Thursday, 21 July 2011

The skelly and me

I made a pile of canvases from an assortment of old maps, book pages and papers. I like this kind of surface as it's easy to make and if and when something worth hanging up materialises it can be easily attached to a frame.
a layer of Gesso and a round of sewing and they're ready to go
I decided I wanted to use a skeleton just because I have one and I've never used one before. It was only when I photographed my skeleton I realised it's actually a 'he'
I won't analyse the end result as I don't really know what it's all about myself, something to do with spontaneous art I think

I wanted to use the lyrics of a John Paul White song titled 'This Life' but I didn't get them with the download, remember the days when you actually went out and bought a CD and you got a little booklet with the words in it... erm sound like my Mum there, but anyway...
nope, not getting it, interpret it as you wish...
oh and theres a woman in the bottom right of the picture with 'keep walking' written around her head, now it all makes sense, right?? if you'd like to explain...

Monday, 18 July 2011

Goddies galore

I recently did a goodie box swap with Dagmar from studio d
talk about being spoilt rotten!
so many lovely bits and bobs to unwrap!

a little felted purse, cotton handkerchiefs, lace, ribbon roses and paper flowers galore!
lace wrapped tags, buttons and bingo tokens
trims, buttons and a crocheted cuff, I LOVE these colours so much! perhaps a little bit of vintage seaside and candyfloss...
I love Canada too Dagmar! thank you so much for this wonderful goodie box, I can't wait to get started on a new project, the trims and buttons above are first on my list! superb!

Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Should've been sunset

I did a couple more pages in my colour journal yesterday, as my post title reads, the theme should've been sunset, but it's not! I seem to have ended up with...
a rather depressed looking sun, poor fellow, perhaps it's the thought of leaving! and then of course...
two pyramids and a king, I mean really, how did this happen??
my next page resulted in much of the same non-themed work
not a lot of sunset going on here either, although I do have stars, at least it's a step in the right direction!