|I tried to paint sweetpeas in vases. Watercolour by Jenny Stacy|
Saturday, 24 July 2021
Thursday, 22 July 2021
|Using paint and painted papers|
|Not sure whether added handwriting is a good idea or not|
Tuesday, 6 July 2021
|Collage card designed and made by Jenny Stacy. I like this one|
|Handmade card designed by Jenny Stacy|
|Too complex?Collage card by Jenny Stacy|
|A peach of a card. Designed and made by Jenny Stacy|
I spent all of Sunday making cards. I made 10 in all experimenting with different combinations of colour and shapes.
I have a lot of painted papers and it was good to use some of them to produce original cards.
As a long term designer/ maker there is a problem with cards.
You can spend a long time making just one card until it meets your own satisfaction but because it's a card and not a large picture there is a limit on how much you can charge for it.
I'd say £5 per card is the absolute highest amount I could price a card at. I did see a handmade card once for £100. It was a collaged Christmas tree and it was either in Liberty or Fortnum and Mason, I can't remember which, and I was shocked at the price. But then price is a very subjective thing and if everything around it is beautifully displayed and expensive you expect to see higher prices.
I enjoy making cards even though they are not a cost-effective way of spending my time. But designing and making things from scratch is not supposed to be commercially viable anyway. We make because we love to make.
Tuesday, 29 June 2021
|I want to do more like this. Watercolour.|
|Peonies in someone's garden, Photo taken by my daughter Amy|
|Messy flowers. Watercolour. I wasn't happy with this one.|
We still don't know when and if restrictions will be lifted in this country (UK). Is everyone else as confused as I am?
I think I can invite friends round to my house now but I'm not sure. Politicians ignore the rules they made while expecting us to obediently follow them. One rule for football fans and a different rule for schools. It doesn't make sense.
I am sure that you, like me, will be happy when and if things return to normal.
Meanwhile I shall paint flowers and do a bit of needlework (see next post for pictures.) Hope you are all ok. X
Saturday, 19 June 2021
|Thinking about texture. I've used acrylics for this|
|An abandoned duck egg by the path|
|Had a play with felt tips yesterday !|
Wednesday, 2 June 2021
|The joy of sunny weather and flowers blooming everywhere!|
|Finished this Klimt inspired painting|
|My neighbour got these fantastic giant peonies for her birthday|
Sunday, 9 May 2021
|A bit of embroidery decoration on daughter's t-shirt|
|Klimt inspired drawing unfinished.|
|Chagall inspired flying woman|
Recent stuff I've been doing as art therapy during lockdown.
Although life seems a bit easier lately here in the UK with the number of cases and deaths well down... we are constantly warned of new variants that may shut us down again.
I am really looking forward to May 17th when we can have people in our houses again, that is people outside our 'family bubble'... As I said previously, my bubble is waiting to move into their new house and staying with me right now. So I am lucky to have their company. But drawing, painting and writing are definitely on the back burner for the time being.
Are you ok?
Friday, 23 April 2021
|At last I've made another painted collage|
Wednesday, 24 March 2021
|I enjoyed using watercolours and watercolour pencil for this|
|Pink peonies with watercolour|
Saturday, 13 March 2021
|A new style of card by Jenny Stacy|
|Just scribbling and enjoying colours|
Saturday, 6 March 2021
|Pale pink camellias in a Petersfield garden|
|A bike for four plus a big shop !!|
|Ancient yew in a churchyard|
|A church prepares for Easter...|
Thursday, 25 February 2021
|Painting and cutting out petals on painted background|
|More experimenting. Klimt style background|
|First primroses seen on a walk|
Monday, 15 February 2021
|Tulips in Jug by Jenny Stacy. A4 size|
|Spring chasing Winter away, Collage by Jenny Stacy. A4 size|
Tuesday, 9 February 2021
|So good to buy Spring flowers this week. I knitted the bunny slippers for the youngest family member.|
|Love collage. I made a dozen Valentines cards this week.|
|The heart shape gave me an idea....|