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Wire and Felt

Posted by Kat C on Tuesday, April 12, 2016, In : Art 
I've not done a blog post for quite a few weeks as I've been quite busy work-wise and have been feeling really creative.  I've been playing around with a few different mediums; I've made a few new items for both shops, been needle felting and experimenting with making cold porcelain (an easy to make air drying clay) and I've made a little sculpture of a blue woman.  I've also had a commission to make a piece of jewellery for someone and have been working on this too.

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Work in Progress

Posted by Kat C on Wednesday, August 5, 2015, In : Art 
I've had a few months of feeling a bit uninspired but after a bit of frustration I seem to have felt in the mood to paint again.  This isn't finished yet but I thought it might be nice to share some progress photos.  I normally do this on instagram and I find it interesting seeing how a painting evolves as I work on it. 


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I just need to do a last bit of work around the eye and with the hair but so far I'm really pleased with how it's looking.  Hopefully it should be finished in the next few ...

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CorpGoth Status Report: Hair

Posted by Kat C on Monday, May 18, 2015, In : Fashion 
I've been a bit lacking in inspiration with regards to blog posting recently so I've been making the most of the themed post homeworks set by my fellow bloggers.  Todays blog post idea comes via CorpGoth and the theme is how you style your hair for work days. 

Being self employed gives me a bit more freedom around how I look, what I wear and how I do my hair. If I'm going out to see a client or attending a meeting then I tend to wear my hair up in either a ponytail or a bun.  That way it does...
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Recent Paintings

Posted by Kat C on Saturday, January 24, 2015, In : Art 
For some reason the gremlins in my camera cable seem to have gone for now so I've been able to get some better quality pics of some of my recent creations.

Here's a couple I've shared already but in a lower quality format.  The first was done in pens and watercolour paints with some chalk to create the mist.



And this one was done in pens, watercolour pencils and glitter.  It kind of evolved while I was watching Frankenweenie so I didn't put much thought into the materials I was using.  This me...

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Needle Felting, Crochet and AI

Posted by Kat C on Thursday, January 22, 2015, In : Crafting 
I spent last Saturday with Pat up at his studio and got a surprising amount done.  I made 3 brooches, 2 of which I've put in my shop and the other was more to play around with and get me inspired. 





I've also thought I'd have a go at crocheting some socks.  I have no idea what I'm doing as I'm not using a pattern but so far they are looking okay.  They are going to be dark red and quite chunky.  I'll try and do a bit more on them this afternoon and add a pic with my next blog post.

I have also ...

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Red & Black Week: Day 1

Posted by Kat C on Sunday, June 1, 2014, In : Fashion 
I've been really enjoying doing some themed blog posts so I thought I'd join in with Sophisticate Noir and her 4th annual Red and Black week.  I'm going to challenge myself and do a themed blog post every day of the 6 days.



On Sundays I normally do my nails so thought I'd do something red and black for a change.  I don't normally paint them red as I worry that it draws attention to the fact I pick my fingers.  I normally go for pinks, blues, blacks and purples, but today, especially for Red & ...

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Living Crafts

Posted by Kat C on Saturday, May 10, 2014, In : Out & About 
I had a great day yesterday helping my bf out with his stall at Living Crafts at Hatfield House.  I've never been to the event before but it was a really enjoyable day out.  It was nice that it was so close as well.  Although I lived in Hatfield while I was at uni I never visited Hatfield House so it was cool to see some of the grounds.  It looks enormous though so maybe I'll have to go back and have a proper visit.

Here's one of the pics of Pat on his stall :)



I also got to have a good look r...

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Bats, Bats, Bats

Posted by Kat C on Wednesday, May 7, 2014, In : Art 
It's no secret that bats are one of my favourite animals, along with cats, but they don't tend to feature much in my artwork.  Just recently that's started to change so I've been sketching lots of bats and I plan to add lots of bats to the new painting I'm working on. 

Here's a few of my bats

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They're both a little messy as I forgot to use a waterproof pen to do the outlines in so when I added the paint it bled a bit :/ 

Here's what I'm working on at the moment.  It's still got a lot to do...
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Dandelions

Posted by Kat C on Wednesday, April 30, 2014, In : Art 
I've finished my latest painting last night in record time.  I think this one took just under a week.  I'm really chuffed with how it's come out.  It's acrylic and glitter on canvas and is A3.  I haven't decided what to call it yet, probably something with Dandelions in as they're one of my favourite flowers.







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Finally Finished!

Posted by Kat C on Wednesday, November 13, 2013, In : Art 
I've been trying to work on as many of my goals for this year.  I'm reading more again and trying to do something creative every day.  This means I've finally finished a couple of paintings.  Here's the first one.



The main bit that needed finishing was the background and tidying up her hair and top.  I'm really pleased with how it's come out and pleased to have something finished.  I've got a terrible habit of starting paintings and then getting distracted and starting something else.  It's ca...

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Latest Painting

Posted by Kat C on Saturday, September 14, 2013, In : Art 
As promised, pics of my latest painting.  It's not quite finished but I'll probably be finished by the end of today.







I'm really pleased with how its looking.  I'll get some better pics when I've finished it.  Hopefully there will be some sunlight too as I hate using the flash.  I always think you get truer colours in natural light.  I'm off now to try and get some ideas for a new goth swap I'm doing :) 

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A Sneak Peak at What I'm Working On

Posted by Kat C on Thursday, April 18, 2013, In : Jewellery 
I've been enjoying creating the last few weeks and have really enjoyed taking part in swaps again.  I've also been making some stuff for my shop and myself.  I've been working on a new painting.  I haven't worked out a title for it and its probably sums up how I've been feeling the last few months.  It's not exactly a self portrait but it has similarities with me.  Its painted in acrylics and is on canvas board, which I like working on.




I've also been making some jewellery for my shop.  Here's...
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Craft Fairs

Posted by Kat C on Monday, October 29, 2012, In : Out & About 
I've been a dreadful blogger of late so my recent posts have been a bit sporadic.  I've been really meh recently and really uninspired.  I just seem to have it a creative block that I can't shift.  

I did the Craft fair a couple of weeks ago, but that didn't go as well as I'd hoped.  I had a bit of a think and think there are a few factors at work.  The layout of the venue was a little odd.  Rather than arrange people round the outside of the hall facing out, maybe with a few stalls in the mid...
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Roll Up, Roll Up

Posted by Kat C on Friday, October 12, 2012, In : Jewellery 
Just a quick post to let you all know that I will be having a stall at the Love Chic Flea Market this Sunday 14th October.  I'll have everything from my shop plus a load more so if you're in the St Albans area this Sunday why don't you pop along :)


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Painting Again

Posted by Kat C on Friday, April 20, 2012, In : Art 
I've always love art and enjoyed painting but just recently I've been wanting to work on a larger scale.  I normally work on small canvases (ACEO sized) or on A5 canvas boards but recently I've been working on something that's probably about A3 (ish).  I'm really enjoying it and I'm really happy with how its coming out.  I just need to do a bit more on the eye that's only half in shot and her hair and then I might leave it there.  Here's how its looking at the mo.




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Christmas Craft Fair

Posted by Kat C on Sunday, November 27, 2011, In : Jewellery 
Yesterday was the day of the Creative Arts Christmas Craft Fair at Verulam School in St Albans.  It was my first ever Craft Fair so the day was an experience.  Unfortunately I didn't sell very much stock but I still feel I learnt a lot from the day.  Also, from speaking with other stall holders, no one was selling much.  On the plus side though, I had lots of positive feedback and I learnt some things about selling in person.  I think I need to be more confident about my stock and ready to ma...
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