Egg Art

When I was babysitting my Nephews (M aged 3 and Bj aged 22mths) whilst waiting for their baby sister to arrive, it was a great adventure every day to go and collect the eggs with Aunty Sa. Little hands carefully (?) carried them back to the house – I’m still amazed that for six weeks we made the trip from chook pen to kitchen without mishap. Continue reading...

What is Trompe-l’oeil?

So, what is trompe-l’oeil?  I’m lead to believe it’s pronounced “tromp loy” with a nice french accent of course  Trompe-l’oeil is an art term to describe a painting that appears to be in 3D. It’s a french word of course and translates to loosely mean “fool the eye”. Very hard to achieve and very technical to paint. Here are some examples for Continue reading...

The Art of Book Folding

Book Folding – yes it is an art. Random thoughts sometimes get me totally side tracked. I was feeling a little restless (ok a lot – I was on an edge and the other side was not looking fun), and felt the need to do something artsy (a feeling I often get). It suddenly struck me that I had a stack of old magazines that we had collected from a Continue reading...