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Bumblebee fanatic & wildlife lover living in, & taking inspiration from, the beautiful North East of England. I am accompanied on my journey through time & space by my special bloke, gorgeous girl, 3 daft cats, 5 fish & visiting, very shy, hedgehog.

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Postcards & bookmarks

Now that I have had confirmation of receipt I can show you a couple of new pieces that I have recently made. These pieces were made as trades - a postcard and a bookmark.
The postcard was a mixed media piece mainly worked in ink, watercolour and acrylic with an acrylic satin varnish finish. Its theme was inspired by artworks featuring the Buddha. I particluarly enjoyed creating this peace immersing myself totally whilst I was working on it.  I have also created a digital image of the postcard and placed it onto a mug ( 'Live, laugh, drink' mug ) alongside the following quote:
 'When you realize how perfect everything is you will tilt your head back and laugh at the sky' 
♥♥ The title of the mug, which I think is very apt, was chosen by my gorgeous girl ♥♥  
I may also have some prints made soon on some really good quality paper to place in my Etsy shop.

The bookmark was worked on red craft paper and was created in pen & ink before laminating to ensure longevity. 
 'Cats, Coffee & Books' 
(for me these 3 things embody cosiness, relaxation and contentment)

Saturday, June 05, 2010

Lady Starlight - World Drawing Day 2010

Listening to my music on the train after a long, hot busy day in London - this idea started to weave its way through my weary sub-consciousness. It has morphed a few times before I finally put pen to paper.

'Lady Starlight'  (inspired by the song of the same name by the Scorpions)
World Drawing Day 2010
Pen & Ink with a watercolour wash
Size A5

Friday, June 04, 2010

Willowing ATC May 2010

This month the featured theme was 'Little Houses of Love'.
For this piece, I wanted to use a subject that most people dont think of with any love nor even affection. Snails seemed to be an ideal subject, the majority of people are not overly fond of these little creatures with their spherical exoskeletal home, although the abundance of them in my garden probably encourages the hedgehogs so I should be grateful they choose visit me. 


'Little Houses of Love'  
(Size 2.5"x 3.5 "
worked in mixed media and included acrylic, ink, newspaper.

For my second card I chose the theme 'Goblin' .
I have been having somewhat of a running battle with these little people for some time now - perhaps I could appease them by dedicating a piece of art to them?

 (Size 2.5"x 3.5 "
worked in ink with a watercolour wash
- perhaps my favourite medium.