We had friends round the other day and I was bought a lovely bunch of spring flowers which included some beautiful hyacinths. I was inspired to use one for a relief.
When pressing this into the clay I wasn’t sure how it was going to come out.But I went for it anyway, the challenge is the driving force for me.Peeling back the clay is very satisfying. This is how it turned out.It still needs a bit of cleaning up but I’m very pleased! 🙂
I had a fantastic day on a sculpture workshop at the Sainsbury Centre in Norwich yesterday with artist Desmond Brett. I learnt a variety of techniques that are accessible to me in my own art practice.Negative and positive casting, which included how to correctly mix the plaster. And some sculpture with found objects, Modroc and plaster. this was not using a preconceived idea we were to be led by the materials available.This was as far as I got in the time provided. I am very pleased with it.
I also did some plastering of myself! I had such a good day and learned loads 🙂
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 on the front 🙂 Keep a look out as these will be soon available on my Etsy shop
I must admit, I do like observational drawing, I don’t do enough of it considering how much pleasure I get from it. The painting as well gives me great pleasure, maybe things have to change a little! 🙂
I have been studying stones using different mediums for a while and was inspired yesterday to paint a study of a stone.
I did enjoy the discipline of reproducing what I saw and I always enjoy mixing colours and the feel of the paint on the paper! 🙂
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?! 🙂
Had a super morning in Norwich joining in Makers Month which is on for the whole of February which has different crafts to try during the month. I went today because my friend Kally was there with her freestyle crochet. Here are a few photos from the event. The Idea for her stand was for people to make a piece of crochet for the totem pole in the pictures. Here’s me concentrating very hard on my piece! I was rather pleased with it in the end. Here’s me with super clever Kally… and here’s my piece attached to the totem! 🙂
Kally also makes amazing chunky crochet hooks from found pieces of wood. Here’s a link to the crochet event and here’s a link to Kally’s Facebook page Woolenwood 🙂