Saturday, 30 August 2014

Link up with Paper Saturdays and send a powerful message.



I experienced some technical problems last week so I am sorry there was no post for Paper Saturdays. Thank you for all your lovely messages of concern, I feel very loved! I will be catching up with all your wonderful art very shortly and hopefully things will be a bit more plain sailing from now on.


Despite the little hick ups my creating has continued behind those closed doors. I really love making different things with my drawings. What do you think of these little matchbox dolls? Would it not be wonderful to send your loved ones a message to show you care? They are available in my Etsy shop.
 


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Thursday, 28 August 2014

The truth is...

I am on a little break...........
      ......... I will be back shortly!

Friday, 15 August 2014

Paper Saturdays link up time and a little animation

The other day someone asked where Lottie was. I sadly admitted that I had neglected her a bit in the last months and look at what has happened to her. I was shocked. Don't you think that Lottie looks a little worse for wear? It made me wonder what she has been up to and by looking at her belly she wasn't throwing those cakes out. I promise I will take greater care of her and I will keep you informed about how she is doing.

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Saturday, 9 August 2014

Paper Saturdays link up and the meaning of line work.

Welcome to Paper Saturdays if you have come to share your art with us please scroll down and link up. 

 

I love building visual grammar with line work because there can be so much emotion in just a few lines. I know it is a little darker then my usual work but I have to say I enjoy this side of my art too.


A line is a dot out for a walk.
—Paul Klee




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Saturday, 2 August 2014

Paper Saturdays link up time.

Here we go again another day of Paper Saturdays were you can link the art you have created this week. I can't wait to see what you have in store for us. Please scroll down to the bottom of this post to enter your link.

I have been busy working on a little sketch which when finished I played around with in Photo Shop. I love doing this and bellow are some examples of what can be done in just a few hours. I get lots of pleasure playing around with my sketches to get ideas for future projects.





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Saturday, 26 July 2014

Paper Saturdays link up time.

Welcome to Paper Saturdays, feel free to share your art with us this week in the mr Linky at the bottom of this post. Linking up is a wonderful way to be in touch with other like minded souls.

Again I am experiencing trouble with my Internet connection. I guess that serves me right for having pleasure in living out in the sticks. However much I love being in the middle of nowhere the situation with limited Internet is extremely frustrating with regards to keeping up with my blog and having to bend myself in all sorts of ways to get to you. Anyway I have made it it again and today I am leaving you with some sketches which I drew in order to prepare myself before I started a painting. Do you warm up before you start a project or do you just delve in?




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Saturday, 19 July 2014

Paper Saturdays link up time.

I am back from my Holidays and I was ready to embrace Paper Saturdays with a fresh mind and lots of humph. However as soon as I flew back home I  heard about the disaster of the Malaysian Boeing 777. I feel even more gutted and saddened then I already would as a special person in my life lost a very young family member. There are no words I can think of that will make it better for all of you who are affected instead I will carry you in my heart!



Today I am leaving you with some very emotional self portraits I painted before my break in coinjunction with a class by Gillian Lee Smith. Like I said above sometimes there are just no words. Maybe the paintings will tell you all.



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Saturday, 12 July 2014

Paper Saturdays link up time.

It is that time again. Are you ready for linking your art? Please scroll down and leave your link in the Mr Linky at the bottom of this post.

I like to thank you all for your most wonderful comments over the last few weeks.  Everything is now returning to some sort of normality and to make it even more peaceful I will be taking a little break but don't worry I will be back here next Saturday.






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Saturday, 5 July 2014

Paper Saturdays, time to link up your art.

Life is still a little hectic here. Lots of moving of things and people are again much at the fore front of my daily routine this week. Nevertheless it is all good fun and it may last a little while longer. Enough of that and lets get into Paper Saturdays. Are you ready to link up the art that you have created this week?  

I had a commission for one of those cute wooden brushes I have in my Etsy shop. I couldn't find a paper with the right colour combination that was asked for so I used a plain tissue paper and hand painted the butterflies. I really enjoyed making the time to paint in between the chaos of the day I think I should make time for it each day as it has a meditating sort of effect on me. Tell me do you make time for you?






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Friday, 27 June 2014

A Still Life, Paper Saturdays link up time.

Life isn't standing still for me right now. There seems to be movement in every little corner you could ever imagine possible so forgive me for not having been able to visit you Paper Saturday friends. Please bare with me and keep linking your gorgeous art I will catch up I promise but for now to calm myself down I am leaving you and me with a still life of the Mason brothers. These wonderful beasts are my studio friends and help me stay grounded.



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Friday, 20 June 2014

How to make a Paper Mache bowl, Paper Saturdays.

Each week I love it when it comes round to Paper Saturdays and I can show you what I have been trying out. For ages now I have been wanting to make some paper mache bowls to put on one of the tables in my studio and after finally sorting out the renovating mess the time felt right to get down to making at least one bowl.


It truly is super easy and fun as long as you don't expect perfectly shaped bowls at the end of the process. I love misshapes so this isn't a problem to me. Give it a try it won't cost you a fortune either. All you need is a bowl, cling film, scraps of paper, a paper puncher, glue paste to put it all together and mod podge to seal it all.

Start by making your Glue paste.
  • Mix half a cup of plain flour with 2 cups of cold water.
  • Then put 2 more cups of water in a sauce pan, bring to boil and then add the flour and cold water mixture to your pan.
  • Bring the mixture to a boil again and then immediately remove from heat and add 3 tablespoons of sugar to the pan.
Let the mix cool down completely until it thickens down and you are ready to play. 

    Cover your bowl with cling film. Punch paper shapes with a puncher and cover them in the glue paste. You can use a painting brush to do this but just make sure the paper is saturated. Cover the bowl with your shapes and let it dry overnight. You can add more layers for strength if you want but it is important to let each layer dry overnight. When you are happy with your design and it is completely dry carefully pull the paper mache bowl away from the ceramic bowl. You may get some tears at this stage but don't worry this is easily fixed with some more glue paste and paper shapes.


    All you need now for the bowl to become strong is some modpodge. You can seal the bowl in and out with that stuff and you are ready to go. I repeated this final step only once but if done more than once I am sure it will carry more than just cotton wool. I am aiming for marshmallow what about you?

    I hope you will link up and share your paper art with us this week.


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    Wednesday, 18 June 2014

    The summer of colours.


    Lottie's illustration is inspired by week two of the challenge 'The summer of colors'