Monday, 23 February 2009

World Book Day!

Right now I'm preparing for World Book Day which is on Thursday the 5th of March.

In the Primary/Elementary school where I work we shall be celebrating it on Friday the 6th by all dressing up as book characters.
By all I mean every child, teacher and teaching assistant.. although some children will turn up in old Halloween costumes, and others as TV characters.

I'm going as BuckBeak from Harry Potter. (With a little creative leyway) I'm about 50% done on my costume so far. I've completely finished his head, talons and tail. I'm currently working on his torso and wings. After that I need to sew some fuzzy trousers and make the hoofs.

Its been great fun, but amazingly time consuming.

The materials I've been using are:

  • Cardboard
  • Newspaper
  • Plaster Cloth/Mud rock
  • Acrylic Paint
  • Craft Foam
  • Sellotape
  • Hot Glue
  • Wool
  • Craft Wire

I can't wait till its done, but I bet I'll be glad to be out of it after a days worth of wear. The head and torso are heavy!

Thursday, 19 February 2009


Originally uploaded by Marinrin Chianne
This weeks entry to Illustration Friday. The topic being "Celebrate"

You are Cordially invited to the Wedding of Charles Teddy and Rosie, The reception is being held in Susie's Bedroom next to the Book Shelf. Please bring cake and sweeties!

All are welcome!

Brush pen and Markers.

Thursday, 12 February 2009


Originally uploaded by Marinrin Chianne
This weeks enrty for Illustration Friday. This weeks topic is "Time"

The White Rabbit always pops to my mind when I think about time.

Markers and Brushpen

Wednesday, 4 February 2009


Originally uploaded by Marinrin Chianne
This weeks entry to Illustration Friday. This week's topic was flawed.

I used to think I was flawed, and that parts of me as a person were missing. I finally found that what I was missing was self esteem. Once I found it again, the holes in me were filled, and now I no longer feel that way.

Brush pen and Markers.

This is my first entry to Illustation Friday that isn't categorized as Children's art.

Tuesday, 3 February 2009

Worries about the CPSIA

I may no longer be able to sell my badges in America soon due to some stupid law. I wish I could say that I understood it, but I'd be lying. Laws aren't my strong point.

I'm going to try focusing my sales in the UK. I'm putting together lots of stock and preparing a sign for Carboot sales and craft faires.

I'm fairly busy craft wise at the moment. I'm working on a Valentines gift for David as well as making my sign. Its all very hectic. I always have so many projects in the works at the same time.