Sunday, May 29, 2011

Em's Mulch Men/ Warm Fuzzies

I remember buying a creature like this long ago for Breast Cancer Research fundraising. I had him on the dashboard of my old car until he faded so much he was white and the clear eyes were black. That little guy went with the car. Now I have a new car I kept thinking that I wanted a new mulch man to go with it. For Australia's Biggest Morning Tea at work I thought I could make them to fundraise, so I made a whole heap to sell. They were really popular with the guys showing up everywhere on people's desks etc.

I used pre-made pink pom-poms, 10mm craft eyes (plus some smaller ones), and improvised with the feet by using adhesive felt hearts, which also eliminated having to also put double sided tape on them.

My Mum had them when she was younger and called them mulch men, so that's what I've always called them. I don't know what they really are called. Warm fuzzies are also a cute name for them.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Small garden ideas

Love the look of this vertical garden made from pallets to cover up a water tank. I can definitely imagine a herb garden too!

Or A pallet garden for a space with no room. Great idea using pallets for a vertical garden. Again, I can imagine herbs!!

I like this idea of recycling bricks and using them for a permanent garden/planter. Again this would be great for small spaces and I can imagine a herb garden (or succulents, which grow easily). Or incorporating it into a retaining wall?

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Mathilde Nivet

Awesome paper work by Mathilde Nivet. I always love the silhouette look, use of shadows and the retro shape designs are magnificent.

Friday, May 6, 2011

David Hockney

Influential British artist David Hockney spans many decades and versatile styles of art. Known as a painter, draughtsman, printmaker, photographer, and stage designer and for his contribution to the Pop art movement of the 1960's.

I like the graphic, architectural style of his paintings during this period. Most well known to me being his A Bigger Splash, 1967.

I also really like some of his prints.

Also quite interesting is his work from the 70's in set design, which I would love to do. But what I would really like to have a go at creating and experimenting with is his photographic collages and composite photographs from the 80's.

Check out Flicker for other's experimentation. I so want to try this. They look great! Especially playing around with focus and leaving out unimportant bits.