i simply love birds, here is a piece that i will deliver to the solander gallery tomorrow
Monday, November 29, 2010
Saturday, November 27, 2010
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
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!
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
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
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 pointsopen 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