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.
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!!
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!).
I’ve been busy clock-making – this time, using different paints for a brighter, bolder colour (rather than the stained glass effect). All are felt-backed with a hook for wall hanging on the Quartz clock part. I’ll be taking these with me to the craft fair at Auchtermuchty tomorrow.