Saturday, 2 September 2017

Project idea - Reading Faces

New art project I have just started. 
Drawing facial expressions in close up onto pale wood panels
 inspired by my work as an Art therapist. 
Does it reveal the true feeling behind the mask and how hard is it to read peoples faces?
Check it out more on instagram  @robbiart65

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

New idea for crocheting plastic

Here I am again crocheting in plastic yarn or 'plarn'. 
This is a start of a big basket with the sides just starting to emerge.
This will take a few plastic bags to complete. 
Another useful and creative way to recycle plastic bags...keeping them out of landfill, YAY!

Thursday, 6 April 2017

Doll assemblage

I made this doll assemblage in a sculpture class at Hazelhurst art centre in Gymea Sydney. I found a doll in Vinnies shop and dismantled it. I also found the trinket box in the same store and assembled the parts to form a wall sculpture with a real tree branch growing from the dolls head and a real nest in the fork of the branch. There is a little bird ceramic sitting on the shoulder and the head and a cut glass bird hanging down from the branch that I bought from a local glass artist.
What is your interpretation of this art piece?

Tuesday, 28 June 2016

Crochet plastic bag finished!

Finally here is the finished bag. It took many plastic bags to make it but 
it was bags of fun and very easy to make.
If you are a dedicated recycler like me this is a great way
to reuse all those hideous plastic shopping bags although I had to ask 
friends to supply me with bags as I only use green shopping bags!

Saturday, 14 May 2016

Plastic Bag Crochet

I've started to crochet with plastic bag yarn to reduce the amount of bags that get sent to landfill. I don't think I will ever run out of yarn!

Monday, 15 February 2016

One Day at a Time

Here's the latest art project using a motivational saying, also a exercise in layering colours, textures and stencils. Sometimes just getting through one day at a time is all it takes!

Saturday, 5 December 2015

Clay house for a tea-light candle

I recently made a house for a tea-light candle from airdry clay for a group activity. Very simple process, you just roll the clay into a flat slab then cut out the sides of the house using a template