Tuesday, 14 September 2010

bright spell

my bright spell is not new...
it's a while since I treated myself to this
bloomin gorgeous original drawing from Yummihouse on Etsy

but more bright things have been manifesting themselves recently.
like this painting by my sister (she'll kill me if she finds out I've put it here)
and this basket which I couldn't resist

then there's the bright collage that we started at a recent

workshop for adults with visual impairments

i'm enjoying my bright spell

Sunday, 5 September 2010

tube of magic

in July i had a tiny bit of time and i attended an abstract art course taught by a guy who i wont mention incase he doesnt want his name splattered across the internet. his classes were recommended to me by a friend who really rates him. i wasnt disappointed. his teaching style is half art half comedy which is a fine balance. it got off to a good start when he stabbed our attendence into the register with a fork and i knew i was in the right place.

we spent six weeks making a cardboard sculptury type thing and created a large abstract drawing from it (silly me hasn't got any photographs of either) it was all based on Kurt Schwitters' work and ideas of Mertz (that might be spelt wrong). anyway i gave my drawing/paintingy type thing to a very dear friend (who might also like to remain nameless) and yesterday it arrived back in a tube. He'd added drawing, collage (i keep finding bits of things I've made and sent him in the past) and stitch to create a magical painting which i absolutely adore.

a collaboration i didn't even know i was part of

Saturday, 4 September 2010

last weeks of summer

sweet peas in my sister's garden, nice flowers, pretty flowers great tendrils. (i think this is the bigger image as requested by rose).