Wednesday, 27 March 2013

My folk art alphabet

Inspired by my sketches from the folk art cows horn piece I was studying the other day, I have now created an alphabet. I am looking forward to turning this into an embroidery. We are off on holiday tomorrow and I always like to have something to craft on whilst we are away, so will be starting a new embroidery project. Yey for holiday!
Alphabet to turn into embroidery
This is a Scandinavian saying which I liked the sound of. Annoyingly, I have used some flourescent pink ink on this piece as a highlight on a few bits, but the scanner is just picking this up as grey. Harumph!

Monday, 25 March 2013

More testing out my new pens

Along with my new pens that I bought the other day, I also bought a little Silvine notebook. I really like how small it is. It's much easier to fill a page... Here's what I have been doodling over the weekend!

My pocket guide to Scandinavia

 Folk art motifs from a piece I had seen on 'Flog it'. I like watching Antique programs!

My folk art alphabet

Pretty painted leaves and ceramics found via Folksy blog and Pinterest

Thursday, 21 March 2013

Pay day pens!

It's pay day today and I've been out and bought some new pens. They are Stabilo fineliner (point 88) and 1mm (Pen 68). Off to go and play!

Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Marimekko dream!

For one, I have just found my ultimate best dress of all time! And second the rest of the Marimekko collection would make up my ULTIMATE wardrobe. The bold shapes and prints are so playful, but still really wearable. I don't think I would need to buy any more clothes for the rest of my life if I had these (well maybe the AW collection!), I just love it. I just need to work out how to get my hands on it!

The best dress!

Saturday, 16 March 2013

1 vase, 3 pictures

Just playing around with ideas again! I originally painted the watercolour of the vase whilst visiting my parents last February. I really like the shape of the pot, but was never quite happy with the way I painted it. I dug it out and re-created the image a couple more times using different mediums this week. I'm still not entirely happy, but am sure that there's something in it that I could be happy with. I shall probably go back to this at some point as I don't feel done with it yet.

original watercolour
mixed media - print, pencil and needle to prick holes

pen and ink