Saturday, October 31, 2009


The big excitement of the half term hol was getting a woodburner installed into our humble little house in France - up till now we've had to make do with a gas heater and electric radiators.
For those who are interested, it's a Villager 'A' with canopy.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

dynamic images

Following on from our sketches using the mannequins we ended this drawing 'unit' by looking at Futurism. We then had a go at creating our own dynamic images, where, to save time, we drew around the mannequins to produce a picture that had 'movement'. We think we were quite successful - tho' we didn't manage to complete them today.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

figure sketches

Y5 sketchbook work. Sketches produced before using the paper mannequins we made, are on the left - the 'after' pics are on the right.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

littl' black dress

Just made another peg doll figure - this time dressed in a little black felt number. Not sure how to make it stand independently, other than the ubiquitous wooden stand - posed it on the edge of a glass for now.

Monday, October 12, 2009

autumnal abstracts

Finally managed to display the artwork we started weeks ago - added 'fallen' leaves and other details today. Work is pinned up ready for final fixing.

Need to add a few more touches - photos of the process etc.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009


We made some paper mannequins today to help us get our figure proportions a little more realistic - their previous drawings had the usual large heads/little bodies. We will add detail next time.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

digi stamp!

After advice from a fellow etsyian I've taken the plunge and listed a 'digi stamp'. Apparently folk pay for an image to be zapped straight to them - so that they can colour, re-size and print it exactly how they want. This is definitely new territory for a technophobe like me. The home-made blue watermark is to deter scoundrels from simply saving the image straight from the listing - not sure how effective it is though!

Monday, October 5, 2009


Here's a pic of what the cards actually look like.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

hand-drawn cards

Have just drawn (ink just about dry!) and listed some cards in my etsy shop.