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I 'm wife, a mother , a daughter, a sister,a friend,a crazy faerie loving, art creating, born in England living in the states, blond hair blue eyed, tea drinking, mixed media, atc swapper, digital artist, blogger ,Facebook, reader, writer, old movie watcher, paper addicted, high heel lover, dog owner,cupcake eater, creatively eccentric.. party hat wearer. Welcome to my blog. Where I hope you'll stay awhile and come back often. Hugs Wendy

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Sunday, April 26, 2020

Virus


I dreamt about making this canvas, I suppose it’s my mind trying to deal with this virus situation. There’s alot of Symbolism in it .
Ruler with 6 inches on it , is for the 6 feet we need to keep from each other, the figure in the mask is for all of health care workers , who are angels fighting this virus.
key is to symbolize , the key to beating this,  is to stay away from each other  and the arrow is for the way is forward we can get through this. Together alone.

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Hope you are all staying safe and healthy both mind and body.

Hugs wendy

Friday, February 14, 2020

kiss me again



A special Valentine's day post. 
LOVE is in the air , everywhere you look there are red hearts, roses and teddy bears. 
But to me nothing is more romantic than the images of Gustav Klimt. If you've spent any time on this blog you will have seen my digital
layouts I made by reworking his images.  

But for my very first Muse post on Sandra Evertson blog.
 I wanted to try something, a little different. 
A physical piece using the resin blanks from the Relics and Artifacts line. 


I started with a 5 inch by 7 inch canvas which I painted with black gesso.
Next using male head blank from Visage and the woman head from Persona and some Apoxie sculpt I added them to the dried canvas. 
In case you haven't worked with the apoxie sculpt. It has a three hours drying window so plenty of time to work on the texture and add some to the blanks. 

I found buttons with spiral patterns, checkerboard and a flower, following closely to the images for guidance. 
I also used some moulds to get more flowers and leaves. 

When I was happy, it was left overnight to dry and harden. 

Next the fun part , painting.
Apoxie sculpt is a pale grey color but to make sure I would get a clear bright coverage with the acrylic paints, I painted the whole surface with white gesso. 

Following my muse the image of the kiss, I copied the coloring on to my project. 

This took some time , with drying time between each layer and color but by the end of the week it was all painted. 

Apart from the background which I used the Relics and Artifacts Verday paint in bronze that needed two coats and then I sprayed on the patina solution and waited for the magic to happen and boy oh boy, did it happen!... I got a beautiful mixture of blue/ green.  

I was now ready to add the moulded , painted flowers, leaves and butterflies.
and lastly, like Klimt added some gold leaf which I have to admit just add such a glow to the piece. I now see why he did so with his paintings. 

They must have been amazing when he revealed them. 

 Klimt didn't have butterflies but I felt sure if he had seen how beautifully they looked , he might have added them to his paintings. 

I took some artistic license with interpretation but I how not too much that you can't see my inspiration. 




There's my post.

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 Hope you'll go and look at the site and see the other Muse posts and share some LOVE. 
Thank you for looking and HAVE fun and create ART .

Hugs Wendy 

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Wednesday, January 22, 2020

The Owl and the Pussycat went to sea






The Owl and the Pussy-Cat
 By Edward Lear

The Owl and the Pussy-Cat went to sea
   In a beautiful pea-green boat:
They took some honey, and plenty of money
   Wrapped up in a five-pound note.
The Owl looked up to the stars above,

   And sang to a small guitar,
"O lovely Pussy, O Pussy, my love,
   What a beautiful Pussy you are,
            You are,
            You are!
   What a beautiful Pussy you are!"

Pussy said to the Owl, "You elegant fowl,
   How charmingly sweet you sing!
Oh! let us be married; too long we have tarried,
   But what shall we do for a ring?"
They sailed away, for a year and a day,
To the land where the bong-tree grows;
And there in a wood a Piggy-wig stood,
   With a ring at the end of his nose,
            His nose,
            His nose,
   With a ring at the end of his nose.

"Dear Pig, are you willing to sell for one shilling
   Your ring?" Said the Piggy, "I will."
So they took it away, and were married next day
   By the turkey who lives on the hill.
They dined on mince and slices of quince,
   Which they ate with a runcible spoon;
And hand in hand, on the edge of the sand,
   They danced by the light of the moon,
            The moon,
            The moon,
 

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Friday, January 17, 2020

Spirit rested necklace
















Why did I title it a spirit rested ? you may wonder.
Whenever I’m wearing my necklace I end up going through the charms and pieces I have collected there, the tactile sensation of going through each piece calms my spirit, and it is rested.
It also brings memories, the crystals were bought on a holiday , the small little figure was given to me by a friend so by having them all together in one place , on a necklace,every time I look at it and every time I wear it. I remember those people and those places.

CrEAte & hAVe FuN, hugs Wendy.

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Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Faerie frames for Valentine’s Day

So quick project for you all to try for Valentine’s Day.
 Using the Sandra Everston
Relics and Artifact Cathedral windows they are thin so they could be made into a card which is what I did with one of them and they also very light so they’ll make very good ornaments to go on the tree and the they the perfect for painting they take paint really well. This idea could easily be Adopted for Christmas, for Halloween witches, for Easter with faeries with bunnies ears .. now that’s an idea. 

Hope you enjoy the video if you have any questions just drop me a comment and I will be happy to help. 

Hugs wendy 







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Friday, January 3, 2020

I am A Muse

Yes I am a muse. I’m so darn excited and honored to be joining the Muse design team for 2020 at Sandra Evertson Relics and Artifacts
For the audition we were asked to make a simple project using the fabulous products from Sandra's line of goodies. "Sounds easy doesn't it ?"  But to actually pick one item to highlight was more challenging than I thought. I swear everytime I go to the site, I'm like a kid in a candy store.  

But I love this face in the visage set
At the same time I was thinking of what to do with the face. I watched a video about the Monarch butterflies arrival in Mexico each winter.  

So on November 1st the nearby forests are filled with  millions of beautiful Monarch butterflies which also happens to coincide with Dia De Los Muertos. 

And because of that amazing coincidence the butterflies are thought to hold the spirits of the departed. 
They have become part of the festival. 
So the idea of my project began to take form.

 So there it is, titled Mariposa ( butterfly )




supplies used 

8, x10, white canvas

Polymer clay
Butterfly mold 
 Acrylic paint  black 
 Inka Gold and silver wax 





Monday, December 9, 2019

The blue fairy

We all have a favorite movie we watched as a child that even today sticks in our minds, mine is Pinocchio. I remember going to see the Disney Version with my dad. And love the goldfish but also the blue fairy. Later the blue faerie came up again in the movie AI.
Where to Artificial intelligent robot identifies with  Pinocchio because he wants to be a real boy. Is as I was playing with my layout for itkupilli new kit  Cirque Des Souvenirs . I remembered both movies and the blue fairy who had the power to make Pinocchio dreams come true.
So there my Blue Fairy. Maybe she can Grant my wish too. 

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Friday, November 15, 2019

ThE cHIRsTMaS TrEE aNGeL

As a kid the best part of decorating the Christmas tree wasn't the bright lights or the shiny bubbles or the presents under or even the chocolate treats my mum used to tie on the tree limbs.

 But the Christmas Angel on the top. 

Last week I happened on a listing on eBay for the same Christmas Angel we had all those years ago.

Imagine my delight to see her ,I'm sorry to say she'd been brought but it give me the idea to make an Angel for my tree this year.


And if you like to try for yourself she is very easy to do she'd make a great project to do with your children or grandkids. 


Supplies used 

The artist model blank from Sandra Evertson Relics and Artifacts. 
A  large paper mache cone 
I used Apoxie sculpt but you could also use paper clay. 
White gesso and paints in skin tone, blue , green and turquoise, white and black.
Hotglue,
Alcohol inks in mineral and smoke
Paper glue
Tulle,white, blue , green and mint
Glitter
Tiny beads
Snowflake buttons and plastic icicles and christmas picks, small tree from Michaels  
Also a glittery butterfly ornament for her wings from walmart 
Start by adding clay to head and bringing it down around the face but not over the ears. I added the plastic icicles and used a paintbrush end to add texture and also added some snowflake buttons. 

I also add some clay over breast and torso and also textured that with the buttons



I also add some more clay around the end to make it a little stronger before fixing it to the paper cone

Apoxie sculpt drys rock hard overnight but if you decide to use paperclay you will need to wait a few days for it to dry. I painted the face at this point.  
and painted the upper and lower part of her dress and the cone. 
I started with a base of white gesso and then several coats of blue , green , lastly I used alcohol inks 
 and lots of glitter  and beads. Her dress was made with six layers of white tulle then different shades of blue and green and mint. Lastly some sparkle with leaves and more snowflakes

I made the arms last and added them to her shoulders and added some more tulle to hide the glue .. and she's nearly done just add her wings and a small christmas tree for her to hold... well she is the Christmas Tree Angel after all 



 And who's to say when and if my kids ever have kids of their own they won't also think that the best part of decorating the Christmas tree is putting my angel on the top.  

I hope you'll try making an christmas tree angel for your tree. 


 Hugs Wendy 




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