Saturday 28 March 2009

a dream is a wish your heart makes

this is the piece i created during the first 4 weeks of the online art course i currently run:

a dream is a wish your heart makes


it was so much fun to create it step by step and film the whole process!

prints for sale in my etsy shop.

fonzie the mousie

my latest soft toy creation

i WORSHIP his ginormous ears! they were a labour of love.

Fonzie the Mousie

for some reason i want to call him; fonzie.

fonzie the mousie.


andy doesn't think he looks like a mouse, but i think the ears give it away no?


Wednesday 25 March 2009

How to make a Glass Art Pendant

finally had a moment to upload my 'how to make a glass art pendant' tutorial to youtube.

hope you enjoy. x

Tuesday 10 March 2009

plastic, oodle the pink toy and belly pics!!

i'm eating dried banana chips and they're giving me a strange throat tickle! so i'm stopping with the chips. they're yummy though! :)

ok, so the universe was speaking to me regarding PLASTIC destroying our earth this week, because both belenen and starlyn_monster (on livejournal) posted plastic bag related videos/ slideshows showing the immense damage plastics do to the environment. i already knew this of course, but these slide shows/ videos really hit me right in the heart. i am so glad to read that many countries are already banning plastic bags, but more needs to be done!!

so, me and andy made a pact to ONLY buy biodegradable plastic bin liners from now on. so dutifully we went to tescos (i know; evil) yesterday and i trot off to the 'bin liner' aisle, only to find the biodegredable bags (made solely of plant material) to be £3.90 for like 15 bags as opposed to £1.40 for 40 non-biodegradable ones!!!!!! wtf?! how can ANYONE help the environment if all environment friendly products are so freaking expensive?

anyway, we bought them, but i'm just outraged by this. surely, they should make these bags cheaper! argh!

ok, so, here is the video (pls watch it):

and here is the slideshow (which is great because it tells you also how you can help change this and which countries are already banning plastic bags!) sorry, can't embed it, pls look at it though!

you don't have to do as i do: spend loads of money on biodegradable bags, just stop using the free plastic ones helps a lot already apparently. seriously, how is it possible that we throw all our crap in parts of the ocean? what is wrong with us?! this stuff drives me crazy and i feel so so helpless watching this stuff. luckily we do have a good recycling service here now, but still, plastic bags are being used everywhere!

ok, here endeth the passionate environmental broadcast.

in other news.

i made a new, goofy, pink, soft toy called 'oodle' :)

(for sale in my etsy shop)

these guys take me hours to make! but it's so much fun! :)

and more other news!

BELLY PICTURES!!! :D (i finally took some i 'liked' hee!)

little tamdy is in there! :)

here i'm deliberately sticking my stomach out more, ha!

and here's a picture of my upper half ;) :

ok, back to work!!

(i try as much as possible to read people's journals and comments but i have little time!)


oh ps. someone who bought a print of 'you shine' sent me a picture of it framed in their house, look how awesome it looks!



(cross posted to livejournal) x

Sunday 8 March 2009

pendants, polymer discs and art dolls

i am SO enjoying the art classes i'm running over at ning, that is; i'm enjoying connecting with everyone and really helping where i can, it's an awesome feeling!

ok, some new art i've been working on:

I am trying to make small glass pendants with some of my art work! It's really fun to do but very piddly fiddly! (these are for sale in my etsy shop)

I've also been playing with polymer clay! I started making little discs and do little pieces of art on them! So far, I like the look of them!

:) I bought this beautiful gold and silver thread to hang 'm up with :).

And then inspired by one of Milliande's videos I've been trying to make little art dolls!

I sprayed the polyfill on the first one with vanilla so she smells nice and the second one is filled with part dried lavender and camomile and part polyfill!

These are all very small projects but fun to do.


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