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  • I've started this new thread as the old one on this theme seems to have become a little redundant. Do pop over there, though, if you'd like to see some of the creations from before, they are well worth a look. :love:

    Art and creativity, of all kinds, is one of the most positive ways of expressing one's self. It has been proven that it is a very useful tool in combating depression and is also a great way of sharing a little bit of yourself visually with the world.

    Please do let us see what you have been making and, if possible encourage others to try new things, too. :flowerpower:

  • We had some real talent showing up on the old thread didn't we? I've got back into making my own clothes in the last year and have been doing a lot of quilting. Recently while having a rummage through some old boxes, I found the very first quilt blocks I ever made. I abandoned them because I didn't think they were very good and had intended to dismantle some of them and re-do them. Then I thought, fuck it. They were the beginning of my quilt journey. So I completed the quilt and it's not half bad. The block is called the Bear Paw and it's my all time favourite block. And here's the quilt in all it's wonky glory.P4060001.JPG

  • omg that quilt is lush!

    “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” -Mark Twain

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    Oh look ^ ^ ^ ^ It's the Sun and Moon. They have papier maché faces and charity shop jewels. The Sun's face is a mask held on with Velcro - a battery votive flickers behind his eyes and in one hand. The Moon is also known as Keef Moon, and I cuddle him every time I take him out his box. Yes those are googly eyes. Creepy AF but the Moon is kind of odd for real, I think. We only ever see one side.

    Maggi, you made me like orange along with your lovely jewel colours on that quilt! I need to finish more Household Gauds. They are a mixture of art dolls, found materials and too much time alone as a child reading Greek myths and Grimm's unedited fairy tales.


    This is the back of the Gaud of the Night Garden. His attribute, Sluggo, leaves a trail of glitter-slime. I actually felt sick making the slug, I really don't like them! Moths decorate the Gaud's shirt. His face is a Green Man resin deco I bought in Mevagissey many years ago now. His hair is bay leaves from a very tiny tree in my former rental.


  • Simple is sometimes the best Shroom. I really like it. It looks very 'Planet Earth'.

    Thank you , I really am not arty but came across acrylic pouring and started watching the videos , theres loads of techniques and you are never sure what effect you will get ,I have done a few on cheap stretched canvas as well :)