A while ago my Hubby acquired (as men do) some oak blocks of wood. Although he mentioned it in passing and I was half aware of him having fun in the garage with his log splitter I took little notice. I did notice however our new style kindling wood sitting pretty by the wood burner. Then one weekend he arrived home with more and this time BOY I took note!!!
OAK! lovely OAK, Chunky OAK, Blocks of OAK not scrappy slithers of off cuts that you'd burn!!!
Before he got the axe out I helped myself to the nicest bits and stashed them away on the shelf in my studio.
I look at them daily and have ummed and aahhed about free standing plaques? or cutting them into stacking blocks?
.......then a commission came in........a commission for one of my House Plaques.....
I have done this design for a while now, its an adaptation from my doodle houses I turn into New Home Cards. I love doodling houses, flowers and gardens...they remind me my childhood tv days, watching Playschool and programmes like Rainbow where life was innocent, detail didn't matter, flowers could be bigger than windows, colours were vivid and birds always sat chirping on Chimney pots.
So I got busy......and Muddy Puddle who is generally quite 2D got CHUNKY!
These are the first two......My theory behind them is everyone's house is a different style and has a scheme, we all have a colour palette that sums us up. Our décor in all the 5 houses we've owned has always been reds, plums, creams and greens. My mum on the other hand is blues, teals and terracottas and my friend red, blue and cream.
More shapes, more sizes, more styles and more colour schemes will follow soon.......