Thursday, 25 February 2010

Painted Patchwork....

Well if you can't sew it .....paint it :)

My attempt at a patchwork heart for a friend Lissylou, off the SCC forum
who posted this.......

This year i am going to take part in Red for Heart to raise money for the British Heart Foundation, a cause very close to my heart (hee hee)
Red for heart day is on Friday 26th of February as February is National heart month.
I am going to hold an event at my house for family, friends and school mums/children on that Friday. Everyone who comes must wear red, we will play games, have a raffle and all the food provided will be red.

I had an idea to have a stall where people can buy little crafty bits.....and this is where i need your help if you would be so kind.

I will not have enough time between now and then to make all the things i want, so i was wondering if you would be able to make and send me a little something to put on my stall. Something that people would pay just one up to four pounds for to help raise money.

It would need to be red and/or heart themed.

So I quickley painted this wooden heart for her

and I hope it goes towards making alot of money for the foundation.

I first posted a photo on my facebook fanpage and it made me smile as not everyone realised it was painted lol.....anyway I may do some more as they were fun to do.

Now my lovely bloggy readers these are so easy to paint you really need no artistic ability at all, the overall effect may look difficult but if you break it down and enlarge mine you can see how basic the pattern is ....
really ....go on have a go :)

Monday, 15 February 2010

Latest commision

Completed this last night , emailed some pictures to the buyer and she loved them , made her cry, hope thats good lol...she commisioned a portrait of her grandson as a present for her daughter and son-in-law

This was a portrait drawn on A3 paper and I loved doing it though I hate doing hair.....well thats until I've finished then its always ''well it wasn't too bad really''

I have another portrait to carry out but have some hearts and canvasses to do as well which I am looking forward to as it is quite a while since I did any painting ...and it is far more relaxing than drawing.

Sunday, 7 February 2010

The Incredible art of....

Leaf cutting......

I saw this on another blog and was just amazed at the intricacy in the work, that after hours of patient cutting, if not sprayed with a preservative, will just turn to dust.

I can only admire this truly beautiful craft.

Link here for more  Leaf cutting

I don't think this is a craft I am EVER going to attempt :) 
Leave it to those carry it out so beautifully.