Archive | December, 2013

New Year, New hopes and New Projects

31 Dec

So as 2013 comes to a close I realise that I have been in our new house for a year now. It has been a busy year but also enjoyable and I have decided to mark it all by getting a tattoo, my first, on my forearm. I wanted something that I have drawn myself and came up with the following image. In designing this it became more and more exciting to think that tattooing may be a way to do more artwork at a level that would allow me to do something more creative full time. So 2014 will be a year of hard work, non stop drawing and going from there! 

 

The Last project of 2013

I had time over this Christmas break to finish off a unit I bought for the living room. It was a pain in the arse to do and took longer than I was expecting but its done sans handles. 

As purchased:

Paint stripped

Repainted and wallpapered top:

And completed sans the handles but with a fancy stag making up for it:

SO thats it! My final update for this year. Its been a good one! 

 

‘Tis the season for furniture up cycling and drawing mashups! UPDATE

14 Dec

It is at this time of year that I really am happy that my work runs a flexi time policy as I can use up holiday and flexi to have off every Friday of December making for four long productive weekends. So this shall be a longer update than usual. 

This year they haven’t been that productive as I have been sidetracked by Kingdom Hearts 1.5 and being ill/lazy. However! This weekend whilst on a mixture of having a cold and trying to stave it off with nothing but an energy drink, a starbucks toffee nut latte and other forms of caffeine I have managed to out chore all previous weekends. This has resulted in finding an amazing corner shelf unit at our local YMCA, a hideous wooden clock (that I needed for the clock piece as it was cheap), a table that will be upcycled to form a new tv unit, finishing off a bench that I wanted to work on and putting up the Downy Tree!

First The Bench! 

I bought this bench wanting to do wondrous things to it so that it went with a mis matched dining room set. And it still goes. However I have two benches and only need one so for now have stuck the second one on ebay. If you like it please feel free to bid or ask questions! http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Black-gloss-bench-dining-room-sitting-black-seat-chair-/141141363694?pt=UK_Home_Garden_LivingRoom_Bookcases&hash=item20dcae4bee

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Updates on the other new pieces once they have been delivered!

The Second update!

So I have still been doing a few drawings and working towards having a collection for a viewing night my husbands boss wants to hold for me with champagne and the likes. Half of the proceeds to me, half to charity. Should be a fun evening! But those pieces are all based around beautifully sculpted male bodies and the explosions of beauty, strength and other flowery words that describe vivid colour. A few examples:

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But to have a break from all of those, I chose to do a Walking Dead meets Dr Who Mash up piece. 

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I really must get round to scanning these rather just the rough photos I manage to take with my decrepit phone. 

So that’s the update! Post Christmas expect some new furniture, new drawings and who knows what else!

As always the drawings on this page are for sale unless otherwise stated and I am often open for Commissions, you only need ask 🙂

And now I am off to have my arse kicked by Shao Kahn in Mortal Kombat!