Sunday, 20 November 2011
He was just so adorable, however whilst in Derby I made 2 more in CHUNKY wool so they are a little bigger.
I have one blue:
And one red:
I've also made a green panda although he doesn't yet have any ears or eyes...
Friday, 28 October 2011
Firstly my one-of-a-kind flower bookmark.
And secondly one of the Marc Bolan guitar books.
I'm so happy! I just hope my new items are popular too.
I had to create this treasury after seeing all the gorgeous work today. They aren't in the same format or media but the colours are as vibrant and they give off the same movement as Kerry's pieces. I hope they can do it some justice...
The work dominating the gallery was that of Kerry Barnes an abstract Resin artist with a background in science and microbiology, merging science with her art.
It flowed like it was alive, spilling across the Canvas, pulling you in closer and closer, wanting to touch it, feel the texture. It has a silky sheen and liquid effect, due to the media being resin, although there are multiple colours and in some places even glitter. Where some of them appear to be very feminine in colours and shapes, there are also masculine pieces.
A few of the names of her pieces include:
Atom which is actually my favourite piece form those displayed.
War of the Worlds Sea Dragon, which despite the fluidity of the piece you could see the dragon trying to pull itself from the canvas.
Mars, brown and gold colours on a black canvas, reminding me of the chocolate mars with its marshmallow and caramel interior.
Prices do not exceed £420 and are very reasonable when you take into account the materials and time of both mixing, pouring, merging and drying of each piece. Take a look at both the links I have provided above and see for yourself what an amazing artist this lovely lady is.
Another link for the Artist: http://www.art-3000.com/artist/?id=3196&s=1
Tuesday, 25 October 2011
Twilight inspired jewellery.
Saturday, 17 September 2011
Saturday, 10 September 2011
Saturday, 3 September 2011
Monday, 29 August 2011
Monday, 20 June 2011
It's been 3 years since I last attended an event although they had only one other after that. It was really good to chat with Phil and catch up on events etc. We talked about his newest kits, his new book, which is actually quite funny, although not for the faint hearted, and also how he had found it difficult to find stitchers to make up the projects from the book for publishing.
I pre-ordered the book on Amazon and despite them saying it would be published in March, Phil told me it actually didn't get released until June. Anyway I did receive my copy and already have my eyes set on a gorgeous butterfly pattern which looks like a skull.
I had some really good chats with some of the attendees and even helped get someone started on a large project called 'Balloon Girl'. As well as all of this I even managed to stitch a couple of pieces too. Firstly a pair of pants which is part of an urban cross stitch kit, and secondly some more progress on my tribal butterly:
There are some more upcoming events in London. The closest being July 1st - 3rd to promote a new range of beer. Check out Urban Cross Stitch on facebook too for all upcoming events!
Monday, 13 June 2011
Wednesday, 27 April 2011
Some of the images look like they have been photoshopped/edited but they still give the illusion of reality. They combine wit, humour and adorably cute children, making simple tasks into whimsical ventures.
A toddler aged 2 was able to fool the Art world into believing he is a true artist. His mother, a lecturer at Hampstead School of Art and a freelance art critic, posted his artwork onto Saatchi Online, both naming his pictures and giving them elaborate descriptions, people began to purchase the work as well as offer exhibition space at galleries.
I wonder whether my son will become an artist too as he is constantly surrounded by arts and crafts.
The full article can be found here: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-499240/Toddler-fools-art-world-buying-tomato-ketchup-paintings.html#ixzz1Ki9LN1Rb
Wednesday, 20 April 2011
Saturday, 19 March 2011
Wednesday, 16 March 2011
Monday, 14 March 2011
The fair was held over 2 days, Saturday and Sunday, with at least 40 exhibitors ranging from cross-stitch and knitting to papercraft, jewellery, woodwork and even pottery. There were vairous information points with leaflets and books listing all the members of the Guild and what they all do. They are all working at such a high standard that I just had to look at everything.
Along the way we played with gorgeous kaleidoscopes, chatted with some of the exhibitors, tried on jewellery, admired artwork and photography, and cooed over glass lamps, then we began to purchase items.
My father bought me a lovely necklace made from fused glass, I picked up an Ash bowl with metal hummingbird lid, a Brazilian Mahogany earring stand, Canadian Maple needle holder, and a knitted artist. My father then bought my sister a fused glass necklace and I purchased one for myself as well as matching earrings. Our other puchases included a planting dibber made from a wood I can't remember, 2 hand painted glass vases, a wooden mushroom magnet.
For more information on the Guild and their upcoming events, please visit the website linked above.
Saturday, 26 February 2011
Tuesday, 22 February 2011
Saturday, 19 February 2011
In the right side bar you will see my Etsy items for sale, if you're interested then head on over. I have been thinking of adding some promotional codes to get 20% off for followers of this blog and my personal blog so keep a lookout for that!
Sunday, 13 February 2011
I hope to be able to post more regularly, however my home internet connection is now non existent so surfing time is very limited. I am currently using my phone to make this post.
If you head on over to my other blog, Maddy's Stitching Corner then you will be able to catch up on everything and see all the new projects I have joined.