Sunday, December 30, 2012

Art and leading up to Christmas.

This is one of the pages from my handmade journals. I started out making these particular journal as examples for my workshops....but they have been so much fun to create.

These are Sky Lanterns which my family let off, when we spent some time together in Devon. The children rented the cottage to celebrate my 60th birthday in November. It was a very restful time when we had lots of food, some good wine and lots of laughter. Thank you Jenny, Andrew, Gemma and my husband Tony for an amazing long weekend!

I found these amazing patterns on the white part of a zebra crossing! Thankfully the traffic was slow!

My landlord had arranged to re-suface the tarmac outside my studio...just forgot to tell me! Had to shut studio..grr!

A lasting memory of the day...a tar footprint of my own foot on my own doorstep!!! Took awhile to get it off my foot.

During one of my After-School Clubs, this painting was created. I thought it was wonderful to see how after she had painted her sun, she suddenly realised, "Oops...l forgot the sky". See how she over came her problem...brillant!

We had some frost awhile ago and l picked up some beautiful leaves.

So once they had thawed, l made a few bundles. I am trying a new way of wrapping each page, once created, is covered with clingfilm. Let's see what happens! Exciting.

This is the pile of leaves, which will now be pressed for later use.

Christmas was on the l made some example Christmas Trees for the children to make. I became addicted very quickly! Ha!

I also found some clear plastic baubles, which l decided to decorate. Some l covered in glitter and put a white feather inside.

Some l put paint inside and glitter on the outside. Was very pleased with the end results.

The baubles were to go on my Modern style Christmas tree l created this year. Some of the children liked it, a few didn't and the rest are not sure. Ha!

When the lights were turned on in Putney, one of the activities the children could do, was make these "banners". Thought they were beautiful but as most people live in flats here....wonder where they will keep them!

More of what l did up to and after Christmas later......bye!


Cath said...

Happy belated 60th Lynda,and I love your journal page piece. Is it paint or discharge paste you've used for the drawing? I really like your modern version of a Christmas tree too. Wishing you and yours a very happy, peaceful, and creative new year.
Cath x

lynda Howells said...

Thanks Cath. You really must come and see my school soon woman! No l just draw with a white pen on the pages.
Thanks for visiting and hope you will have a happy new year and hope to see you soon!x

Carole said...

Lynda, seems you've been busy having fun and enjoying art. Here's to a fabulous new year full of love, joy, and peace. Carole xo

sharon young said...

What lovely Christmas decorations, love the bauble trees.

Emma said...

Lots of lovely things (wondered where you'd gone!) So what did you do with those lovely marks on the Zebra Crossing? Take a pencil rubbing or lay down some paint & take a print? My Mum was once horrified when I took a rubbing of a man hole cover & a car appeared on the horizon!