Monday, 27 October 2008

Creative Urges

Recently I've been feeling itchy to do something creative again. At this stage I'm not sure what... I used to enjoy working with coloured pen, pencils and watercolour, but I also love beadwork and embroidery.

Looking around at other people's blogs and websites I realised that I've never shown any of my stuff online. I figured it was time to change that. I'm posting two of my creative urges.
This one below was done with coloured pencils, just for fun. It's a flower arrangement with a "twist". ;-)

The next one is done with embroidery - embroidery cottons and a thicker black crochet thread I used for the rooster's feathers. It was a gift I made for my sister-in-law. She loves Roosters. :-) He's copied from a Japanese print. The chick's colours didn't come out right, but the rooster looks exactly like it does in this photo.



  1. I really like the 1st one with the cats and the plants, it's beautiful!

  2. WOW!!! You're REALLY talented! I LOVE both the results. I'm lousy at drawings and handicrafts (always have been!), so I always admire people who can do such things. BRILLIANT!!! ;-D

  3. Michelle, I absolutely love your colored pencil flower arrangement! So beautiful and creative. Such a clever idea and so well done. I especially like the "birds" of paradise flower at the top. Wonderful! :D
    Thanks so much for sharing this. I hope we will get to see more of your work.

  4. Aaah - finally! I hinted once for a glimpse of your creative work :-)
    They're beautiful Michelle! J.J.

  5. WOW! You can write and draw...and embroider...

    Very nice. I can only draw a mean stick man!

    Thank you for sharing. Especially that first one. It's very interesting and very cool. Mind you, I like how freaked out the rooster looks stepping over that skull

  6. It is beautiful!!! Your creative urges need to be listened to and made room for. Those are just beautiful! More, more , more:)

  7. Oh my goodness, you really have a talent Michelle! Wow! I love them!

  8. Thank you Amel.

    Everyone is creative in some way, it's not just arts or crafts that are being creative - I've known creative cooks, gardeners and some moms who are amazingly creative in how they raise their kids. :-)

    Hi Daisy
    Thanks. :-) Yes, I like that bit myself, and the owl faces in the red flowers (disa lilies).

    Hi J-J
    LOL I know - waaay overdue! I promise I'll add more.

    Thanks PV
    umm... the skull is actually a chick, but it is more yellow in real life than it came out in that photo. I wasn't too happy with the chick. It doesn't look fluffy enough. :-\

  9. You are so talented! That flower arrangement drawing looks like it could be placed within Alice's Wonderland quite easily. :D

  10. Hi Alex

    are you an Alex I know or a new Alex? Whatever the case - thank you for the compliment and for a great idea - I just might try some Alice pictures next time. :-)

  11. Extremely delicate! It must takes a long time to do.>.<

  12. OrOne

    The black rooster I "cheated" by painting with fabric paint first - that way I had a flat grey-black rooster shape and only had to add feathers with the embroidery stitching.

    It was good fun, but it did take a lot of work. :-)