Recycled Note Book Covers

I am so pleased with my new product, recycled notebook or sketch book covers.These have been re-cycled from the very fashionable and popular PVC advertising signs. Obviously these awful things are not biodegradable and so will sit in landfill for ever so I have come up with a practical use for them instead of throwing them away.

I hand paint the the lengths of PVC and then sew them into shape. Then this turns into what I think are very desirable book covers with pencil loops onย the front ๐Ÿ™‚ย Keep a look out as these will be soon available on my Etsy shop

Painting

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!still-life-1 still-life-2Scale and proportion are difficult but I think I’ve made a good start ๐Ÿ™‚

 

Decorating my Studio

I decided as the weather is changing and it’s soon going to be cold that I would brighten my studio up so that it is more inviting during the bad weather. I haven’t really thought about it until now and I want to cheer it up.

I sealed up where the windows were leaking last winter and now, as you can see they need a coat of paint.decorating-studio-1decorating-studio-2 Looking better already.decorating-studio-3Now they need a nice top coat so I’m off to choose a colour! ๐Ÿ™‚