December 4, 2008
…when he had only visited one timezone, and he already needed some balloons to help him back up the chimney!
For last week’s Illustration Friday (and yes, i knew that it’s Thursday already!).
I’m actually thinking of making this one into a series, so keep an eye out for some more Christmas collages!
November 11, 2008
An empty chair stands where once a wise old man sat.
November 10, 2008
Another week begins, another weekend disappears to find a home only in our memory. And a wonderful productive weekend it was. Not only did I manage to stay on top of the housework, but Friday evening, I finished a painting for the boys toy room (though I can’t show it here, as the basis of the painting is “borrowed” from elsewhere), made a pair of shorts for the big boy (to be blogged after washing, due to a little ‘accident’), and painted this watercolour ACEO:
October 30, 2008
Too tired for the words to come easily today, so just a photo!
Acrylic wash & ink on cardstock, repurposed cardboard backing
October 27, 2008
I have subscribed to a mailing list called “Illustration Friday” for a while now, it’s an little email inspiration prompter. I haven’t really done much with it, because until recently, I’ve mainly focused on photography as my main artistic expression, plus most other mediums were quite scary, to be honest. They seemed to demand a larger outlet then my mediocre abilities were able to produce. However, since falling in love with a little place called Etsy, I’ve discovered an art form called ACEO or ATC, which is Art Cards Editions & Originals, and Artist Trading Cards. These artworks are only small, 6cm x 8.5cm, so not so daunting. In the spirirt of spreading my creative wings, I decided to give one a whirl. This week’s topic was “Repair”.
Painted with acrylic paint on cardboard salvaged from an old box I had lying around. The paintbrush is on thick white cardstock, and attached with a double sided adhesive foam square, so it is actually 3D. I was pretty happy with how it turned out – pretty close to what I had pictured in my head.
Lots of other creative stuff happening at the minute, I have another couple of these little artworks I want to do, I’m going to have a stab at coptic book binding, and I have some other new endeavours I’m hoping to have a go at. I also picked up my journal for the first time in ages over the weekend, and wrote a bit of (not-very-good) poetry. I’m creative-central here at the minute!