Title: Jenny wrenMedium: glassCreator: Robyn Coetzee The last, or rather, the latest fused glass bird in my little collection — I'm sure Robyn will come up with another design I can't resist. This little wren with its gold details looks super cute hanging in my window. Creator: Robyn CoetzeeWebsite: http://www.robyncoetzee.co.ukOnline shop: http://www.robyncoetzee.co.uk/shopInstagram: instagram.com/robyncoetzeeglass/Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/RobynCoetzeeArtist/
thistle It would be foolhardy to claim that I will ever complete all of the many art and craft classes I've signed up for over the last few years, but I am determined to finish at least some of them. I've done five of Sandy Allnock's classes and am part way through another couple —… Continue reading Just coloured: wildflowers
Another challenge! I had been doing some colouring for the latest Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge when Amy from Mindful Art Studio announced her Inchie Challenge. Twelve days of creating two-inch-square artworks in response to a prompt word. I decided that I would follow along and make mine as ink drawings coloured with watercolours.… Continue reading Inchie Challenge 2021 #1–3
Copic markers: pink - R43, R37, RV25, W3, W5green - G29, BG96, G94, 0eyes - T9 Supplies: digital stamps:Charlie's Stamps - Serpent 123embellishments:Pebeo gold mirror effect leavespaper and card:Neenah solar white 216gsm This image was coloured in November 2018.
Title: cheirolepis fossilMedium: ink Although this wasn't created as a work of art, I am counting it as one of the pieces of other people's art because of the skill involved in creating it. And the fact it was made by my brother. He went to university as a mature student to study conservation and… Continue reading OPA: cheirolepis fossil
Series: Wanderlust 2021 #31 I very nearly didn't do this lesson; this is another one from the Wanderlust guest host Kate Crane and the foundation process is quite similar to that used in the Found Poetry page I made earlier in the year. But, I enjoyed making that one so I decided to do this… Continue reading Wanderlust: painted texture
Of course, inspiration is hardest to find when I'm on a deadline. Birthdays at the start of the month are the worst because I don't tend to think about them until the month starts: "oh it's September now, what cards do I have to make, only two but they both need doing in the first… Continue reading Alcohol ink landscape
Copic markers: skin - YR000, YR21, YR24light fur - E70, E41, E40, W00dark fur - YR24 (base), YR27, E08, E19, E29 Polychromos pencils: 192 indian red, 187 burnt ochre, 274 warm grey 5, 271 warm grey 2, 101 white Supplies: digital stamps:The East Wind - nine-tailed foxpens:Copic multiliner 0.05 blackCopic multiliner 0.1 sepiapaper and card:Neenah… Continue reading Just coloured: nine-tailed fox
Title: Yellow rocket blast-offMedium: ceramicCreator: John @ Crazy Chicken Ceramics I'd been struggling to find something for my other half for Christmas. Unless I find something unusual, I have to leave getting anything until the last minute otherwise I run the risk of him just buying it for himself... so I was really pleased to… Continue reading OPA: rocket blast-off
The vast majority of my colouring is done with Copic markers, I've played with coloured pencils a few times (though I have to be in a particularly patient mood as those take forever to do), and then there are the occasional ones where coloured stamping takes centre stage. Apparently I made no notes whatsoever when… Continue reading Butterfly beauty
I haven't made very many cards at all this year, just ones for close family — the ones I can't avoid doing 🙂 And it's not that I haven't been feeling creative, I've done plenty of mixed media and a bit of relaxing colouring. And I can't even use the excuse of having too many… Continue reading Peony bouquet
Copic markers: E40, E41, E42, E43, E44, E47, E49 Polychromos pencils: 101 white, 179 bistre, 280 burnt umber Supplies: digital stamps:The Paper Shelter - it's tea timepaper and card:Neenah solar white 216gsm This image was coloured in November 2018.
Title: Passengers Reflecting VIIMedium: oil on canvasCreator: Jo Holdsworth I'm trying to remember where I first came across Jo's work; although she is a local artist, I think it must have been on Instagram, and I was taken with her style right from the start. I don't normally like work featuring people, but there's something… Continue reading OPA: Passengers Reflecting VII
This one I blame Nancee for 🙂 I'd seen paper beads before but they'd never made it onto my must try list — yes, it was a use for leftover patterned paper, but at the end of the day you had paper beads and that didn't really inspire me. Then I saw Nancee's What to… Continue reading Paper bead bracelet
The last of the stripy art cards and, in fact, the last of the art cards in this clear-up batch. As with the crossing stripes art card, this was a case of creating the stripy piece, gluing it to the art card and then figuring out what to do next. I started by drawing swirly… Continue reading Art card: Stripes & Oil