I was given an old African radio about 10 years ago, which is made of recycled electrical components and fencing wire. Its recycled beer can covers had been bothering me for a long time, so it was time to beautify it. It now has pride of place on my kitchen window sill and yes, it still works. Whoever made it was a master of his or her craft.
If anyone plans on copying this… beading onto a frame while dodging fragile electrical circuits was harder work than I expected. I’m not completely happy with the finish, but I am not doing this again.
Unless I find another African radio…
I like making art using a jumble of steam of consciousness text, this one on motivation. I seem to have lost my old ones and didn’t have time to do a self portrait today, so went for a Rothko-style block of colour.
I’ve been putting off finishing this painting for 2 years, because getting portraits wrong is embarrassing. It’s even made me pause my daily art challenge. Must try harder…
I was struggling to find inspiration for my one art per day challenge, until I saw my daughter’s Helles Teeth teething toy. My drawing’s not perfect, but at least I made some art.
This blackbird was not happy to see 1 million People’s Vote/ Remainer/ anti-Brexit protestors marching past its nest near Hyde Park this afternoon
I blatantly traced this from a book 😉
Watch out for red herrings
Part of my one art per day: Thank you to the medieval artist whose marginalia sketch I copied
Part of my one art per day: I had my own photo printer a long time ago. I accidentally discovered that spilling water on an inkjet photo, printed on glossy paper, washed away some ink and changed some of the colours. This is a friend’s photo of the Statue of Liberty, edited with a cotton bud.