Sunday, March 26, 2006

Inspire me Thursday - monochromatic - blue Bella

Monday, March 20, 2006

Thinking Big - Inspired Thursday

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The bollards on the quay at Owl Island are 'big'.

Saturday, March 18, 2006

For Heather

A couple of coats of sealer over the weekend and I will have your Chinese New Year/Dragon mail art in the post on Monday. I hope you like ;-)


Sunday, March 12, 2006

Danny Gregory Weekly Challenge

Everyday Matters has a huge group and I have joined to get some ideas to bring back to Soul Food and share here. After struggling with the Inspired Thursday Challenge this week I found the challenge to draw someone or something you love - and journal about it a bit easier. You will find a list of the challenges at Danny Gregory's site.

inspire me Thursday - senseless

This was the first time I have used acrylics so it was very much an experiment. It was difficult to make it completely sensless as my eyes were used to choose the colours. First of all I folded a piece of watercolour paper in half and covered it with water. I then put dabs of acrylic paint on to the surface without trying to make any conscious pattern or design and tried to get some of the paint to run. I folded the paper in half and brayered it flat. (This was something we used to do with coloured inks and which I wanted to try again but couldn’t find my inks in my crowded craft room). Then I spritzed it with silver moonglow and sprayed fixative (which did smell) on to the surface which made the moonglow move across the paper. No sounds in the house – just the twittering of birds outside the kitchen window.
I had no idea of what the end result would be and I now have the perfect background for a future piece of work and I have the feeling that there is a ghostly figure lurking in there somewhere.

Monday, March 06, 2006

Another Muse Outing

Here are the pics of two of my favourite books that I got today at the Library Discard sale.

This one is in greek language but it will make a great altered book.

This one has some beautiful images of plants.

Sunday, March 05, 2006


This rather unremarkable drain, photographed by Monika, in the botanical gardens has been enlivened by the judicious planting of some winter hellebore, cyclamen and wood sorrel

Saturday, March 04, 2006

Alphabet Exchange Collaborative Book

A group of us in the Soul Food Mail art group are going to be working on a collaborative alphabet book exchane. This is an invitation for anyone who would like to participate to join us. Below are the instructions so far.

Each participant makes an original artwork depicting their letter/s (this can be collage, drawn, whatever medium you prefer working in). This page is then colour copied the number of times equal to the number of participants. These pages will be mailed to me and I will collate them into a book.

I have decided to do an accordian style book, so all your pages will be adhered to the folds in the book. The pages need to be 6x4 and decorated on one side only.
Alphabet Swap Participants:
Heather (letter - E & P)
Megan (letter - A)
Bobbi (letter - S)
Gail (letter - C)
Winnie (letter - W)
Gwen (letter - B & G)

If you are interested in participating please let me know.