Tuesday, November 30, 2010

original art for sale

i simply love birds, here is a piece that i will deliver to the solander gallery tomorrow

Monday, November 29, 2010

chocovenyl    www.chocovenyl.co.uk   are selling my christmas tree wall decal on their etsy web site,
i love the way they have shown it here, it looks so fresh!

Saturday, November 27, 2010

50's firniture

 this mid century lounger will go well in our new garden!

50's style

i'm so excited, now that we have a new 50's house i am constantly on the look out for 50's furniture pieces,
I found, haggled and bought this drinks cabinet today,
I love the patterned panel inside the door, don't you think this design could have been created today?!

Friday, November 26, 2010

festive tree cookies

with the festival coming up i thought i'd make a few festive biscuits,
I made the cutter by cutting plastic strips into a tree shape,
i iced them with lemon and sugar icing and finally piped colourful stars etc by combining 3 egg whites and 4 cups of icing sugar beaten till white and glossy,
as always with me they seem to have a 50's feel!

festive paper decorations

apart from making tons of paper stars for our up and coming twilight festival, i have been having a great time trying out different ideas with paper and have come up with these paper garlands.
i have simply cut discs out of paper in all sorts of sizes and colours and stitched them together.
i love the way the circles become all different ovals depending on the angles, they look festive too!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

i have been playing around with book ideas,
this could be fun, what do you think?

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

good news! we have sold our house and bought a new one,
it was built in the 50's and clearly has a mid century vibe about it, i can't wait to get in and decorate, watch this space!
this week i have at last been able to focus on my art!
these pieces are for an up and coming exhibition, they are 30x30 cm's in size,
what is it about me and wings?!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

christmas decorations

hi friends!
it's my birthday this week and my sister, jutta's a day before mine (we are 1 day short of a year apart in age)
i had recently bought a vintage cake decorating kit and decided to surprise her with a completely over the top birthday cake covered in icing flowers (she's a keen gardener)
i spent hours and hours attempting to make them, it's not that easy, believe me! finally i popped the trays in the oven for safe keeping till i could add them to the cake. little did i know that my darling husband, paul had decided to start cooking dinner and proceeded to turn the oven on. before i had a chance to grab them out of the oven, they had begun to brown, what a disaster! now they look even more vintage don't you think! i don't think she will mind, it's the thought that counts!

i have also been playing around with star decorations, they are very easy to make;

start with a 6x6 inch square
divide it up into 1 inch concertina strips
fold like a fan
find middle and staple
cut a diagonal at the end to make points
open out and stick together

you can add extra cuts to make a snowflake
to make the 12 pointed stars, i simply folded in 1/2 inch folds

Friday, November 12, 2010

christmas tree art

summer is here at last, yes it's hard to believe we have christmas on the beach, my british friends are finding it hard to adapt, they are thinking of hiring a snow machine!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

i thought you might like to see some of my latest finds,
 i especially love the red container in the first pick, i have started quite a collection, now i need room to display them all!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

and here are the final designs, yes i have made a few changes, i like to leave them overnight, the next day a fresh set of eyes can help see weak spots!

Monday, November 8, 2010

its been a while since you've heard from me!
here are the first scans of the christmas cards i've been working on, i can see a few changes i would like to make so watch this space for improvements!