Then when I was about nine or ten I decided that I fancied George Michael from Wham! and decided that I wanted to make a t-shirt with Choose Life on it just like his.
I proceeded to get a plain t-shirt, a piece of cotton and a needle and started creating. Why I thought a thin piece of cotton was the way forward I will never know, you couldn't even see it on the t-shirt. Needless to say that plan was abandoned.
Throughout my school years I got by with no artistic talent and never really thought about it until I had to go for an open day at the Sixth Form College to choose A level courses. We all got to choose what subjects we would like to sample but for some reason I got put in the Art A level class (you know where this is heading don't you although unfortunately no wendy house was available). I'm sitting there with a class full of my peers when we are told that we are going to draw a skull of a sheep I think. Not wanting to draw attention to myself I started drawing thinking 'who cares, just get it over and done with and move on.' Which is what I would have done if the teacher hadn't decided to come round, stop at me and declare to everyone that 'I really had no idea had I.' How outrageous I thought, he could have scarred me for life if I had actually been thinking about doing an Art A level but luckily I wasn't although I think I realised at that point that I was never going to have a career as an artist!
So I have basically never done anything since until last Thursday when some friends of mine suggested going to one of those places where you can paint the pottery. I thought I'd go along and help them as they were making Christmas presents (not sure Mark would have wanted one of my creations for Christmas) but then decided, why don't I make a special little something to give away to one very lucky reader and follower of my blog and Facebook page to say thank you for all your support over the past few months.
And here it is, drum roll please,
A mug decorated by my own fair hand! You'll be pleased to know that I didn't actually make the mug so there's no chance of the handle falling off.
That isn't the end of the story though as I decided to buy something from someone who really is artistic to put with the cup so not only will the winner get the mug, they will also get.........
............a fabulous recycled heart from the very lovely Viv from hens teeth. I picked this out at the Vintage and Handmade fair last Saturday although it was hard to choose from all the lovely bits she makes. I actually would like this for myself but obviously can't enter my own competition ;)
To be in with a chance to win my wonderful, fabulous work of art and Viv's delightful heart then please click on this link to my Facebook page and 'LIKE' my page Faded Rose Vintage. If you don't have Facebook then please just leave a comment on my blog and I will put all the names together and ask my glamorous assistant, Mark to choose a name at random.
|Paul Daniels and his glamorous assistant, Debbie Mcgee (who my dad used to fancy!)|