I have been itching for quite a while to do some painting. It has been over shadowed by admin, trying to earn money and making things to sell. But my itch has won and to my greatest of pleasure I have set myself up a still life!
Another problem I think is that I’ve always used student quality acrylics and at last I have bought myself a trial set of Golden acrylics and am amazed at the amount of pigment in them and the brightness of colours! Scale and proportion are difficult but I think I’ve made a good start 🙂
I recently up-cycled this lampshade for our living room and shared with my friends and followers on Facebook.It has resulted in me getting a commission for a Lampshade of a specified design which I realised just in time that I’d better not say any more in case they read this post!!! 😛
I started a new project recently as I’ve been having a constant battle in how to display some of my work at my makers markets. I have been making stands and generally trying to improve the presentation of my stall. Ultimately to try and improve sales!
I’ve had some apple trays for a while, knowing they would come in useful sometime and now they have! I saw something when I was out the other day and just motivated me to see what I could do.
I estimated what other bits of wood I might need which only cost about £10 and I got on with it. Measuring, sawing and painting:-) Yes I’m impressed too!I’ll take a photo of my stall on Saturday to show the stands all finished 🙂
I love drawing! Here’s my frog in my favourite colour way. I am pleased with this so it shall stay. He’s now available as a A4 digital print with a mount ready to frameand a recycled greetings card, direct from my studio or from my Etsy shopThe original drawing is also available 🙂
I’ve been doing a lot of tidying in the garden and have had to recycle a chair that I was using as a plant stand. The legs I’ve kept, because I spotted something I could do with them. I’m going to paint them. What do you think I’m going to turn them into?! 🙂
I have been a little more ambitious with this block as I wanted it to be in keeping with the drawings I’ve been doing. This is my design and as you can see I’ve traced it through with carbon paper. I used a tiny spray of spray mount to keep everything in place while I was tracing and what I discovered was, the spray mount on the lino acted as a fixative for the carbon tracing and so didn’t rub off while cutting the block! A little practice in technique is needed for the alignment of the block..…but a few pencil lines drawn on the side works wonders! As my regular viewers know, I’m a keen recycler and so the base for this print is a vintage sheet. 🙂