Saturday, 21 July 2007

Creative Forces

I've had the week off work, and with no plans i decided i wanted to do something productive with my time, especially as when I am working, I don't get a great deal of time to do the things I actually WANT to do, because i'm tired and want to just vegetate in front of the television, certainly not what i should be doing!!

So i started this little project last sunday, i'd made these yo-yos a while ago but had never put them to good use, and as i didn't have an idea in mind, i just sewed them down to a piece of neutral felt. i quite like working in this way, no ideas, because when i do have a vision in mind of what i want to create, it never looks like that. At least this way any outcome was going to be good, and hopefully i'd like it.

And luckily i do! It is as of yet unnamed, i have always found it difficult to name my work, but I am really chuffed to have created something that i am pleased with and have worked on continuously, i hope this is the beginning of a new run of artworks.

Monday, 16 July 2007

I made this

Thanks to Martha Stewart I made a a huge pom-pom out of tissue paper that is now suspended from my ceiling. AND it only cost me 79p to make! I think there will be more of these.

Go to to find out how to make your own.

Sunday, 15 July 2007

A bee or not a bee?

That's a bee that is! And i took the photograph! Chuffed is what I am.

Friday, 13 July 2007

A picture!!!

Finally a picture!!

This is a piece i've been working on for a little while, any spare time i get when i'm at home, and am not busy doing other things. Luckily i've now moved into my permanent room, its big and spacious and wonderful, and i have a table set up so i can sew easily!

It's all machine embroidery on felt at the moment, as you can see it has warped the shape somewhat, but it just started off as an experimental piece which will hopefully grow into a grown up piece of art.

I want to do more machine embroidery on it and then add to it with applique, and hand embroidery and maybe add some beads. Watch this space, as they say!

Wednesday, 4 July 2007

I'm brilliant me!

I've got a degree!! i got my results today and i am SO pleased, after 4 years, some of them very tough, and after being fed up to the back teeth with Fine Art I am so pleased i've come out of it with a 2:2.

Now onto making art i LOVE to create and have a fantastic time doing it.