Blast from the past! Looking back at my early artworks

The other night I was looking through my old sketch books and it was crazy to see how far I've come with my art. Especially when I could remember doing the old work and how I felt about it at the time or what inspired me. I took a few photos on my trusty mobile…

Practice and persistence, the many faces of Kurt Cobain

I have a painting of Kurt Cobain that I have re-painted 4 times now. Using the same canvas. I took a photo of each finished work and comparing them is bizarre. Kurt #1 in comparison to Kurt #4 is clear proof that practice and persistence certainly pays off! I've never been very good at portraits. They're…

Competition time! – (Ended 25.06.13)

This competition has now ended, congratulations to the three winners: Hayley Warren, Kaela Joy and Cha Cha Rae! For more giveaways and special things keep an eye out on my facebook page here.   Hello! I'm having a competition on my facebook page B.Inspired which goes for only 2 weeks! I have 3 mystery prize packs…

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.