Wednesday, 28 January 2015

TEDDY HAT

Visitors have been staying at Orange Esmeralda's house, visitors who like to crochet.
So I joined them and started to make a crochet sleeve for my pen jar



but one of my visitors thought it would be much better as a hat.




After the visitors went home I made a painting for
"Mix it Monthly", theme "Colourblocking",
"Art Journal Journey", theme "Inspired by the Masters" and
"Paint Party Friday".

I've always admired the work of Elaine Pamphilon since I first saw her work in an Edinburgh Gallery.   Do have a look at her work here, it's the best ever.

She sometimes paints birds with still life or trees.

I painted flowers and a bird on to text paper,



some colour squares on to watercolour paper, enhanced with a little gold stamping,



cut out the flowers and bird with scissors and used old-fashioned paste to assemble the picture



and had a photo-editing session to make this.





I hope you like it as much as I do.

48 comments:

limmelon said...

No chance of you getting your jar sleeve back ! The end result bird is absolutely magnificent and the composition works well. Keep it up, love it, Awesome !!

Karla B said...

I love this Judy!Beautiful projects!

Annie said...

So, you're Judy today, eh? You just never can tell who you will wake up feeling like. ***snickering*** Watching your creativity is such a joy. And then seeing how you flipflop it with photo editing is magic. I love how the writing turned white with the bold colors. Very cool indeed. Teddy there looks very well loved and is quite enjoying the lime light today. Not to mention that she looks quite pleased that the pen jar cozy looks so much cuter on her head.

Valerie-Jael said...

Glad you found time to play, nice work with your birds and flowers. Susi is sick, and I feel bad, we make a good team! Thanks for joining us at Art Journal Journey again. Valerie

johanna said...

the crochet sleeve is perfect for the bear´s hat, definitely! and like always i like the way you Change the pics with your photoediting program! incredible!

ULKAU said...

Elaines work is really thrilling. It is somehow a mixture from naive and modern painting...
... and I love, what you did here, again with a little bird! No Sheila-Creation without a bird!
Ulrike

Willa said...

Delightful!! Thanks for sharing!

Deborah said...

That's a very natty waistcoat tedddy's wearing too, Sheila! Love both versions of your homage to Elaine Pamphilon.

sirkkis said...

So cute knit goods. And the art piece is excellant as always, Sheila.
Have a nice evening :)

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

Sweet. I love the old fashioned cut and paste technique. Nice crochet. I do not do crochet or knit and am always loving what people create. xox

LonettA said...

Absolutely gorgeous both of them! I like the colour combinations! I´m always fascinated of your artwork!
Cute teddy with this pretty hat and waistcoat!

TwinkleToes2day said...

Completely wonderful!! :D I love the hat/pot sleeve. If teddy gets hot, it can be used for it's other purpose, lol. :o))

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Gorgeous artwork both of them, the original and edited version. Teddy's hat is cute as well. Take good care, Shirleyxx

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Such a nice post Sheila! Love both versions a lot!
Thank you so much for sharing with the AJJ Group !
xxx
Susi

Caz said...

What a fab idea! I really love the background its so free and colourful! I also love your teddy hat!! I've had to knit hats for teddys before now and it was lots of fun!!

strangelycreative said...

Yo Shiela! its lovely and I particularly like the way the text has turned out as its so striking, love it. Took a look at Elaines work and I agree its really good and so unusual. I am a crocheter rather than a knitter - each winter I crochet a blanket and the bigger it gets it warms my knees then I unpick it all and do it again the next winter!!! My mum can read a book, watch tv, hold a conversation and knit all at the same time!! What a gal!!! xxx

Margik said...

What beautiful colours you've chosen this time, I always love your drawings. The Teddy's hat is so cute, and I also love the wool clothes. Teddy looks so adorable.
Mar x

Jim Neil said...

That is SO ingenious, Sheila! Using text as another element --- must remember that ---

kat said...

I definitely love this! It has such style and life! The photo edited version is great as is the original one, which has a soft glow to it I love, simply beautiful and filled with fun and creativity!
I love that sweet teddy and his new hat too, what a wonderful post my friend!

~*~Patty S said...

It's like magic Sheila.
Your art pieces colorfully and sweetly drawn and then you give them a new life with your PS talents.
Fun guests you had ;-) and that teddy hat/cup cuff is super too!
oxo

Artatag said...

Your guests really are funny leaving hats for bears! Thank you for the link to Elaine Pamphilon. She has a wonderful hand for colour combinations, wow! I can see why you love her work!
Your fat little bird is adorable, Sheila!
Hugs
Gabriele

Pia Rom said...

Sheila, first I had a great laugh at your funny ideas to crochet a sleeve for your pen jar...how cools is that..an on top of this you can use it as a fashioned hat for your enchanting bear...and o man he wears the most sweetest sweater in the world!! And I have to say I am always amazed about your digital skills...you turn your wonderful collage into an eyecatching piece of art! Great...and oh thank you so much for introducing the amazing Elaine Pamphilon...how I love your art! ♥ Conny Mix It Monthly

Linda Kunsman said...

adorable jar sleeve but Teddy looks so sweet in it and I think he should keep it:) Love your whimsical painting-the bird reminds me of a robin-the hope of Spring to come!

Lynn Richards said...

So pretty!! I love all the imagination in your work.

Giggles said...

Love the teddy hat! Wow good job on the artwork. Thanks for sharing! Very pretty. Hugs Giggles

Karen Maggio said...

Very fun and colorful collage pieces.

Jackie said...

I love it - such great colours and so cheerful.
P.S. I agree with Teddy - much better as a hat!

Karin said...

beautiful pieces, love the colors!
Groetjes Karin

Nic McLean said...

what a lovely colourful post! I love the little crochet pen pot holder/hat (super cute either way!) and your little flower and bird collage is so pretty!

Nicole Beadwright Campanella said...

Even with company you have been soooooo busy. I like all of the art you showed today.
Have a nice weekend
Nicole/Beadwright

Gillena Cox said...

really nice the progression and final piece

happy PPF

much love...

Faye said...

What a fun post! I loved the bird and flowers piece and how you were able to create an entirely new look with photo editing. The hat/jar cover is a work of art too. It looks better on the bear than on the jar, but either way works.

SLScheibe said...

A fun result! Love the bird and flowers! Really cute and I like newspaper/print with everything :)

janie said...

Hello Sheila the teddy and teddy hat look made for each other, I am sure it should be a hat and not a jar adornment. The other pictures are again imaginative and so you, especially love the fat bird in the last picture

GlorV1 said...

How wonderful and what fun.I like the little hat and it looks great on the jar as well as the bear. Very nice. Thanks.

rose of Walk in the Woods, LLC said...

Wonderful inspiration process and, as always, the photo editing is such fin!

rose of Walk in the Woods, LLC said...

Umm ... fUn, not fin. :)

denthe said...

Oh, totally crazy about the colours! They make me happy :-)

Christine said...

sweet work this week! Thanks for sharing!

My name is Erika. said...

You have been having a lot of fun lately, I can tell. Your painting is very cheery and spring like and it makes me long even more for it.

Tammie Lee said...

such a fun and cheerful piece
a lot in the spirit of spring

Ilona Heimböckel said...

That jar sleeve looks funny and lovely, but I must admit it fits your teddy very well! :D
Thank you for introducing Elaine Pamphilon! She is fantastic and I saved her page to my blog's list of inspiration!
Your collage edited looks wonderful! I love the colours!
Happy PPF and thank you for your lovely comment on my blog!
Ilona

Nancy Bridges said...

I love your bird which reminds me of a robin. Spring time is not far away.

Vicki Miller said...

Beautiful and hope teddy loves his hat

CS-CreativArt said...

I love the Teddy with his hat! The flowers and the birds on the colorful background are so beautiful, so I can see the spring coming soon!

Aileen said...

Wonderful and I love your crochet work too. x

TinaW said...

It's been so long since I've stopped by! I love the little cut out birdie. It's great to see all the fun you've been having.

Electra said...

You and your skill never cease to amaze me. Teddy is so lucky to live with you.