Sunday, 28 October 2012

Decorate Yourself from the Inside Out!

Mixed Media Canvas, created using layers of ephemera, acrylic paint, stamps and images from Tumblefish Studios at Deviantscrap!

Saturday, 20 October 2012

"A Thought" Mixed Media Canvas Art

This is what comes of an Evening at home without my hubby!! The kids were tucked up in bed and a new clean white blank canvas was staring up at me from my studio desk asking to be filled with colour.  So after layers of ephemera, acrylic paint, stamps, whimsical images and a sentiment, here is the finished piece.. and I love it!
This Mixed Media Canvas will be on display and available to buy at The Little White Studio Open Event on 2nd & 3rd November, please visit The Little White Studio Blog here, for more details.

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Playing Around with Digital Elements...

Every now and then I like to take a break from paper crafting and produce some Digital Art. This morning I did just that, taking elements from my own collection, plus some from Tumblefish Studios and Finecrafted Designs at Deviantscrap, here's what I came up with!  Such fun!  A limited number of printed copies of this design are available, please email me for details.

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Captured Fairy Folk!

I must apologise for my lack of posts these past few weeks... Getting The Little White Studio Workshops up and running and preparing for my forthcoming Christmas Events, has left me little time to devote to the blog.  But I was determined to catch some Fairy Folk at Maygreen House this morning and get some bottled mischief on the blog for you all to see.
And here they are, piled high in all their glory, and as you can see from the photo above, there are a couple of sets of twin fairies too!!  Each jar comes with a label confirming the date and a short description of how they were caught, you'd be amazed at the strange places I find these fairies in, they are very mischievous you know.
All of my caught fairies will be on display and available to buy at many of the Events I am attending this year.  For full details on these please see the icons at the top left of my blog, here you will find links to The Little White Studio (where we are having an Open Studio Event at the beginning of November and you will also be able to purchase Maygreen Fairies good here), The Pop-Up Vintage Fair in Hassocks just outside Brighton, The wonderful Wealden Mid-Winter Fair - a must go for fabulous Christmas Gifts, Decorations, Food and a really Christmassy atmosphere and the Kitsch & Stitch Fair in Cranbrook a beautiful event full of authentic vintage items and handmade goods.
If you are brave enough to take one of these little critters home, then come visit Maygreen Fairies at one of the Christmas Events mentioned, you can meet all the fairies and select the one that you think would most suit your home.... Hope to see you there!

Thursday, 4 October 2012

My House featured in "Your Home" Magazine

I was so excited today as the November issue of Your Home Magazine came out and my home was featured in it.  It was way back at the beginning of this year that the photographer and journalist came across Maygreen Fairies and through my blog and website they contacted me to ask if I would be interested in having my home photographed for an Interiors Magazine.  At first I felt very flattered to be asked, but then laughed to myself, because although I love my home I didn't know how much readers would be interested in it and also, as I said to the photographer at the time, the paintwork in my home around door frames and skirting boards really needed attention (due to my lovely, engergetic twin boys), and my home was well lived in and not pristine like many of the homes in these magazines.  But they assured me that my home would be of interest and not to worry about the odd imperfections, so I agreed to the shoot.
We had several dates set up for the shoot back in April this year, but to be able to photograph a home the weather needs to be good, a sunny day with lots of natural light is the best time to shoot, so initally dates were set and then had to be postponed due to weather.  Eventually though a sunny day came and the photo shoot was able to go ahead.  As you can well imagine I spent most of the previous day cleaning and tidying, as trying to keep a tidy home with two young boys is challenging at the best of times.
The day of the shoot was so much fun, I loved all the staging that went on, it was funny that it was a sunny warm day in April, yet I had to dress autumnal in warmer clothing and boots as the actual article was going to appear in the November issue so the decor and theme had to be wintery.
All in all I loved the experience and at the end of it I have a lovely photographic memory of our family home at a time when my boys were young and starting out in their lives.  If you are interested in purchasing the magazine it is in the shops now.