Tula’s Flames

Tula and I had great time today spray painting this yellow army onto the red wall in her bedroom.

We had designed the idea ages ago but we’ve only just got the respirators we need to spray indoors. I say we, Tula did the designing, I just assisted the artistic process. 

Tula Iis very pleased with the result and so she should be, and very importantly, I’m very pleased to be able to say that the filters in the gas masks did an excellent job of filtering out the nasty propelant gases we would otherwise be breathing in. A flaming success and headache free.

Ladybird Lampshade.

It had got to that point when our bathroom ceiling needed a lick of paint, so while I was at it I jazzed up the previously cream and rather dusty lampshade.

I sprayed it blue, cut a lady bird stencil and sprayed that on and then added a bit of greenery with some acrylic paint and a brush. Maybe I’ll add a few flowers too.

I wonder what else I can rejuvenate around the house?

Plant a Seed; Busy Bee

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Plant a seed

Work in progress on this stenciled busy bee. I still plan to add somee water coming out of the watering can and a shadow coming off the plant pot. Maybe a shadow thrown onto the floor from the bee too.

Alex Hykel: Artist, Puppeteer, Harmonica Player;

Plant a seed.

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This picture is a work in progress (but accepted) design for a mural on the first section of playground wall in Ashley Down Primary School in Bristol. The dimensions are 2.35metres by 4.82
In the final piece, all the bees will be wearing trainer’s.
One nice feature is that the open books are going to be painted with blackboard paint so the kids can draw on them. I love art that is interactive in some way, and encouraging kids to draw is a great thing. I’ve got to design a weather proof box that will attach to the wall to store the chalk in.
Painting is planned to start on the week beginning 18th of April, which gives me just over three weeks to learn to freehand with a spray can! I really hope it’s enough time.

Alex Hykel: Artist, Puppeteer, Harmonica Player;

What are these Bees doing?

Here’s a few bee characters busy doing a variety of hopefully interesting activities.

I’m going to use these drawings to make stencils that can be used to make colourful images for the school wall at Ashley Down.