A couple of weeks ago I went to a show at Creative Common in Bristol, which had freaks in cages; a dominatrix Panda, who for some reason was doing her own hoovering (get a gimp girl!) and a rock lion you could play with. A few days after that I spent all of Sunday and Monday nursing a gigantic hangover and box set binging on all episodes of Carnivàle, which has a bit of all that is good viewing as far as I am concerned; satanism, sex, magic realism… (imagine a pikey Angela Carter if you haven’t seen it.)
So when Crafty Creatives box 16 turned out to have a Victorian circus theme it seemed spot on for timing. I pay just under £13 a month to get a mystery box of goodies delivered to my house and so far, each box has been well worth the money.
In an unusually generous fit of delayed gratification I waited until my son got home from school to open the box. We were so excited! Box 16 is heavy and full! The main kit is to make a circus animal pendant which prove pretty tricky and needed the magic of Uhu instead of PVA to get anything to stick. We got a giraffe who now sports a crown and a saddle. Poor giraffe. Another bit of the box was to make coasters with photocopy transfers. I’d never done this before and I was crap at it, rubbing through the paper to the underneath too much. My son, however was a total natural and he produced something I’d be proud of. I will beat him later for his insolence and pass off his work as my own. (His is in the middle of the picture)
A set of really pretty little stamps came too, I love that we have a stamp of a stamp! As usual we have some things leftover and we have plans for most of them.
This was a very relaxing few hours spent making stuff. Thank you www.craftycreatives.com
You can see the reason this started and the rest of the days here – http://www.ragbaby.co.uk/1120-2/
And if you want to join in we have a Facebook group – https://www.facebook.com/groups/154085144775381/
Over on Crackbook a bunch of us are going to be working through Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain: A Course in Enhancing Creativity and Artistic Confidence
The first exercises are to draw a self portrait, your hand and something else I can’t remember so you can see improvement. Then you move onto drawing a vase from a silhouette. You can see the vase exercise here – http://drawright.com/vaceface.htm.
The plan is to do an exercise every Sunday from the book.