Saturday, 8 October 2016

Felt Fox

A felt fox for my baby's first room. 
I started by drawing and cutting out the separate pieces in paper.  Making sure it fitted in the frame I wanted to use.  Using the paper shapes I cut the pieces out of felt and sewed the pieces together. 
I mounted it onto light green card using double sided tape. 

Sunday, 12 June 2016

Cumberland Lodge

This is the result of my first time sketching outside.  I found it quite relaxing and glad there was no one else there to look over my shoulder.  This took me around 3-4 hours, which includes washing in with a little bit of colour.
The building is Cumberland Lodge in Windsor...

Fairy Lantern

The theme was 'Shiny' for the creative challenge at my Local Art shop. So I decided to the make the fairy lantern.  You will find lots of tutorials online for this, but this is how I did it...
Drew and cut of the shape of a fairy in black card.
PVA glued white tissue paper all over the outside of a jam jar.
Let dry and glue the fairy on the inside of the jar.
Sprinkled glitter on the outside of the jar (on top of the dried tissue  paper)
and then tied a glittery ribbon around the top of the jar.
some tutorials include the lid, but I left this off as I thought it would be easier to access the candle inside.

Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Stag Silhouette

I haven't painted for a while so wanted to do something simple to get me back into it.  I did cheat a little.  I hand drew a silhouette from the internet. Using modelling paste and blue acrylic I got the texture of the stag.  I tried to do the background in strips of different shades of green to give the impression of trees.

Saturday, 9 January 2016


My husband brought me some flowers.  I know, sickening isn't it.
This was my attempt to paint them.  I used a ink pen and watercolour. Dollyx
 This is my little workstation on the floor.  Look I have toes!

Work in progress.  See the finish painting below. 

Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Painting the Universe

I completed my A-Levels quite a few years ago now, it's actually over a decade!
I had kept my old canvas stored away all these years, always wanting to reuse them in some way.

So here is my dirty secret...I did terribly at A Level art, which sounds ridiculous now as all I ever do is be creative.

Below you can see my first 'recycled' canvas.  It felt great painting lots of black paint all over my A Level work, sort of liberating even after all these years.

This is the painting hanging on my bedroom wall.  It's actually really hard to photograph.  It seems much better in real.  I tried flicking some glow in the dark paint on to the canvas which didn't seem to work very well.  This might of been because I purchased the really cheap stuff from amazon.  I don't know, but it just doesn't really show up at all.