Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Gaudi











Images from Gaudi's Casa Batllo.  This spectacular house was the main reason I wanted to revisit Barcelona. I came here with a friend of mine a few years ago and absolutely loved it.  I couldn't wait to visit again and soak in the amazing architectural and decorative details.  So fluid and ergonomic.  A lot of the design features in addition to being colourful and whimsical are clever design features that improve usability of the house.  The tiles in the centre lightwell change in saturation as they flow through the building - giving the impression of more light in the darker areas of the house.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

decision, decisions, decisions




The decision making process to finish off a card for a dear friend.  I hope you like the bead I picked in the end. These beads are part of my stash - a part I thought I had long lost but were recently recovered during an attic overhaul!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Friday, October 22, 2010

Dali








Some photos from my visit to the Dali Museum all the way back in June.  It was strange to see what caught my eye on the day.  I'm not a fan of Dali in general and wasn't particularly moved or excited by most of the stuff in the museum.  The building was fun and I liked some of the ideas - viewing the face through a frame and the skull on the bottle.  But it wasn't setting my world on fire - that is until I got to the jewellery section!  Stunning, amazing, intricate, surprizing, I could go on.  Unfortunately that part of the museum was fairly dark so not pix to expound upon.  The picture above of the heart shows one of the coolest pieces - the centre moved by contracting and expanding simulating a heart beat.  It was breath taking.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Fishy-ness

I bought these vinyl transfers in Girona and am currently sporting some of them on my netbook!

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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

The Great White Elephant




Gotta love that squirrel!  Sorry for the strange posts - I use my blog as an archive of all the cards and other things I've made - which makes for a boring visit if you're not me!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Umbrellas, jeeps and aliens



I really love this card - made from scraps of paper, some puffy yarn and a picture from a magazine.



More alien buddies.



A coloured seashell from stash.

And a bit of an improvisation.  This is cute but didn't work out as well as the idea in my head.  I'll have to try it again with a nicer umbrella.  This one looked a bit too homemade.  Have to practise those drawing skills!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Rabbits on a summer patio

I was so happy to see these guys out my bedroom window about two months ago (I've taken ages to sort out my photos).  So so cute!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

singing birds




These are more 'handmade' than the last few I've posted, I was running out of obvious supplies in Ireland last year and created a few more inspired cards than usual.  Necessity is the mother of invention after all! :)