Monday 29 September 2008

Illustration Friday - 'Packed'

This is my third attempt to get this right and I am getting very cross! I am having trouble editing my post once I have done it. Considering how user friendly most things are these days I am finding blogger very frustrating. It may be just me!

My picture was inspired by thoughts of lifts with too many people in them(scary!), and my life, which is packed with all the things mentioned in the picture. It is painted on a 5x6" canvas using black gesso and acrylic.

Friday 26 September 2008

A monster comes to call

This monster is only here in spirit as really he lives with my friends Clare and Gary(who created him) That is, unless he has been squashed-I hope not but I will have to check!

A Halloween Party!

There is going to be a halloween party at A Fanciful Twist. Here is the flyer! There are already scary things in my house-little torsos and bones being baked in the oven, ghosts in the post and skeletons on the shelf. The nights are now very autumnal although the weather this afternoon was very midsummer.

Thursday 25 September 2008

Suzi Blu

What begun as just a diving girl has ended up as a mermaid in a rainstorm of fish. She is a strange mermaid as she does not like to get her hair wet!
I used a page out of a book of religious art(that has seen better days) for her skirt and lots of glitter.
Why do pictures appear above the post? I don't understand! I might stop at two for today. The picture of the girl and the purple sky was for face and dress practice. I used to love dresses like this when I was at college in the 80's. I used to buy them from the local market. One of my dresses lives on in a (very basic) quilt I made.

Monday 22 September 2008

In A Rush

I rushed in yesterday with weird pictures of pencil sharpenings and not much else.
Today I want to explain why I am here in blog land but the more I think about it the less I think I can explain. I want to share my creative work and have been really inspired by the many blogs I have been visiting since I discovered this wonderful world. When I work it out I will put links to these! I particularly love Suzi Blu and Vanessa Valencia (A Fanciful Twist)
(Oh, and the one practical reason for starting now is so that I can join in with Vanessa's Halloween party on the 18th October!)

I think I will just start gently with a few pictures and captions and hope to find my way.
I have put this little video up because I love this spider. It never gives up. Last weekend it got knocked to the ground, I tried to rescue it and put it somewhere out of the way of big feet. It played dead for about two hours. Then it reappeared in its favourite spot-above our bin, outside the back door and attached to the guttering and the garden table. It is a very silly place as there is fairly constant traffic. But this doesn't stop it!

Sunday 21 September 2008

Easier than I thought!

This is my first ever post on my first ever blog and I am a little scared! Scared in a good way-that jittery, butterflies in tummy first love type of scared.

I have no idea how to do things on here but at least I can start to find out now.
Wish me luck!
P.S. The photo is just a random choice, made in the pressure of the moment. They are pencil sharpenings in a little charity shop wedgewood bowl I keep on my desk as a tiny but useful bin.