29 Jun 2014

My First Drawings

I've been doing a lot of studying lately for art as I've had so many ideas but just couldn't get them on to paper, where my skill didn't match my imagination. That is SO frustrating and the studying has limited my productivity too which makes it doubly frustrating.

So I was feeling a little blue, despite learning so much and knowing I'm investing that time in my future I'm not known for my patience hehe.

Then the other day, Mum was sorting out some photos for a scrapbooking workshop and she came across some of my first ever scribbles and I had to smile...as you can see I was never normal if you go by the multi-coloured clown type person walking a blue dog.

These drawings reminded me that we all start somewhere and to just keep going and to not be too hard on myself :) (oh and yes my surname was Holdup once...I changed it to Creftor as it's the Cornish/Kernowek name for 'artisan' and I have strong Cornish ancestry)

21 Jun 2014

Welcome to My Blog and Celtic Vortex

Hi there,

As you can see, this is the first post on my new blog. Welcome and I hope you enjoy your visit!

What's This Site About?

Well I will be using this blog to share my work as an artist, designer and writer. It's a place where you can keep up-to-date with my work and get an insight into my life and work process.
There will also be a shop soon, with carefully created products with my art on them, but for now I'm focusing on improving my skills and portfolio as much as I can.

Who Am I?

I'm a Londoner born and bred, though I have strong Germanic and Cornish celtic ancestry (some say that explains my temper hehe). I'm mostly an introvert and definitely a geek. I'm fascinated with nature, maths (especially geometry) and endlessly curious...in fact if I had to label myself (not something I'm prone to) I'd call myself a Pantheist Polymath. This means I can turn my hand to many things but can't make a decision to save my life!

If you'd like to get to know me better, check out my About page and come and say hello on Facebook and Twitter.

Latest Work

This will be one of the more regular types of post here. My latest work is one that I'm SO proud of, mainly because I have tried many times to create celtic knots and failed miserably! But at last I've cracked it and came up with 'Celtic Votex'.
The is my second attempt at this, as the first was going swimmingly, until I tried painting it with copper Mica...I won't be doing that again! Me being me, I'd read online you can mix water with Mica and use it like shiny watercolours. What it didn't tell me, was that when it dries it goes powdery again! Result? I big shimmering mess. I would show you it, but in my disappointment it got torn and thrown in the bin hehe.

Anyway I hope you like this one. I took 3 days in all, as I have to rest my hands regularly and my process is quite long winded...but I think it's worth it!