Friday, 25 June 2010

Some recent art

Music rat 1

Music Rat 2

Music Rat 3

Ferret Yawn 3

I'm playing with acrylics lately, usually i use watercolour and it's a lot more 'slick'. I do like this too though, what do you think? Constructive criticism is appreciated :)

Are people interested in seeing my paintings and stuff? If you're not please be honest as i can use my other blog for it and then people who do want to see can look there :)

I'm entering the Sunday Times Watercolour competition next week, please wish me luck. And 2 of my pieces from last year are going into an exhibition in a local gallery, it's great because if they like my work i might be able to build a relationship with them.

I have been really getting interested in homemade and indie toilettry products and makeup. For a longtime i've wanted to make my own and just can't stop thinking about how nice it would be to run a little Etsy store (well along with the 2 i have already for my paintings and sewing :P) and make my own special blends and colours. However i would be a complete beginner, and so many people are so wonderful at it already is there any point? Do you think i should give it a go or just leave it to the professionals? I don't know what i could do differently except maybe add a new aesthetic.

And sorry for being useless at replying to comments recently. I'm going to go and catch up as much as possible before bed :)


  1. They're so adorable!!! And GOOD LUCK!! I fail at watercolor! Haha.

    And I don't know about making stuff. I think if you can produce something new, and awesome it'd be good. :)

  2. Aww thank you, you're very sweet :)
    I find watercolours a lot easier than acrylics, most people find it the other way around.

  3. Ahhhh, Ratty no. 3 is my favourite!

    And I think if you have a clear idea of what you want to sell, you could do it! Same as anything, you just need to find your niche! I could see you doing some really cute, quirky packaging with a vintage twist, somewhere between Paul and Joe and Meg and Mog. Anyway, rambling, if you can do it, why not?

  4. Aww, so cute! I like using acrylics and oil paints, I absolutely suck with watercolor. Good luck in the contest! And I really enjoy these art posts, so please keep them coming. :)

    I think you should go for it! You seem like a jack of all trades so you could probably be pretty good at it.

  5. CUTEEEE!!!! :) Rat's eyes look alive (did you make them red'n'black?)!:) keep posts like this one coming! :)

    You can always "at least" try making something new, right? :)

  6. I like the texture on ferret yawn.
    Keep posting all this kind of stuff.
    I'd be interested in an Etsy store.
    Is it primarily a money-making enterprise or another outlet for your creativity?
    I think you should do it. If you mean to be another Anita Roddick then who knows? But if you want to do it because you can - then definitely go ahead.

  7. These pics are so cute, I love seeing them on your blog. I like blogs that have variety, as in you mostly see one type of post but occassionally the owner posts different things that they are into so you can get to know them a bit. You are really talented and I could definitely see these pics in some cute children's books! Good luck with the gallery and watercolour contest.

  8. I love that first picture so so so much :D

  9. Aww the rat with the saxophone is too cute! You're very talented :)

  10. I am Rat obsessed and would loooooove to have millions of pounds to buy that painting off you!!!

  11. Oh, the rats are so very darling! ^_^ I think your lovely whimsical style could make an indie business very successful.

  12. Love the ferret! The texture of the paint really makes the fur more..furry!

  13. Awesome! I've dabble with acrylics once and was amazed at how difficult a medium it was to use.. for me anyway, haha. Color me super impressed!

  14. That ferret is fantastic, I would totally buy that. The strange kind of thing that really appeals to me!

    As for creating your own toiletries, go for it. Do it for yourself first and have fun then make it for others, I'd love to see what you create!

  15. Robyn:
    Thank you so much!
    I do have a clear idea of what i'd like to sell but i've decided to be sensible, think about it a lot more and not rush headfirst in like i've done in the past :P Thank you for the support though!

    Lemon Bunny:
    Thank you! I personally find watercolour a lot easier, i don't know why though. I guess i'm just not used to using thick layers of paint.

    And thank you for the support. I'm going to look into it further before i try to make anything :)

    Thank you! And yes the eyes are sort of a dark red with some black bits :)
    And you're right, i think i will have a try soon :)

    Thank you, i love getting people's input on my paintings :)
    It would be a bit of both, I have a lot of ideas for things that i'd love to try but also it would obviously be nice to make some money from it :P
    And i'm definately going to try, but need to think about it a bit more first :)

    Thank you, i'm glad you enjoy posts like this! I sometimes get a bit worried when i post other stuff that because this is primarily a blog about makeup people won't be interested :) x

    Thank you! :D Lovely rats.

    Thank you so much!

    Awww thank you! *mercenary mode* If you ever would like to email me i could do you a comission similar to this, or this will be on Etsy soon and definately cheaper than a million pounds :P

    Thank you so so much!

    Methadone Pretty:
    Thank you! I have a bit of an obsession with animals yawning at the moment. I deliberately tried a new thing with the texture on the fur and really like it :)

    Thank you! I agree, i'm used to watercolours which are fluid and, for me, easy to use. Acrylics on the other hand are stiff and so thick and i never seem to make enough of the colour i need :/

    Thank you! You're very sweet. I love ferrets and particularly their big pink mouths when they yawn.

    And thank you for your support, you're very sweet! I am definately going to at least try out my ideas on myself and my friends and if people like it i'll see where it goes :)


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