Archive for July 15, 2013

DIY Creative Projects

You know those best website you can get with big ‘DO IT YOURSELF AMAZING PROJECTS’ ‘the best on the internet’ blah blah. Then you actually click on the website and your sorely disapointed by the dullness of the posts. Well, here is a website that genuinely delivers! Please click on the link below. I might even try some of the projects myself….

Really great Do-it-yourself projects by Bored Panda

http://www.boredpanda.com/creative-diy-project-ideas/

All credit for these projects go to the creator of boredpanda.com

African Revelation

So, iv always been a bit of a home bird. Dont get me wrong I love a good holiday but always been glad to get my two feet back on English soil.

Since going to South Africa, my feelings have changed slightly. The animals, the heat, all the amazing coloured jewellery and clothes. I have a few favourite photos of my time there on my desk and work. Lately I have really started to miss it. The way friends come over and braai, amazingly free open country with so many things to do. Travelling up to Kruger Safari Park was one of the best things iv ever done and wish I could head up there every ‘spring break’ with all the lovely people I met out there. I know that I dont really ‘know’ Africa properly but I am sure I will savour my next African trip.

I have not felt like this over a country before until now. Maybe it’s because I know all of my new friends and extended family are out there? It feels weird that I am home sick over a place that isn’t really my home!

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Riusuke Fukahori inspired work

 So, I am trying a new technique using resin layers made famous by the amazing Japanese artist Riusuke Fukahori.

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Here on the left is my starting point of the mixed resin with catalyst setting in the base of this bowl.

 I will be painting the fins of the fish on this layer then building them up with different areas of the fish to give it a 3 dimensional look. It will take me at least a week for the full image to appear as each layer needs a minimum of 24 hours to dry. I am pretty excited about this project as it is the first time I have used resin and it will be both a painting and a sculpture! Pretty cool, huh? I am going to try and make a video tutorial or photograph the process so all you lovely creative people can have a go too. Also if the end result looks so realistic I will have to prove it’s not just a photo of a fish! Lol Wishful thinking (or even fishful thinking haha)

Please watch this video for the amazing man at work: 

Anniversary Dolls Process

So I have had a tight deadline to get two anniversary dolls made for a suprise gift. I wanted to show you some of the stages along the way so decided to take some photos so you could see.

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