It is well known in faery folkore that one must never dance with the faeries, and whatever you do, never ever ever eat faery food. You probably shouldn’t collect their corpses in jars either, but some rules are just made to be broken. Welcome, and behold my latest collection of rare faery specimens! One of a kind bespoke pieces for your curiosity collection. It … Read More Faery Protection
Behold! The Faery in the Key Cabinet. Or should I say the Mystery of the Faery in the Key Cabinet! But that was too long for the heading. Point is, this little masterpiece holds a secret and it’s up to the possessor to unravel the story.. The story begins with a dead faery locked inside a cabinet. The mystery is, WHO put her there? … Read More The Faery in the Key Cabinet
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 phone (so not the best photos I’m afraid) and … Read More Blast from the past! Looking back at my early artworks
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 hard. Damn hard! But like any other style or … Read More Practice and persistence, the many faces of Kurt Cobain
There’s a neat little shop not too far from me in Belgrave called Limerence. They stock quirky and rustic Australian handmade gifts and exhibit art each month. Their latest exhibition is a 24 hour art experiment called ‘Bender’ and I simply HAD to take part in it! The challenge was to create an artwork or art piece within 24 hours that fit to a … Read More 24hr Artwork Challenge
‘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 again and I’m excited to show you my bear for 2014! I went very girly this time for something a … Read More My Little Poby
When I was expecting, I was given a belly cast kit. Now obviously I love to be creative and I especially love to try new things, and making a belly cast was certainly something I hadn’t done before. Naturally I began to research ideas on the internet where I found many beautiful pieces. But to be completely honest, the idea of having a life … Read More ‘Pod’ – My Belly Cast Creation
I found these WIP photos of my artwork ‘Night of the Blood Fliers’ and thought I’d share them to give you an insight into how I paint. Some are a bit blurry though, sorry about that. If you’re an artist yourself and need some guidance then I hope this tutorial is helpful in some way. (The tricky part when taking these photos is remembering … Read More Faery art work, step by step
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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 up for grabs which include various items, all with … Read More Competition time! – (Ended 25.06.13)
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 not easy. Weird really, I have been off work for 2 weeks which is awesome, so much free time to … Read More Dragons and toadstools
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