Tag Archives: drawing

Little Doors

Beware, this is a very image-heavy post…

There’s a little fun project I have been working on for a few weeks now, a study of lovely colourful painted, rusting, graffitied and peeling doors around the world. It even inspired me to paint the studio door this week, which is looking good! Anyway, I found and old drawing of an orange door I did in Barcelona, and I had a wee search on Pinterest to find some more. I found some gorgeous images including these…

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They’re really pretty aren’t they? So they led to a sketch or two…

And after a bit of playing around, ten totally unique pairs of earrings were created! They are all made with hot glass on surgical steel backs, so they are totally hypoallergenic. The steel is attached in the flame so it is completely fused to the glass, and no glue has been used (I don’t trust glue). Its image heavy, and all of the pictures link to their listing in my online shop. At £15 each, they are a snip for a totally original piece of jewellery. I hope you like them!

I hope you like them, and have a lovely weekend!

Helen*

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Quick indulgence for the inner child…

I stumbled across a board called ‘Children’s Book Illustrations’ on Pinterest, and I just had to share. Lets stir up some nostalgia…

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I hope that made you smile!

P.S. I really enjoyed seeing the Jewellery section of Degree Show at Dundee today, I will fill you in with more later.

Helen*

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Japanese Hashi

Japanese Hasi

Some complex stringer work and gold eye-candy to start the weekend!

Helen*

Munch in Edinburgh

I’m really looking forward to this! One of my favourite artists of all time, Edvard Munch, is having an exhibition dedicated to his prints at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, opening on Saturday. I’m dying to go, it looks wonderful. There are some rarely woodcut printed pieces, around 50 works on paper, most featuring his recurring themes of mortality, darkness, the female form and harrowing self portraits. I will definitely be heading along to see this when its on, if you are in Edinburgh I hope you do too.
You can read more about the exhibition here
And see more of his work here

Helen*

Red and Grey

A colour combination that keeps popping up in my mind to try! I need to do it tomorrow, just figuring out which shades to do it in.
Here are some ideas I have picked up from Pinterest…

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I’ll let you know what I come up with!

Helen*

Revisiting Japanese Inspiration

I am planning a day of tea and sketchbooking tomorrow, a lovely day off!

A while ago…maybe 2 years…I did a project at college inspired by Japanese Haiku and Haiga. I think this is something I am definitely going to revisit tomorrow. I have been on Pinterest ‘pinning’ some potential sketchbook worthy images. What do you think?

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Have a good weekend!

Helen*

Texture and Colour Experiments with Earrings…

I have been making stud earrings! Its been brilliant fun, and I’m really happy with the results! Here are a few for you to see. They are all lampworked glass and enamel on surgical steel posts.

Tokyo Stud Earrings

East Village Stud Earrings

Barcelona Stud Earrings

Bratislava Stud Earrings

La Paz Stud Earrings

I hope you like them, I would love to know what you think!

Helen*