Have just listed the three small, hand-painted brooches in my Etsy shop. Please feel free to click on the sidebar link and have a browse around.
Saturday, January 29, 2011
Friday, January 28, 2011
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Found some more time (!) to paint up a few pics. The small canvases are actually brooches!! They have fixings bonded to the back. Thoughts? Wondering if I should put them in my shop??
mixed media on canvas, 8" by 8"
mixed media on canvas, 2" by 2"
Again, light has gone, hence the shine from the flash.
Friday, January 21, 2011
Following on from the spinning tops we made some more rotating toys - thaumatropes ('turning wonders'). These are my 'here's one I did earlier' attempts. The children came up with some really imaginative ones that I tried to capture, but the shutter speed on my old digital just wasn't up to the task!
Monday, January 17, 2011
Thursday, January 13, 2011
Continuing our moving toys project, we had a go at making some simple spinning tops. We could have used a pre-drilled MDF 'wheel' and just stuck a short length of dowel through but we went for a 'quilled' process instead. Most seemed to work quite well.
Friday, January 7, 2011
Have been playing around with improvements to the 'jake' figures. Joints made with elastic cord secured by buttons allows for a fantastic range of holdable poses as can be seen from the pics. Please note that this figure was one I put together out of spare pieces just to try out the concept. He stands around 10cm (4") when stood up straight!
Wednesday, January 5, 2011
Monday, January 3, 2011
Back from hols. Just re-opened the shop and had a customer already! Hopefully a good omen for the year ahead. My daughter didn't like the previous sketch - no arms! So over the hols managed a brief alternative scribble, with arms - daughter 'designed' the dresses.
Back to work tomorrow!! Was hoping to find time to paint up some pics. Shall make time!Here's to a great year - cheers!