Friday, 17 January 2020

Paintings, Cushions, Doodlewash

I've done similar paintings to these before but I wanted to get some fabric printed to make square cushions so I painted new pictures.
This is the fabric made into cushions, I used a velvet fabric from Spoonflower.
I like the feel of the fabric and the colours are very vibrant.

Doodlewash Catch Up [I missed a few last time]
Day 8 - Parrot and Day 9 - Lava Lamp and Day 10 - Eyes

Day 15 - Skies

The picture below is actually bigger than the 3 skies above and it is painted on watercolour paper rather than cartridge paper.

Day 16 - Chameleon
Day 17 - Bananas
Also done on watercolour paper.

Tuesday, 14 January 2020

Doodlewash Catch-up

Day 11 - Carrots and Day 12 - Cactus

Day 13 - Ducks

Day 14 - Donuts
These are just mini paintings done in a 4x4 inch sketchbook

Monday, 13 January 2020

Embroidery on Outside Walls

I've recently come back from a trip to Valencia and one of the interesting things I saw there was this embroidery on an outside wall.
This one was on part of a shop frontage.

They were made by Raquel Rodrigo and she works with thick cotton cord made from natural fibres which she weaves across a metal grid-patterned frame.

Sunday, 12 January 2020

A Flowery Sketchbook Page

Drawn with pen in an A3 cartridge paper sketchbook then painted with watercolours. Some of the watercolours were Twinkling H20's which are iridescent watercolours although the sheen doesn't really show up on these photographs.

Thursday, 2 January 2020

Gifts Given and Received

My 'arty' friends and I like to hand make something as a gift for Christmas.
So I had my drawings printed onto linen fabric to make tea-towels. The edges were stitched.
These are photos of the actual fabric.

These are images of the design

These are the handmade gifts from my friends

I also made these fabric tissue pouches for other friends. Four of the fabrics are my designs.
Fabrics available at Spoonflower

Wednesday, 1 January 2020

Felt Tree Decorations

First of all I would like to say HAPPY NEW YEAR!. Thank you for visiting my blog over the last year and for any comments you may have left, I do appreciate them and I hope you will visit again soon.

These were made as gifts for friends to hang on their trees. They are all made of felt and some have other fabrics too. All were hand stitched and some have extra embroidery and beads. I got the ideas from Pinterest. My favourite is the caravan.

Friday, 27 December 2019

Birds, Creatures and Doodlewash

A3 drawing in cartridge paper sketch book, watercolour and white pen.

This is what it looked like before I added the white pen.

 The ink drawing

Doodlewash challenge




Polar Bear