Thursday, 23 April 2015
Currently on the needles: a gold crocheted bra. Hmm. It's giving me blisters, the yarn is so rough so I pity the model who has to wear it!
On the easel: nothing. Oh dear, time to pull myself together and start something.
Wednesday, 22 April 2015
Next up, a gold crocheted bra for the same client - could be interesting...
Sunday, 19 April 2015
I'm also still crocheting the mini dress from cut up tights and massaging Volterol into my thumbs and wrists every night before bed whichseems to keep the aches and pains at bay.
I am also making some very interesting things for the next animation - a spider was the last item.
Wednesday, 15 April 2015
Crocheting with tights is very painful - not sure why it hurts the thumbs so much, but it does, going right up the forearms. I fear my arms will look like Popeye's by the time I finish this!
Also on the needles, a complex knitted waistcoat in recycled denim jeans yarn, which is starting to look very nice indeed.
Friday, 10 April 2015
Thursday, 9 April 2015
So if you look in my shop, these and a few more will be making an appearance and hopefully going off leaving some room in my portfolios for more work.
Tuesday, 7 April 2015
This was painted on smooth watercolour paper, using White Knights watercolour paints - these are very intensely pigmented watercolours. I found them a bit intimidating initially, but once I had got used to not picking up lots of paint on my brush to begin with, I really like them. I have used a very limited palette - Payne's grey, cerulean, and a terracotta. I used a touch of black here and there, to darken the eyes or add a bit of depth to a forelock.
This painting is now for sale in my Etsy shop.