Sunday, June 21, 2009

Mixed media art on canvas, my new passion!

Have I been having fun with these canvases this week or what?! I've always wished I could paint, I envy all of those brilliant artists out there who can. But, I've found a way, it's kind of cheating but it's a lot of fun for the frustrated painter such as myself.
I went and bought myself some of these ready stretched canvases, got myself some acrylic paint, some lovely paper prints, buttons, cameos and the such and got started.
These are the first of my creations and I have plenty more up my sleeve that I will be working on over the next few weeks. The only thing is, I have 2 more violins that I have to mosaic, my treadle to finish, my mother in laws mirrored torso manequinn and more jewellery to make. Do you think I may be taking on a little too much?! All this plus a VERY active little 3 yr old?! Oh well, I guess it keeps me off the streets huh!
I've always been a crafty, creative person but lately I just can't stop myself. It seems the more I do the more I want to keep doing. It's like an addiction, it's all I talk about, it's all I do in my spare time. When I say 'spare' time, I mean time I should be house cleaning or sleeping etc lol, I think I'm turning into a bit of an insomniac too.
It's getting a little tricky tho as my son has decided that he's just about had enough with his afternoon nap eeeekkkkkk!!! I can get him to have a sleep on some days but mostly he'd rather play and get into my "pretty" things. He's so funny, he loves checking out all of my bling and beads etc that I have for my art and says "ooooh thaaaat's preeetttyyyy!". I think I have a little 'arteest' in the making.
Anyway, here's some photos of my latest creations, I hope you enjoy seeing them as much as I've had in making them.
They all measure 30cm x 30cm (12" x 12")

Mixed media collage painting on canvas - Roses n Buttons Heart $45 AUD
Mixed media collage painting on canvas - Pansy n Buttons Heart $45 AUD Mixed media on painting on canvas - Tea For One $45 AUD
These will be listed on my website when I get a chance but in the meantime if you wish to purchase one please email me.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

More of my sister Lindas patchwork pretties

Well I may not have been making much lately apart from my mosaic jewellery but my sis sure has been busy.
These are her latest creations, the quilt and cushion covers are works in progress.
She's used lovely shades of pinks and greens for these, our favourite colours of course, in lovely
roses, florals and checks.
The quilt is pussy cats and hearts, all of the applique has been lovingly hand stitched. She is going to add a contrasting green edging before putting the the wadding and backing on. It's a nice size lap rug, she's made it a bit bigger than it's supposed to be for a bit more cuddly comfort.
The cushion covers are lovely too, she's actually made four of them, 2 of the pinks and 2 of the greens. These are hand appliqued with pretty, delicate hand stitched embroidery flower garlands around the hearts.
These pictures are so sweet.
Both of them have similar hand stitched embroidery garlands in the shape of a heart on calico. They match the cushion covers very nicely and would be a lovely addition to any country cottage home.

If you're interested in purchasing any of these please email me, they will soon be for sale on my website 'shabbygirlmosaics'

Monday, June 1, 2009

Mosaic rings and pendants.

These are my latest creations. I love to try something different and I'm so glad that I gave these a try. They're definately going to be a regular line of mine that's for sure. I loved making them and I love the end result even more.
I've used vintage china, glass, millefiori and jewellery findings all set into silver tone pewter bases. The rings are adjustable.
The pendants will be finished off with a black velvet cord which are on there way in the post.
The rings measure aprox 2.5cm x 2.5cm
Round pendants aprox 3cm
Heart pendants aprox 5cm x 3cm
Click on photo to see it in a larger size.
If you're interested in purchasing any of these please contact me via my website