I can’t stop creating…
About Mudd Craft
I have been an artist for my whole life. For just over eighteen years, I forgot this and became a Mechanical Engineer. This could sound like a long time, but I’m as old as the hills and so it was just a brief meander along that path. It wasn’t really as big a diversion as most people are inclined to think. It is a very creative field too.
Luckily, after too many years in corporate, I was retrenched and I got the chance to devote my time to art once more (that is, when I wasn’t busy home schooling my two gorgeous children and taking care of my menagerie of six snooty rescue cats, a fluffy chinchilla, a cheeky bunny and a cloud like labradoodle.) Finally, I was in my element.
Over the years, I have done countless hours of drawing and painting but I realised early on that my real love is for 3 dimensional arts. I have dabbled in cement art, ceramics, woodwork, soft toy making, polymer clay and most recently, Paverpol sculpting. Basically, I think I’m like most creatives. We simply have to try every craft there is and turn it into art.
At the moment, I spend most days grinning from ear to ear and up to my elbows in sticky Paverpol textile hardener. I make armatures from electrical wire, tinfoil and masking tape. I then use natural fabric saturated with Paverpol and create sculptures. But that’s not all…… Paverpol makes so many associated products that the possibilities for different finishes and effects are absolutely endless. These sculptures can withstand the weather and spend years in the garden.
I have always loved reading fantasy and it would appear that it translates into much of my art. I have been told on many occasions that my work is very whimsical and that my sense of humour tends to show through. What can I say? What I do makes me happy and I want my art to make you happy too.
One day I had a look around and realised that I would either have to extend my house or else I’d have to start getting rid of some of my stuff or there would be no more room to live. Thus, Mudd Craft, the shop was born.
“It is good to love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is well done.” – Vincent van Gogh
Since discovering which part of the pencil makes marks, I have been passionate about drawing. As a child I drew constantly and still love the art form dearly. I even meandered off into technical drawing for awhile and loved that too. I suppose I just seriously love representing my thoughts with lines and shades.
Oil painting started off as a challenge to be conquered. I had painted in water colour for many years but was just a little afraid of oil. Once I tried it, I was hooked and cannot believe I put it off for so long. Fear is a terrible thing!
Paverpol is a textile hardener but has a whole range of additional products. it is a wonderful range of products with enormous scope for creativity. I really love working with it as you will no doubt see from some of the things I have made.
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