Wednesday, 26 May 2010

Not Sue..........but Wendy

What a veiw.........................

Hello everybody, this is not Sue but Wendy. Sue is having awful problems getting online to Blogger, she cannot post, cannot leave comments on any Blogger blogs and has decided to give up and try Wordpress instead, which appears to be
I am here to firstly show you this fantastic scene which is from guess where.............well Kazakhstan ofcourse, but its actually from Sue's bedroom amazing is that?
and to let you know her new blog address over on Wordpress.
Here is the link
she would love to hear from you all..............she is a bit art starved just now as her shipping cases are not yet with her but she is having a ball...........
See ya

Monday, 10 May 2010

Before and after

While I was at Port Sunlight on Saturday I "pinched" one of Sarahs demo samples........this bird ATC. Feeling a bit guilty I tried to give it back to which Sarah said "no, take it and give him boots and a hat". So, I did!
Here is the result of my "messing" with it! I only used a black pen!
The bird is made using one of the new Paperartsy cutting dies, the shape is meant to be a leaf but it makes a great bird!

Saturday, 8 May 2010


Today was Port Sunlight show! Wendy and I went along not intending to buy anything but just to socialise and pester those that were working!
Here is Sarah demoing hard for Paddy! Always a smiling face :)

Helen working hard on the till.

And Paddy wishing I would take my camera and go away!

Now, you might wonder why Wendy is pulling such an odd face? It's cos they had sold out of what she wanted!! It was a fun if slightly sad day, it was quite hard saying goodbye to so many people.

Monday, 3 May 2010

Is it too soon to mention HALLOWEEN?

A few days ago I noticed that one of my favourite blogs was up and running again (she takes a break for a few months after Halloween)....A NOSTALGIC HALLOWEEN.......and so I was browsing around some of the other blogs listed on there and came across this site........A SKULL A DAY.....what fun!!
On that site was the PDF file to download to make this card skull! I just had to have a go! It was a bit fiddly trying to work out just what went where but I got there in the end.

Then I decided to make another one and decorate it after the style of the traditional sugar skulls that are made in Mexico to celebrate The Day of the Dead.

This is the top, not the best pic but you get the idea!

This is from the side to show the lever thingy sticking out of a slot at the back, if you move it up and down the jaw moves up and down, how clever is that!! It is done with a very clever (and fiddly)folded arrangement inside the skull.

Saturday, 1 May 2010

May 15th and other peoples art

First, the news is that I have a leaving date...........I am travelling out to Kazakhstan on May 15th, so only two weeks to go. Stuart has been there since March so we are looking forward to getting back together, moving into our apartment, unpacking boxes and settling into our new life!

Next,I was talking to my friend Wendy yesterday and saying that I don't have any of my art to put on my blog as my stuff is all packed away and I am so busy getting ready to move that my inspiration has disappeared but that I wanted to update the blog with something and she said why not put someone elses art on there? After thinking about that for a bit I thought "why not?" so here is someone elses art!

I have a bit of a "thing" for jewellery, well more than a bit of a thing if I'm honest, I love it, especially if it is a unique, one of a kind piece. So, when I go away I am always on the look-out for that piece that takes my eye and this owl pendant certainly did that! I bought it in Antigua in Guatemala, it is handmade after the local tradition and is signed on the back by the artist. It is actually a locket, it hinges from the bottom and you are meant to put a lock of hair inside but I think I will pass on that!

This necklace and earring set was bought on the market in Oaxaca. It is micro-macrame.......there was quite a lot of that around.........and handmade by the bloke on the stall.

And then there are these little beauties!!! I mean how could I resist???? Silver skeletons, come on???