Someday, the altered art you make today will be
old, faded, falling apart, and someone else will salvage the bits and use them
in new altered art.It's the best that any piece of art can hope for

~ anon~

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Thursday, 24 May 2012

Arachnophobes please look away!!

This is a tribute to Boris, my friendly spider who happily lived outside my window for several weeks, that is until Mrs Bessie came to stay and made me get rid of him, even though there was a double glazed window in between them - poor Boris...

 This is yet another project as a result of the Evil Elixir course I am doing with Andy Skinner. I chose to do a glass jar this time instead of a bottle and masked off a circle on the glass which I left unpainted, so you can see right inside the jar, or should I say lots of faces are peeking out at you!

 As you can see I am still having a lot of fun on this course!

Thank you to everyone who left kind wishes and emailed me about my poor dog Marzie. She is now home from the vets after having a long and complicated operation on her leg. She dislocated and fractured her hip and tore the ligaments and cartilages in her knee, so was in a bad way. We will be forever grateful to her vets for saving her leg and hopefully giving her back a good quality of life. Still a long way to go but she is getting a bit better everyday

Here she is looking very sorry for herself, oh those sad dog eyes get me every time!


  1. Love what you have done with the bottle course! Great fun isn't it, I did it last time round. HUGS to your poor pooch!

  2. Another great piece, I love your style, Its making me nervy to start the bottle work shop now. ;-) im so glad doggy is ok

  3. mark you do not need to be nervous, your work is awesome, especially since you are a newcomer to this kind of art x

  4. What a great creation you've made gorgeous...
    But the eyes of your poor dog....oh sad. Hopefully his leg will get well!
    Good luck with everything...

    greetings, Alie :-)

  5. OMG that jar ROCKS!! This is one amazing piece. Can you tell I LOVE it. YOur poor wee dog looks so sad, hope she feels better soon x

  6. LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE it... tis totesamazeballs hun.... poor Marzie, she is looking a bit p'd off and she has every right too... sending her, you and yours a mahoooosive hug... I am so glad that your VET is a wonder... SuperVet to the rescue xx

  7. Aw sorry to hear about the poor pup, bless her, glad she is home and hope she recovers well, love your jar xx

  8. Hey,

    This is so awesome....great piece of art....

    speedy recovery for Marzie....

  9. A realy nice and beautiful peice of art Nicks

    Greetings Janny

  10. Your art work is fantastic Nicks, your Andy Skinner course is certainly paying off. I couldn't do this in a million years, well done. Ejay. x

  11. Sorry Boris, but I am sure you found a better home where no one stared at you through the window !!!!!
    Nice jar
    Mrs Bessie xx

  12. I love looking through your blog Nicks, your jar is brilliant, not too keen on the spider!I hope Marzie is getting better, bless her x

  13. You have a beautiful blog. I was looking at your bottles, the one with the spider and web are awesome!! I love to take something old and beat up and make it into something new also. I am so glad that I found you. I am going to follow you so that I can pop on often. I am glad to hear that your girl is doing better. She did look pitiful in the picture.

    Xoxo Faye


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