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 ‘Voodoo Bear’ – not very creative I know, I find it hard to name things.. anyway if you haven’t seen … Read More TOTW Bears – Steampunk and Voodoo
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! How beautiful is it? All in one piece and the wings spread out! So I decided the best place for … Read More The Dead Dragonfly
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 to unleash their creativity on 200 blank vinyl bears in order to create an exhibition and auction event that raises … Read More Toy to the World – Art Event
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.
So, I’ve been absent for a while.. preserving dead faeries n stuff, the usual. Anyway I’ve been making and painting heaps since I’ve been gone so I thought I’d try and post something new (almost) everyday.. try to keep this blog interesting and keep myself out of trouble. Not that I get into trouble. Much. Anyhoo, something I created recently that got some good … Read More Toadstool Table DIY
I would like to share my personal art collection and a bit about each piece. Not my art.. but original work from some of my favourite artists that I have collected. These items, to me, are simply priceless! Forget the celebrity signatures or famous sporting gear, give me an original Froud sketch on a napkin any day.. not that I have one but that … Read More My Private Art Collection
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..well lets just hope it all goes to plan! So, I finally found a gallery to exhibit my faery photos in!! It’s small, but a perfect location as it’s connected to a faery shop! I still have to fill out the forms, have everything approved.. I probably shouldn’t be talking too much about it in case it falls through but I just can’t help myself! I’m still … Read More Exciting News..