Sunday, November 21, 2010

Spins and Needles

Last week my best friend (yeeessss, I'm 12... :P) Marisa and I went to Spins and Needles at a bar in Kensington Market.  Spins and Needles is a craft and DJ mixer hosted at random bars, galleries and/or public spaces.

I was keen on going as I've never been to a Spins and Needles event before and it was a lovely evening - to be creative (even though I'm not the crafty sort), to watch a place fill up with groups of friends (yes, boys also craft!).

First we went and collected our materials (which they provide):

Marisa made a bunch of buttons and black felt Christmas ornaments:

I made a (bioluminescent) jellyfish:

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Polish (Woodland) Creatures -- Matryoshka Dolls ~ Set 2

This is the 2nd set of Matryoshka dolls that I've painted, but with this set, I added a legend as I felt that it was necessary.

It was a lot of fun painting them because they slowly take on a life of their own and the process is made more special when you're thinking of the person(s) whom you're painting them for. :)

Just like the 1st set, here's the entire process, from start to finish.....

Rough Sketches and Colour Study:

Base coat:


Painting in progress:

Paint and varnish completed:

Side view:

Back view:

Front view:

The Legend:

Personalized message at the bottom:

Getting ready for their journey:

Bon voyage!! :D