Saturday, 9 December 2017

That's Better...

Crocheted this again using eyelash yarn.  I couldn't see what on earth I was doing through the fluff, but it turned out OK and now I'm happy!

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Bear Earrings

These are a private commission, a pair of earrings with a hand painted portrait of Otis the bear on each one.  The wooden discs I used are about 2 cm in diameter so painting such a detailed picture (twice!) was quite a feat.  Actually, three times as the second one I managed to shatter when drilling the hole in it - I learnt a valuable lesson there, drill the hole before painting!


Saturday, 2 December 2017

Velcro & Barney...

 Well, I'm still into painting on wooden discs although I can't find the nice smooth domed ones similar to the few I had squirrelled away on my desk.  This is a flat disc, about 8 cm across and is my first trial run.  I discovered half way through that putting paint on these discs causes the grain of the wood to stand up and makes for a very rough painting surface.  Next time I will have to sand it down before actually painting a picture.  This is a young bear called Velcro, from Katmai National Park.
 I've been knitting another replica pet, this time a lurcher called Barney.  He turned out rather cute!
 He comes with the usual bed, blanket and coat.
I'm available if you would like your pet knitted - just enough time to get one done before Christmas!

Tuesday, 28 November 2017

Otis...Again!

I thought I might go Christmas shopping today, but then when I got to the station there were no parking spaces so I came home again and did this instead. Otis the bear in a rare moment of activity at Brooks Falls, Katmai - I used a snap I took on the Explore.org web cam as reference.  Watercolour on Arches NOT paper - the paper is a sample and I love it, must try and get hold of some more.

Monday, 27 November 2017

I Must Be Out Of My Tiny Mind...

I had this idea of making painted earrings...yeah, well I can't see many pairs of those being made.  This wooden disc is about the size of a 10p coin and the brushes I used were 0000.  Time to have a re-think...

Sunday, 26 November 2017

Selling Like Hot Cakes...


...or something like that.  Third one this week, available in my Etsy shop.

Just made prints of this one available on Society6 - they can be seen here.

Friday, 24 November 2017

Wolf

A wolf painted in watercolour, using one of the photos I took at the UK Wolf Trust in September as reference.  Completed this really quickly today - got lost in it for a few hours!