Samphire Arts

Posts Tagged ‘Crafts

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 1,300 times in 2011. If it were a cable car, it would take about 22 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.

Advertisements

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

I normally use recycled fabric but in this case, I was preparing for a Christmas fair that I had decided on last-minute and had to order the bags in all ready-made. Saving me time to stitch my own from the reclaimed textiles which we had acquired sometime between painting the house and changing the soft furnishings.

As it was my first time to ‘paint’ a fabric, I started with sketching a scene made of birds on some  plant or something, anything to give me an idea of what I could do with the medium. I realised I needed some inspiration rather than to draw every single bag at a whim especially with such little time. So I rifled through to my sketches which gave me the idea of using them as simple sketches and either leaving them as a sketch or painting in bits of it and maybe time permitting, add the extra touches like the stitching around the brogues, buttons and ribbons…

The night before the opening, I managed to sketch and paint all the bags but didn’t get a chance to do more (lack of time and tiredness from lack of sleep making me highly irritable). I wasn’t convinced they looked nice. But in the morning, when we set up our tiny stall, I must say I was chuffed! I actually secretly hoped no one would buy the brogues and the bike as they were my favourite ones (and the first of the batch). Unfortunately, the ones I had done in colour sold before I got a chance to take a picture… So here’s trying to replicate what was done on a tired short night! (The bike bag was sold painted in green, white and silver but the brogues were left as sketches in Black.)

p.s: If you’d like to order one drop me a line or fill in the comment form! I make each order individually and to your tastes…

Thank you for looking!

x
Keep updated by subscribing to this blog on:
e-mail: fatimajamadar@gmail.com
design | publishing

Please order in advance allowing time for hand-printing, handmade paper and postage. For more queries or customisation, please get in touch. Please note, hand printed/painted items, products vary as they are not mass-produced on a machine making each item unique in its own rights.

I absolutely adore beautifully hand-made… Shoes (I know, so does most of the female population and a handful of men!)

But what better example of this other than the, unequivocally, beautifully crafted Brogues that I dote one. I love the detailing on the leather, the hard soles that ‘click’ authoritatively, the unwaxed laces that look like finely knitted brows or even the fine thin waxed ones, the fine stitching running along the tongue and the tip/curve of the Brogue which has to be just right…

I really detest the badly made shapeless silhouettes that I see a lot of people wearing. I call these ‘Foot Mittens’. I am no fashionista but I love a bit of an attitude and respect certain items demand from the wearer. Instantly making you feel sexier or giving you a kick-ass attitude. (Of course there are days I am more than happy to live off my totes/footsies or even better:bare feet when I am at home!)

This artwork is inspired by my love of Brogues…

It started as pencil drawings, moved to pen & ink and finally settled into hand cut prints. And now, re-invented the old pencil drawings I had done earlier onto lovely cotton bags with  hand-painted brogues on them (I love the simplicity of it when it is done in a single colour on the cotton bags).

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Items can be purchased as Greeting cards, Prints for Framing or Hand-Painted Bags (please allow at least 2-3 working days as I make your order, specifying any colours you would like me to use).

A5 Print on 300gsm non-toxic watercolour paper

Hand painted cotton bags available in single colour e.g black or 2 colours or your choice (definitely bespoke and one of a kind for every item + more designs available)

Drop me line to order, inquire or just to comment!

Thank you for looking!

Please order in advance allowing time for hand-printing, handmade paper and postage. For more queries or customisation, please get in touch. Please note, hand printed/painted items, products vary as they are not mass-produced on a machine making each item unique in its own rights.

www.ukhandmade.co.uk - Buy Handmade

Henry, is a young Owl whose mother died or left under mysterious circumstances that no one knows about. All he has of her is a woolly jumper she knit for him to keep him warm as an Owlet. It has a red stain on it and a furry collar made from her very own small, soft under wing feathers.

Henry is a happy, playful and considerate owl but with every sunset, his heart sinks and sometimes it makes him cry and the red stain on his jumper turns bright and glows and takes on a shape no one in the forest has seen. You see, Henry is the only Owl in the forest that is afraid of the dark and all the nightly creatures and critters that come out to play laugh at Henry…

Henry was first painted using various mediums (watercolours, pen&ink etc) on acid free 300gsm watercolour paper


Hand cut and printed using non-toxic water based high quality printing inks on 300gsm acid free water colour paper. Available as postcards, greeting cards or as a print for framing. Please specify colour preference if any.


 

Original hand painted Henry on 300gsm water color paper available as a postcards or Reproduction Print available to buy as a print for framing (all prints are sold unframed/mounted unless specified)


Please note: For hand printed/painted items, products vary as they are not mass produced on a machine making each item unique in its own rights. Please see the next post to choose type of paper, ink colour etc.

Thanks for looking!

x

This is the first digital version of my birds series which started as pen and ink drawings and progressed to this. There is an ‘immediacy’ or ‘fluidity’ that adds character to a drawing made in ink that I cannot capture (yet) digitally. I suppose that is also because every stroke and mistake I make with ink, I cannot undo and in the process, build up an image. Or maybe, I am making excuses because my love for brush & ink is far bigger than my digital needs…

I hope you’ll enjoy this as much as I have had making them.

PART II:

No.5

No.6

Birds & Bows Part 2

No.7

PART I:

Birds&Bows Part 1

Birds & Bows Part 1

Birds & Bows Part 1