Sunday, August 28, 2011

playing with faces

I meant to post this a little while ago but too much has been happening so I am doing it now.  In class I have been challenged by having to do faces without a model...from what is in my brain and heart (though I have taken peeks at others around me and even looked at what happens in a mirror from time to time).  I have experimented in the last one with a different technique to what I am used to, trying to create depth using several layers of paint and rubbing it back etc...  Just having fun with the brush and trying to stamp on the voices that say 'ick', 'hopeless' etc etc etc,  just learning to enjoy the process and not being afraid of the outcome not being 'perfect' or even acceptable to others!

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Hottie covers are fun!!!

Haven't been here for a while as I haven't had a chance to be creative other than painting walls and re-arranging the place so children finally have their own rooms etc.  It has been like moving in and unpacking all over chaotic and time-consuming!  Finally though, we are organized (at least superficially) so I can get back to creating...yay.
  My dearest buddy's darling daughter is having a birthday today and when I asked her mum what could we give her ... 'hottie cover' was the request.  She LOVES animals and pink and as it is something to keep her warm and cosy I tried it in the minky fleece ... I hope she will like it! 
Hottie covers are so much fun to make!  I think I will make tons of them...I just love doing them. 
Thank-you heaps Cam at Curlypops for letting me join in the hottie challenge at the last minute.  The 'challenge' was such a lovely, fun and successsful way to raise money for The Margaret Pratt Foundation. Congratulations Cam on your all your fabulous work and effort that you put into the Hottie Challenge, and all the very best to you. :)