Sunday, 30 December 2018

Snowman Candle Holder

I painted/designed a candle holder at my Guides Class recently.  I love doing different crafts with my friends at Guides, I really like this craft as I can keep it forever and use it on a night in my room.

The photo below shows it when in the dark with a candle.

Arty Princess

Saturday, 15 December 2018

Kielder Observatory Visit

I was really pleased to be able to visit the Kielder Observatory with my family and friends. We were invited along after participating in the Wear Experimenting photography projects.  The place is amazing, such lovely views and to get the chance to look into the telescopes there was a great experience.  Here are some photos from my visit. I bought a souvenir cup to have a memory keepsake. I also got the opportunity to be part of a photo shoot.

Arty Princess

Friday, 30 November 2018

Wear Experimenting Exhibition

I have been doing a lot of work participating in the Wear Experimenting events which have been held locally. I have really enjoyed taking part and learning new skills.  I posted about the pin-hole camera which was made in one of the workshops.  I also did some work with microscopes.  I also got the chance to go to an observatory with my family and friends.  Jo Howell, from Wear Experimenting had her work displayed at Mackie's Corner in Sunderland. I went along to her open day and also attended some workshops there too.  Below are some photos of me beside photos of my participation which was included in the exhibition.

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Thursday, 15 November 2018

Sea Swimming on TV

I was on Television, as part of the Sea swimming group I am part of.  Fausto's Bathing Club in Sunderland meet a few times a week and we all go into the North Sea.  I really enjoy this and have in the past shared photos of me in my wetsuit going into the sea.

Below is the link to Television article that was on ITV channel.

Sea Swimming Video

Some other photos of me below

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Tuesday, 30 October 2018

The Sunderland Indie 20/20 Vision Exhibition Part 2

I posted last month about The Sunderland Indie art exhibition in Sunderland at Mackie's Corner, this time I went to the Part 2 exhibition. This had work from different local artists. Again I got the chance to chat with a few of them and also get my photo taken with a few of the artists. There are going to be a lot more exhibitions using this brilliant space Mackie's Corner, which I hope to visit too.

Arty Princess

Monday, 24 September 2018

The Sunderland Indie 20/20 Vision Exhibition

I recently went to a new Art Exhibition in Sunderland, The Sunderland Indie 20/20 Vision Exhibition at Mackie's Corner, High Street West, in the City Centre.  I managed to get there on the opening day so I managed to chat with a few of the artists who had their work on display.  It was lovely to see such a different choice of Art on display in one exhibition.  I was lucky enough to chat with Stephanie Smith, Jo Howell and Kath Price who are local Artists.  I also managed to get my photo taken with them too which was lovely.  I now have some homework though as Stephanie wants me to try to have a go at her artwork so we will see if I can give it a go.  There will be a second Exhibition at the end of September too.


Jo Howell is also the photographer/artist who runs the WearExperimenting photography classes I have been attending.

Arty Princess

Saturday, 1 September 2018

Marine Sports

I have been a fan of Marine Sports for a few years now. I have took part in classes and enjoyed Pier Jumping, body boarding and many others.  This year I bought my own wet-suit so I can go in the water anytime I want. My big sister also comes along with me when I go in the water. I thought I would share with you some recent photographs.  I normally do this at Roker Beach next to the pier. 

Arty Princess

Monday, 20 August 2018

Pin Hole Camera

I have been making some pin-hole cameras from empty drinks cans. I attended a class run by The Cultural Spring and Wear Experimenting in Sunderland in the summer. I really enjoyed this class and some of my friends joined in too which was great fun.  This is the first time I have took photographs using this technique.  I have since attended some of the drop-in events that Wear Experimenting have been doing all over Sunderland and took many more photographs.  It has been a very fun and interesting experience. The lady who runs it is called Jo and she is brilliant.  I will try to show in a later post some photographs that were took from these cameras.

Below is a photograph of me at one of the Pop-up tents for Wear Experimenting.

This photograph below is a photograph that Jo from Wear Experimenting took of me on a polaroid camera of a double exposure.

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Thursday, 26 July 2018

Furniture Make-Over

I attended a local workshop where they teach you how to make-over furniture. They actually provide you with a piece of furniture at the class. I chose a shelving unit.  I was taught how to sand the furniture down first which was a messy hard job.  Then I had to paint an undercoat on the piece. This was a weekly class so it took a few weeks to complete it.  I then used both spray painting and brush paint to complete the design. I did this as part of Cultural Spring and Parkers Trust in Sunderland. The staff were really good and the other people were really friendly.


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