Saturday, 6 August 2011

Little Houses in Progress

Houses feature a lot in my dreams and in my paintings, so when I came across Lauren Gray's art and her blog featuring the houses she had turned into wall sculptures I thought I'd lke to make my own houses with a bit of colour. 

I already had a bit of timber lying around so I had a go at making a house myself and realised that I really need a mitre box.  My dad has a mitre saw and helped me to make the houses.  Then I sanded them, coated them with a sealer, and have gessoed some and collaged scrapbooking papers on to the 'worse' bits of wood.  In the next couple of days I will paint and varnish them as well as add windows, doors etc.

Whilst out at the shops today I found this wooden tray and scrapbooking frame to use as frames.  These I will also gesso and paint in a background too.  Stay tuned over the next week or two for updates on the progress of my little houses.


  1. Adorable. Liking your paper selection, too.

  2. hello. i enjoyed hearing that your dad was part of this creative endeavor. my dad used to make my siblings and i little wooden boats as children. i love all the different house sizes.


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