Monday 31 October 2011

Skeleton Dance and Time

Still messing with skeletons.....
Below is my entry for Take a Word challenge  - time
My own photos with flower clock drawings. The song is an old one by the Bryds ['Turn, turn, turn' which was  from the Bible -Ecclisiates 3:1] although I remember the version by the Seekers more, but since doing it I keep thinking of the Freddie Mercury song 'Time waits for nobody'.

Sunday 30 October 2011

Skeletons on Holiday

Been having a bit of fun with some plastic skeletons and fluffy toys, but I'm afraid my photography is not that good today. 

Saturday 29 October 2011

Two Doodle

I used a plastic shape stencil for the doodle below and promarker pens on both

Friday 28 October 2011

IF-Scary, more Weird Creatures, Patchwork

The word is 'scary' for the Illustration Friday challenge

pen drawings, digital background, digital collage

Another sample from C&G work, this time patchwork

And some more weird animals, elefishsquid or eleoct?

Thursday 27 October 2011

Flower Doodles and Insertion Stitch Sample

A couple of flower doodles and a sampler of insertion stitches from the C&G course. I don't know why it is the shape it is?

Wednesday 26 October 2011

Wings and Web

 Three Muses challenge - wings
The sky and squatting man are my photos - the man is a wooden sculpture and was seen in the Chocolate Museum in Bruges, he's sipping hot chocolate and gazing at the world. His wings are part of a butterfly from The Graphics Fairy as are the toadstool and bird and insect, both of course with wings.
I thought I would also share this old piece of art, from a C&G project as it also has butterfly wings, not very good ones I may add, I prefer the web background to which they are attached.

Tuesday 25 October 2011

Girl and Cat Collage

I recently completed this collage and the various collaged papers are on a canvas. The girl, cat and tree are painted with a thin wash of acrylic paints. You can see more images here.
The picture is now in my website shop here
The original doodle from my sketchbook is below

Monday 24 October 2011

Sunday 23 October 2011

Beaded Fringe and Shape People

Another C&G item, a beaded fringe. I remember with this one we had to follow the colours from a small section of artwork.
Below are two more shape challenge pictures. 
I used little metal cutters for the face details, shapes are shown in bottom right corner.

And for this one I used a regular plastic stencil sheet which had a variety of circles, ovals and rectangles.

And Shirley of shirleystwistedthreads - if you are reading this I cannot see your blog posts, it says it is open only to invited readers only, so I hope that will help you solve the problem.

Saturday 22 October 2011

Fuel and Mixed Media Embroidery

Illustration Friday challenge - Fuel
Some kinds of fuel are fun!
Paper collage  and digital collage

The mixed media picture below is an old one from my City & Guilds Embroidery days.
I cannot remember what the coils are exactly but they look like giant pencil shavings. The picture includes fabric painting and embroidery.

Monday 17 October 2011

Childhood and Rolling Stamps 62-64

Take a Word - the challenge this week is 'childhood'.
I've used a vintage photo from my stash and a poem by Robert Louis Stevenson. The background is one of my games creations which were originally designed to be printed on fabric with a digital printer.

Three more rolling stamps, all made with fun foam. Cloth, Paper Scissors are offering a free download of the article I wrote them about rolling stamps which you can get here

Friday 14 October 2011

This weeks Illustration Friday challenge is 'scattered'. I used an older drawing but have altered it digitally and scattered shapes from the trees onto the ground, like leaves. Topical too as this is what is happening outside at the moment, that is leaves falling from the trees not shapes.
I said a few weeks ago that I had a sort out in the loft and some of the things I found were from my City & Guilds embroidery course. I've enjoyed looking through the stuff, quite funny some of it like this plate of cakes. We were given the bronze coloured metallic scourer to do something creative with and I came up with cakes.

Another strange item was this, can you guess what it is before I tell you?

there are lots of fabric strands..... and beads, sequins and some paper beads too

not forgetting embroidery

Below is a photograph, its not a very good picture as it is a photo of an old photo. But it is a seaweed covered rock, and that was my inspiration for the above piece. Did you guess?