I wired the pieces together and attached a heart that I found at our local French shop. I think I'll be making a few of these for Christmas!
Thursday, 30 October 2008
Wednesday, 29 October 2008
Tuesday, 28 October 2008
My 8 yr old's observation of my art
'tick tock, tick tock, Mummy what's that?
'it's my spooky house for Halloween, do you like it?'
'it doesn't look very spooky'
'um.. it's supposed to be'
'then it should have some bats or something, not two people kissing'
'well, I thought maybe he's a secret vampire and he's got a set of fangs hidden in his back pocket'
with an upwards swing of her eyes and a big sigh she said
'oh Mummy you're so complicated, that's just silly'
what more can I say...?? pot calling kettle black springs to mind...
Monday, 27 October 2008
Friday, 24 October 2008
Thursday, 23 October 2008
Sunday, 19 October 2008
Thursday, 16 October 2008
Tuesday, 14 October 2008
1. Being a bit of a lurker I'm hopeless at tagging
2. I'm very tall and so are my children, consequently I know ALL the tall jokes
3. My husband and children are Swiss
4. I love coffee, cheese and red wine, in any order
5. Whilst pregnant with my daughter I told the Doctor my friend was a uterus instead of a Midwife (German very poor at that time...)
6. I love books and all things paper
7. In my leisure life before kids I made dolls and collected more fabric than I can use in a lifetime, it's still under the bed...
Monday, 13 October 2008
http://bitze.wordpress.com/ said she uses hers to keep text and pics in, now don't ask me why I didn't think of that myself! Anyway, I removed the inside papers, painted and sanded it and hey presto!
Saturday, 11 October 2008
Managed to delete the pic from the previous post while messing around with it, opps... but the tiles I was talking about are above. Carole over at http://kiwicarole.blogspot.com/ has a whole collection of the little beauties, I'm soooo jealous, how gorgeous are they!! the blues are stunning. I know what she means when she says she likes to pick them up, might just have to admit to doing the same LOL! what is it about them I wonder, the weight, the size? I still don't know who's doing them? I can just make out a .com on the back? (yay Online shopping possibilities...) any ideas?
Friday, 10 October 2008
I was sent two ceramic pieces from my cousin in New Zealand sometime ago and combined with a mini canvas I recieved in a swap they set me on my 'small art' path. I like very much the small format and the weight of the finished pieces. I use a shop bought canvas and coat it with Gesso then add layers of tissue and paper, I also cut a small piece of thick card for the back to help stabalize the canvas, I've tried various structure gels to add weight to the piece with mixed results. I was finishing them with a layer of Translucent gloss and latterly Diamond Glaze which really hardens the whole work, although I've since decided the high gloss coating isn't quite the right effect, next stop Beeswax!