Monday, 13 February 2012

It's been a while!

Well I know I said I was going to try to keep on top of this blogging thing and post more regularly, but it turns out, I am just useless!! I would like to use the excuse that I have been very busy, which I really have, but I'm sure I still could have made time to write something if I'd really tried.  Anyway, from now on I will try to be better :) Here are some pictures of what I've been up to anyway.

It's a bit late, but here is my Christmas card, I am hoping to make my own from now on, I always mean to, but this Christmas was the first time I actually got around to doing it! Once the cards were printed, I added different coloured sparkly inks to the snow and leaves, but I don't think that shows up particularly well on a screen.

After I learnt how to needle felt last year, I haven't had much time to actually do very much, so before Christmas I used some time I had off from work to make these as presents.

Then I made this little bear for my cousin's one year old, Alec's birthday.

Now, since Christmas, I have been working really hard on my portfolio, this year I WILL start sending off pictures to publishers. 
I have realised for a while, that the way I work always takes me forever to get anything finished, which is completely impractical if I ever want to earn a living from my art. So, I have been experienting with using collage as well as painting, so that I can still do lots of tiny details in some areas, but can cover some bits much more quickly. These are my two pieces I have done in the last month.

 Now I know two pictures doesn't seem like a huge amount for a whole month, but it is a massive improvement for me :) and I have to say, it did take a while for me to track down and sort through all the paper and things I used! 
 Now, I must get back to work so that I have something to write about again before next Christmas!

To see more of my art, have a look here.


Amy said...

i just realised how nice the shadows on the clouds look on the riverbank one :)

laurathompsonart said...

Thank you my dear :)