Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Matchless Pots

oh dear, I can't believe that it's been 6 months since I last blogged....I blame Matchless Pots, (My Facebook page). Between that and Instagram I feel that I'm always talking about my art....but not via my blog obviously. Oops!

Okay I promise to do better.

The other issue is that I extensively use my iPad for social media and blogspot is just not that easy to use with the iPad.

Going to put together a few posts:

My art classes - progress over the past 6 months.

Matchless Pots - best of 2016

New project - art Journaling

Talk soon.

Saturday, July 2, 2016


Had my first Art Class 28/6/16
We started with some practice exercises, one was continuous line. Really fun.

We then worked on a bug that we chose from boxes of bugs in resin.

Teacher told us we should draw every day. The only way to get better.

My Hares aren't great, but very early days.

I do find though, they get infinitely better if you add Watercolour.

Mummy dearest got me a £1.49 set of watercolours, as I had none at home.

Absolutely loving doing drawing and painting again.

Monday, June 27, 2016

Mug Rugs again

I've been missing doing some sewing. When I had to empty the junk room to make it into a pottery room, my sewing space in the bedroom got run over with stuff. So no sewing for about a year and a half. :o(

Yesterday I dragged what I could lay my hands on and headed up to Mum's and made a couple of Mug Rugs.

I can't remember how I used to free motion quilt. I think I had a darning foot - Can't find it at the moment. So I just quilted in lines generally. 

Really like both of these, they took me the better part of an afternoon and an evening.

Anyway this morning a small glass desk popped up on Freegle and I jumped on it.
So I have spent the last 4 hours tidying, cleaning and recycling so that I can have this.

My sewing machine is still at Mum's along with all my quilting stuff, but it is definitely a start. Expect to see more Mug Rugs. I'm also planning on selling them.

Tomorrow I start an ART class. Looking forward to getting stuck in and hopefully improving my painting and drawing and maybe developing a style. 
It's every 2nd week at The Kelpie Studio in Cruden Bay.

Look forward to art on my blog - maybe not good Art though ;o)

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Wibbley Wobbly Wednesday

So I'm on annual leave this week. Had a quick trip down to Potfest at the weekend to buy some Mayco glazes and have been missing on how to test out combinations.

This is what I mean.

Then I remember I'd fubarbed a tumbler a while back and it had ended up Wibbley wobbly and that sparked a thought. Instead of making tumblers I'd make Yunomis - Japanese tea bowls. Yeah they are very much like tumbler.

So this afternoon I took to the wheel and hey presto I have Wibbley Woobly Yunomi.

They are still very wet, but just need a little foot carving and my stamp and they'll be good to dry.

Feeling quite accomplished as what is on those shelves is excellent what I had planned.