Most people around my children’s school know me or know of me, some of them know that I’m a creative type, with only a few who really know what I get up to in my few, precious moments of spare time. So when the opportunity of the school art show came up, I thought I would exhibit the pieces that I did a few years ago to show my creativity.
It’s quite a nerve wracking experience, it is like showing your soul but you know let people in and they can surprise and lovely things can happen.
I had many sales from the exhibition which made my heart jump for joy including this lovely stained-glass inspired piece using ripped paper and another exhibition is now in the pipeline.
As well as exhibiting at the art show, my lovely friend and I were in charge of decorating the hall in a rainbow of paper star garlands. It was an art installation in itself!! The end result was amazing and it was a shame to take it down when the show was all over but it wouldn’t have survived the boy’s indoor soccer!
Well until next time.
Sorry I’ve been absent for a while due to some changes in my work life. I wanted to show you what I have been up-to recently and what I have just put on my Etsy shop. This is my latest embroidery of some cheeky chickens eating flowers in a garden.
I love the combination of colours of duck-egg blue with cream and sand. It reminds me of the various shades of eggs available. The greeny eggs come from a friend and I have blown them so I can keep them for decorative purposes.
I have used suffolk puffs with french knots and satin-stitch.
I have used a variety of fabrics including silk for my embroidery. The artwork would add a country-living feel to any house. Please visit my shop to check out the new embroidery and all my other products.
Hello!! I hope you are having a productive day. I have been busy putting more stock into my Etsy shop. So far I have put the following artworks on and more will be following in the next couple of days! The artwork featured here is using torn Kaisercard from Kaisercraft by hand.
Tuscania in burnt orange.
Miniato in aquas, turquoise, burnt orange, grey and tan.
Close up of Carcassonne Tulip.
Tuscania Rose in aquas, pinks and peaches.
Close up of Tuscania Rose.
All my artwork will be available in print form and at the moment, the smaller sizes will be available as originals aswell.
It’s all been a huge learning curve for me but I think I am getting there finally!!
Hello, Happy New Year!!
I’m back from my Summer holiday and I’ve been busy and have so much to tell you!!
First of all, I’m going to share with you some photos of my window display at Skyring Architects in Bardon, Brisbane. The photos are not as good as I want, as it was a very bright day yesterday so there was a great deal of reflection so I’m going to go back on a not-so-bright day. However, it will give you an idea as to what I’ve been doing in my long holiday.
I decided that it was an ideal opportunity to show off all that I can do with paper and thin card so the table that you can see is made from Canson 240gm card, glue and some small stones inside the table legs to make sure it stays in one spot!
The team at Skyring Architects were so lovely to deal with and I’m very thankful for this opportunity to show my work. My bespoke “Tuscania” artwork is in pride of place in the window. The print is available in my Etsy shop, the original artwork is made from hand-torn paper using pattern inspired from European Gothic architecture.
The table took a lot of patience and sore fingers from cutting but I was pleased with the result!
My Paper Garlands are going to be for sale on my Etsy website in the coming days.
So are my Greetings cards!
Well, it’s good to back into the day-to-day of normal life and I’m looking forward to sharing with you my my trip to the beach, the country and everything else!
Until next time.