This box was made with a particular person in mind, the same person I made the Harry Potter wedding card for. She is one of the few people who would appreciate the time turner that has been lurking in my stash.
I’ve decided that art cards are the perfect size for testing out ideas and techniques — small ones anyway… This was inspired by seeing a large abstract artwork with a big drippy glittery motif across the centre of it; that got me thinking of ways to make glitter drips without ending up with glitter everywhere.
Maybe I was influenced by the “spring” weather when I put this little jar together. Growing up in Lincolnshire I was quite used to seeing snow — there were even times when we had deep snow drifts on my birthday at the end of March — but it’s not often that snow settles and lingers in London (even in winter).
You can learn a lot from just watching YouTube videos, but sometimes it’s handy to actually walk through the techniques with the same supplies, just to get a feel for how what you’re seeing translates into actually doing. So I picked up this workshop kit to have a play.
My other half was telling me about a work colleague who had described themselves as being “a rubbish friend”. My brain decided that what I needed to do now was to make him an actual rubbish friend.
Another “throwback Thursday” post for another panel that I made and photographed last year (hence the 2017 watermark that I cannot be bothered to redo: I don’t need any more excuses to not get around to blogging this creation). This panel was made in response to a challenge to use a clipboard in a mixed media project.
When I decided, at the last minute, to take part in The 100 Day Project my only plan was to “leave the house every day and take a photograph”. I certainly wasn’t planning to do anything more complex than that. To be honest, my main intention wasn’t really artistic: I just wanted a bit of motivation to get out of the house each day. [Note: this failed and I decided to gracefully withdraw]