Well - here I am again, updating the blog ... twice in 1 week ... miracles DO happen !!!
Last week saw the return of 2 of my circle journals that I have been participating in over on UK Scrappers. The 1st one is called 'Public Art' and was part of the Mixed Media Masterpieces CJ. I sent pieces of 6x6 grungeboard for people to create mini masterpieces of local art and also a concertina book for them to write about their chosen piece of art. I have 9 pieces of work and I am going to add them all to a large canvas (once I decide how I am going to decorate it) !
The 1st piece is mine ... and is quite poo actually lol ! but I had never ventured into the world of mixed media and I have learned a lot from everyone else's CJs that passed through my hands over the last 9 months. It is photos of Antony Gormley's statues at Crosby beach, plus a few added touchy feely bits ! there is some actual rust from one of the statues - but don't tell Antony!
Next up we have 'Eros, Piccadilly' - this was EJC's entry (for some reason it is not in my photos - even though I have just taken the photo of it !! ) I will re-take it and add it later.
Then we have NettyB's 'Banksy' ... I love this image and wonder if I could sell it in a few years when I am very poor ! :)
'The Irwell Sculpture Trail' following the 33 mile length of the River Irwell with works from local and international artists - this was done by Cynthia (Mistyrat)
Next is the 'Russel (Rustle) Family. These take up residence along the Water of Leith in Edinburgh ... no-one knows where they come from but they arrive complete with Autumn accessories, artist unknown. This entry was by Lou @Papermaker
4,000 tonnes of compressed sand, 40 sculptors and 10,000 square metres of the central beach at Great Yarmouth are what were needed to create Hades, Lord of the Underworld. This entry was from Tigs (Helen)
Next up is Scrapelephant (Helen's) entry of the 'Wishing Fish Clock' weighing over 3 tonnes, it's mechanism at over 45 feet high is said to be the tallest in the world. Underneath the clock is a 12 foot wooden fish, when the hour strikes, the fish wiggles it's tail, rolls it's eyes and plays the tune - 'I'm forever blowing bubbles'
Buzzybea's entry of The Brick Train, Darlington is next. Created in 1997 it is modelled on a 1938 steam locomotive 'Mallard'. 185,000 bricks were used, it weighs 15,000 tonnes and covers an area of 600 square metres.
The final entry in my Public Art CJ is oddly enough, another Antony Gormley statue :) This is from Magpie (Sharon) and is the 'Angel of the North' - Britain's largest sculpture.
Hope you like them, thanks for looking :)