07 February, 2016

WIP-Grey Butterfly Update...

Hello,
I did a bit of work on this painting recently. The last time you saw it, it was lacking a bit of colour.

The royal blue areas are created with a stencil. To add texture I mixed acrylic paint with Golden Molding Paste. Here is a close up-
The pink areas also have molding paste mixed with acrylic paints and acrylic inks.
I will let it dry and sit with it some more before I declare it "finished".
Bye for now.


17 January, 2016

WIP-Grey Butterfly

Hello,
Slowly, but surely the studio is getting a bit more organised. I try and do a bit every time I'm there so it doesn't get too overwhelming. Today, I also made some changes to my latest mixed media painting. 
I collaged two drawings which I had made in my sketch book; they were drawn using black gel pens. At the moment they stand out a lot because the paper is so white. I will probably add some colour to them. I also experimented with making some stencils using hot glue. I did them freehanded, which meant I didn't follow a drawing or pattern. I will try and use them for this piece and see what happens.
Bye for now.


03 January, 2016

Happy 2016!

Hello,
I hope you all had a safe and happy Christmas and New Year. We had a relaxing time off-filled with lots of family, friends, food and laughter. And of course lots of sleeping in late. After a two week break, I go back to work tomorrow. 
I haven't done much in the way of art lately-mainly trying to be a bit more organised with a fresh start. I've updated the look of my blog, added some images and information to my website which I will post soon. I've started my yearly routine of clearing out my studio and getting rid of stuff I've been holding onto all year-but haven't done anything with. A lot of it will either be recycled or given to local schools or artists' groups.
This is a mixed media painting I started at the end of December; I hope to get back to it soon.

During my down time, when I'm not in the studio-I enjoy going on Pinterest; if I'm not careful I can spend hours on it. I sometimes post my work on it but mainly use it for inspiration, advice and ideas on various projects. Here are some of my colour inspiration pins, hope you enjoy-


Bye for now.



24 December, 2015

Christmas Greeting

Hello,
Thanks for all your support throughout 2015. Have a safe and healthy holiday.
Bye for now

07 December, 2015

Baby Quilt Commissions

Hello,
In between getting ready for Christmas markets, I have had two baby quilt commissions. About 3 years ago, I made a baby quilt for one of my nieces. A mutual friend saw it and asked if I could make one for her daughter. 
She contacted me recently to make two more baby quilts for two of her work colleagues who had just had babies- one had a girl, the other a boy.
Here is a photo of each-

I will be spending the next couple of weeks trying to clean and organise my studio-now that the mad rush of Christmas markets and commissions are over. I can also now spend some quality time with my family as it gets closer to Christmas.
Bye for now.



18 November, 2015

Christmas Craft Markets!

Hello,
I've been busy lately getting ready for Christmas.
Here are two Christmas Markets which I will be doing in a few days.

and

Hope to see you there.
Bye for now.



03 November, 2015

Getting Ready for Christmas

Hello,
Happy November! Where has the time gone? 
I have been busy in the studio getting ready for Christmas. I've started printing some cards using rubber stamps, I started out with blue because it reminded me of snow. I also had an idea of cutting out snowflake designs from patterned paper for some cards as well. I've even started sewing some simple bags to make those shopping trips a bit easier. Here are some photos-


I have also made some table runners and will add matching coasters. I will post the photos next time.
Bye for now.