Sunday, 20 March 2011

My fantasy book.

I have always wanted to create my own, lets say.. 'Spiderwick Diary' of fantasy creatures. As a christmas present from my mum, I was given this handmade book, covered in Liberty fabric (Of course in my favourite colour!!)
I had some amazing paper with random words on that reminded me of bark so that was the first thing I put in my book, followed by the title/theme of my book.. Hlulumithi which is Zulu meaning "taller than trees".
My next page 'Gossamer forest' describes the setting/habitat of all the creatures that live in it.
The first creature I created was the 'Thorn Spright' whispy fairy like creatures.
My next pages are not quite finished, but I dedicated one of them to my mum. 'Gill Waders' are a water creature that moves quickly only showing a glimpse of their pink leathery fins and a flash of there breathtaking green eyes!

The TV cartoon show that I used to watch when I was little - 'Avata Legend of Aang' -has always been my favourite and has recently been made into a movie. I decided to do a page using the three main characters just changing their names.

I intend on filling my book with many more drawings, items to add more texture ... and maybe a poem or two?

Happy Sunday! Thank you for visiting!
Lucy xx

Saturday, 5 March 2011


Rather hectic at school I must say, still lots to do and concentrate on, as all my exams start to lurk around the corner... Not long left for me at school though!! I have chosen my options for 6th form... they will be very hard and time consuming ones (Chemistry, Physics, Maths and Design technology) but they should lead me down the path to becoming an Engineer!
I have moved onto my Exam art coursework now and I have chosen to paint birds as they are amazing and intricate!

I had to paint from artist copies at first;
Then I moved onto working from photos I have taken myself;

On Sunday it was my 16th birthday and I had a small gathering of four friends at home. A picture of two of my friends in the lounge:
I wanted to wear a dress for
my birthday so as one of my presents, I was bought this one!
The allotment is progressing slowly due to the poor weather, but we have managed to sow some chili seeds indoors and plant onions and garlic outdoors!
Hope you are all keeping well and having a nice weekend!
Thanks for visiting!
Lucy xx