:
I am a follower of sarah prout on twitter, when i heard this book was for sale i snapped it up. First up, what an inspiration, i am only a few chapters in but i am really enjoying it. It's also challenging my thinking as i am trying to move forward to work out for myself what i want out of life and art and business as these women have done. I have to admit its a little daunting to think and how much work i have to do to get there. I think its partly responsible for my strange mood, and not being settled on tasks its seems my bigger picture is all over the place and its affecting me. Best go try again to get my head down and try to do some artwork.
ps. its taken me over 2 hours to get this blog post up! grrrrr

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Rose Sketch

Here is a sketch of some beautiful Roses i received on the weekend. :)

Thinking about websites and blogs at the moment, trying to suss out where to go my website is still broken and will cost me ongoing money to keep up, so looking to start again with new alternatives. Which is great but hard to find the time. I'll get there eventually :)

Friday, March 27, 2009

Pink Rose

"Pink Rose" - By Belinda Lindhardt, oil on canvas

Here is nice little one i have done for a family member's birthday. i hope she doesnt see this post and ruin the surprise, i dont think she will :) She loves roses, and we saw a painting recently that she really liked in this style, so i thought i would do one for her.
I know she will love it :)

This one i completed in under a week :) pretty proud of that effort :) Here is a pic that i posted on tweetpic, which you would have seen via twitter if your a twitter follower, and if you are .. are you following me ?

I have had a very busy week this week, getting on with all sorts of things, i think i am finding my path but just sitting on it all for now and getting on with what needs to be done.
Part of that is working on my new website design. My current site / gallery is broken, i think i am going to rework things and start again.

My youngest also turned 3 this week, wow 3 years gone by, we had fun celebrating his birthday with some friends. A bit nostaligic for birthdays at the moment so many things changing its hard to work out where my feet are at, but as long as the kids have fun thats my ultimate goal.

Thats it for now :)

Monday, March 23, 2009

Shells by the beach

"Shells by the beach" - By Belinda Lindhardt, Pen

During the holiday / christmas period the boys and I spent a bit of time at the beach and collected quite a few shells :) They have been sitting in a bucket and I have looked at them from time to time knowing there was inspiration there. So many wonderful colours and shapes and textures, also an nice happy feeling that comes from going to the beach and summer.

On the weekend, i was setting some shells up for a still life coloured pencil piece and decided to start on this pen drawing while i was there :) I don't have to be as disciplined with these pen drawings as i would with a cp artwork, i can just start drawing and let it evolve.

Good fun :)

Hope you like it :)