Saturday, 7 December 2013

Christmas Art:)

I love creating special Christmas Art. I promised myself that every year I will be adding hand made items to my Christmas Decorations. I will be also selling my art work in Christmas markets so I came up with few ideas:                 My Christmas Cards                  
Christmas candle holders.                  Little gift for my friends wrapped in a quick but arty way:) 

Sunday, 29 September 2013

Mixed media backgrounds

I think that creating backgrounds is my favourite part of painting process. I just make lots of layers, playing with different supplies and painting techniques. Some of them include: using brush, roller, sponge with acrylics, drawing with watercolour crayons, doodling with 3D fabric paint, collage with decorative paper and using hand made stamps:)           

Monday, 19 August 2013

Jewellery making in Poland

Poland is beautifully hot:) I am on holidays for 10 days visiting my home and parents here. My mum is very crafty and we decided to make some jewellery:) We share the same passion:) We were using different fabric, denim, burlap, vintage buttons and stones:)

Friday, 5 July 2013

My little Fairies:)

 Wikipedia is saying:
fairy (also faeryfaeriefayfaeeuphemistically wee folkgood folkpeople of peacefair folk, etc.)[1] is a type of mythical being orlegendary creature, a form of spirit, often described as metaphysicalsupernatural or preternatural. Fairies resemble various beings of other mythologies, though even folklore that uses the term fairy offers many definitions. Sometimes the term describes any magical creature, includinggoblins or gnomes: at other times, the term only describes a specific type of more ethereal creature.[2]
Fairies are generally described as human in appearance and having magical powers. Their origins are less clear in the folklore, being variously dead, or some form of demon, or a species completely independent of humans or angels.[3] Folklorists have suggested that their actual origin lies in a conquered race living in hiding,[4] or in religious beliefs that lost currency with the advent of Christianity.[5] These explanations are not necessarily incompatible, and they may be traceable to multiple sources.

There is something magical and whimsical  about fairies and I love to capture it in my paintings:

Thursday, 6 June 2013

Stone houses

Recently I went for a trip to beautiful Achill Island and while everybody was admiring views, I was collecting big stones...I wanted to make some decoration to my garden:)

I applied gesso first, than acrylics, stamps, rub-ons and varnish.

They look really cute in the garden

Monday, 3 June 2013

Art Camp for Kids

I have decided to try something new this year, as workshops for little people were in my mind since long time:) I have decided to do 4 days of ars&craft workshop for kids this summer. I invited good friend of mine Katarzyna Voetter to join me in this idea. She is an amazing dance teacher and we put two heads together and planned 4 days fully packed with mixed media, arts&craft, gymnastic and dance. The camp will take place in Cois Chlair Claregalway, Co. Galway, Ireland. Near the Arches Hotel there is a complex of office units and one of them has been done up recently and converted into 'Space To Create' The space is great!!! perfect for 20 little people:) We decided that the camp will be for children between ages 5 and 12. Door will be open at 9.30, and pick up at 2.30. Children have to bring their own lunch. We will have two hours of art, break and two hours of dance& gymnastic. Children will be supervised by myself and Kasia. Both of us are insured and trained in working with children and we both have lots of experience in facilitating workshops with little ones:)
I am soooo excited about this camp. Myself and Kasia are coming up with more and more fantastic and creative ideas for our little artist!!!! Trust me, they will LOVE IT!!!

To sign up your child, please contact me on 087 9645822
and find us on facebook (click below)

Friday, 17 May 2013

Jewellery making

I am passionate about making necklaces recently. I also had a pleasure of teaching 5 creative souls. They all made beautiful jewellery pieces.

Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Playing with texture

I decided to show you how to use different materials to create colorful backgrounds and how to add dimension to you paintings. This piece was created on 8x8  deep edge canvas.

1. I used different painted papers and gelli prints. You can make the painted papers  yourself by just playing with paints and crayons on different papers such as book pages, paper bags and junk mail. Than you tear them in to pieces and glue them to your canvas.

2. As and adhesive, I use mainly Mod Podge but PVA works well too. Arrange your papers on the white canvas to create interesting collage. Mix colours!!!

3. I painted edges and around paper pieces in one colour, which matches with colour scheme of the papers.

4. You can still see pattern from the papers. 

5. Than I used a brayer (roller), which gives this cool grungy look:) I like using contrasting colour.

6. And of course bubble wrap is a great texture tool. Just cover wrap in paint and press gently against surface.

7. Spray paint over stencil.

9. And some stencils. Remember my rule no 1: imperfectly perfect!!!!!:) 

10. Background ready!!!!

11. I had a heart sticker which I glued to two other pieces in a heart shape (it adds more dimension)

12. Than I created wing using modelling paste. I applied the paste using pallet knife. Than left it overnight to dry.

13. As the paste was a little bit transparent, I painted wings white and added some shading to them and the heart .

Monday, 15 April 2013

Flower Power :)

Apart of painting girls, birds and hearts, I love painting and making flowers. Very often I paint or collage background and add 3D flowers made of paper or fabric. These two paintings are my recent one :)