Still being inspired by circus folk…
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Louise in action, this time.
Was all about Superheroes, SURPRISE!
Admittedly though, I had an enormous amount of fun making it so I can’t complain, at all.
A bunch of superheroes and a house for them all to live in!
The house is a little kit house I found at Spotlight that you screw together and decorate, best thing ever! It was called a “Princess Doll House” but pffft, We don’t follow silly rules like that around here.
See! Boys can have doll houses too.
I’m unbelievably happy with how it all turned out (and yes, I do find myself playing with it when Will’s not looking), best party though is that Will loves it, so much so that the “guys” even came out for breakfast with us on Sunday…
The car is from the Superhero Village I made a while ago, they don’t all fit in though, so I may well be making a Superhero bus sometime soon.
I still have 6 doll pegs left to paint…hmmm, what should I do with those?
How cool is this? I’m not entirely sure how this website works, I only signed up yesterday but hey, look at this…
I think I need to look around this RedBubble website a little more because it looks like fun! You can make cards, tshirts, posters, other stuff.
That piece of artwork I have actually entered into Redbubbles tattoo design competition…the brief was a tattoo that even your mum would love, so, thats why it’s a bit girly and non-tattooish, really.
Also, while I’m here, people often ask how I manage to squeeze in so much “creative time” with a three year old, every day is different but here’s how I managed it yesterday, we made…
Will helped me make up a few batches of coloured rice which, after googling to find out how, couldn’t have been easier! Simply pour some rice into a zip lock bag, add a couple drops of food colour/dye and shake. That’s it! The rice will turn whatever colour you chose. Then I poured the coloured rice into bowls to dry for about half an hour (or until you don’t get colour on your hands!).
Then it’s ready to play with, Will loved it and I got some sneaky time to make pretty pictures. Everyone’s happy!
So you need:
Zip lock bags or freezer bags
Some bowls for drying
Also, I work quite a bit at night when Wills in bed, unless it’s a Thursday or a Friday night, they’re movie nights! And I also take my sketchbook to parks, playgrounds and indoor play centres, just like the picture on the t-shirt, it’s all about juggling!
I’ve been a little quiet of late, I know.
A mix of concentrating on a book idea/illustrations for that book idea and sewing things and not feeling too well this week and being a mum to a three year old.
All that makes for a busy busy week.
Anyhow, lets take a little look back at an old illustration that I liked for Flashback Friday, shall we?
This one was Day 99 of 365 Illustrations.
I like this one because A) It was done when I first fell in love with Rob Ryan’s paper cuts so I decided to try one out for myself and B) I’d never done anything with paper cut (other than getting them) before. So, it was a happy experiment, I think.
But I’m still no closer to knowing what his name is.
Phew! It was a big day for little…whatever his name is.
(More adventures to come, probably)
Happy Friday xx
So, I’ve been a very lucky today.
Will’s been out on an adventure for the entire day. The whole day!
Obviously, I love having Will around, but wow, I’ve had a whole day to myself.
It’s been a so pleasant…and quiet!
And what have I done with my day?
The most perfect things. I’ve painted and photoshopped and drank tea and listened to the radio. Yep, the radio. All. Day. Long.
Then I put it all together in photoshop and voila!
I suspect my wee adventurer will be home soon so I might try and sneak in one last treat…a coffee down the road
Happy Friday, I hope you’ve all done things you loved.