Pretty dresses this time :)
Wednesday, 28 April 2010
Monday, 26 April 2010
Norwich always has lots of antique and collectors fairs and the other day I snatched up this bargain. The whole box of jewellery for £5. There's over 25 items in there! A few pieces are broken but I can just use them to make new things.
This piece is a brooch - the two bits either end are pins- which says Parfums Cacharel Paris. I googled it ands it's a French perfume company and the charms are shapes of some of the perfume bottles. Swanky.
There's also a couple of broken watches in the box. I don't know what I'm going to do with them yet, but I could be inspired by these;
The Quintessential Steampunk Ring by LondonParticulars
Arcane Angel Vintage Watch Collage Necklace by 19 Moons
Steampunk necklace by edmdesigns
Friday, 23 April 2010
Many years ago I made these clay plaques inspired by the above work by Kurt Halsey. They're just flat pieces of air dry clay with a paper clip stuck in the top so I can hang them on my wall.
Kurt Halsey is an artist who produces cute little drawings and paintings of relationships, and some animals. I like his handwriting.
Wednesday, 21 April 2010
This isn't quite so relevant now that the sun is shining, but have y'all seen this panda hat from River Island?
Pretty cute right.
So I made my own version. I used a white hat that my mum crocheted a few years ago and asked her to crochet two white half circles for the ears. Then I stitched black and white wool onto the hat for the eyes and nose and sewed on the ears.
Monday, 19 April 2010
Friday, 16 April 2010
The tiny versions of my friends and family broke out of my dolls house to pose around my actual house.
My sister ties her shoe on the phone.
My friends go exploring in the banister
My Mum balances on the kitchen tap.
And my friend tries to whack a banana.
Wednesday, 14 April 2010
Feeling a little flowery, I made this necklace and matching ring. I must have also been feeling a little insane as I sewed each of the yellow seed beads individually onto a circle of felt. It was worth it though.
The necklace is now available to buy at the Letchworth Arts Centre so if you're local, go and check it out, along with all the other crafts on sale and artwork on display.
Friday, 9 April 2010
These are some of my painting from my first uni project. I was looking at my new environment since moving to uni and painted some of the views around me on to pieces of rubble that I picked up in my garden and happened to have one flat surface.
This is another of the paintings I completed for the project and it's the same view from the third rubble painting. Fun fact; this painting prevented my friend from getting lost when she came to my house because she recognised the pub in the painting so she knew she was heading in the right direction. I think that's an example of art having an influence on peoples lives.
Wednesday, 7 April 2010
Monday, 5 April 2010
After posing my little painting in my dolls house I thought about just using photos of figures. So I printed out a bunch on to card and here are some of the best.
Here's my dad eating an ice cream and wondering why there's a giant teapot on the table.
I like to call this one 'someone's been put on the naughty step'. It uses a photo of my oldest sister from many yers ago.
I like this one because I used three pictures of the same person in one scene.
And finally here is my friend welcoming us to her dolls house crib. Complete with wine bottle as big as her torso.
Friday, 2 April 2010
Last year I sewed this sort of self portrait. It took along time and a lot of black thread but I like it. Since then it's just been hanging around my room because I don't know what to do with it next, so I searched the web for some ideas.