Posted: November 30, 2011 Filed under: art, birthday, Escher, family, pen and ink
I wanted to share this piece of art work with you today. Entitled Hand In Hand it’s a pen & ink drawing by my step-dad, Simon, whose birthday it would have been today.
Wasn’t he talented? He did a lot of pen & ink mainly of dragons and fairies. I love this drawing in particular as it reminds me of Escher.
He loved fantasy art, nature, and Native American Indians. And us!
Simon, I miss you xxx
Posted: November 17, 2011 Filed under: art, artists, Bobbi Lewin, mixed media, mixed media art, Patti Ballard, Sarah Ogren, Shyama Helin
I absolutely love mixed media art so thought it was time I shared some more with you. These artists all sell on Etsy so if you click their name it’ll take you to their shop. Sarah Ogren also makes the most beautiful jewellery.
Posted: November 13, 2011 Filed under: art, Berlin, Berlin Wall, Germany, graffiti, street art
A few years ago I went to Berlin for my birthday. I’d never been before & would definitely like to go back! I found these photos the other day, to be honest they’re mostly just graffiti, however the street art in Berlin is actually pretty awesome so, sit back, put your feet up & enjoy!
(A couple of these are a bit blurry… back in the days of SLR…)
Posted: October 13, 2011 Filed under: art, drawing, illustration
I drew this young lady in pencil & crayon the other day. Am currently having a go at Fashion Illustration with a how-to book… must keep practising!
Posted: October 8, 2011 Filed under: art, bears, deer, Five Images, food chain, illustrations, raccoon, robin, squirrels
I’ve been wanting to post this picture for ages….. I have no idea where I found it but I absolutely love how it represents the food chain, so clever.
My dad emailed this photo… how cute?!
Love the raccoon!
Beautiful… love the colours particularly.
(Source – same Tumblr as above)
How awesome is this illustration? Makes me think of Winter… which in my opinion has definitely arrived here in the UK!
Posted: October 4, 2011 Filed under: art, artists, illustrations, Introducing, Mari Kubota, painting
Isn’t her work absolutely stunning? I love the use of colour & her paintings are just.. ethereal.
I think my favourite is actually the third one down although I love how vibrant the first one is!
Find out more about Mari here.
Posted: September 15, 2011 Filed under: art, Kat Macleod, mixed media, redhead
OK, yes, I know I’ve mentioned Kat’s work before here, here, & here but now it’s official. You’ve been introduced!
I absolutely love her work & find it very inspiring. The concept of mixed media art became real to me after seeing Kat’s work… it made me realise what I wanted to do.
I particularly love her red headed ladies.. & I absolutely love the soldier dress the last lady is wearing. How about you?
Posted: September 11, 2011 Filed under: art, deforestation, Ghost Forest, Pitt Rivers Museum, trees
I wandered round to the Pitt Rivers Museum here in Oxford yesterday & took these shots of the trees that are currently out front as part of the Ghost Forest Art Project. The project has also displayed the trees in Trafalgar square back in 2009 & in Copenhagen to raise awareness about deforestation.
Posted: September 10, 2011 Filed under: 10 Things, art, lists
I spotted this over on Shimelle’s blog & decided to give it a go as I quite like the idea. On the 10th of every month you list or scrapbook ten things… this time I’m going to share with you ten things I’m planning to create art with very soon.
1. Watercolour paints
6. acrylic paints
7. (old) magazines
Pop over here if you want to play along.
Posted: September 10, 2011 Filed under: art, colour, Introducing, Sandra Dieckmann
I love how vibrant her work is. And the colours. Go check her work out, she’s amazing.
Thank you for all of your kind & supportive messages on my previous post, it means alot.
**Edit ~ my favourite is the spooning squirrels, followed closely by the white bison! 🙂