Sunday, August 29, 2010

Needle felted Mermaid

Here's a needle felted mermaid I made a while ago
I found her again and I realized I have to do one like this again soon
Dry-needle-felting is great fun !
(stay focussed or you'll poke your fingers...believe me, I know...)
-I used New Zealand Merino wool-
Here' a youtube tutorial for sculptural needle felting

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Fur Babies !

Two of my friends just got FUR BABIES !!

They each have an 11 week old Miniature Schnauzer (they are sisters...the doggies, not the friends...) and tonight we had an impromptu Puppy Shower for them.

It was so much FUN ! We had shortbread biscuits in the shape of doggie bones and other yummie stuff too and of course the two little ones were there as well, receiving their presents.I got them a bag of puppie bones to chew on and some beef jerky treats and I made them a card. Just simple pencil drawings - monochromatic with a little pink on creamy cardstock

Saturday, August 21, 2010

A Mermaid Booklet and her value studies

I am doing colour value studies
for La Sirena
(the back-to-school-feeling is creeping up on me, haha)
but of course I cannot resist the odd little portrait in between the excersises

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Red Work

An in-between-project...
A Birthday present:
It's a recycled journal I bought and I made a journalcover of pieced fabrics
with a little portrait on cotton on top.
It's for a friend who had her Birthday when I was away
and she likes patchwork, stitching and quilting.

Monday, August 16, 2010


I will be doing quite a few
and such in the coming weeks
.ooOoo~~ Blub Blub oo00O00oo ~~.
I had already done some Mermaid paintings and ATC's recently,
but joined Suzi Blu's La Sirena group now as well.
I am so looking forward to this, learning more techniques again
and sharing my stuff with the others and You!
So keep an eye on this spot

Friday, August 06, 2010

Little Red

another spread in the journal
with my first succesful crackle ! Yay !
and little windowshutters that keep an old piece of parchment
to write on.

Monday, August 02, 2010

Feather Lady

This is one of the journal entries from the coptic journal I made.
I found the Guinea Fowl feathers while visiting a kids-petting-farm.
The fowl were loosing their feathers and these were too irrisistible....
I could not take them back with me to New Zealand though, NZ is pretty stricked in bringing in animal- and organic bits and pieces,
so I just had to use them right there and then.....
A5 size - portrait on a piece of frayed and stained printed cotton fabric in the coptic journal