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 🙂

 

Dolls

I’ve been exploring new Ideas for products to sell on my craft stall and in my Etsy shop. I’ve come up with a way of using the textiles that I love, hand printed and recycled, in a very creative way, collectors dolls 🙂

Meet Clarissaclarissa and Morwena.morwenaMorwena is now available to buy for £18.00 and soon will be listed in my Etsy shop!

New Year Chaos

Not much creativity has happened in my studio in the new year so far, as my ceiling is being insulated and also I’m having to deal with a mouse problem!!
This is what my studio looks like at the moment!chaos-1 The insulation is finished, which is going to make such a difference.chaos-2 And then there’s the mouse problem!chaos-3Humane mouse traps and a lot of sorting out to look for damage and the buying of plastic boxes comes next!

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! 🙂

Preparation for Christmas Open Studio

I’m enjoying getting ready for my Christmas open studio this Saturday.  Here are some Christmas textiles in the making. These are made from up-cycled fabrics, hand dyed and block printed. 🙂

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