I took this photo last night as I nipped out to the shop to get some milk. I thought it was fun, all these balloons just lying around in the street. Heavens knows where they came from!
Anyway, I’m trying to think of some ideas for the charity event that is happening soon in October. More about that later (I have no news, just that all staff need to contribute something to raise money – eek!) Obviously I would like do something creative, but not sure yet what to do. Some ideas I have on my list just now are:
I did this one way back using watercolour splatting and drawing around it.
These keyrings are made from corrugated cardboard, or paper beads that I rolled up and painted.
Bubble photos are great fun, and not too “out there” haha!
I love doing other things, as most of you well know, but some of my stuff is a little bit odd, shall we say……I need to keep it mainstream really. Not that bubble photos are mainstream, but you know what I mean. I also thought about painting stuff and upcycling, so if I find any more items to do that with, I shall give it a go.
Happy Friday! 🙂
I’ll stop in a minute, but you know I get enthusiastic about things once I start!
When it became clear that Rebecca had left her shoes on the last rocket of the evening, the trio struggled to come up with excuses for their parents. Being grounded at the start of the holidays was not a welcoming prospect.
“David the Anthunter”
David knew his teacher would think him so clever for using a disguise to help with the assigned Nature Project at school. Already he imagined the rapturous applause at morning assembly, but what he looked forward to most was bringing his new pet to Show and Tell on Friday……
Hello – Happy Bank Holiday Monday if you have one. If you don’t, and have to go to work, well I hope you have a lovely day anyway! 🙂
I made a couple of paper collages with a stack of old National Geographic magazines that I found in a charity shop over the weekend. Such lovely images and quality paper!
“Edith & The MoonBird”
Edith decided to take control of the situation and release the bird her husband gave her all those years ago. Teetering up the side of the moon in her brand new high heels, she wondered how she was ever going to explain it all to the neighbours. The Post Office was already agog with gossip about her husband disappearing. Edith also wondered if Mrs Henley would like it up here…….
“The Meerkat Kids”
The boys seemed be enjoying the scenery so much, that Bethany decided that now probably wouldn’t be a good time to mention that it was nearly teatime, and she hadn’t eaten since yesterday.
Hello everyone. I just wanted to say thank you so much for your comments on my last post. Getting deep dark stuff out there is difficult, but sometimes necessary if you want to become stronger and move on. I appreciated all the comments and support, I really did – and it spurred me on to actually do a brief intro video on YouTube (1.41 mins, haha!). I’m really pleased that I did it now, to be honest. Wanna see? So yes….that’s all I have for the moment. I’m painting a picture (watercolour doodle type thing) for my sewing area just now, so I shall show that here once I’m finished. Cheery bye for now!
So I was looking through some photos and realised that I could now use an online program called Pixlr to have some fun with photography filters. I couldn’t use the website for the longest time because its flash based, and my “Tea” Laptop (I’m referring to the one I drowned as the Tea Laptop, just for future!) did not have flash capabilities at all. So there were many websites I couldn’t access, which was vaguely annoying. I thought I would mess around with this shot I took on the Isle of Bute, in Scotland a few weeks ago to see how it could look with a nice dreamy filter on it.
Yesterday I went looking for some cheap canvas and gesso. I came home with 5 sheets of Foamcore. I reasoned that I had saved money getting that for my painting pours – I had never used it before, so it would be interesting to say the least. This was A3 size. Acrylic and water.
It started out well…lovely detail shots here
If only it would stay like that…hrrmph! Like all pours, things change, and this is how it dried out this morning.
Its alright I suppose…..still some nice detailing mostly….but the beginning was much better. Also, being foamcore, it warped like mad, making the paint pool in the most annoying way!
But hey, its all about the learning. I wonder what else I can use…..
Whoot! Hi everyone! Glad to be back – issues still ongoing, but lets not be moany. I hope you are all having a fine day.
Lemme show you something I have been working on – its poured painting. These shots are all different parts of the same painting.
Remember when I tried the hairdryer paintings, and said I didn’t want to try acrylic poured painting because it involved chemicals and stuff? Well I got some good results just using water and paint.
The thing with this technique is that it changes ALL the time – for example….this shot here no longer exists. It had morphed into something else by the time I had uploaded the picture.
This is at the bottom of the picture and is beginning to dry. When the paint dries, it gets quite muted so I’m going to have to find a varnish that can bring back the vibrance and shine.
Hello everyone! Perhaps my last post “Skippity Skip” was a tad premature……muscle aches, lethargy, and general flu like symptoms lasted for quite a few days, and today I finally feel a bit better…(she says cautiously)
Anyway…..sewing on wallpaper, whats that all about? Let me tell you then. I have acquired several wallpaper sample books from my lovely local decorating shop, and today I rifled through them wondering how to use them. I tried some collage, but no matter what glue I used, nothing would stick! So I came up with the idea of sewing the pieces on…..a bit bizarre, some might say.
But….there is much to learn with this technique!
Not just the colours, but textures. Shapes and placement. PLUS, the thread colour and style of stitching – whether its part of the design element or not. These are just a couple of practice pieces, but I have more on the go.
Wallpaper structure is very sturdy and doesn’t crease or tear. It can be washed (obviously), and I’m finding it is very like working with textiles in a way. I’m loving this because it incorporates all creativeness in one! Such experimentation to be had. 🙂
Hello!!! I am no longer a snivelling pile of misery. I am now barking like a dog on 60 a day, sadly, but hey ho…..I am focused and alert and have a tad more energy than before. Hubby and I
love to share our viruses with each other are on the mend.
So! This morning I was all of a fuffle. All this energy and nowhere to direct it. I dyed fabric, thinking I would sew, then an hour later found myself making paper mache masks with the tiny styrofoam eggs I had left over from Easter. Then I made inkblots, one of which is above – very fitting I thought. Skipping along nicely!
We have switched to our Summer Diet earlier than usual – we usually begin in May, but since we clearly need some vitamin support, I’m doing it now. Its very simple and comprises of having fruit or veggie smoothies every alternate night instead of a main meal. It works out quite well – no point in stuffing ourselves with a heavy meal at the end of the day, keep it light and fruity!
Did anyone see that giraffe giving birth? I stumbled on it by accident as the tiny hooves were sticking out of her bottom (sorry, tmi) but I didn’t know the whole giraffe thing had gone viral!! Ah well.
Anyway, nice to be back. I missed you all – lets just give the place a bit of a dust and I’ll get the kettle on!
So my hot glue gun that I ordered finally arrived, and so I had to try it out. I embarked on a ridiculous project involving sticking buttons onto a boring lampshade. This project is all over the internet and I wanted something quick and easy to practice with.
Lemme tell ya – its called a HOT glue gun for a reason. And reason clearly left me alone as I began sticking those darned buttons all over the shade – the glue seeps up between the tiny holes and burns…oh boy does it burn! So I was kind of stick-press-ouch!, stick, press, ouch! a fair amount of the time, until I got myself a thimble to protect my finger.
So anyway, it got finished and looks nice enough for a craft room. (Please excuse the bad paint job between the ceiling and wall in the background there….cutting in has never been my strong point and I haven’t painted the ceiling yet…..)