Tuesday, January 26, 2010

I would love this painting for our wall

I visited a prep class who had painted canvasses for a show. I absolutely love this rainbow lorikeet by a sweet 5 year old girl. I wanted to buy it but unfortunately it wasn't for sale. I hope her parents appreciate what an amazing artist she is and this is hung with pride in their home.
rainbow lorikeep painting for blog

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Recent creations

I have been trying to save seeds from my garden and storing them in various packets I find. I had been meaning to buy some little envelopes to store them in and label them more neatly and then had this idea. I used a template to make these little envelopes from recycled magazine pages. They were free to make, and 100% recycled. Perhaps a packet of seeds like this would be a lovely gift for other garden enthusiasts. Also some envelopes for letters made from pages of a thrown-away picture book.
seed envelopes
A friend Elaine came over and we drew as we chatted. This is a passionfruit flower. I want to do more drawings like this - spontaneously and without over-thinking things. Learning to see better. Practise is how we get better at things after all.
leaf pattern
passionfruit flower