Circles of Rain

Next doll painting in progress. This is my doll from a travelling doll project a few years ago with three other doll makers. I made the body. The felted face was by one of the other artists. I love her face. She is hugging a bear I was given by a colleague when I left work.

Doll painting number two. This is a needle felted doll I bought from my friend Linda Sue. I love her cheery flower goddess feel.

Cassie being ultra cute!

Trying polystyrene printing.

I have this idea that I am going to draw or paint all of my dolls. This one belonged to my partner’s Mum and so it is with sadness that we now have her. She is sat in front of a hand mirror and a large mirror which made the drawing harder but more interesting to do.

Thing I bought in the charity shop for £1.50 today, which looks like a tea strainer for a giant, but which I think is a steamer. It makes a great lantern and even has a handy chain to hang it up by.

Thing I bought in the charity shop for £1.50 today, which looks like a tea strainer for a giant, but which I think is a steamer. It makes a great lantern and even has a handy chain to hang it up by.

Prints from today’s workshop. They used polystyrene sheets and pencils and kept pressing until the skull popped out so they could make two colour prints. Fun!

Balloon pump painting. The balloon pump I bought recently is completely useless for the job it was designed for. It works but is too slow when you have to blow up 70 balloons! It was in the charity shop bag when it occurred to me to use it to blow paint. You even get a mini workout as you play! One of my cats was around, and instead of being scared she was fascinated!

One of my new jobs. I am working with an art group that does art workshops in the summer. I started yesterday. I am doing two weeks with them then having two weeks off before I start supply teaching in September. It is fun and completely stress free! A revelation after all these years. These were some of the brushes from this afternoon’s painting and they were too pretty not to take a picture of.

One of my new jobs. I am working with an art group that does art workshops in the summer. I started yesterday. I am doing two weeks with them then having two weeks off before I start supply teaching in September. It is fun and completely stress free! A revelation after all these years. These were some of the brushes from this afternoon’s painting and they were too pretty not to take a picture of.