Saturday, November 28, 2015

some things we do at home with f, and sometimes we take pretty pictures of them too




playdough spaghetti was a favourite, until garlic press broke.


playdough animals with eyes


ice plus small toys, plus food colouring

or no food colouring.


cheapo activity books ( this one with faces from "tiger" is the official winner)







just painting, in mum's sketchbook

some more painting

modelling clay looks best when it comes in bright colours, with no blacks or browns!

small people

some recent clay work. (top one, "bunny rabbits" can be found at the RSA Open at the moment)







Tuesday, August 18, 2015

back in june / on being a mother-artist













some photos to remember from the excellent event Child'sPlay organised by Maja Quille,in Basic Mountain space as part of Annuale 2015. small exhibition by fellow mothers/artists, super fun workshops for kids. F had a great time, so did i..

"Having a child made my way of working more efficient, being able to focus fully on particular piece in short bursts of time. There are some areas in my work that I try to keep seperate from my daughter, but that are still, naturally, influenced by this huge shift of priorities and dynamics of relationships that she causes every day. At other times I happily involve her in my work, and often quite literally. In the painting I'd like to submit for the exhibition I used her scribbling as background. I tried to keep to bright colour palette and child-like style while painting around her drawing, then I glued a deflated balloon with her scribbles onto it. I wouldn't call it a collaboration, I controlled her input in the end. Being only two years old she doesn't claim any ownership of her drawing, yet.
She is a huge influence; while watching her grow I'm trying to understand and capture her way of seeing things, and incorporate this experience in my work."

 (unfortunately i don't have a good enough photo of two more artists'  statements, i'll add them later if i can get hold of them)

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

some new characters

two little felt/fabric combo faces and an old playdough snowman painted recently by f.











Wednesday, February 04, 2015

f's new friends





the doll (lala) has been kicking around since christmas. she originally had beady eyes, button nose and loose hair. all of above had to be replaced due to being treated passionately by one toddler i know! the horsey is brand new, i really enjoyed working with felt first time so there might be more of this kind to come.