Friday, November 26, 2010
Saturday, November 20, 2010
I knew when I used water soluble glue that this would be an ephemeral artwork, but it still made me a little sad when they washed off. I've saved the birds and I'm going to try the poster glue recipe from the last post so we can have them for a bit longer next time.
On a brighter note... I started a new crochet project. It's been a while!
Oh, and those mixed media works that I keep saying are nearly ready to go up on etsy are still on their way! I know, I know... but I'm easily distracted. I have to keep reminding myself that it's perfectly ok to go where my inspiration takes me....
Right now I'm feeling inspired to get the Gocco out of its box again. So there will be some originals in the shop at some stage, but that's all I'm promising ;)
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Monday, November 08, 2010
I can't remember the last time I woke in the morning and wasn't immediately consumed with thoughts of all the sensible things that need to be done that day.
I love Mondays. Usually relaxed and refreshed from the weekend, once the children are at school, the possibilities of all the things I can do with a whole Monday at home by myself stretch out before me all shiny and tempting.
...and I usually do the sensible things.
Inspired by the beautiful (and much more detailed than mine) map paper birds I saw in this post (my map paper cranes are there too!). I used a 1990's atlas full of pretty coloured maps, and a pva glue and water mixture to adhere them. Quick and easy, and I'm thinking it could be a work in progress.
There's a great recipe for poster glue here that I'll try next time, but we were out of sugar from making marshmallows to toast over a backyard campfire last night.
note: homemade marshmallows melt *really* quickly...
and the mixed media tree artworks I posted about last week will be in the shop at the end of this week. I got a bit distracted...