#flowersonfriday

We may be on course to run out of food and/or petrol but at least we can have #FlowersOnFriday p.s – if you read this and you’re not in the the UK don’t panic!

Embroidered bumblebee

So I’ve had a bit of a crappy week, and to relax, get my brain into the right space and bee a little bit more zen I’ve sat quietly and embroidered myself a little bumble bee. Its all sewn free hand using a single strand of coloured floss at a time onto a natural (and excitingly eco friendly, recycled calico!) It’s been so lovely to study the photos of bees from the garden…as we have at least five types of bee I might sew one for each.

Roads go ever on

Just a quick little calligraphy art. The Road Goes Ever On, also known as A Walking Song, is a walking song by J.R.R. Tolkien, fictionally written by Bilbo Baggins; lyrics from The Hobbit are –

Roads go ever ever on,
Over rock and under tree,
By caves where never sun has shone,
By streams that never find the sea;
Over snow by winter sown,
And through the merry flowers of June,
Over grass and over stone,
And under mountains in the moon.

Roads go ever ever on
Under cloud and under star,
Yet feet that wandering have gone
Turn at last to home afar.
Eyes that fire and sword have seen
And horror in the halls of stone
Look at last on meadows green
And trees and hills they long have known.

It’s one of my favourites. I’ve made quite a lot of LotR/Hobbit art over the last year, which is cool when you think that the Fellowship of the Ring os twenty this year.

Landscape

Followed the Landscape tutorial by Graphic Designer www.deviantart.com/harrisonhow Took the drawing one step further by turning it into an oil painting – I’ve never used oil before and its so different to acrylic (it has taken so long to dry!) Kinda feel I’ve channeled my inner Bob Ross. Check out the rest of my dA by following THIS LINK!

Enter The Dragon

I’ve been going through some of my old artwork and came across a rather handsome dragon…and realised I never uploaded a finished version of my earlier WIP

Spring Is Coming

Wow…I officially haven’t posted anything for like a whole year…actually it might even be longer than that!

New year’s resolution – start posting again!

Everything’s changed its a little bit scary…still lets keep our hopes bright for the future.

The Underbelly of the Beast

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I really thought hard about the colours and fell in love with the blue/green one,  a little untypical for a dragon, but fit well…as a useless nugget of info when inverted its blue and pink!

The Dormouse

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Celebrating the 150th birthday of Alice, these quirky wall hangings make a great gift for the curious minded.

These Wall Mounted Animal Heads are handmade, using various felts and british standard padding. As the name suggests these Feltsidermy are created using mainly felt. Each head is filled with wadding and is backed onto a foam disc giving each head a nice backing board and will hang neatly onto the wall with a small loop on the back.

The Dormouse is complete with hand made artistic gold finish wire glasses.

All materials used are vegan friendly and kind to the environment, the felt itself is made from recycled plastic bottles.

Shop HERE

New In

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[Smiles like a loon] Here it is the new jewellery range now selling in my shop, it’s super cute and makes a statement with any outfit. Check out my shop HERE! or follow the menu above.

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Just in case I haven’t mentioned how much I love printed.com I thought I’d say it again I now have a full set of promotional stuff printed at an exceptionally high standard and looking beautiful.

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Re-mixed Dimensions Photo-shoot

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Well, here it is the finished Re-mixed Dimensions collection. I’m so happy with these final pieces, there’re all very different but sit well together. Constructed textiles are amongst my favourites due to how tactile you can make them.

I have to give a hugh thank you to Catherine who modelled for me, she looks amazing.

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EXPERIMENTAL ADORNMENT

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After initial researching of all the various things I found influential for this project. I started playing with adornment of my own, using different weighted and textured materials and making each piece individually, decorating them by hand or with a sewing machine and arranging each piece onto a stand to create a silhouette  I like, then sewing all the various pieces together by hand, so that it may be worn on the body.

Heavy Metal.

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This particular piece was made during the final year of the FDA in Textiles and Fashion I studied, It was so much fun playing with ideas and pieces of fabric to create something to adorn the body, so I thought why not include it here.

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