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 🙂
As well as some of my cushions, Trudy at Home & Garden in Fakenham, has taken a pair of chairs that I have reclaimed and up-cycled to sell in her shop. I’m super excited to be working with Trudy. If you are in the area, go and take a look at her lovely shop and see some of my work at the same time.