Been sat on tenterhooks since 7pm thursday waiting on my new grandbaby entering the world, It is taking forever!! Having come thus far his poor mum is losing the will. Having had 5 children of my own, I really feel so bad for her 😦 On this side of the fence, I have no control and … Continue reading Pumpkins & Crochet
Well, further to my last post, I have a completed pot holder! Intending on doing 3 square mats, I began with scrap fabric from my hoard. The 1st is appliqué and the choice of colour really suits it, I deliberately left all the stitching visible and disorganised as I wanted quaint and handmade. The second house … Continue reading Pots & Pans.
Sat here at a loss, I cannot shake the feeling that something is missing - I am definitely not content with the thought I have done enough. Something is swooshing around in my brain and not forming itself into an actual thought! How utterly frustrating I spent an evening this week playing with collage, … Continue reading Do I need to do more?
Q: How can I improve myself and my work? A: PRACTISE! Keep doing what I am doing, explore every new angle that is offered and source many more! Let go of the idea of being an artist and just get on with producing art 🙂 Q: How do I achieve the best from myself? A: … Continue reading A quick assessment of me.
Now the half term break is upon me, I sit and think about how much I have learned since starting the course. I have gone from being a practical, creative person, filling needs of my family or home on a daily basis - to embracing physical and mental creativity. I am learning so much, every day … Continue reading Reflections
I took in the doors of my dishelleved dollhouse today after Matthew suggested they may have potential. I am really glad I did as it was fun having a photoshoot and getting more practise with the camera and software. I took many pictures that have real potential : This was a joint photo shoot, but … Continue reading A day spent with the camera.
Okay, Drafts on our Essay and a Powerpoint presentation arte due in tomorrow, I am super thankful I made time to start my essay a few weeks in advance now, because getting past 1500 words took me ages! I am not sure I have written it in the correct manner, or that it contains everything … Continue reading Drumroll please….
At last I have overcome my inability to use watercolours! It took a few hours but I finally have a piece worth showing 😀 Meet The Lady Pirate : Admittedly this is a self portrait, mostly, and she wasn't going to be a pirate but the second eye just wouldn't play ball...Never let it said … Continue reading Water colour – Conquered!
I joined DeviantArt about a month ago, to use for research and gain an insight into the art community and styles of art that people use. I decided to upload some of my own work yesterday, in order to get less biased critique and feedback on my own art. Our group is so diverse and … Continue reading DeviantArt
Because I am so totally and utterly incapable of sticking to any one media when so many are here to be messed with, I went on a little paintshop mission with some photographs I had to hand, whilst not directly home related I wanted to test my limits further and see what other results could … Continue reading Photography manipulation and Digital effects
Textiles being one of my typical outlets, although usually in more coherent form, such as a dress or furnishings. Amanda suggested I perhaps consider using fabric over an existing sketch, being me I went the whole hog and instead of attempting to incorporate fabric into a picture, I used fabric to create it. Whilst I … Continue reading While I was flailing… Fabric Art
The deadline is fast drawing upon me and I am feeling a little lost and insecure with my art thus far. I have no idea which piece to display in a frame, I have no idea what message I wish to convey, my sewing room scene feels a little too prissy & guarded to be … Continue reading Countdown
Two of my favorite artists have featured in a 4 part BBC documentary titled 'Modern Masters'. Of course I have to invest my time in watching these documentaries. I have thus far watched Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse Both artists I truly admire and appreciate fully, I was especially moved at the sight of the most serene … Continue reading Research….
Printer Ink and charcoal, my two new friends 🙂 I have been on a mission today - I will produce a wildy energetic, colourful piece that says home in a beautiful way - even if I end up looking like a rainbow to do it 😀 I start with the pre-prepared sketches..... is redrawn onto … Continue reading An afternoon with printer ink.
I spend my allotted work time this weekend, searching for a new angle on this topic. I am lost , I draw random things .... looking to change my perception ... I sketch this image quickly : This appears to me to be an energetic , utterly random accidental piece that I am totally utterly … Continue reading Looking for inspiration….
So another place of arty inspiration for me would be make up and body art- Now this takes art to a totally new level for me, certainly its modern and contemporary in my eyes. I know it drew me in completely and caught my attention when I watched the NYX Face Awards 2015 ! I … Continue reading A little more randomness ….
Just a little bit off tangent... My fabrics arrived this week to make a start on my daughters prom skirt! How exciting?? I was so keen to see the fabrics together and gauge how they will work I had to take an hour time out and pin it together, albeit in a rough fashion, this … Continue reading Home coming !
Charcoal , ink, oil pastels.... choice so many choices lol 😀 Overall, I enjoy trying new media, between ink and charcoal I find I am drawn more to charcoal - I love the 'ambiguous' effect you can achieve, the messiness, the detail without detail... I think of Art as a fairly messy business and working with … Continue reading Ink or charcoal?
Onward and upward the fun continues, lets have some fun with ..... Photography. Off I go to take some random photos of my home , its contents and the world around me....... Nice old records, lovely picture ! Will go in my 'Good backdrops' Folder lol 🙂 Rejuvenated furniture = A nice bedroom scene, a lovely … Continue reading A little randomness