Sunday, February 01, 2015

prams and " objects" !

Had a lot of children at my Friday 10.30 Mark Making Sesson, this Friday! 



Animal heads have been appearing all over my studio, these days. It is great have an artistic volunteer. :)



Happy weekend.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

More playing in the studio!

I have done some more playingand quite pleased witgh the ongoing results. l am 



This is the Pickford's packing paper, that l am experimenting with. I pressed 

the paper against the above pieces of work. It takes paint well.


Sunday, January 25, 2015

Play time and l learnt a lot, at the same time. :)

I found it very sad to see ALL these Christmas trees, on the side of the road. To grow, be cut down and then be thrown away, after being used for maybe just 4 weeks. Doesn't seem right some how.


Anyway back to January. It is cold and below freezing most days, here in Putney. The ice in my small teacups, outside the studio, have not thawed all week ... much to the children's delight.



I have been paying with my Geliplate and having SO much fun. Instead of using it to create things, l have just been experimenting. It has been so freeing ! :)






 


I had a disaster with the screen printing trial ... but l'll work it out. The piece of paper on the right, is what Pickfords, (the removal company), use as packing paper. I have just managed to aquire quite a bit of it and so decided to see what l could use it for. 


It prints well and takes acrylic paint well. I think it will sew well too.


Now l am now back to painting with Acylic on canvas and some paper. I decided that l need to go back to the beginning and really start back at the beginning. These two canvases have been painted with several layers of colour and red or yellow and red, applied on top. Then left to dry.


This large  canvas used to be black and white, until l was given it and gessoed over it. First step ... paint most of the canvas with deep blue, then a lighter blue and then mix together ... purple! Once dry ... add white. Then l laid paper over it and then l can use them later. 




These are some of the areas, where l laid the papers on.








I really enjoyed myself today!

Monday, December 29, 2014

A visit to the British Museum, in London.

As you can see ... Sunday is freezing!


It was my husband's birthday and we were on our way up to The British Museum. There we were to meet up with our daughter . So we caught a No14 bus and sat upstairs, so we could see our journey better. This is Putney Bridge , which has just had a lot of work done to it, including these wonderful new Victorian Lamp Columns.


Enjoy the sites of London. :)




Don't these boys look as if they are enjoying themselves ! :)


Eros surrounding by presents!


Then we arrived at the British Museum.


Making sure the tourists are safe ... !


Then it was time to go into this wonderful building ... amazing ceiling.



The first Exhibition you see when you enter, is about the last 60 years of Germany .... in objects. The first object is a Beetle Car ... wonderful.


This is a piece of the Berlin Wall.



The three of us, had a beautiful meal in the top restaurant , to celebrate my wonderful husband's birthday. Then my husband and daughter went of to see The Ming Exhibition. Me... well l went of to the Rubber Blade Stamp , around the corner! 
 When l was going there, l saw this gentleman and his friends. Amazing shoes, ( no socks ... glittering shoes with red souls) dark sunglasses and a wool coat laid over his shoulders. Perhaps he was important or thought he was. 



Then it was back to the Museum, l wanted to see the Death Exhibition , which l have seen several times before.
This is called " Cradle to Grave" by Pharmacopoeia. It was created by Susie Freeman, a textile artist, David Critchley. a video artist and Dr. Liz Lee, a general practitioner. 



This the Rock Crystal skull, ( late 19th century AD ). It was originally thought to have been Aztec, but recent research proves it to be European.


We had a wonderful day. If you are in London, this museum is worth a visit, it has some amazing exhibitions and a lot of it is free.