Thursday, April 29, 2010

The Secret in the Wall - Part V

Read Part V here.

The other parts are also available:


Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Aspects - Photo Manipulation

 Image to go with my poem Aspects

Textures and Backgrounds:

 All other textures/stock are my own.


Worthy Cause - New Blog: Ups About Downs

My friend Caroline over on Uniqart has just started a new blog: Ups About Downs, where she'll be sharing her experiences, tips and info about bringing up a child with Down's Syndrome.

Caroline has brought up her own daugher with Downs and got her through mainstream school all the way into college and also works as a Learning Support Assistant) in a mainstream infant school. It's a great way to get info that might not be in the books or being readily available elsewhere on the net and I think it's a brilliant idea. Go over and have a look if you're interested. :-)

Monday, April 26, 2010

Green Wire Octopus

Here's another of the commissions I've been given for an octopus. This time all in green with a matching green ribbon to hang him up:

This one is larger than the one from the complete mobile (about 30cm tall from top to the end of his tentacles). I've used green beads instead of clear beads and in the light they shimmer like green gold. Totally magic.

If you'd like one for yourself, just send me an e-mail or leave a comment. :-) Go on, treat yourself. ;-)

Tuesday, April 20, 2010


 To accompany the lovely poem of the same name by Shar.

Textures and Background:
All other images and textures my own.

The Secret in the Wall - Part IV

Here's the fourth part of the story so far, read it here.

First part, read it here.
Second part, read it here.
Third part of the story, read it here.

To read my story The Secret Keeper, click here.


Sunday, April 18, 2010

Fallow Hearts Field - Photo Manipulation/Digital Painting

Photo Manipulation/digital painting to accompany the wonderful poem by Lianne Schneider, which can be read here.





All other images and textures are my own. The hearts are painted digitally in Corel Painter(TM).

Friday, April 16, 2010

Transient - Poppy and Dandelion Seeds Painting

And here it is ...

Ta Dah... a REAL life painting. Acrylics on canvas:
and closer even:
and very close:
Great fun to paint and more to come.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

I Want to Be - Photo Manipulation

Illustration to accompany the poem of the same name. In a way this is a self portrait - although it's more about what's on the inside and what I'd like to become than what I am. :-)
Model, Dark Tree 1 by mjranum-stock, and M Ranum and Amber
Background, Stock 126 by UmbraDeNoapte-Stock

Cobwebs Photoshop Brushes by redheadstock
Butterfly Brush by PhoenixWildfire

Grunge Texture 03 by goodtextures
Plaster Damaged Texture by goodtextures
Book Cover Texture by night-fate-stock

All other textures and images are my own.


Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Black Hole - Photo Manipulation

Inspired by what Bella says in 'New Moon' about her state of mind when Edward has left - 'It's as if there is this hole inside of me'.

It's one of those feelings I think a lot of us can relate to. Here's the poem to go with it.


impression by xstockx

Butterflies and moths



All other textures are my own.


Monday, April 12, 2010

The Secret in the Wall - Part III

The third part of the story, read it here.

First part, read it here.
Second part, read it here.

Enjoy! :-)

Friday, April 09, 2010

The Secret in the Wall, Part II

Read the next installment of the story here. Enjoy. :-)

Thursday, April 08, 2010

Articles and Magazines

Check out the lastest Pink Panther Magazine - it's based on a group on Redbubble and full of fab articles about artists, art and writing to do with women, including a feature on yours truly starting on page 28. :-)
 I've been busy writing articles for Touched by Fire - a blog based on another Redbubble group which I co-host.
 I am also painting a Poppy on canvas at the moment and knitting socks.... :-)

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

The Secret in the Wall

Photo manipulation by Sybille Sterk to accompany the short story The secret in the Wall also by me. You can read the story here.

Both the story and the image are inspired by the myth that giants hide their hearts to be invulnerable.

All other images - heart, brickwall, weeds, ivy, ladybird are my own. Either edited photographs or painted (ladybird).


Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Weight of a Feather - Photo Manipulation

How much weight until you reach your breaking point?

The rest of the images/textures are my own.

Sunday, April 04, 2010

Trapped - Photo Manipulation

This was inspired by a set of photos sent to me by my friend Alison Ashwell. She takes fantastic photos and two of them inspired me to create this.

You can buy prints and postcards on Redbubble (or DeviantArt).

All other textures and images are my own.

Thursday, April 01, 2010

Sea Creatures Mobile II - Commissioned Mini Mobiles

Remember my Sea Creatures Mobile? I since had a few commissions to make individual mini mobiles. Here are two of them, both are going all the way to Australia.

Fishie Mini Mobile:

Jellyfish Mini Mobile:

The final commission is the little octopus, but I haven't started that yet.

As you can see the colour of the wire/silk I've used is different in these two sets. If you want to commission a different colour, contact me and we'll discuss the options.

The mini mobiles are all £25 plus P&P except for the octopus which is £35 plus P&P. The large mobile is £150 plus P&P.

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