Friday, 1 December 2017

christmas hats on a loom

hello everyone

This Christmas I have decided to make my Christmas presents. I have lots of wool and many sizes of looms. It’s nice to create my own presents for my friends and family, not only that it will save me a lot of grieve from running around the retail stores trying to decide what to buy.  I find the commercial aspect of the holidays a bit overwhelming so this year

 its’  hats off to me’

Lil Elf hat for a 10 month old

 



MATERIALS
Purple loom with 31 pegs , crochet hook, loom pick, scissors, darning needle lionbrand homespun #6 superbulky 88% polyester 12% acrylic colour dove
Impeccable yarn medium #4 100% acrylic, colour green
White faux fur Pom Pom and jingle bells, decorations optional

BRIM
Crochet cast on
Knit 12 rounds , change colour, bring bottom loops up and knit off to green

BODY
I used 2 strands of the green yarn

Knit apx 15 rounds
Decrease 2 knit 5 round
Decrease 2 knit 4 round
Decrease 2 knit 4 rounds
Decrease 2 knit 2 rounds
Decrease 2 knit 2 rounds
Continue to do this until there are 2 loops left on the loom
Bind off the last 2 pegs


Sew up the inside and add the Pom Pom


Here are a few examples of some of my hats, if you would like to know more about how I made the or to get the pattern please contact me in the comment section below















Monday, 30 January 2017

Art Visions: poems prose'

Art Visions: poems prose'

Wednesday, 13 January 2016

guardians of the 4 elements


The original sketch of the womans face was used with water colour pencils, conte and soft pastels. I layered animals, symbols and colours to represent each element, air, water, fire and earth earth. Sometimes I have a hard time knowing if one is finished, I step back into the picture on different days with different feelings

                                                AIR
Air is from the east, she is with feathers and likes the colour yellow

WATER



water is from the west she likes silver, shiny objects, mother of pearl, silver and cups. her colour is blue




FIRE
Fire is from the south, she likes wands and the colour red


EARTH
Earth guards the North she likes copper pennies and acorns her colour is green

Monday, 13 July 2015

Melancholy woman portraits for sale

I joined FAA because I like how they can custom frame my work with various mediums onto stretched canvas acrylic board and steel plated, Over the course of the past few years they have expanded their marketing world, it is now possible to have these images set as a pillow, tshirt, greeting cards, totebag, duvet cover, shower curtain and more.  Go take a peek at your options
Her name is Carrie she was caught in the crossfire of a large decision.
Daisy was commissioned by a womans shelter, she is on the cover of brochure advertising towards help for woman in need of protection at a treatment centre
Sleep Sally sleep, sleep with the spring, wake to renew again

Dusty Rose sings in the smoke at the club
Noone knew the truth, they didn't see, they didn't know and then she was gone
Scrabble the words believe for an imprint to come true

Lily could see everything even with her eyes closed


Lantern Fairy walks through streets at the mardi gras

Covered in dreams

Friday, 12 June 2015

Daisy a drawng portrait process

Inspiration comes and goes like the wind. I'm showing the process of Daisy starting from a pencil sketch, pencil crayons, conte soft oil pastels with some final delicate touches in photoshop. Daisy is on the website available in many mediums, she can be framed with a large selections of mats and colours, canvas, tshirts, coffee mugs, shower curtains and more. You can view Daisy by clicking the FAA link on the right. Thanks for visiting, leave a comment if you wish







I think she is finished, but I may go back to her hair, I like messy, but someone suggested I clean her hair up a bit. What do you think?

I call her Daisy, from Daisy in The Great Gatsby,