If my Heart had Wings.

If my Heart had Wings.

Thursday, 22 September 2011

Pedlars Certificate

I've decided to give peddling a go. I applied for my certificate this week, so hopefully in two weeks I shall be carrying my basket of goodies around the streets of Bristol.
I found this link to be really useful, www.pedlars.info/faq-pedlars.html

Like a lot of busy mum's I've had to come up with (hopefully) the best solution to school hours and my need to earn some money. As much as I would love to have a market pitch (Corn street, excellent market in Bristol), I cannot fit around their hours.

I must admit I am a little nervous, been trying out ways to show off my work whilst trying to keeping fairly eco-friendly. I've been cutting up boxes to back my creations and wrapping so as to protect them.

If Bristol works I might get some courage to try Bath!

Hoping to feel the love.

Monday, 25 July 2011

Mixed Media Hare

Not quite sure where I'm heading with this picture. I do know this though, it is just the beginning!

So far, watercolour paper with watercolour paint, recycled fabric stitched on and a layer of gesso.....

Thursday, 7 July 2011

Upcycled owls.

Recently I have been taking inspiration from my local animal rescue centre, Secret World. They have a collection of rescued owls that I felt the need to include in my artwork. These two paintings I have here to show on my blog are of a beautiful Barn owl.

 These paintings were created on canvas. The background has been made up from upcycled fabric, collaged paper and flower motifs from my daughters outgrown clothes.

 I then painted a layer of gesso over this background. This was followed by a layer of brown acrylic paint.

 Crackle glaze, applied to add interest to the texture ( I love this stuff!)

And finally, the owl was painted in oil paints, and the sky and stars. Oh, and a little crayon to the flowers.

I am working on some paintings with Twinkle in.

Sadly Twinkle died this week, aged 16.

Wednesday, 23 March 2011

Not quite sure what to do!

I have made this hare wallhanging from scraps of fabric, recycled card and the beautiful sea-glass my daughter collected for me. The background has been painted with oil paints.

My problem, I can't get it to hang flat to the wall. I hand stitched black velvet to the back and I really don't want to undo it. I worried I might damage it and I love it so.

I welcome any suggestions.

Thursday, 3 March 2011

A beautiful gift

My lovely (soon to be 4yrs) daughter gave me this delightful collection of sea-glass. She collected it from Clevedon beach with her dad for me to put in my pictures.
Appearing soon on etsy.

Friday, 25 February 2011

Sir John Tenniel

I'm feeling a bit of an Alice in Wonderland moment coming on. I love painting hares and think I might introduce some rabbits too.

Saturday, 12 February 2011

Recycled wallhangings

I've just started on a series of wallhangings. I have a few ideas, this hare is the third I have made. I think I've fine tuned it now, so it works as I had imagined it.
Made from recycled fabric from a pair of jeans and a flower top my daughter had outgrown. Some scrap silk I had dyed, some beads, crystals and bells. The heart and wings also has been made from recycled fabric.
Leaping above the stars.

Thursday, 3 February 2011

Still here working!

Lot's of ideas on their way, just been a bit off colour lately. About a dozen paintings and lots of ideas for some more appliqued items. Keeping up the recycling, too many ideas and not enough energy!

Tuesday, 4 January 2011

Some finished paintings.

Happy New year!

Finally got myself at my art table to get some work done. Here are some finished paintings I created on my little eco-friendly art-cards.

I shall be listed these on etsy.com over the next couple of days.