‘Eliana the Elephant’ diamond art progression photos

Hi everyone! My latest blog post is progression photos of an Elephant diamond art. Hope you like!

Diamond (or crystal) art is so fun and therapeutic, although it takes forever and a day to complete, hehe. I’ve been on with this one for a number of weeks. Elephants are my favourite animals, they’re so beautiful. It’s lovely to sit in my little art room at home, listening to music and completing the diamond art… And here’s the final piece:

I have a few projects to do next for the Childrenโ€™s Air Ambulance; a white gloss cabinet, some decoupage tables and painting/creating a drafts table.. so I’ve plenty to keep myself occupied lol ๐Ÿ˜†

Thank you as always for taking the time to read/view my blog post!

Kind regards, Lauren xx

ยฉ 2022 Lauren Parr/ https://unicornpostbox.com

Casper the Cosmic Wolf diamond art – progression photos

Hi fellow bloggers / followers, my latest blog post is progression photos of a cosmic wolf diamond (crystal) art, with over 6500 jewels. I hope you like…

With there being over 6500 jewels, you can imagine it’s very time consuming to complete a diamond art; it is however greatly therapeutic. It’s lovely to put my music on and enjoy the creative process. Moreover, it is deeply satisfying once the art piece is complete. I donated it to the Children’s Air Ambulance ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ Here is Casper!

I’ll look now at purchasing some more diamond arts, either from the Range again or online…

My third upcycling project for the Children’s Air Ambulance is a storage book I mentioned previously, to which I’ve already decoupaged and painted. So watch this space! Likewise, I’m going to get knitting hats / scalves etc for refugees, I think that’ll be a lovely thing to do ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

As always, thanks so much for reading /viewing ๐Ÿ™‚

All the best, Lauren xx

ยฉ 2022 Lauren Parr / https://unicornpostbox.com

Art therapy (amateur) descriptions

Hi everyone, happy new year!

You may not know but I have actually been in a mental health hospital for the last four and a half months. I’m doing much better thank goodness; I thought it would be nice to share though some of my promarker pen amateur art therapy drawings I’ve produced whilst being a patient, and to offer a brief description of what inspired each piece. I do hope you enjoy!

I took inspiration for this cat piece from some art therapy books I already owned. The symmetry with the mushrooms, trees and butterflies and the blue/pink colour scheme is supposed to visually depict equality and togetherness.

This abstract quirky piece depicts looking at the world with eyes of love and promoting peaceful protest.

My two giraffes are boosting upwards off the yellow brick road towards Emerald City (I can relate to all the characters in the Wizard of Oz and I am considering a full leg sleeve tattoo haha).

This is art from great imagination if I may say so, haha. It’s Christmas themed and was started for the ward unique Christmas card competition. There’s a time traveling santa ‘Ho Ho’ sack, a mushroom / tea pot house, pouring green tea where a few people are zorbing. There is also a purple mother mountain, with people and unicycle trees tobogganing down her hair. Tiny snowmen and cute gnomes and everyone flying in the air like Iron man superheroes!

This is my tree of life, with quirky people who are also little tree houses living on each branch. There are blue circles up towards heaven with writing above saying ‘heaven is a place on Earth’. I hopefully envision a future where our planet becomes a utopia; where we come together in solidarity to tackle climate change and establish a better appreciation of and connectivity with nature.

This piece is inspired by The Lion King, where Mufasa encourages Simba to remember ‘who he is’ – the rightful aire to the throne (pride rock). I strongly believe that our actions in our lifetime matter, and we therefore have a responsibility to be and strive always to be, our best selves.

Here is a dark skinned goddess with elephant arms meditating on a mandala. There is a temple (and wind turbine) doorway to the right and to the left a tipee with banner swaying, saying ‘Blessed be the peacemakers).

And last, but certainly not least, is my colourful tiger. There are ‘eye of the tiger’ lyrics. This drawing seeks to symbolise tenacity. Life isn’t about how many times you get knocked down, but how fiercely you stand up and put your gloves back on, like the god/goddess YOU are!

Thank you so much for viewing / reading ๐Ÿ™‚

All the best, Lauren xx

ยฉ 2022 Lauren Parr / https://unicornpostbox.com

‘Twit Twoo’ owl drawing – 30 progression photos

Hi, welcome to my personal amateur art and travel / theatre blog, UnicornPostbox. My latest blog post is 30 progression photographs of an amateur art owl drawing. Hope you enjoy!

I took inspiration for my owl drawing from my art therapy and adult colouring books. The title obviously was chosen because of the distinctive hoot noise owls make i.e. twit twoo,ย so is onomatopoeia. Two of my owls were drawn freehand, original drawings taking inspiration from the books, however I traced the outline of my middle right-hand side owl using my A3 light pad. I tried to incorporate intricacies to the design of my owls, making them as detailed as possible. I printed off star templates and again used my A3 light pad to create a starry night background. I coloured using Boldmere colouring pencils and outlined with a black ballpoint pen. Overall, I am quite pleased with the way this one has turned out. I do not think it is my best, but neither the worst in my opinion (like I keep reiterating, I am only an amateur artist, drawing for fun, as a hobby). The array of bright bold colours make it a pretty art piece methinks, hope you agree ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ … and here is the finished result:

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And there we go! Hope you like my latest post! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

So sorry it’s been so long since my last blog post, I’m going to definitely try now to keep being creative and draw regularly! I very much doubt I’ll be posting any travel and / or theatre blog posts anytime soon with the current situation regarding the coronavirus pandemic ๐Ÿ˜ฆ ๐Ÿ˜ฆ Hasn’t it been such an awful year! I sincerely hope all my followers are as well as can possibly be, and adjusting to the new normal. Stay safe guys! And yes, please do keep a look out for new amateur art posts coming soon. I intend to draw a portrait of my auntie and uncle next, and then I have a few ideas in the pipeline, so watch this space! ๐Ÿ˜› ๐Ÿ˜›

Thank you as always for taking the time to read / view my latest blog post! I appreciate your ongoing support, means a lot.

Take care, all the best, Lauren xx

 

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ยฉ 2020 Lauren Parr /ย https://unicornpostbox.com

‘Psychedelic Elephant’ – 50 progression photos

Hi everyone! My latest artwork is ‘Psychedelic Elephant’, an amateur A2 size original art piece, drawn with pencils and coloured with oil pastels, produced purely for therapeutic fun ๐Ÿ™‚ Please see below 50 progression photos, hope you enjoy viewing ๐Ÿ™‚

I started off by sketching my cartoonish ‘Psychedelic Elephant’ with professional Derwent soft graphite pencils.

I then concentrated on the background, using colormate oil pastels to create my psychedelic effect original art.

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And here it is, the finished artwork, hehe! ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€

Hope you enjoyed seeing my ‘Psychedelic Elephant’ progression photos! ๐Ÿ™‚

Please keep a look out for a Prague travel blog coming very soon. Art wise, I have a few pet portraits in the line up as well which I am drawing for friends/family… so watch this space!

Peace and love, Lauren xx

 

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ยฉ 2019 Lauren Parr /ย http://www.unicornpostbox.wordpress.com