Sunday, 29 March 2009

Mandala


Mandala
Originally uploaded by J2ART
Started drawing again, I am fascinated by Mandalas so have been drawing some over the weekend using various colours this one is based on the sun. I will try to see if i can embroider one using felt another project along with the other projects i have yet to start :).

Wednesday, 25 March 2009


Doodles Ted and a Daisy
Joined a blog yesterday called Doodle Day its great, these are my two creations so far, there will be lots more no doubt this is great gets the creativity flowing again starting to think about what to draw next.........

Monday, 23 March 2009

Oh no!

I am going to have to stop creating for a couple of days my creativity has come to a stand still
:( hope it does not last too long....................! Bought fabric remnants today but not sure what I am going to do with it all at the mo. I will do some knitting and hope this sets of some ideas sketch book and camera at the ready! Hubs is not happy as I have taken over the art room, he has a small area for his computer thats all he needs :) where as I need alot more space well I would like the whole room really!

Hand Drawn patterns


Hand Drawn patterns
Originally uploaded by J2ART
I have been working on this piece over the weekend using Sakura gel pens they are great to work with, the colours are really bright! I have added some butterflies cut out of fabric .I am pleased with effect. I have aslo taken some of the patterns from the mandala that I drew a while ago.

Sunday, 22 March 2009

Hand Embroidery


Hand Embroidery
Originally uploaded by J2ART
Took mat outside to photograph as it is such a lovely day. Hand embroidery onto mat using thread , wool ,sequins,beads,felt and glitter.

Wednesday, 18 March 2009

New Project Weaving!

Trying out my peg loom using wool this is a practice piece. I am going to make my mats to embroider on from scratch so my work will be completely created by me. Creating the mats will not take to long I think? Very easy to use this one should only take a couple of days to complete see how it goes.:)
New Project!
Going to embroider the blue green butterflies onto the mat. I think I will just do a couple of Butterflies see how it turns out!

Tuesday, 17 March 2009

Hand embroidery


Hand embroidery
Originally uploaded by J2ART
Completed mat, hand embroidery using felt sequins, beads, glitter. Taken just over a week to complete. This mat is larger than the others so more work required, the idea is based on the hand drawn patterns using a different method. I am going to display this in my living room on the wall. So I will take some more pictures! :). I love working with different fabrics and materials and finding bargains of craft bits in the process. My daughter says this piece makes her feel happy as it is bright and colourful full of love Thanks Laz xx:)

Monday, 16 March 2009


Another Weekend of Pleasure!


I have been busy buying cheap wool and looking for bits for the mat, which is nearly finished I have not been well due to having a cold so this has delayed me for a short period of time! :(. Anyway had a great day yesterday went to a car boot and bought threads, felt and wool which was a great buy cheap! cheap1 cheap!:). After Mum and me went to the Hobbycraft and Sewing for Pleasure show at the NEC in Birmingham brill! Bought lots more goodies and I bought a peg loom which I am really excited about, creating my own mats from scratch ! cost a little more but I love it! trying a new craft! more threads and more threads some samples of Aida sequins and beads no glitter as I have loads. So I am going to be really busy have lots of ideas about how to take my work further! Suggested to Hubs that I would like to hold an exhibition of my work his reply was Yes! daughter had suggested this a while ago so we will see! :O.

Sunday, 8 March 2009

Hand Embroidery


Hand Embroidery
Originally uploaded by J2ART


Work in progress, hand embroidery onto larger mat using felt glitter sequins beads and sequins. I have used felt to create similar patterns as the hand drawn ones working really well! using a different technique.

Weekend Pleasure!

Work in progress pattern take from hand drawn patterns on watercolour paper.

Its been a fun weekend, going to three jumble sales with Mum and sis ( I love them) looking for wool, for my extreme knitting blanket! I did get some wool but that will be for the next one........ not the right colour!:). Its great getting bargain's also looking for bits and pieces for the embroidery mats, a couple of things. . The weather has been good so been out with hubs and the dog to local park. This gives me a break from all the creative work! refreshes the brain :). Today out with Hubs again looking at Laptops for me as I am going to learn about creating a website to display our work hubs is into photography. Got back and continued working on mat coming on well hope to have finished it by the end of this week all been well! Also going to try and work on this drawing that I have started using biro and sakura gel pens they are great to use.

Friday, 6 March 2009

Extreme Knitting

Blue Blanket work in progress .

I came across Extreme Knitting while attending The Hobbycraft and Sewing show at the NEC in Birmingham with my Mum, last year. It was great. The idea for extreme knitting came from a lady called Rachel John you can find out more about her and her work on the links below.


Extreme Knitting
Originally uploaded by J2ART
www.racheljohn.co.uk
info@racheljohn.co.uk