Tuesday, 9 August 2011

Illustration Friday - Imperfect

Chianne knows she isn't perfect, but hey who cares? If your happy that is all that matters.

There are a couple of flaws with the picture, leaving it Imperfect itself, but I'm trying to care less about mistakes and just drawing stuff that makes me happy.

Every Inchie Monday - Rust

Thi is my weeks entry to "Every Inchie Monday." The subject this week was rust. Now I grew up in the Cornwall Countryside (Cornwall is in England, I'm a few miles off where the legend of King Arthur and Merlin hails from.) which was riddled with farms and country gardens. Basically a stunning place to be if you like things that aren't always perfect or immaculate. It was always common to come across old rusted items being used as flower pots or water containers for animals, bits of scrap metal half buried in gardens surrounded by unchallenged wild flowers.

I really miss it. I moved to a seaside town. Now while I love the Cornish Coastline, my heart belongs to the woods and farms.

Friday, 5 August 2011

Every Inchie Monday - Sunset

I figured I'd better make an actual post dedicate to this Inchie if I was going to enter Every Inchie Monday, sort of how I do with Illustration Friday.

Anyway without futher ado here is my Inchie to the Theme of "Sunset"

I will add that is is very hard drawing this small, and its such a shame that it doesn't look nearly as cool when you scan or take photos that increase the size.

I used to live in a house called Sunset Cottage, and you could always see such amazing views from our windows.

To join Every Inchie Monday Go here!

Thursday, 4 August 2011

The wonderful world of Inchies.

This isn't a new hobby of mine, but it is something I've put on the back burner for about a year or so.

I'm talking about Inchies. Inchies are 1inch square forms of artwork. You can create them anyway you'd like but they have to fit into 1 inch. I tend to opt for drawing them personally although I have seen some amazing mixed media ones.

I've decided to take up a challenge which I call "An Inch a Day" basically I'm going to draw an inchie depicting my day for a year. Basically like a tiny picture diary! Today is day 2 but not enough has happened yet for me to actually draw anything yet.

I've also decided to participate in Every Inchie Monday, which from what I can tell is similar to Illustration Friday, but on a much smaller scale.

I'm waiting for my new camera so I can get some better shots of them but for now here are two that I have scanned.

The first one was for my An Inch everyday challenge, and my second one is for Every Inchie Monday. The theme was "Sunset"

Anyone interested in parcipating in Every Inchie Monday should check it out Here

Wednesday, 3 August 2011

Illustration Friday - Obsession

This is my entry for this weeks Illustration Friday.

A homage to the Last Unicorn by Peter S Beagle.

It works well for me on two levels. One level of obsession is the subject matter. I adore unicorns, they have been my favourite since I was a small child. 
As for the other level, you'll need some back story to this piece. The Unicorn finds that she is the only one left in the world and starts a quest to find "others like" her. Only to find that they have all been chased away to an unknown place by a creature called "The Red Bull." I can recommend the story very much, in either Novel, Movie or now Graphic Novel form!

Tuesday, 2 August 2011

Trying Etsy again.

I've given the Etsy thing a try before and done fairly well, got quite a bit of feedback and made a few pennies in money. Admittedly it was with button badges and the like, but I'm preparing to give my actual crafts ago. So i've got some sock dolls, pin cushions, brooches and things like that all lined up and practically ready to sell. 

The only trouble is my Camera died a death about a day and half ago I've just had to fork out £50 for a new one. I must say though it's amazing how quickly technology improves. My old camera was 5 mega pixels but the camera I just ordered from play, has 14 Mega pixels and cost half the price. So hopefully the quality improvement will dazzle me.

I recently design and made some business cards ready for when I start selling stuff, since I've given my old store the boot it was time to update them.  I'm really pleased with the quality of them, Vista print are pretty awesome. 

Here's a photo of Chianne and one of the label business cards I've had made. 

Saturday, 30 April 2011

First Craft fair! Eeeek!

I'm so nervous! I've never done one before. I mean I've talked about it and always wanted too but I kept finding excuses to why I was ready. I'm fantastic at procrastinating. 

Yet here I am! 

I've spent the last week getting all my bits and bobs ready to sell, and working on how I'm going to set my table up. All that is left is to price a few of my last items and I'm ready to roll. 

On my stall today I'll be selling a handful of sock dolls, some pincushions, some felt brooches, some plastic brooches, earrings, necklaces, badges, keychains and pocket mirrors.

I hope I do well! <3

Monday, 11 April 2011

Craft fair creations

Kitty CraftingI've been working really hard since I was invited to do a craft fair. I've spent most of the weekend making little brooches ready to sell on the 30th. This weekend I visited my boyfriend and made use of his awesome table which is backed by a large window and catches most of the days sunlight.

As you can see I wasn't the only person in the room who was making use of the lovely light that flows directly onto the table. Kitty did too.

Here's the brooches I have been making. One their backs are all stitched on I'll be free to move onto another project.

Herd of Elephants

Thursday, 7 April 2011

Craft Fairs

On the 30th of this month I'll be doing my very first craft fair! I'm quite nervous as although I've looked into  them a lot online I've never actually done one before. I sort of know what to expect but its still rather daunting despite the fact I'm terribly excited.

I've made a list of all the things I'll need to make my displays and I've already started gathering up my boxes and corkboard to use to show my stuff, but aside from my button badges I haven't really got much ready yet. Lucky I'm on holiday for 2 weeks soon so I can craft up a storm then and hopefully get it all together in time.

Wednesday, 6 April 2011

New Website

I've decided to change my brand around and change from MuffinPuffART! to Chianne's Whimsical World. In order to market my new brand a bit better I've decided to make this website. I'll miss MuffinPuffART! but as a crafter more than an artist I think it makes sense to swap over, that and my Etsy name is "Chianne" which never really fitted with my older store. It seemed like such a shame to throw away so much positive feedback in favour of swapping for a new account with another name so I'll change my store name to match my old account.  

I really like Weebly. Its easy to use and I think my website looks fairly attractive.