I have great news, my Dad (Don Wilkie) has had the amazing opportunity to put on his first exhibition of his oil paintings. He has always been an inspiration, and a positive supporting influence in my work.
He was interviewed by the local rag where they highlighted his exhibition.
He has been more recently focussed on World War II aircraft, but really is versatile in his subject matter.His Facebook page for his art studio can be found here. Here are some of my favorite picks from his work:
This is a painting of my son (his grandson) at 1 year old.
It has been a few months since I posted a craft/art project my son (whose 5 1/2) and I have worked on together. The objective of this project was to complete the homework assignment for the 100th day in Kindergarten (due Tuesday 12th Feb).
To complete the project your child will need to collect 100 items Sean has been collecting beer bottle tops for a while now. He counted out 100 tops (all on his own).
After collecting the items they will decide how they will display them. Your child should bring their project to school to share with the class. Sean decided we could make a spaceship out of recycled materials (he was given several options to choose from 😉 )
Have fun and be creative I think Sean did a great job, don’t you think so !!
100 x beer bottle caps
1×1.25L Coke Bottle (for the rocket body)
1 x large laundry detergent bottle (for the wings)
100 x Craft Glue dots (for the body) and some Glue stripes (for the nose)
4 x 1/8 rivets (to adhere the wings)
1 x can of white spray paint (for body)
1 x can of black spray paint (for nose)
Stickers (Sean choose his flags and 100 stickers)
Surprisingly enough, Sean stuck on most of the beer bottle tops and with supervision we spray painted the bottle, once dried he stuck on the stickers.
As parents, we cut the shapes of the wings and the bottle, so the wings hold, with a blade and then used rivets to hold the wings in place.
We are still thinking of adding flames out of paper, so it can launch 🙂
Previously, I had made some cushions using neck-ties, and while looking around I saw this photo of neck-tie art. That has inspired me to make my own wall art from neckties. I am planning of framing it in a shadow box.
I am still thinking of adding some more ties but this is how it looks at the moment.
Have you every had those days where your mind will not stop thinking about something. I usually have problems sleeping as I can’t shut it off. Well, normally for me its usually work related, but since I started this blog and had time off work due to illness, my creative side of my mind has taken over. This is good news, but I do not have enough hours in the day do to everything.
To keep track of what I have been thinking here is a list of projects, in no particular order:
Cork boards for my etsy store (frame purchased and backing board)
Caterpillar growth chart for etsy store (circles cut out and painted)
A stuffed elephant (pattern forming in my head – probably purple colored)
A t-shirt rug (in white, yellow, orange and red circular pattern)