Well it will soon be Valentine’s day – that time of year when our LOVE LIFE is uppermost in our thoughts. It’s great to receive those cards and wonder who sent them!
.. but I am not referring to that sort of love life – rather LOVING LIFE itself. I have the most amazing time, daily, weekly, monthly – having fun enjoying being creative. I really do Love my Life. The past weeks have been spent getting ready for an exhibition which starts tomorrow. I love colour as you well know and have a passion for it. This art work has given me free rein to indulge myself by using a variety of materials and textures – and dipping into the rainbow.
Here’s a selection of my quirky art in the Exhibition LOVE LIFE at le Cafe Parisien in Portsmouth – 7th February 2014.
This delightful rainbow haired art doll is approximately 12 inches tall. As you can see she loves colour too! I was drawn to purple and dark aqua for this elfin (fairy) lady – who has soft wings.
Above is a group of art for the exhibition. Long tall Lizzie – as I like to think of her – represents loving life itself. She is about 3 foot tall. I created her pattern, stitched and stuffed the form and then had a ball creating her costume. I took an old sweater of mine and felted it in the washing machine. Once I’d cut it down to fit her, I added embellishments by hand. I created pink tights, then went on to makeover her sneakers – great fun! I painted them, added sparkle, glitter and words. (Dream.) Hair hair is made from merino wool and her fingers sport stick-on nail art! Like all good kids she has a water bottle draped over her shoulder. You can see close ups of this work on my facebook artist page Freya Perry : Enchanting art.
The next photos are mixed media . A wrapped wire heart “About time” – ( there’s a small clock on it) makes me wonder if ‘he’ will ask ‘her’ to marry him! This is followed by an aspect of a larger ceramic piece. It is hand made paper clay. The words read “spend time in nature.”
The final photo is a ceramic piece with a touch of yarn. I love knitting too and so does this character.