Tuesday, 1 July 2008

Tiled Art: hand painted porcelain tiles

I can not stop experimenting with different things. It's in my nature. Sometimes people say to me that I should maybe stick to one thing only...and I understand their point. But to me, creating isnt about selling or just pleasing an audience. I am very curious. I experiment. I am always open to learn new things, mix it all up in my head and try something that maybe will take the technique a bit further. Imagine that if there werent people with that type of drive, not much would have been achieved in human history, right? Not like I am comparing myself to that type of geniuses! haha!

Anyway, a visit to a hardware store, ussually going along with my husband, can bring many surprises. We, crafters, artisan...artists... whatever you want to call it, should have a visit like this scheduled per month.
While my husband was going through power tools and screws and more, I found there, on a corner, all alone... a box of plain white porcelain tiles. And immediately I thought: could I paint them? Well yes. Nowadays there are a variety of different porcelain and glass paints at artsy shops. And I happened to have some because some time ago I painted some cups (on my dawanda shop). So, I gave it a try. Bought some more colors, tried different barnishes...and voila. (click on the pic for a bigger vieuw!)





I love the colors and how the paints fuse. I also like my little drawings. Some have been waiting in one of my different sketch pads for months! And here they are. I have about 17 different ones so far...all unique hand painted ones. I will be listing them on my dawanda shop.
Because this is the launch of a whole new line, they have a special price...JUST 12 euros!!!

There are more pictures, detailed ones in my shop. Do stop by and check them out! And feedback here is always welcome!

5 comments:

edward and lilly said...

Hi! Thanks for stopping by to say hi. I've added you to my bloglines too so I can keep up with what you're creating. You are very lucky to live in The Netherlands, I was there in November and love it so much, it's very beautiful!

Marian said...

thank you!!! Its super warm today so i dont know if we are lucky or what! but it is a good place to live in, indeed!

La Srta Pil said...

I love the birds you make, GREAT GREAT COlors!

Lily Pang said...

These tiles are fantastic! I love the colors. They are really beautiful!

Marian said...

thank you both! im actually very happy with them!