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Driftwood Fairy

I’ve been taking part in a Secret Santa through a crafts forum and the recipient of my gift loves fairies so it seemed sensible to make her a gift that was fairy-themed!

My first idea was to take a bit of driftwood and pyro a fairy onto it, then drill a hole to hold a tealight at the top.  Bear in mind this was my very first attempt at pyro (and I hadn’t made the hole for the tealight when I took this, so it’s just sitting awkwardly on top!)

I was reasonably pleased with it but felt it lacked a little something … so I went ahead and made something else instead (more about that in a later post!).  Anyway, my mum suggested that it might be nice with some air plants in the top instead of a tealight holder and I agree!  So, will be getting some air plants at some point to see how that looks.

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Long overdue update

I’ve just realised how long it is since I updated this blog properly – eek!

It’s all been a bit hectic here lately which is why I haven’t had much time to create new paintings.  I have however got my hands on a new camera (well, new to me – it’s a Canon 300D Digital SLR), so I was out at Pittencrieff Park here in Dunfermline today taking some pictures.

Am having a major clear-out at the moment by doing an “Ebay 10 A Day” challenge (to list 10 items for sale every day) which is going well!  Hopefully the clear-out will allow me to clear a space on my oh-so-cluttered craft table so I can get some more encaustic work done soon!!

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Spirit Jump Angel

I’ve just finished a Spirit Jump for a very brave lady who’s fighting a long battle against Ovarian Cancer.  I’m told Jesica collects angels, so I’ve painted this tile for her:

Angel Tile
Angel Tile

Hope it helps to lift her spirits!

UPDATE:
I’m also sending this clock to a little girl called Grace, who’s thankfully in remission but is still undergoing nasty cancer treatments.

Fairy Castle Clock
Fairy Castle Clock
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People of Auchtermuchty: Where were you??

Just back from the ATC Fundraiser at Auchtermuchty.  The organiser, Linda, had done a fantastic job of getting together a wide range of crafts and products … but unfortunately there weren’t very many visitors there to appreciate her hard work!!   Still, I enjoyed talking to the other crafters and customers and hope to exhibit at their next fundraiser later in the year (in a more central location!).

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Changing tiles into clocks

I’ve been experimenting with changing white ceramic tiles into clocks by painting cheerful childrens characters onto them, drilling a hole and inserting a clock movement/hands etc.

Still waiting for the clock parts to arrive, but I had a go with leading and glass paints.  It was my FIRST TIME doing leading, so go easy when judging it/me!!

Croc-a-gator Clock (In Progress!)
Croc-a-gator Clock (In Progress!)

Was still wet when I took the picture, so will photograph again when it’s dry and I have the clocks hands etc. in place – hopefully tomorrow!