Sweet, sweet curiosity.

This blog is all about things I have made. You can find intense embroidery, paper quilling mania, crazy gingerbread houses, masks, puppets, steampunk clothes, ornaments, wackiness and sculptures on this site. So have fun and check it out!

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Stratford Lantern Parade! A Moose!

The Stratford Lantern Parade happened this past weekend, October 14th, 2017. It was wet but thankfully the rain stopped right before we really headed out on the parade. It was great to see so many different lanterns and so many familiar faces.  As I had taught a whole bunch of workshops with schools, it was great to see so many of the students out with their lanterns and families on the parade.  I put A LOT OF LIGHTS inside this head. In hindsight I probably could have used half that much. The battery weight eventually took it's toll on my neck, as well as a couple of tree mishaps. 
 I made this with cane/reed and covered in wet strength tissue paper or florist tissue paper and glue.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Friday, February 3, 2017

Fox in the Winter

 When I get on a roll I just want to keep on going! So I finished the series of playwrights and realized there were some other things I wanted to try out.  I haven't painted a lot of fur, so I thought I would give it a try. This is 36" by 12" in size and painted in acrylic.

Friday, January 27, 2017

Playwright series: Richard Brinsley Sheridan

This the playwright of School for Scandal. My husband kept asking me why I was painting George Washington. I think its the hair.

The Quote I chose was "If to raise malicious smiles at the infirmities or misfortunes of those who have never injured us be the province of wit or humour, Heaven grant me a double portion of dullness."

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Playwright Series: Ben Jonson

This painting was fun to do because Ben Jonson has an interesting face. The last time I saw a show written by him, I laughed and laughed and laughed. So there was a good vibe whilst going into this painting.

The quote from him is : Success produces confidence; confidence relaxes industry, and negligence ruins the reputation which accuracy had raised. "

Friday, January 20, 2017

Playwright series: Christopher Marlowe

I wasn't sure whether or not to include Marlowe, but then I saw a picture of him. What an odd face and hair, I thought it would be a fun challenge, so I painted him.

His quote: " Was this the face that launched a thousand ships, and burnt the topless towers of Ileum?"

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Playwright Series: Oscar Wilde

I like Oscar Wilde, perhaps because he was such a personality alongside of being an enjoyable playwright.  The picture of him made his skin look soooo smooth.

The quote I chose from him : "It is what you read when you don't have to that determines what you will be when you can't help it."