Friday, 21 June 2013

Image of the day - Indian Fairy

Image of the day

Indian Fairy - 8ins x 6ins - watercolour

This will be my last post for a couple of weeks as we are off on holiday to sunny(?) Wales to see my family tomorrow :)

This picture was developed up from a doodle I made for face practice, and kind of got a bit carried away (as usual). My other half said that she looked like she should be black, but once I finished her I think she looks more Indian than African. Oh well, she's pretty wherever she's from :)

Some more good news on the art front - I saw a knitting shop in town the other day had a sign in the shop window offering table space to rent for anyone who wanted to sell handmade items. I thought maybe that only meant knitted or sewn items but the shop lady told me it means anything at all as long as it's handmade. It will have to wait until we're back from holiday now but I have a good few key-rings, bookmarks and magnets by now so I'll be renting a table for a week or two to see how it goes.

Monday, 17 June 2013

Images of the day

More keyrings :)

Keyring - Alice in Wonderland

Keyring - Alien 

A couple more key-rings I made :)
 Thinking about trying to make some along the lines of  the laminated pendant I made - laminating an image, punching a hole and attaching a cord/clip or ring of some sort. More experimenting is in order after we get back from our holiday I think.

Saturday, 15 June 2013

Images of the day - Jewellery experiments

Images of the day

necklace - pink gothic skull

barrette - gothic skulls

It's been a bit of a slow week this week - I am looking forward to going off on holiday to see my family in Wales next weekend so my mind isn't really on painting :) 
I have done a few things though. these two are sort of experimental - I wanted to try making jewellery using laminated designs.

The first is a pendant/necklace made using a laminated image and a few beads. I threaded them onto a shoelace as I didn't really want to buy any proper supplies in until I found out if I could make it work or not. Still needs some work ( and a mini hole puncher for the pendant ) I think.

The second is a metal hair barrette with a laminated image attached with glue. pretty pleased with how this one turned out :)

Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Aceo ( and digistamp ) of the day :)

Aceo of the day, plus a new design for purchase on my digistamp website

Whimsical Alice

Digistamp - Little Liberty - 99p

Two new designs for you today :) 
The first is my latest aceo painting which is based on Alice in Wonderland. Slightly wacky but that's the point - it's a pretty wacky story lol. I like the way it turned out I think - bright and fun.

The second is a new design for my digistamp blog/site. As it's getting near to July 4th - I drew a "Little Liberty" for any crafters in the good old U.S of A :)

Monday, 10 June 2013

Image of the day - Cows magnet

Image of the day

fridge magnet - cows

Unfortunately we have all been ill over the last few days :( 
Had a nasty 24 hour tummy bug that went though all 3 of us, starting with our son being sent home from school sick last Wednesday - so not much painting has been done for a bit. This is the last image I have scanned in from my recent work but hopefully I'll be able to get started again today with some more stuff - now that the little man is back in school and everyone is feeling more or less human again :)

Saturday, 8 June 2013

Aceo of the day - Meerkats

Aceo of the day

whimsical meerkats

This one was ( sort of ) inspired by my dad. He likes meerkats so I made him a meerkat keyring as part of his Father's day present - which I unfortunately forgot to scan before I posted it :( 
Anyways, it worked out pretty well so I used it as a theme for an aceo :)

Sunday, 2 June 2013

Image of the day - Princess


Large whimsical - Princess

Ok, like I said, trying out a few things with a view to one day selling at craft fairs. This one is larger - painted image is 6ins x 8 ins with a 1ins border making the total size 10in x 8in. Attempt number one at a painting for a children's room. I'll probably try a few more to see how it goes.

Saturday, 1 June 2013

Keyring Designs

Images of the day



keyring - India

keyring - Japan

keyring - gothic skull

I've been working on these for a while, since I started thinking of maybe selling at crafts fairs. They're pretty easy and quick to do and I think they look pretty cool :) 
No idea if they'd sell or not but they kept me busy for a while at least ;)

The paintings are passport photo size - 45mm x 35mm