Category: The Art Studio

All things arty farty, creative and inspiring

My Little Poby

‘Toy to the World’ is a custom toy design project and charity event held in Melbourne. I have posted about this event a few times which you can read about here and see my submissions for last years exhibition here. Well it was on once…

Christmas Handmade – Gifts for dad

This Christmas I’m making all my gifts by hand. There’s a few reasons behind this crazy idea.. firstly, I’ve got a few months maternity leave left and lets face it – I really can’t afford to splash out on presents. Another reason is it’s…

Tiny Faery Garden

For my 26th birthday I received a very special present from my dear friend Megan. It was a teeny tiny faery garden in a glass bowl that she had created herself. It is one of the sweetest things I have ever seen! Baby succulent…

Dragons and toadstools

My my.. have I been busy! So what’s the goss? I’m due to have a baby 2 days ago, that’s right, he’s pretty comfy in there so I get to play the good ol’ waiting game (patience is the key.. PATIENCE ARGH!) and it’s…

TOTW Bears – Steampunk and Voodoo

I completed two bears for the Toy to the World charity exhibition and auction which I wrote about in an earlier post. I thought it was about time I updated on here and shared my bears! One is called ‘Steampunk Bear’ and the other…

The Dead Dragonfly

So I have this fascination with dead things. Let me rephrase that.. I like dead things. Things like insects, bones, feathers.. Anyway so my fiance knows me well enough that when he found a dead dragonfly at work he brought it home for me!…

Toy to the World – Art Event

Attention artists and art lovers.. here is an event not to be missed! In a nut shell.. PencilNeck Productions is proud to introduce you to the TOY TO THE WORLD PROJECT, a biennial custom DIY toy competition that brings together up to 200 artists…

The art of preserving dead faeries

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This is a recent creation inspired by the ‘Dead fairy hoax’ and the idea of displaying a faery corpse in a shadow box like you would a dead butterfly. I found some step by step instructions that you can also follow here. You can of course alter the method and equipment used to suit yourself.

For this one pictured I used a small toy skeleton found on ebay, stockings, pva glue, hot glue, tissue, spray paint, acrylic paint (inc. gold) celephane and alpaca fur. (use whatever hair/fur you can get hold of) The wand is made from a stick, piece of amethyst and some waxy thread also known as ‘cat gut’ which is often used to make dream catches.Oh, and glue. 

I did some research and came up with the latin terms ‘Volatilis Virgo’ which means ‘Winged Girl/Maiden’ and ‘Veneficus Virga’ which is ‘Magic Wand’. Or according to one translation, ‘Poisonous green stick’ which almost works.

 

 

 

 

What’s been happening?

Fancy seeing you here, it’s been a while! Uh yes..so in a nut shell.. I finished my Graphic Design Diploma, flew overseas to Vietnam for 2 weeks (Crazy! Insane! Amazing! Beautiful, friendly and delicious!) then coming home I had a nice pile of freelance…

Craft FAIL!

We all know what it’s like.. you discover an idea or get a new pattern then get all inspired to create something. Before you even begin you can’t stop thinking about how amazing your new item will be when it’s finished. You start thinking about who…

It’s Steampunk..

If you’re not familiar with the term, it’s a genre based on old victorian style clothing with a sci-fi twist. If that makes sense. Think top hats, corsets, ray guns, cogs and goggles. Awesome stuff. So I was inspired to paint this young lady…..