Christmas is coming, now now now. The frightening onward march of time that leads inexorably to actually having to sort out gifts for like, everyone, at Christmas, is NOW.
So I've made a few gifts with fabric, paint & lace applique which should cover most of the girl portion of my gift list, PHEW.
So as far as Christmas DIY's go, this one is acceptably anti-horrid (seriously, what is WITH that red & green?? It's just weird.) and most importantly, cheap. Granny Corner approves of cheap. Also jewellery, GC really, really believes in that.
Time to bring all the bits I've made together: the diorama/gallery style displays and the maquette/mini sculptures. Results! Read More
THIS chapter is about making the jolly little balsa wood sculpture pieces to inhabit my dioramas. And this is a really interesting chapter too. Read More
Dioramas are uncharted territory for me, but from the beginning of my research for this project, I've been amazed at the creative possibilities of this whole subject and amazed that I haven't investigated it before. There is so much in this! Read More
Maquettes - models of sculptures - are great. Mini sculptures, what's not to love?
I have this idea to make mini sculpture galleries. I'll tell you all about it, just look at the pretty pictures below and read on. It's really interesting, promise! ... Read More
Arrgh, these eye glasses! It's all about the eye glasses now & I get the feeling that they're just not meant to be soooo hard. Must, must, must make them work! Can't I just find some little teeny Le Corbusier glasses ferchrissake??.... Read More
So I need a new handy bag, for the carrying around of my laptop. And I have taken a fancy to one in the style of a "well-known-fashion-house". Of course I'm going to make it myself! Sheesh! But I'll do mine the artworker way: labour intensive custom stencil pattern & embroidery, yay. And that's before I even make the bag!
It's a very simple design and I'm most certainly not the first woman to hanker after one of
these handy bags...
Wondering how to gild with imitation gold leaf? Here I'll take you through gilding a canvas, ready for use as the base/background for an artwork... Read More
Making a picture on a gilded canvas base,
Sounds promising...everything looks better with gold, I've always thought. It's just so shiny. Apologies for the portrait subject content. Yes yes, me again. This one's a present for my Mum's 70th birthday. And if I'm going to do this kind of thing, of course I'm gonna choose the most flattering pictures ever! Sheesh! Read More
Still in progress of this series of three customised My Little Pony, is My Little I. M. Pei.
He is bald, of course, but wears a natty suit & signature glasses.
The first pony to be customized in this series of three, is My Little Bob Dylan. Read More
The second completed piece in this series of three. Me! Hilarious! Read More
My Little Pony. Sure you know it!
Making a customised pony? Oh yeah.
...It's a whole sub-culture out there people, do try & keep up.
See, as I'm a model-maker/sculptor at heart, this project was an irresistible lure as I found myself embroiled in Pony-world via two unexpected sources...
Many screens have I made, many. There is something irresistible about screens and they always seem to be necessary, just to have. Sure they're handy as room dividers, but to be honest, I've rarely seen them actually used specifically for that purpose. Screens are, in my experience, primarily a decorative accessory and unique one-offs, extremely customisable; Read More
Now this is a pretty dog. Her name is "Puppy" and she's a 4 year old Pug/Jack Russell cross. Two artworks were commissioned by her owners; one digital print on canvas (for installation in busy Architect's office) and one large oil painting for the client's home. Read More
Paper Dolls: make them stand up. Here's a tutorial on making my flat folding stand... Read More
Last post showed making the folders themselves. Now, onto furnishing them with the cool gear... Read More
Paper Dolls in stylish folders, containing the doll on a folding stand as well as all their clothes! Many designer outfits! Yay! Read More
Herewith begineth my Granny Corner.
First up, me 'n Daphne Guinness! There will be many ! in this post!