Tuesday, 23 December 2014

Another year nearly over and so few blogs.

That is one thing that I will be changing next year.

I am PROUD to announce that I have been welcomed as a member of the Crafty Crusaders design team for 2015.

 A super talented group of very diverse artists are getting ready to immerse themselves in some wonderful artful goodness and share their talents with you. Me included.

So watch this space. I will be posting here twice a month . Working on projects and sharing techniques and wonderful tips and step by step images of how to create some fabulous pieces.
It will be a challenging, but very exciting New Year for me. I am sure that I will learn as much as I have to offer. I hope you can all share this new adventure with me and the rest of the team.

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a safe and Happy New Year.
See you all in 2015.


Friday, 14 March 2014

History ALWAYS repeats. …………
Well, at least in art it does.
So may influences from the past.
 My infatuation with the Ancient world, Rome, Greece and Egypt, have long been a part of  what I have created.
But somewhat redirected by the influences of the new and modern world, I have found myself heading off course.
 Not to say that this new course is not invaluable and just as important as the past, but I am feeling the NEED to JOIN the  two. MELD them together. Create a NEW and exciting style. One that speaks to ME.
 Do you feel the same?
These are some pics of artwork I created some 20 odd years ago in  the days of typewriter paper and hb pencils when low on cash.

Saturday, 15 February 2014

Lately I have been feeling the pull to the 'dark side' so to speak. No. I am NOT going to be chanting or casting dark spells or conjuring the dead. BUT……the idea of what other 'unworldly' , spirits or creatures that  may be lurking in the darkest corners have me intrigued……and my mind is SPINNING with the  weird and wonderful. 

 Along this line of thought, I came up with the idea of something, not quite a typical angel as such, but a little bit strange in some way. The slightly dark, twisted and thought provoking creatures that are cast out. So "strANGELS" were born.
 This creature can, I guess take many forms. There are no limits to how or what it can present itself as to us. Exciting? I think so.  

So now my mind is OVERFLOWING with ideas. I can't WAIT to see where this is going to lead me. 

The first of the strangles to come visit my world is' Lila'. She appears as a semi transparent ghost like figure and clutched in her hand is her beloved doll and companion, Ivy

 Their story is sure to be revealed as I take this journey into their mysterious realm.
I hope you enjoy the glimpses of the weird and probably sometimes creepily confusing spirits that are about to appear on my pages.