Monday, 5 November 2012

Frugal decorating

Yes, if your elder daughter finally gets to bring home her GCSE Art & Design final pieces, they can go up on the wall in the lounge.  

These are our favourite pieces, and it is no surprise to me that she was awarded an A grade for this work.

This one was inspired by the trilogy of books which begin with The Hunger Games, which we both read and loved.  The mutt on the left, the suicide berries at the top, the bread in the middle, and Rue's burial at the bottom, and then Katniss on the right, dirty and bloodied from her time in the arena.

This is a huge art work and looks modern and dramatic in our lounge.

This one is from a project which had the title, "Beginnings" and I love the way she has used such a variety of textures and media here.  The couple and the background are painted in acrylic onto the board, the shells which look like butterflies are done in oil pastels and stuck on, as are the hands, which are drawn in biro.  The chap has quite an Elvis quiff there which we think is quirky and fun, and the lady's pregnancy obviously reflects the title.  This was her last final piece [I know that sounds weird but she had to do several mini projects and each one had a "final" piece, but this is the last one!] and it is just beautiful.

This one hasn't yet been prepared for hanging so it is standing on a table, propped up against the wall whilst we find somewhere more permanent for it to live.

NB These two pictures are strictly copyright to Growing In The Fens, as they are the EFG's own work.


Andrea@Familyconnect said...

How lovely to be able to have your daughters work on display. You must be very proud.

Lesley said...

She is very talented! I love the butterflies.

saving for travel said...

Wow! She is so creative.

Sft x

Arwedd said...

These are both totally brilliant. I can see why you would want them on display. I love the way the top one is split into different sections but still all ties together.

Very Well Done EFG!!

Arwedd xx

Morgan said...

Thank you all for your lovely comments - I am proud of how hard she worked and what she achieved and it is rewarding for her to see that her art is appreciated, she says!

Wannabe Sybil said...

Your daughter is incredibly talented, the pictures are so beautiful! WS xxx