Tuesday 31 January 2012
Saturday 28 January 2012
Friday 27 January 2012
Illustration Friday challenge - Forward
I was in quilt mode when I did the above, just the painting though, I didn't get around to doing a quilt. I did a series of polar bears and other wild animals.
Watercolours and collage
Pen, watercolours, collage
Pen background. The boats are made from painted papers and stitched
Thursday 26 January 2012
Wednesday 25 January 2012
Three Muses challenge - OO LA LA
The background is Paris of course, a photo I took when I was there, the lovers are from a book of archive images. I thought you might also like to see this photo of a very large sculpture which I also saw in Paris.
Tuesday 24 January 2012
Take a Stitch Tuesday - this week's stitch is cretan stitch. I used this stitch a lot when I was doing my City & Guilds embroidery course. But I still had to look how to do it! [poor brain]
It is to be part of a fabric journal, which includes paper. I scanned this page first but the top left leafy paper came out all blurred, so then I photographed it but it is a bit dark.
Anyone in the UK see the Northern Lights yesterday? I didn't and I don't suppose I will today as it is very cloudy.
Monday 23 January 2012
Today I have two very different kinds of art. First I have digital art, I used a photograph for the background [one I took on a trip to Scotland] and the bird is a lovely image from the Graphics Fairy
The other art is a very textured painting on canvas. Can you guess what I used under the paint to create the texture? [It's not texture paint or anything like that]
Sunday 22 January 2012
Take a word challenge - Moo. I've not done a 'moo' before, I thought it was something to do with a cow but evidently not. It is a little card which measures 1.10 x 2.80 inches. The skirt, legs and blouse are from a vintage sewing book I have, the arm[s] was from artchive.com, the head and the background were from Karen Whimsy
Illustration Friday challenge - Twirl
The original shown below was a brush pen doodle which I altered in Paint.net for the twirl challenge.
Saturday 21 January 2012
This is an old sketchbook in the shape of a tiger's head I did for a City & Guild's embroidery project. I painted the fabric, embroidered it, cut out some thick card in the shape of the head, then covered the card with padding as well as the painted fabric. I made a cord to keep the book and pages together. Inside I kept research for the project about tigers and markings. The research was for a fitted [?!] cover for a sofa bed.
This was another sketchbook with samples of painted fabrics for the same project. I made the finished sofa bed cover out of a pair of recycled velvet curtains.
Thursday 19 January 2012
Wednesday 18 January 2012
The stitch for Take a Stitch Tuesday is Feather Stitch. I've used a patchwork of vintage fabrics and transfer printed lace [not sure the green works]. This will be a page in a fabric journal eventually.
The Three Muses challenge is Animal Kingdom. This is a painting from one of my sketchbooks, I had quilting in mind when I did the background. I call him Snooty Bear.