Hello

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I’m back. There’s painting, a new studio, plenty of workspace but I moved to the floor for this experimental phase, so plenty of floor space! I’m not quite sure what it is I will be painting today. I have a partial idea, and that’s what I’m going off. Either repainting over that blue canvas or a new one. Cover sheet out, all materials and tools. Let’s see where this goes.

Offering love visual

stupid face

Sketchily painting over a pencil drawing. A little drawing for a zine submission. Although I really like it, and puts humour in to my work, the silly face was not on the final. The pencil lines give it that nice shaded finish that I like from my drawings and hope to incorporate more into my work.

On the concept, I fed some of my own experience into a doodle, and the idea of giving your heart as an item in glass case, special, but also fragile, to pass on. That it draws on a risk, putting it out there, giving it to someone and hoping it doesn’t return damaged or broken.

Wish for you cards

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My cards all printed and packed, looking very nice and professional in their plastic sleeves ready for the Stall on the 11th February.

Out of all the possibilities I could have illustrated for the cards I choose a shooting star. Because of the hope attached to it, the remembrance of feeling magic. And then when you’re older, feeling it then so in the arms of another.
But sometimes, just as the star whizzes by leaving a faded blur in your memory, love can end too. 

Xmas earrings

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Making earrings to sell at Christmas stall. First time making! Shapes made from super sculpey oven bake clay, painted with acrylic, some then spray painted for the varnish affect (but taking a long time to dry!) Made stars, holly and cat stud earrings – shamelessly advertising myself inside the little organza bag! Got a few more things to produce, ready for the stall in about four hours.

Daily challenge update

So I have been doing the daily draw challenge but I haven’t being posting them daily. But this way i don’t clog up the blog with little daily doodles. In this post it’s day 10 – 14, day 15 will be posted a little later and will conclude this drawing experiment. Doesn’t feel like 15 days already!
Just to list the next 5 drawings:
DAY 10 – What are animals thinking?
DAY 11 – Heaven
DAY 12 – An overweight cow trying to gallop
DAY 13 – A porcupine snake, lemon party (u rated)
DAY 14 – Right hand drawing Vs Left hand drawing

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(I’m right handed!)

Drawing challenge

For 15 days I’m participating in a drawing challenge with five other members from my course. We created a suggestion box and each day we pick out something new. I am already 5 days into that challenge, so will be posting those in one big feed. Drawing challenges are usually like daily doodles to keep the participant busy or can be more elaborate – but I’ve kept mine simple.

Here are the first 5 days:-

DAY 1 – An ant sunbathing on grain of rice sipping long tea

DAY 2 – Diagram of a Cocktail

DAY 3 – An Ice Prison

DAY 4 – Something yellow

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DAY 5 – A source of Evil

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And so far that’s it. Ideas are quick and the imagination raw, but it keeps things ticking even if the ideas are simple and silly.