It has been absolutely sweltering hot in my little studio and since my windows don't actually open I have been slowly melting, add children's school holidays into the mix and the result is not a lot has been getting created! However, I have been managing to rework some of my existing images in the cooler evenings while mulling over the idea of preparing to open an Etsy shop in the near future. For now, here's my little folk tin with an update all of its own, including a new background!
And the bag belongs to ... Aretha Franklin! It's a bag full of opulence and glamour fit for the Queen of Soul herself! I have to confess, this is an updated version, as I did repaint Aretha after I submitted my piece, because I was in such a rush to finish in time I really wasn't happy with the way she came out originally!
So, the first month of Bootcamp is a wrap and as usual I have learnt an absolute tonne. There's something about having a deadline to meet and actually posting your work into a gallery that pushes you beyond all your expectations. Not to mention everything you learn from the Facebook community where fellow Matsians generously share their tips and knowledge. On Monday our next mini assignment will be revealed, which I wait for with great curiosity and anticipation.
In the meantime why not check out the marvellously inspiring Gallery of Bootcamp Art, I think there's over 600 pieces of work to view. It always amazes me how different everyones interpretation of the assignment is!
Molly Mouse is the central feature of my folk inspired tea tin.
I love tea, I love blue and white and I have a new found love for paisley. So I thought to myself, why not paint my new paisley design onto a tea cup... and so I did!