My blog aims to show you the different areas of my life .... in Art, eco-dyeing, photography, silk-painting, bookmaking, working with wax, printing , my "picture" diary and finally my new venture. My Art School ARTYFIZZ which has just opened in Putney, London April 2012! (www.artyfizz.com). Thanks for visiting and please leave a few words even if it is only "Hi"!
Off to BrickBox this afternoon and noticed how much out trees had changed colour, in the last few days.
This the road l walk down to get to the top of Putney Hill..beautiful at this time of year.
I love Tooting, it is so vibrant, colouful and very Ethnic. This is the entrance to Tooting market, where the Art Cafe is situated.
The image below shows two of the people l work with in BrickBox...can you see why l love being here! They are so much fun, so dedicated and great to create with! The moustach was printers ink which is washable!!!!!.......don't ask! Ha!
At the BrickBox we are celebrating Halloween tomorrow. Hence all these clay skulls l turned out this afternoon!!!!
As you can see from the image below...people/children will be decorating the skulls tomorrow. They will also be Halloween Mobiles to be made, face painting to created and lots of fun to be had by all...l hope! Then in the evening, a free adult party...making shrines, facepainting, and much more.
Lots of Mexican decorations.
On the way home, l saw this perfect "Time" clock.
My drying rack is full of drying dyed fabric. Felted wool on the top rack.and 6 more below!!
Some wool and silk being dyed pink with advocado stones.
Now some more completed sewing dyed bits. This is a piece of felted wool, dyed with Ecu leaves. I loved sewing it, so easy to work with.
Loved this part of the piece...lots of little straight stitches..so calming. Sorry images are not to clear, it was late at night and under artificial light..not a good time to take images!!Just wanted to show you what l have been doing lately!
This piece of felted wool was a weird shape but l decided to sew it as it was anyway. It looks like a flag, so maybe as l now have vcreated two, l will start making a few more!
As many of you may remember, l love creating circles...and there are a few on this flag!.
My Art up in the BrickHouse Cafe...already had some interest!
The Art project l conducted on Saturday, was to show adults and children how to use "normal" things to print with. This is the table all set-up for the printing session.
So what can you do with for instance...a plastic fork?...or....
playdough or sandpit toys.......
or wooden spatulas.....
or a plastic potato masher.....
This is the printing work one of the Artists, who helps at the Brickbox..love her work.
This child's Mum was not so sure about this but l provided apron and explained paint was washable!!! Child was very happy because he is not allowed to do this at home!
He had so much fun but it took me a while to clean him up!Ha!
Mono Printing Table.
This is part of a Stag Antler which the shopholder lent us for the day! Apparently he was going to sell it later to the Chinese Medicine shop next door...so he can grate it up to use in his "Man Soup" recipe!! It is also known as an aphrodisiac!!!
There was also some Mandal's being created.
The next two images show you how ingenious the staff are at the cafe!! First there is a hole in the ceiling......
then there was not!
Today, Tuesday...l went leaf collecting..such beautiful colours.
On the way home l saw this next image......can you see the insect drinking from the raindrop?
Then... l collected twigs and leaves .
Then here are my latest bundles waiting to be opened...so exciting! Another few days yet. if l can last that long. Fingers crossed!
Look what l got today......a pressure cooker in a sale!!!! Trying to be less messy and keep smells to a minimum ....to please my ever patient husband!