Celebrating Giacometti Part 3

Now for the messy bit. I started with plaster bandage as it is easy to fix to the foil than the paste.  You can buy this at any craft store.  I’d suggest covering your work surface with plastic as it is messy even before you start using water.  Cut the bandage into manageable strips when dry and fill a pot with some water.   Dip … Continue reading Celebrating Giacometti Part 3

Celebrating Giacometti Part 2

I started with a wire base which is exactly the same technique that I used when I created the wire figures earlier this year – Click here. You start by molding a basic stick man shape from wire, I used the thicker garden wire for this as it gives a sturdy base to start from. Next taking some chicken wire build out the slightly thicker … Continue reading Celebrating Giacometti Part 2

Celebrating Giacometti Part 1

The 10th of October will mark the birth day of Alberto Giacometti.  A Swiss artist and sculptor I was lucky enough to catch his exhibition at the Tate Modern earlier this year. His elongated, simplified figure sculptures are beautiful and whilst there’s no chance of captivating the charm of his work I thought I’d give it a go in recreating one.  So, over the next … Continue reading Celebrating Giacometti Part 1

October is a great month for me for 3 reasons…

The first it’s my birthday and despite protestations from friends of a similar age that it is just a reminder that we’re getting old I still love the excitement of getting presents. The second the UK weather isn’t usually too bad – you have the autumnal colouring of leaves, a great excuse to get the fires lit and whilst it is cold the days are … Continue reading October is a great month for me for 3 reasons…

Macmillan Coffee Morning

Today we’re joining The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning.  A fundraising event organised by Macmillan for people facing cancer. The charity encourages people to host their own mini events all over the UK and last year alone raised £27.5 million – https://coffee.macmillan.org.uk/ If there isn’t an event near you why not make yourself a brew?  But don’t forget to donate. Continue reading Macmillan Coffee Morning

Make a Paper Mache Skull

With Halloween next month month I wanted to start early on some decorations.  This day of dead skull is perfect as a table centre piece for a Halloween themed party or as a window sill adornment for Trick or Treat-ers. I’ve seen a load of pictures on Pinterest claiming to show you how to make a paper mache skull but when you click through to … Continue reading Make a Paper Mache Skull