I have been away for a few days so not been keeping that up to date with the blog so I was really surprised and chuffed to see that I have been awarded ART OF THE WEEK over on Mixed Media Monday for my bird!!
Thanks to everyone who left such lovely comments about him!
"Teatime" is the theme on Gothic Arches today. I haven't made an arch for a few weeks so thought it was time to have another play.
I have added a spout and handle to my arch, I hope that is Ok, the basic shape is still an arch! Could not have teatime without adding the Mad Hatter in there somewhere, he is peeping over the tea bag folded flower in the corner!!
Mixed Media Monday has a great theme this week............hearts and/or wings............how could I resist!!
Here is my entry...............I have to give credit where it's due, he was inspired by Tim Holtz! I have seen on several other blogs examples of birds that have been made in one of Tims workshops and I really liked them so I decided to have a go myself. The hardest part was finding a wooden bird to work on!
I thought you might like to see a sample for one of my current workshops!
I am teaching this this week over at Paddys Stamping Place in Prestwich, nr Manchester, there are still places left particularly on Thursday. If anyone would like to come along give Paddy a call on 0161 798 5115, it would be great to see you there!!
I am also entering this piece for this weeks Wednesday Stamper where the challenge is to "use hearts in a differewnt way", I hope this counts!!
I thought I was done with challenges for today but then I was wandering around blogs earler and spotted that the challenge on Big Art Adventure is Milagros Hearts and I just had to have a go!! I love hearts in general but milagros hearts are just something special!
I have a friend who lives in New Mexico and on visits there I have bought several nichos and amongst them a couple of hearts.
Here is my version, I used Ten Seconds Studio metal working tools to get the patterned effects and black acrylic paint for the aged look.
KISS KISS is the theme on Wednesday Stamper this week. The only thing that came to mind when I saw this was "THE KISS" by Gustav Klimt, I knew I had some Klimt swirls stamps somewhere so I had a rummage around and found them and used them to create the background for the postcard (the picture is actually called "The Three Ages of Woman")
Last year the Tate gallery in Liverpool held a major Klimt exhibition as part of the city of culture celebrations and what an experience that was, it was mind blowing! So, I had some postcards lying around from that( though not of The Kiss itself, that wasn't included in the exhibition as it is too fragile to move)................the idea was starting to come together!! Another artist whose work I like very much is Charles Rennie Mackintosh, he was a contemporary of Klimt and they did have some contact (there was some Mackintosh bits and pieces in the exhibition) so when it came to the words on this piece the Mackintosh style alphabet I have seemed to be just right!!
Hello and welcome!
I like to travel and I'm incurably curious. I love my garden and I like to make things,
I like altered art and mixed media and have a leaning towards the slightly darker, weirder side of things....as you may notice!