Wednesday 30 May 2018

Pages from Sketchbook 60

I started this sketchbook in December of last year, it's a fairly small one about 10cm x 20cm.
So for the first three pages I have drawing, painting and pattern.

Monday 28 May 2018

3D Birds and Pink Poppy

Two 3D birds, my husband printed them and I and painted them. [design available on web].
I painted them a few times but I don't like the results but I got bored so they are now in the garden.

When I came back from my holiday I found this lovely large pink poppy in my garden.

Friday 25 May 2018

Digital Doily's

I've been away in Nice for a week. We actually intended to go for 6 nights but ended up staying the full week because our flight was cancelled due to the strike by French air traffic controllers.
Anyway more doily type patterns painted on my tablet which were done a while ago. I shall have to get back into the swing of creative things now I'm back.

Monday 14 May 2018

WIP - English Paper Piecing

 A few weeks ago I started a new project, English paper piecing. I'm using pentagons [5 sided shape], decagons [10 sided shape] and elongated hexagons[6 sided shape]. I was doing really well to start with but I seem to be in a slump at the moment probably because we've had some good weather and  I was doing other things.

Sunday 13 May 2018

Girl on the Rocks

The girl was a quick sketch on my tablet. The background was a photo of a rock formation which I altered in Photoshop. I think it looks more like water now.

Friday 11 May 2018

You Have Mail

The doll was from a sketchbook [from a Russian doll project], she was put on a photograph digitally and then onto a vintage postcard, vintage stamps were added and text from another vintage postcard.

The houses were created on my android tablet then put on a vintage envelope.
Join in or see more arty things at Paint Party Friday

Thursday 10 May 2018

Repeating Patterns

All the above were created on my tablet then repeated in Photoshop

This last one was made up of drawings by my Grandson who is two.

Friday 4 May 2018

Altered Book - the last pages

Two images from the fairy calendar [Walter Jenks Morgan 1847-1924]
The background from another calendar of close ups, this is raindrops on Lads Mantle Leaf

The background image is iridescent colours in foam bubbles.
Found text.

Another fairy with a few extras.

A collage of found images and art work.

Tuesday 1 May 2018

Altered Book - Pages 126-138

For these collages I used old calendars, magazines plus art work. You can probably tell that one of the calendars was all about fairies [historical art]. The other was close -ups of things, above is a scallop shell as a background.

The lady [by John Simmons 1872] was from the fairy calendar but the man and text were from an old Woman's Weekly, early 1980's

The background is 'dark peat stained water of a river in flood', the fairy by John Atkinson Grimshaw in 1879, the dog from the Woman's Weekly.

This is a close up of a Macaw's wing and characters from the fairy calendar.

I gave the fairy a paintbrush to finish the pretty background.
She is from The Fairy Dance by Grace Jones c1920

The background features raindrops on a Lady's Mantle leaf.
The fairy by Walter Jenks Morgan [1847-1924]
The house was from an old arts magazine.