Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Quote Wednesday - Nathaniel Hawthorne

Happiness


Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always beyond your grasp, but which , if you will sit down quietly may alight upon you.
Nathaniel Hawthorne

Each Quote Wednesday I share a quote with a painting or photograph that I have created. Quotes can be so inspiring and uplifting it is a good idea to meditate on the words and make a point of saying something encouraging about your life! 

Do something great and share your favorite quote in the comments below. Join me next week for the next inspiring quote and image. Blessings!

Monday, 22 June 2015

Mixed Media Art Dolls - 'Red'

As part of Material Mondays I am continuing to share my mixed media art dolls and I completed a couple more dolls that add to the collection of mini dolls in the series.  I am beginning to find my feet in terms of the design and how I want them to look.  I find that there are so many different techniques I want to do, It is just to find the time necessary to get them to the point where I am ready to let go and see it as complete.



I decided that I didn't want to create art dolls that looked 'perfect' but ones that reflected our imperfections and differences, and who as in our own lives need to be proud of who we are, making the best of our lives.



Red comes in a full length red and gold coat with white and gold buttons down the front.  Her blue floor length dress is finished off with a jeweled broach.



The way that I have been approaching making the dolls is in the same way that I would do a painting, and thinking about the layers, and the stories that I want to come out, and as you look into the eyes you can relate to some part of her story.

Red - Mixed media Art Doll

Hope you like her, 


Friday, 19 June 2015

Doodling Fun


Messing about with pen and ink and just playing with what ever will come out onto the paper.   I find that (and I am sure I have said this before) doodling is a great way to take your mind of things, or even work through them when the need takes.

This one started out as a few lines 



I then started adding some shapes and patterns elsewhere on the page


I haven't quite completed it, but decided that I would dip in and out when I felt like it and see where it takes me.  It is sometimes nice coming to a page that already has something on that you can if you wish do something

What are you doodling at the moment, do you like starting with a fresh page or will you add to a piece in progress?






Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Quote Wednesday - Michael John Bobak


All Progress takes place outside the comfort zone!
Michael John Bobak

Each Quote Wednesday I share a quote with a painting or photograph that I have created. Quotes can be so inspiring and uplifting it is a good idea to meditate on the words and make a point of saying something encouraging about your life! 

Do something great and share your favorite quote in the comments below. Join me next week for the next inspiring quote and image. Blessings!

Sunday, 14 June 2015

Word for the Week - Mark 11:24




Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it and it will be yours
Mark 11:24

As you meditate on the scripture and enjoy the image ask and think about the many gifts you have been given, the many challenges you face, and the fruit that will come from the work of your hands. 

Words and images for the week, to bless, encourage and inspire you to be all that you have been called to be. 
What will you do with what you have been given today?

Saturday, 13 June 2015

Repurpose and recycle - Time to create!

Creating sculptures with recycled materials 

Having got the bug for creating figures I am experimenting a bit more with materials to enable me to use more recycled materials.

The basis for these figures is clay and once I have got the posture I set about working on dressing the figure.

It is great when you can find materials and a style that you enjoy working with, and unlike drawing a character you get a better sense of the story that comes with the completed figure.


I found a gentleness and calmness about this particular figure, but also a strength.  



She is finished with bronze effect paint and sequins for decoration.  I hope you are inspired to experiment as well, and see where it takes you!  Blessings

Wednesday, 10 June 2015

Quote Wednesday - Frederick Terral


You may not be a Picasso or Mozart but you don't have to be.  Just create to create.
Create to remind yourself you're still alive.  Make stuff to inspire others to make something too.  
Create to learn a bit more about yourself - 
Frederick Terral

This quote is currently one of my favorites - that we should create to inspire others to create has been something that I hope I achieve when I post here on my blog.

Each Quote Wednesday I share a quote with a painting or photograph that I have created. Quotes can be so inspiring and uplifting it is a good idea to meditate on the words and make a point of saying something encouraging about your life! 

Do something great and share your favorite quote in the comments below. Join me next week for the next inspiring quote and image. Blessings!



Wednesday, 3 June 2015

Quote Wednesday - Marc Chagall


'If I create from the heart, nearly everything works; if from the head, almost nothing.'



Each Quote Wednesday I share a quote with a painting or photograph that I have created. Quotes can be so inspiring and uplifting it is a good idea to meditate on the words and make a point of saying something encouraging about your life! 

Do something great and share your favorite quote in the comments below. Join me next week for the next inspiring quote and image. Blessings

Monday, 1 June 2015

Material Mondays - Sculpture Figures 1

Allowing myself loose on working with clay has led me to try some more complex pieces, and experimenting with other materials such as powertex which is a fabric hardener.  I have been able to use several different mediums to create this sculpture.  I really love the way the fabric gathers and holds its shape.



I have also incorporated jewelry, gems, and flowers which helps with the overall effect.



Using the different materials gives you different textures, which then show through when you apply paint


I am really pleased with how she turned out, she stands around 12 inches tall.


She comes bearing flowers and is looking for a good home so if you are interested in purchasing I will be putting her up in my Etsy store



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