This is me, trying to do some art and have some fun! AHOY THERE ME H-ARTY'S.

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Summer of Colour 4 (week 3)

Hello again :-)

I can't believe we have been doing this for 3 weeks already!! It's been good so far, seeing everyone else lovely work! I love going to each page and seeing how creative everyone is!!

This week the colours were plum, lavender and grey.....these are more my kind of colours!! Purple is one of my faves along with red! I love anything brightly coloured!!  So the challenge for this week was to choose what to actually do with the colours!!

I've had this little guy sitting in my art stash for a while! To be honest I forgot about him for a bit but I found him when I moved again this year! I thought what better time than to try and give him a make over than now?!? I decided to use Gaudi as my inspiration again (I do love his work) and drew out a pattern of mosaic style squares on the piggy!

I had to mix the colours myself, which I have to be honest I'm not great at.  I just mixed a lot of blue and red together to get the plum then added white to that to get the lavender colour.

Strangely enough it was the grey I had most trouble with! At first it was too dark and then it was too light.  I finally finished with this shade although I'm not 100% happy with it as it feel alike it has an odd blue tinge too it. I don't know if this is because of the colours it is next to or because I didn't prime him first!! 

Overall I'm pretty pleased with how he looks apart from the odd blue/grey grout colour :-P I even used a darker grey on his eyes so that I stuck completely to the colour scheme.  I'm off now to have a nose at all the lovely stuff that has been posted already....see you there!

P.S As you can see i have bright red glasses and lime green nails.....bright colours are definitely my thing!

Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Summer of Colour 4 (Week 2)

Hello everyone! Week 2 of Summer of Colour is upon us and this weeks colours were coral, teal and a splash of white! I must admit coral is not one of my fave colours.  I don't mind it on my nails, although it just highlights how pale I am haha.  But in every day life, not so much! Now teal I can deal with.  I love the colour teal, I'd quite like to do my bathroom in teal :-P

So this week I was determined to finish a little earlier as I get very stressed if I leave things until the last minute.  This goes for pretty much every aspect of my life not just the summer of colour!  I wasn't too sure what medium to use this time.  There was no way I could do knitting or crochet as I have NONE of the colours needed...not even the white haha! At first I thought paint, i'd mix my own colours....honestly though I didn't feel I had the time this week.  Then wax crayons came to mind but I couldn't find the right colours.  This left me with pencils.  I was quite happy to work with pencils but as I was looking for my pencil sharpener I came upon my sharpies.......SHARPIES!

I adore sharpies! They come in so may lovely colours and are so bright and just generally make me happy.  So sharpies it is then.

Ta-Da.....looking at it now my coral is a bit orangey and my teal a bit greeny and the white is more than a splash.....ok ok I shall stop focussing on the negatives!! This bad boy comes from a really cool colouring book (yes I did say colouring book and yes I am 30!) I got from Barcelona.  It's full of mandalas designed using the work of Gaudi.  Now I LOVE Gaudi and I LOVE colouring, perfect match!

The book is cool because it has little snippets of information about lots of the buildings Gaudi designed.  Thinking about it I should have taken a photo of what the Mandala looked like before I coloured it in! Ooopps!

I added some highlights and little bits here and there with my Gelly Roll pens.  I've not really had a chance to use them before so this seemed like as good a time as any.

So there you have it! My week 2 colour of summer effort, I hope you like it and come back to see more :-)

Sunday, 15 June 2014

My Dad

This is my lovely Dad.  I don't think there is a photo of him where he doesn't have that lovely grin on his face.  He was kind hearted and fun.  He'd do anything he could for anyone and he'd never complain about it.  He loved to laugh and did so often! He was clever and knew exactly what to do in any situation, he was a good artist too.

My childhood is filled with memories of having fun, and laughing and of Dad doing whatever he could to make me smile.  He'd sing silly songs in silly voices and gave my teddies names and personalities! We'd have picnics in our living room when the weather was too bad to go outside and he made THE best dens in the world!

Whatever it was I wanted to do with life he was OK with and tried to help me as much as he could.  When I wanted to be an artists he bought me art supplies, when I wanted to be an architect he bought me squared paper so it was easier to plan out rooms! 

He was a good cook too.  He was the main cook in our house and would come up with his own recipes! He spent hours every day making his own pies and pasties after he retired! He took great care in everything he did so that it would be perfect!

I was a daddies girl, we did everything together and I loved him so much.  The day he was taken away from me was the hardest of my life, my heart broke in to a million little pieces and I thought it would never go back together again.  He was a wonderful man and I miss him more and more every day.

If I am half the person he was then I will be doing OK.  I wish I could wish him a Happy Fathers Day and give him a hug instead I just have to remember the good times we had together and try and smile and be happy :-)

Saturday, 14 June 2014

Summer Of Colour 4 Week 1

Heeelllloooo everyone!!

So it was the first week of Summer of colour! I was soooo excited to start this year and I'm so glad I decided to play as I'm having great fun already!!

The first colours that were chosen were Aqua Blue, Yellow pink! I LOVE bright colours so this was like a dream come true for me! I was totally ready to get stuck in only for this week to be one of the busiest weeks I've ever had!! It was getting on in the week and I still hadn't started EEK! Then i realised some crochet Grannie squares I had been working on were Aqua blue and a plan started to form............

I've been teaching myself to crochet recently! It's going pretty well but I now have about  a million granny squares with slight defects hanging around the place :-P I might make them in to a blanket just for fun so i can remember how terrible I was at it! Anyway, I decided I would use my granny squares for my first summer of colour! Sadly i didn't have any yellow wool on me so I had to improvise....

Ta-DA.....I have to be honest it's not the greatest thing I've ever done but by the time I got to the pink square I was actually producing granny squares without mistakes! Go me!!

I have a lot less things to do next week so hopefully my contribution will be a bit better!! Now I'm off to go practise some more crochet and have a nose at all the other lovely (and much better) contributions to The Summer Of Colour :-)

Sunday, 8 June 2014

Fimo Fimo everywhere!

Hello Everyone!

So today I decided to have a play with my Fimo! I haven't done this in so long because it can be a bit fiddley so you need to be in the right frame of mind for it!! I won't tell you what I did, I'll just put the photos up and see what you think!!

This is what I started with.....I won't ask you to guess just yet! I used this handy tool I bought to get the nice flat circle so I was quite pleased at this point!!

I feel like it is quite obvious now! Well I hope its as obvious as I think!! I added the ears and the little bit of hair, this was very VERY fiddley!! 

Next I added the pink bits! The nose and inside of the ears! I made the pink by mixing a dark pink with some white! That is what I love about Fimo, it's so versatile!!

The last bits to do were the eyes, mouth and scarf! I'm not too pleased with the eyes (should have done some details) and the mouth is a bit think but all in all he looks pretty cute to me! Can you guess what he is now??

You bake the fimo for about 30 mins depending on your oven and how big it is etc but you must keep checking on it! I once left a Fimo lollipop in there too long and it went completely brown!! 

Here he is after baking! Hopefully I left him in long enough! He is currently sitting drying out properly! I'm hoping to make him in to a brooch so fingers crossed for that!!

I'm also very excited because tomorrow is the first day of Summer of Colour 4 and I literally CAN NOT WAIT! I have so many ideas this time!! I'm looking forward to seeing everyone else's stuff too! 

So let the summer of colour commence!!!

Monday, 2 June 2014

Summer Of Colour 4!

So it's been quite a while since I blogged.  Those of you who follow my other Blog will know why this is, for those of you who are interested here is the link to my other Blog Little Red Crafting Corner.  I've had a very difficult few years now but I'm hoping that things are finally on the up!

A few years a go I took part in the Summer Of Colour Blog event.  It's so much fun to do and a great way to make new friends and see some fabulous art which is always a plus for me! Basically you are given a colour and a week to make a piece of art incorporating the chosen colour.  You then post it on your Blog and post the link on the main page and then you visit everyone Else's pages! I think I'm making it sound far more complicated than it is!

This years Summer of Colour is about to start and I am determined to take part this year! I have to thank my wonderful friend Carmen (Whoopidooings) for reminding me that this event is happening! I still have days where things are a little tough but I hope having something to focus on will help me.

I plan to try and use new mediums this time around! Why not go a little crazy! I'm still quite scared to try new things in case i do it wrong but I want to be more like Bob Ross

"There are no such things as mistakes, just happy accidents"

I think this is a lovely sentiment and I am going to try my best to embrace it!!  For those of you who are interested in The Summer of Colour 4, please visit Twinkle, Twinkle for all of the details! Have a little nose round whilst you are there, its a lovely fun Blog!

So that is it for now! I'm off to get my thinking cap on, my paint brushes at the's going to be a colourful summer and I can not wait!!