23 October 2010

Picture I made recently

Crazy about flowers

Hand made paper or fabric flowers seem to be the latest craze. Below are some flowers I made recently.

These 2 flowers were made in a felting class. I love felting, I already signed up for another class in November, felted bag this time.

Birthday art presents for Paper Princesses Judy and Marilena

This book with watercolour paper pages was made for Princess Judy for her birthday.

This is the spine of the book done with coptic binding

Inside of the book

This gardening journal was made for Princess Marilena for her birthday

This is the spine of the book done with tape/ ribbon binding
One of the inside pages with a pocket and a tag
I packed the pressies for them in these corn-flakes boxes, oh rather what they were before I decorated them. I got this idea from the newest Memories mags by Stampington.

Art received

I got this little fabric collage from Karin as Art of the Month (AOTM) a while ago but finally I put it onto a canvas so that I could hang it on the wall. I loved Karin's creation so much that had to come up with something to be able to hang it.
This gorgeous vintage tree piece is from Ness Henry as another AOTM. I love it.

This bird canvas is from Paper Princess Margaret and I received it for my birthday.

This lovely AOTM piece is from my "drinking buddy" Debbie Baker . It is gorgeous and it is already on my wall.

This gorgeous piece is from the Paper Princess Marlene and it was my birthday gift. I looove it so much and it is on the same wall as the above piece.

Arty exchange with Celeste

We recently had a little arty exchange with my dear friend Celeste, the agreed theme was "chairs" which we both seem to be into at the moment (LOL).

This is my picture from Celeste

This is what I made for Celeste

17 July 2010

2 pictures ala Kelly Rae

I recently made these 2 pictures based on Kelly Rae's technique from her book Taking Flight. It is my "Fly High" series. Kelly's book is wonderful and full of interesting techniques, highly recommended if you don't already own one.

11 July 2010

Magical Monotypes Workshop

I have recently done a printmaking workshop with Sandra Pearce who is a very talented artist. We had fun printing leaves, grass and some dollies, as you can see from the below photos.

A group photo of workshop participants with their creations, Sandra is the third from the right.


Below are 2 cards made with a technique which I have learnt from my friend Celeste. It involved using water soluble pastels on a shiny photo paper as well as some Tim Holtz's distressed ink.

This was for my sister's birthday, I used her photo when she was a little girl

A card for my Polish aunt

The McGregor Winter School

I just spent 5 wonderful days at the McGregor Winter School in Toowoomba expanding my skills in silversmithing and jewellery making. Maurice Maunsell was our tutor (in a white T-shirt below) and he was very skilled and patient with us too. People in the class were fun and very talented, it was so lovely to see different creations and be exposed to new ideas.

Picture of my class

There are collective creations by the class members

I have learnt how to make some nice copper leaves

These are my silver creations - birdie earrings, zirconia ring and a pendant with a fossilised Indonesian coral.

Learning to Paint

I started learning how to paint on canvas at the Lilly Lee Gallery in Sherwood, just around the corner from my place (how lucky is that!).

These are some fish in acrylics and ink with some gold leafing. It was such fun to create, particularly the very messy and free flowing background. The fish were a little harder to draw but overall I was happy with the final result.

Here is a black and white auto portrait, I got this class as a Christmas present from my friend Ala. It now hangs in our study room and I joke that it is there to watch over Ross when I am not home, he says he feels like "the big brother" is watching, LOL.

Catching up

I haven't been blogging for sooo long, trying to catch up today. Below are some of my latest creations.

Piece of artwork for Marlene's birthday

A quick birthday card for a friend

A little canvas for Amy's 30th birthday, she loved it (who wouldn't want to be a Queen and 30, LOL)

These are 2 pages I made for an Australian-American small group of 6, Page Dwellers. It is such fun project.

Another 2 pages made for the Page Dwellers

12 April 2010

Art work

Below is the stunning collage on a wooden block made by my friend Gaye as AOTM. It is proudly displayed in my living room. Thank you Gaye.

I have recently been playing with old cutlery and here are some pendants I have made.

This is a small canvas I made from my friend who just turned 30 (the young chick, lol).

I made this little note book for Margaret as AOTM. It is such a nice way to recycle vintage children's books.

Inside I used some recycled paper.

11 April 2010

Polish tragedy

My heart goes to the families of the Polish president and his wife, as well as other 95 Polish people who died in the plane crash on the way to Katyn in Russia. This is a very sad time for all Polish people and I unite in pain with my nation.

10 February 2010

AOTM for Gaye

This month I was to create an Art of the Month piece for Gaye through our little group Australian Art Sisters. I made her this small picture out of a photo frame (picked up at a second hand shop), put some rub-ons on the outside of the silver border and also on the glass (between the wood and metal) which can't be seen in this picture. The picture was done using a metal embossing stencil and brown ink, the girl and the butterflies were collaged. It was all finished with a silver chain with leaf beads and some metal embellishments attached to the frame.

My recent cards

I haven't been creating much lately - it has been busy with a new job, private contracts and some overseas visitors. However, my New Year's resolution is to keep making cards when I can which is a nice way to build up a stash to be used later, when you need them. Below are some of the creations. I have been experimenting with embossing with metal stencils and ink (2 last cards) and also with nestabilities die cuts (1st card).