Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Mobile - Captain Jack

This is my latest mobile. The wonderful Sue sent me a massive parcel of driftwood. I was dying to make something with it and on Saturday I made my first (mostly) driftwood mobile. Whilst I was making it, my son was watching Pirates of the Caribbean... and when it was finished (the mobile) it reminded me of Captain Jack - the beads in his hair, a little rough around the edges, suprising, butch and charming all at the same time... and a little scary. :-)

I've used lots of different beads, shells, driftwood, seaglass and hemp to put  it all together, hours of stringing and a little crochet. Oh, and there's a little aluminium wire to hold the beads at the top in place. 

If you like this... just contact me. It's for sale and I'd love to see it go to a good home. :-)

Monday, May 30, 2011

Girl With Magpie


Sub Title: Into the Mystery

Backgrounds and Textures
Actions and Brushes
All other images, textures and brushes my own.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Love of the Sea III and IV

Before the storm 
Collage of my own images from the Suffolk and Norfolk coast of England plus (all by Shadowhouse):
Storm rising 
Collage of my own images from the Suffolk and Norfolk coast plus (all by Shadowhouse):

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Invisible - Photo Manipulation

Illustration for my poem of the same name Invisible

Stock images
All other brushes, images and textures my own.


Sunday, May 22, 2011

Love of the Sea I and II

Love of the Sea I
All my own images, except for (all by Shadowhouse):


Love of the Sea II
All my own images, except for:


Wishing I was by the seaside...

Friday, May 20, 2011

Flower Diptychs - Roses

This is my favourite Blue Moon rose. It doesn't only look fabulous it is also scented and grows like mad. It covers a whole fence panel in my garden and looks fantastic.

All my own images, except for:


This rose is actually called "Happy Birthday". It's a lovely simple rose (not many petals), with lots of colour - from the palest apricot to the deepest pink on the edge of the petals.

All my own images, except for:

 This is the same rose as in Happy Birthday I however, I tried to show the wonderful swirls the petals and the deeper colour at the edges of the petals make in a couple of close-up shots. A sort of 'abstract idea' of a rose, rather than a rose image.
The two images together make the perfect set (available from Redbubble and now also on Artflakes.com)
 All images my own, except for:

Another of my rose images, this one so delicate and fragile in the palest of pink. :-)

 All images my own, except for:
Freebie Actions (Retro Fiesta) by Apples & Sisters
6 Faves Texture Sets 2 by Shadowhouse
Canvas & Paper Texture Set by Shadowhous


This is a wild rose growing in my garden. It planted itself there and it's so beautiful that I don't have the heart to rip it out. This diptych shows the heart of one of the blossoms in full bloom and the other of one that is fading - the petals have fallen off and all that's left is its heart...

All my own images, except for:


This is another set of images from the wild rose in my garden. I love the simplicity of wild roses, they are so very beautiful in their own right. :-)

All my own images, except for:


Yellow and Pink Roses in my garden. These are both tea roses with the most beautiful scent.

All images my own plus:
Retro Actions (Amora) by Apples & Sisters


All images are available as prints and cards from Redbubble and now also on Artflakes.com)

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Touch - Photo Manipulation


Illustration for my poem of the same name.
All my own images except for:

Monday, May 16, 2011

Mermaid's Lullabye - Mobile

This is my latest commission "Mermaid's Lullabye". It has been designed to go into a baby's nursery so the colours are soft and dreamy; the razor clam shells provide the mobile with a lovely sound and the mirrors add sparkle. It will go to Sue at Studio Window tomorrow.

If you want your own, use the contact button on the right-hand side to send me an e-mail. I don't bite!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

More Spring Goodness - Pinks, Purples and Blues

My own photographs.

My own photographs and bokeh texture.
MCN: CNS19-1M91N-TWB77

Pink Hawthorn
My own photographs and polka dot pattern.
All by Shadowhouse:

MCN: CF1BC-2LG7D-739M5

Viburnum Grandiflora
My own photographs and bokeh textures.

All available as prints/greetingcards/posters and canvas prints in my Redbubble shop. 
You can also order a custom calendar with your favourite images. Select the images you like in the order you want them to appear from January to December plus one extra for the cover page from the Spring section of my portfolio and send me an e-mail or bmail with your choices. The calendar can start any month you like. :-)

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