Category Archives: crafts

Framing the view


Framing the view — acrylic on canvas, 190 x 480 mm, 2015. Private collection.

‘The View’ is a little something I made for this year’s Christmas market at Sumner.* The painting is of our beautiful Kaikoura coastline as seen from the Port Hills in Christchurch. I found a $5 frame at a recycling depot, removed the seriously ugly dried flower art that was in it, and painted a landscape on canvas to complement the mahogany-coloured wood (see photograph below). It was such a fun project, I may have to go in search of more frames that need rescuing.

*I’ll be selling my art cards and a few of my smaller paintings at the Sumner Market in Christchurch this coming Sunday 13th and also Sunday 20th December, 10 am – 2 pm.

Framing 'The View'

Framing ‘The View’

Happy Christmas and New Year

Sidney Slapstick (knitted 2002, photograph re-edited 2014)

Sidney Slapstick (knitted 2002, photograph re-edited 2014)

Wishing you and yours a wonderful Christmas holiday and a creative New Year.

Market day

Below are a few snaps I took of our little market on Saturday ― by all accounts, a successful day. We’ll be popping up again on December 13th and 20th… plenty of time to paint a few more mini macro roses : )

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Sketch it, Stitch it: Rainbow

Anna Cull Rainbow cross stitch

A slight deviation from my usual Shoot it, Sketch it on a Monday, this little rainbow cross stitch is an original design based on a watercolour sketch (below) that I painted many, many years ago : )

Rainbow – watercolour, 140 x 100 mm, 1992

Rainbow – watercolour, 140 x 100 mm, 1992

My old stamping ground

Seahorses – stamp and digital, 2002

Seahorses – stamp and digital, 2002

Another illustration from the vaults. This seahorse image was made using a stamp carved out of a rubber/eraser (see below) and then edited digitally.

Anna Cull seahorse stamp

As he is currently quite purple, I’d say the last time I used him was on the ‘breathing underwater’ pages of my Book without boundaries project in 2010.