Monday, 23 April 2018


my new passion is wood turning, this instructor, in particular, i really enjoy:

check him out and he is on YouTube as well.

Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Christmas Craft Sale: A Success Story

sold quite a few of my turned pens, pencils and bottle stoppers along with my polymer clay covered light switch covers.

Here is a photo of some pens and a pencil which are made from acrylic.Please check out my facebook art page for more."MarneysArt"  Feel free to contact me if you are looking for a unique Christmas, Birthday or "just because" gift :)

Here is an example of wood turned pens and a mach 3 style razor handle, these particular pens include a stylus top so are very versatile:

Here is an example of my clay covered light switches which includes glow in the dark clay..I know cool eh! (just tell me the type of switch you have along with favorite colors and I can custom make as many as you would like):

Wednesday, 2 November 2016

Wood Working ....

Got around to taking a few photos so I can share.

Been busy making pens and bottle stoppers mostly, for a Christmas Craft fair this month.

This last pen is made out of some type of acrylic/resin (green forest camo) that I bought, but have been doing some casting of my own and will post those pens in a separate blog in the next few days.

Comments and commissions always welcome.

Getting back into painting slowly but surely.  Enjoy it so much but have been distracted (welcomely) by my new passion and distraction from life...woodworking.

Did manage to take in an art lesson from Rain Longson ( @ a local tea house.

We worked on a Monet painting, Waterlilies, and learnt many styles and tricks to painting with acrylics.
Here is my rendition which is in a frame made by my husband Jeff  :

Comments most welcome.

Saturday, 23 July 2016

Been doing more woodworking which is a ton of fun, although expensive.  But surprisingly enough I have a painting to share!! woot !
Not too long ago there was a paint in session at the Blusson Spinal Cord Centre (BSCC) hosted by Spinal Cord Injury BC (SCI-BC).  There was a fabulous mouth painter who did a great demo which was of course so inspiring to all of us.  The room was full of experienced and new painters so it was really neat to see everyone's finished or nearly finished painting.
You could work along with the instructor or you were free to paint whatever came to mind.
I decided as I haven't painted with acrylics for a while to follow along and attempt to paint a replica of Van Goghs "Starry Night"

Any comments certainly welcome.

This is on a 9x12 canvas:

Monday, 5 October 2015

This artist is 'branching' out....

Thanks to the TETRA Woodworking workshop @ the BSCC  (Blusson Spinal Cord Centre ) I have taken up woodworking,  my 1st project & desire was to build frames for my original paintings.  Started out by making many frames which were excellent, each one progressively fancier & nicer .  Since then I have learnt how to use the band saw, chop saw, scroll saw & recently the lathe.  Made a few small end tables, and a tv tray top. This photo shows a few items I have made: frame for a painting, "2nd hand" which helps people to put on a bracelet, spinning tops, muddler (ice crusher), pen, 2 bowls, & a rolling pin I've turned.  Commissions welcome.

WoT Ancient Tank crude design

drawings for Wots Ancient Tank design