Thursday, 14 July 2016

Take a moment...

Take a moment to look, look around you, look not with your own familiar eyes, but those of a stranger, a visitor, someone looking at this for the first time. 

What do you see? Isn't it incredible?

I'm on a train heading to our capital city for a much awaited lunch with a good friend. In the row opposite me a woman held her phone up to the window and filmed the outside. The bright blue sky filled with puffy white clouds; for once the sun is shining and it highlights the immense green - the hedges, trees, fields. The colours stretch on and on as far as the eye can see as we hurtle along. I look - from a distance - through her phone, watching as if in someone else's eyes. Then I look out if my own window and I drink it all in and marvel at the beauty.

Sometimes I forget to look up, sometimes I forget to really look as if it's the first time. Do it! It's beautiful out there!

Tuesday, 29 March 2016

Spring is sprung!

Hello lovely people!

Spring is finally here! Hooray! The sun shone for a brief day and gave us a hint of what may follow. Oh, please don't be too far away, sunshine.... Easter seems to have snuck up on me and disappeared as quickly as it came  - shame, really, as I had LOADS of crafts in mind and, once again, managed only one. But since it was a good one and can be adapted for any subject, I thought I'd share it with you.

Tissue Paper Art

It really is super simple... I'm not terribly good at drawing so cheated by asking Google for an outline of a chicken. This is what I came up with...

Holding this against some black card, I cut out a silhouette of this lovely chicken. Then I found several different colours of tissue paper, piled them up and cut out a suitable sized egg shape.

The fun was then to arrange them on a large piece of white paper and glue them into place. 

And that was it! Super super simple!

I'm going to think about other possible Tissue Paper Art now. Since the frame is on the wall, it may mean a new piece of art per season...Watch this space!