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  • Let’s Have Some More Creativity!!

    Yes!! … I’ve done it! I’ve linked and transferred all the posts, images and comments from my free WP blog! I couldn’t believe how simple it was 🙂 Any way … enough of my rambling …. let’s have some more creativity!!

    Last week, my daughter left home to start her life at Greenwich University. I decided a ‘Welcome to Your New Home’ card was a bit too normal, so to mark the occasion, I made her a Mixed Media Collage picture for her wall.

    New Home Present

    New Home Present

    I started off with an old piece of mount board left over from my own days at Uni not that long ago. I painted it with white gesso to give me a good base to work on then coloured it using a three or four colours of acrylic paint and various techniques. My next step was to arrange the images into an interesting shape which I then covered with more acrylic paint to make them blend in. I mounted the central image onto some corrugated board and stuck it in the middle, then made the frame from old bottle tops.

    Delivering the picture, along with a car load of ‘forgotten’ bits, at the weekend gave me the opportunity to take my camera out round the O2 on Saturday night. With my normal penchant for the unusual .. I was quite pleased with these detail shots taken inside the dome.

    O2 Ceiling Support - 1

    O2 Ceiling Support - 1


    O2 Ceiling Support - 2

    O2 Ceiling Support - 2


    O2 Ceiling Support - 3

    O2 Ceiling Support - 3


    I love getting out with my camera – it provides me with a wealth of original images that I can turn into artwork for all kinds of uses.

    By on Tuesday September 22nd, 2009 at 00:21 in Artistic Ramblings, collage, messy craft, Photography - Comments Off on Let’s Have Some More Creativity!!

    Macro Camera Shoot

    I took my camera out for a long overdue photo shoot the other day …. not the pretty picture kind mind you … more an up close and odd angles shoot!! This is a macro shot of one of the handles on my (rather rusty) wheelbarrow.

    Wheelbarrow Handle

    Wheelbarrow Handle


    Then I started playing blended images …. a brick blended with a piece of angle iron ….
    Genesis - In the beginning ...

    Genesis - In the beginning ...


    … a rusty tin blended with a sycamore seed …
    Rusty Seed Tin

    Rusty Seed Tin


    … and late at night I managed to capture my first spiders web!
    Spiders Web at Night

    Spiders Web at Night


    It took a bit of doing – I had to get my daughter to stand outside waving at the motion sensor on the security light … but I think it was worth it! I hope to get some better web pictures once we get some frosts later on!

    By on Thursday September 10th, 2009 at 01:20 in Artistic Ramblings, Blending Images, Photography - Comments Off on Macro Camera Shoot