Monday, 30 December 2013

Nearly done, do you have a favorite?

Still not sure I like, need to get some more green in. Last one for this year then, then put style/animals behind me and try new ideas/style....

Sunday, 29 December 2013

Fox was almost a gonner...

Been upstairs three times to paint over, collage over, pic 1&2  but can't bring myself to do it.....been strange to paint after screenprinting for the last while.

So desided to grunge it up similar to filters i like and use in illustrator. Texture using layers and i used to done background still needs more and next need to tie fox in.

Saturday, 28 December 2013

FOX yes again....

Viewers may not see the changes, but because I keep changing and messing about I am keeping a record. I  may eventually scrap or take it too far then at least I can look back and maybe redo....


Friday, 27 December 2013


Black outline? 


I like how this is working in places ....but other areas are not so good.Problem is it can become overworked or messed up in places where it is good.

Friday, 20 December 2013

FOX Playing with colour

Come on lets get some the blue ears green, eyes and nose ?  (still in progress) but then back ground may need tweeking?...actualy background is photographing a bit dark.

Thursday, 19 December 2013

Last day of work

Absolutely full of cold but two weeks off. how else to start my break other then a snooze and a spot of painting....

Tuesday, 17 December 2013



Blocked a color in quickly...not sure i was going to go so blue but this one is going to take its own course. bottom pic is a lot darker then in reality. I know people liked the softer grey but want this for dinning room and grey does not work in there.

Christmas star/snowflake

Made this last night after a demo from a friend...

Home made table wreath also made yesterday with a group of freinds.

Saturday, 14 December 2013

Got my new book...

Bought for christmas but had to open...a link from one of my favorite artist. Freehand the book is inspiring and has given me the courage to continue with digital collage work (using pieces of work I have been saving). Samples here are done on IPad one and very basic photo editing app....

Friday, 13 December 2013

Chair story

Fabric has arrived, the solution for back of chair and a piping accent, dark tartan.... will make a small cushion as well just to finnish it off.  May not get this one done before christmas, still got lots to do, daughter will be home for christmas and needs her room!


Not sure how I am going to tackle this ....already changed as put fox at top of canvas, but will be painted in acrylics. Dont want to use fox colours, the one we have at work is very dull and sad, think could be old been hanging around for a long time....

Sunday, 8 December 2013


been putting off cutting fabric as there is no room for a mistake... well did today!  been planning where to cut pieces from for stitching in where I am short.also new wadding/padding has been cot and sorted.  Chair still to completely stripped and nails to removed before reupholstering.

Monday, 2 December 2013

I like ....maybe a starting point?

Getting there when i did my apprenticeship in graphics part of my training in the darkroom was  the Agfa camera and screens  to put  the 'DPI 'on black and white photos for printing in the newspaper. I have been obsessed with dots ever since, wish I could still get the letraset version...


Thought I should practice illustrator so why not make my self into cat woman don't really know why but I liked what Greg Guillemin has done with superheroes. Not  sure why cat woman  too old to be wonder woman ? mask thing is better..., so thought I would have a go even tried to get the feel for comic book paper.

Friday, 29 November 2013

Not sure I like....

Well it started out as a chalange from myself for myself and yes i have done what I set out to do....I have mastered my techniques and skills screenprint and working with dyes. But not to say I like the out come, bit silly to put pigeons on a chair but urban grunge it is. Not sure where now yes i can do but still no work or jobs!  
Been off with conjunctivites since tuesday and feelling worst now than beginning of week, no more sticky eyes just sore and very itchy. Did not get an interveiw for Dream job, phoned and asked - so many applications could not read all just made a pile and picked the top four or so !!!!! It took me a week to do the application!

 I am always reminded that even if I dont like it some one may... 

Pulled out left over bit of flock from college days.....

 I enjoy putting random bits in my work hence the tricycle.