I’m in Pieces – Art Jigsaw Arrived! 

I was so proud of my Ice Cream paper-cut picture that I used it for another love of mine, creating a jigsaw with it.

Even before I could talk I loved jigsaws, and in some ways when I’m creating my paper pictures they can feel like a jigsaw that I am creating the pieces of as I go.

The detail, size (A3) and colour palette of Hot Days Eating Cool Ice Cream felt ideal for a jigsaw so I ordered a master at myphotopuzzle.com. I was so surprised at how quickly the order was created and got more excited with each update email about its progress.

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Hot Days Eating Cool Ice Cream – Copyright Kim
When the parcel arrived I was delighted to hear and feel the pieces in the box and was so chuffed to see and hold the box of my very own jigsaw.

I can’t wait to spend time savouring the artwork and putting the pieces together in this similar but different way. Maybe it will be almost as much fun as making the picture was. It’s a little bit of my legacy.

To order a limited edition 200 or 500 piece jigsaw email with your preference of 200 piece jigsaw £32, or 500 piece £36 (including postage and packaging to England, Wales and Scotland) and your full name and address, details of the payment process will be sent forthwith.

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Thanks to Alison from Handmade in Netheredge for the Workshop at The Art House in Sheffield. I made these four Dichronic glass pendants. 

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New – Life Drawings

I like life drawing as it is the same experience as masters of the art world have had through the centuries.

Here are my latest studies at three sessions. 

10 mins standing pose. Copyright Kim

Working with oil pastels – Copyright Kim

It’s almost a war since I first tried Life Drawing, here is the post about that Life Drawing Art Challenge

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The Drawing Machine

I was fortunate to be able to try creating using the Harmony drawing machine created by Ryan of Bird and Bee Sheffield.

Here is the drawing I created with Harmony, the images then go back in time to show the drawing being created. 

The ingenious finely tuned invention works using a combination of three pendulums to create stunning unique drawings. Bird and Bee take Harmony on the road to Festivals and shows. 

My Harmony Draeing – Copyright Kim
Harmony creating the beautiful concentric hoops
Ryan of Bird and Bee demoeing the drawing machine
I appreciated how challenging a feat creating Harmony was when then trying to create a drawing machine, trying to balance gravity,  weight and lateral movements to independently mark the paper.


I much prefer my drawing by Harmony! 

Here’s some interesting drawing related posts you could look at next.😊

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Textiles, Art Challenge 53 – Freehand Machine Embroidery

Had a lovely time trying some new techniques in the textiles studio. 

  • Firstly trapping thread and net with bondaweb. Then after drawing by dipping ink in yarn I then had my first experience of freehand machine embroidery, which leaves me hungry for more.  Here are the creations inspired by images from Hair magazine, with a little hand sewing too.  
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Inks ready to play


Final outcomr 1 ~ Copyright Kim
Magazine image startinng point -Copyright Kim
Contemplation – Copyright Kim

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Illustrated Children’s Book – The Dog Who Wanted To Fly

I have wanted to create a book since I was 7 years old.

The fluffy white Maltese Terrier Dog Sam has featured in each of my paper cut pictures, so I started to feel a story was emerging.

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Seaside Village. Copyright Kim

 

‘Sam’s Adventures’ came to mind and I decided to sign up for a Writing Children’s Books workshop with London-based publishers Nosy Crow. I ticked the box for the option for a manuscript review, and then was shocked when I received an email asking for the manuscript a good time ahead of the course. I swung into action and started to build a book from the pictures I had created.

I didn’t enjoy the process and the publisher’s MD didn’t like the outcome, as the character wasn’t prominent enough in the illustrations.

In the time between sending the manuscript and the course I had a burst of courage in my painting ability and I decided to paint the character and hoped to capture his spirit.

Here are some of the watercolour and acrylics paintings I created of Sam.

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Meet Sam – Copyright Kim
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Detail from the book – Copyright Kim
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Book design in progress – Copyright Kim

 

Sam was my brother’s dog, we had great adventures in the Alps and Provence together. I loved him very much and although it would be wonderful to have a dog of our own for the time being creating stories for Sam will have to suffice.

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Meet Sam – Copyright Kim

On the theme of Sam the dog wanting to fly I created a range of artworks. I scanned my paintings and created a PDF file which I then uploaded to create an e-book through Kindle Direct Publishing. I’m proud to say that the book is now available online.

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Update April 2018 – A hard copy of the book is available at my Folksy Shop

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My conclusion:

The first book was about the scenes, the second book/ iteration was about the character. My challenge now is to find ways of putting the more developed character into unique environments and settings. When I achieve that I will share the outcome. Watch this space. You can do that by following the blog, just add your preferred email address in the box at the top sides of the page. I love welcoming new followers to the fold and won’t clog your inbox.

The Dog That Wanted To Fly – Sam’s Adventures on Amazon Kindle

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In loving memory of Sam Kay

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