Monday, January 26, 2009

From the studio...

Its been an interesting week,creatively speaking,I have been painting,soldering and doll making with a lot of success...

I have learned to solder and am making tiny little watercolours encased in glass and solder,they look so cute,I love them and plan to make heaps of them,I'm hooked on the ol solder!!!!

I have also just been enjoying painting again with all my paints and brushes,its been a treat to sit in the studio and just let it flow,so I'm looking forward to the three weeks I'm taking off,hopefully I will be very productive..

Favey colours this week is...Green and pink
Favey tools are..soldering iron and stencil cutter

Lindsay Anderson: Art Quotes
Art is an experience, not the formulation of a problem.

Louise Nevelson: Art Quotes
Art is everywhere, except it has to pass through a creative mind.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Ive had an awesome weekend,I managed to do lots of work in the studio and on line,so I am feeling some what satisfied at the moment.

I am currently working an a large number of projects to get my Etsy store up and functioning and hopefully start to see some sales.

I need to have a good variety of work in the store I think ,so I am working like mad to get it done and uploaded.

Also I'm working like a crazy woman on my books,they are dragging on and on,the illustration part is the killer at the moment and then I need to have them edited for sending off to a publisher,so it will be a while yet I guess.

I am on holidays from my day job in two weeks so I will do a lot more during my time off,I'm really really looking forward to that,three weeks in the studio,what an awesome thought,cant wait!!!!!!

Favey color this week is green.....
Favey tool this week is my soldering set..
Favey magazine this week is Studios..
Favey sites this week is Flickr and Deviantart..
Favey artist this week is Sarah Zambiasi..

"Hope is a thing with feathers
That perches in the soul:
And sings the tune without words
And never stops at all."
Emily Dickinson 1830 - 1886

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

A creative week at last!

I'm finally out of the slump and working again,I feel inspired and ready to rip at last.
I have met some great artists online and have been greatly encouraged to keep going,its been a rough few weeks to say the least but things are looking up in the creative way.

I have sorted out the big studio and am ready to roll with a more productive year ahead,I parted with my beloved kick wheel this week which gives me more room to work,it was hard to let it go but I did and am focusing on more glass work,enameling and smaller clay work.

I divided my studio into three spaces,one for the jewelry work with glass,clay and metal,one space for sewing, doll making and other crafty work and the other for painting,by doing this I hope to be more organized and work more efficiently.

I also hope to start teaching this year and finally get published,but most of all I just want to create and work steadily all year through and be inspired by creative people.

I was given a new soldering kit for Christmas ,I just need some copper foil and I'm away,the kit has a cool little iron in it for wax work so I am pretty excited about that.

Also I received a new video camera so Ill be able to do the youtube thing,cant wait to do that, I just have to figure out the editing soft ware,I will be trying to get my web site up and running and start a blog of tutorials as well,so I have big plans for the year ahead,lets hope I can get it all done.

Tips of the day...join flickr,meet new artists and s=check out their studios,talk to them and be inspired and encouraged!

Favey colour this week is green..
Favey tool this week is sanding block..
Favey artist this week in Danita see her link on my faveys..

Every artist dips his brush in his own soul,
and paints his own nature into his pictures.
Henry Ward Beecher.



tiny teeny portrait

tiny teeny portrait
watercolour miniature

something about Mary

something about Mary
just one of many..

leonardos lady

leonardos lady



sweet cakes and roses

sweet cakes and roses
yum yums

yet another Mary

yet another Mary

my id

my id