Friday, November 25, 2011

Paint Party Friday/Sunday Sketches - Busy busy busy! Hand painted T-shirts

 Hi everyone, this week I've been working on my hand made T-shirts, if you didn't see my last post I am working on some hand painted t-shirts for some loved ones for Christmas. I did Queen Ruby! And the next one was this froggy ballerina for her little sister Willow.
 Apparently Willow (who is 18 months old) is a huge frog fan so I couldn't resist turning one of my frogs into this ballerina! It is painted with fabric paint then heat sealed to set the paint!
 I'm really happy with how she turned out and hope that Willow loves her too!

This next piece is for a friends little girl who is turning 5 'Bella' apparently loves My little Ponies especially the unicorn one so I couldn't resist incorporating that into her t-shirt. Bella is such a cutie I almost always see her with her hair in plats so I feel like she's turned out quite like the real thing :0)
 This one was definitely a challenge in so many ways but I really enjoyed doing it!
 I love all the bright colours I was able to use! I hope Bella likes her too!

My next project that I'm working on is a new canvas bag, this time I'm using my owls I've sketched the design so will work on that this weekend. I'm off to bed now but will catch up with you all in the morning! :0) Happy Friday!!!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Sunday Sketches - Christmas presents!

Hi guys I've missed a few Sunday sketches recently as we have been away at a family holiday and I also had a market recently.

Finally this weekend I've been able to work on some Christmas presents for some little loved ones. I wanted to make them some special hand painted T-shirts.

First up is my cousin's little girl Ruby, she is 3 years old and full of personality!! Her mum told me that she thinks she's a Queen so I came up with this sketch!

 She is of course the Queen of Hearts :0)
 I liked my sketch so much I thought that I would colour it in and perhaps use a print for book marks etc :0)
 Here is my finished shirt! I used fabric paints which I need to heat set with an iron tomorrow! I'm very happy with how she turned out!

 This ballerina frog is for Ruby's little sister Willow, she loves frogs at the moment and I have a nice black t-shirt which I think this little beauty would pop out on! :0) Can't wait to paint this froggy!!!
 This last sketch is for another little loved one! She is 5 and loves to swim and is amazing in the water! I've never seen a 5 year old swim like her before. She always reminds me of a mermaid so I've drawn this little mermaid for her and will colour her in with her beautiful dark hair and blue eyes!!!
I'm having so much fun with this project!!!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Paint Party Friday - The Romantics

Hi everyone, it's been a while since I last posted. We've been away at a family wedding, had a market as well as helping out at my little one's school, the lead up to Christmas is starting to get crazy already.

I'm now back into some kind of routine and I've been thinking about which direction to take my art next. When I started my art journey a few years ago (after a long break without creating) it was children's art and illustration that first caught my attention. Since then I seem to have gone in all sorts of different directions, jewellery, mixed media, figurative art. Lately I've been feeling the call back to childrens art. So after our weekend away I was inspired by all the love in the air at my little sisters wedding and created this piece with a few different characters that I've been playing around with.

'The Romantics'........
 I created some dancing frogs a while back for an Illustration Friday piece and I felt like they needed to be brought out to play again. This one really needed a moustache heheheh
 Really love the snuggly owls!
Ants in love!

I'm working on some hand painted T-shirts for some family members for Christmas so you should see some of these characters re-appearing :0)
I'm looking forward to catching up with you all over the weekend it's been a while since I've been able to blog surf etc and I need my fix! :0)


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