Saturday, 25 August 2012

A new creation for a friend

A friend of mine will be ending her contract and leaving our workplace soon. I've made her a little farewell gift. I hope she'll like it. I've also made a few more as presents for others.

Sunday, 19 August 2012

Trying to keep my mind off redundancy

The last few weeks have been very hard and very challenging as I come to terms with not having a job after Christmas (31st January to be exact). I find art really helps to keep my mind off my worries and gives me space and time to forget everything that's happening around me. It focuses my mind on creativity and allows me to forget all my worries for a while.

I've been working on a mixed media under painting inspired by an artist called Jodi Ohl on Willowing's Lifebook. It's about healing the inner critic which we all have. There's a lot more work to go yet but I wanted to record how it looked along the way.

Saturday, 4 August 2012

New additions for my blog

A few weeks ago I had a lampworking lesson to make glass beads and I picked them up from the kiln this morning. The tutor's are on the left and mine are on the right - all in all I'm quite pleased with the way they turned out.

I've also been working on a new Lifebook Painting from Adrianna Almanza's class called the Hope Fairy and here's my effort ...

I think I'll add a bit more fairy bling to her and make her shine.

I was looking through some work that I've done over the last twelve months that I haven't posted up

The first Lifebook class was given by Tam herself - this is my painting that resulted from the class

Thoroughly enjoyed doing Tam's class it was a lot of fun and very relaxing.

Another of Tam's Lifebook classes was called 'honouring your past' and this was the resulting page from that exercise

This was another lovely little lesson from Juliette - such a sweet little class.