I used my little ones socks to create these. You can use gooey eyes in place of yarn used. I wanted this as a plaything for him.
Trish Burr is a self taught embroiderer. She was born and raised in Zimbabwe. In 2004 she moved to the Western Cape in South Africa with her husband and their three children.
In 1995 whilst still living in Zimbabwe, she acquired the DMC agency for the country. This proved to be the start of her love affair with embroidery. Like so many others, she began with cross stitch, but an attraction to botanical art soon led her to explore the possibilities of needle painting. This resulted in the completion of her first book, “Redoute’s Finest Flowers in Embroidery” published by Sally Milner in Australia. She has subsequently published two further books on needle painting and one on cross stitch. She teaches and gives talks at workshops and guilds in South Africa, and contributes internationally to needlework magazines and other publications.
Her projects are mainly floral but she has recently expanded her work to include birds and portraits, devising means to include minute details in her subjects. Her emphasis on light and shadow brings her embroidery alive and her artistic use of colour further enhances the three dimensional effects in her work.
Trish is recognized for her unique style of long and short stitch embroidery. She has spent many years researching this technique and willingly shares this knowledge with fellow embroiderers. To quote in her own words:
“We need to keep hand embroidery alive, but if we hug our ideas to ourselves, they will become lost and worthless in the future. If I give you a gift, I no longer have it, you do. However, if I give you an idea then we both have it, and if you share this idea with others then we have multiplied it, expanded on it and watch it grow.”
Children Paintings by Vladimir Volegov. Born in Chabarovsk, Russia, Vladimir began painting at the age of three. After having attended the art school, and having served in the army, Vladimir was admitted to the Lvov Polygraphic Institute in the former Soviet Union. Beginning in 1984 Vladimir began participating in, and winning, International Competitions for poster art. Vladimir moved to Moscow in 1988 and before long, Vladimir career in commercial art was in full swing. Notable Russian publishing houses sought his talents to design posters and CD and cassette covers for musical groups. While working with the publishing houses he continued to work on his paintings and participate in exhibitions.
In 1990 Vladimir began traveling to Europe where he earned money by painting portraits on the streets of Barcelona, Berlin, Vienna and other European cities. It is with this experience he further honed his skills in depicting the human form. Over the past fourteen years, his art has evolved into the striking figurative work he creates today.
Do visit – http://www.volegov.com/
Marney grew up in North Vancouver in the sixties and has been interested in perception, consciousness and creativity for most of her life. In the late sixties and early seventies, she earned a Ph.D. from UBC on the art and poetry of William Blake.
In the early nineties, she decided to revisit her first passion, art. She learned techniques of brushwork and wetness control from classes in Chinese Brush Painting, and from her lifelong mentor Emily Carr, she learned about the struggle to express spirit in art. For Marney, flowers have always had the power to enliven inner joy, so she studied flowers with local artists Caren Heine and Ann Hunter. She went on to develop her own unique style of floral watercolours: large, vibrant, back-lit close-ups that reveal the spiritual essence of the flowers she paints and beyond them, her own spiritual inter connectedness with the natural world. For Marney, watercolour is the perfect medium, with its spontaneous flowing quality and its clear, transparent colour that allows the light of the paper to glow through.
Visit Website : http://www.marneyward.com/
Tomás Sánchez is a Cuban painter and engraver, known for his landscape paintings. Sánchez is the most valued of live Cuban painters.
In 1964, he moved to Havana and began to study painting at the National Academy of Fine Arts San Alejandro. In 1966 he interrupted his studies and later, in 1967, moved to the newly founded National Art School, where he graduated in 1971. Also in 1971 he was awarded the First Prize of Drawing for Young Artists at the National Exhibition of Arts.
Do visit – http://tomassanchez.net/
This is an amazing Chandelier DIY I have pinned in my pin board to do very soon. You can learn how to do it here . Check the gallery for the photos. Do visit Pudel Designs for the complete tutorial.