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Flora the Foggy Bummer
Flora the Foggy Bummer

Large, sculptural bee character commissioned by Bramble Graphics to promote the release of a Doric childrens book about the adventures of 'Flora the Foggy Bummer'!

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Chinese Dragon Mask
Chinese Dragon Mask

Just one of many fabulous masks made during a workshop with 9-12 year old children.

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Bubbles
Bubbles

Never ending bubble fun!

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Opportunity Octopus
Opportunity Octopus

One of five giant characters created as part of a 'School Values Character Development Project'.

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Chalk & Water
Chalk & Water

Experimenting with chalk and water in the outdoors during a workshop session for 3-5 year olds.

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Playful Art
Playful Art

Playing with ideas during this cardboard and 'bits and bobs' expressive workshop session for 3-5 year olds.

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Yarn Bombed Tree!
Yarn Bombed Tree!

Part of a wooly installation by primary school pupils in Aberdeen made during a collaborative project.

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South African People
South African People

Exploring warm colours and African pattern with paper and pen during a workshop for Children 1st.

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Hand Puppet
Hand Puppet

Expressing emotions through the art of recycled bottle puppet making at Aberdeen Maritime Museum.

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Paint Stomp
Paint Stomp

Expressing emotions through paint and stomping during this playful workshop for 3-5 year olds.

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Super Ted!
Super Ted!

A super outfit created from an old jumper and t -shirt during an online workshop with Aberdeen Art Gallery.

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Kitty Cat
Kitty Cat

This meter tall kitty was created as a mascot for an Aberdeen primary school Library. The character drawing, by a primary 2 pupil from the school, was translated into a three dimensional form, using reclaimed fabric.

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Jefferson
Jefferson

Detail of a textile character translated from a child's drawing.

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Claude & Sebastian
Claude & Sebastian

Two privately commissioned minature figures created from a variety of reclaimed fabric.

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Two Little Sun Bathers
Two Little Sun Bathers

Two commissioned minature characters created from calico, embroidery thread and ribbon.

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Obstacle Course
Obstacle Course

Obstacle course/installation created with and for primary children during an outdoor community play session.

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Fairness Frog
Fairness Frog

One of five 'giant' school values characters made during a project with Hazlehead Primary School in Aberdeen.

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Studio
Studio

Colourful installation work in progress!

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Best Dressed Ted!
Best Dressed Ted!

A selection of outfits created by participants for their teddies during a fashion design inspired workshop!

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Playful Statement Necklaces
Playful Statement Necklaces

Two 'Liquorice All Sorts' inspired statement necklaces made from a combination of reclaimed wooden and resin buttons and acrylic beads.

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Ornamental Trees
Ornamental Trees

Decorative conical floral fabric formed trees mounted onto a piece of spray painted reclaimed wood.

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Wooly Wool!
Wooly Wool!

Preparing to make lots and lots of colourful pom poms!

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Little Lady Bag Charms/Key RIngs
Little Lady Bag Charms/Key RIngs

A collection of stylish little ladies!

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Octopuppets!
Octopuppets!

Two very happy little puppet makers with their fabulous octopuppets made during an Under the Sea themed workshop.

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A Marvellous Monster
A Marvellous Monster

The result of a fabulous workshop with pre school children and their big people!

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Creative Line Drawings
Creative Line Drawings

A selection of drawings submitted as part of project Smile : )

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Little Ellie
Little Ellie

Ellie the Ballerina.

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Clay Pasta Man
Clay Pasta Man

Textured clay character made during a workshop with Creative Learning Aberdeen.

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Colourful Felt Necklaces
Colourful Felt Necklaces

A collection of 'Sweetie Inspired' statement necklaces made from coloured felt balls and acrylic beads.

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Character Necklace
Character Necklace

Commissioned character necklace made from felt, reclaimed beads and buttons.

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Granda
Granda

A translation of a beautiful drawing of 'Granda'

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Two Marvellous Monsters
Two Marvellous Monsters

The result of a fabulous workshop as part of 'The Arts Across Learning Festival' in Aberdeen.

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Myrtle the Alien Ballerina
Myrtle the Alien Ballerina

A happy wee girl with her alien ballerina named Myrtle!

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Footballer in Progress!
Footballer in Progress!

Work in progress during preparation for the Smile Exhibition.

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Alfie the Footballer
Alfie the Footballer

One of many characters translated from a child's drawing for Smile exhibition.

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Tortoise Pin Cushion
Tortoise Pin Cushion

This adorable little pin cushion is perfect for storing pins!

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Pom Pom Installation
Pom Pom Installation

A view of the pom pom installation at The Lemon Tree in Aberdeen created as part of Inspiration Point.

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Smiley Flower
Smiley Flower

Work in progress for 'Smile' - an exhibition of work inspired by children's drawings.

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A colourful mess!
A colourful mess!

The aftermath following a pom pom making workshop!

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Inspiration Point Installation
Inspiration Point Installation

Characters of all shapes and sizes!

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Button Brooch
Button Brooch

A button brooch created from vintage buttons and a re-purposed bottle top.

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Pom Pom Arch...In Progress
Pom Pom Arch...In Progress

Preparing pieces for a giant pompomtastic installation!

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Ellie the Elephant
Ellie the Elephant

Playful elephant ballerina created as part of an installation during a residency in Aberdeen - Inspiration Point.

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Yoga Jumper Bunny
Yoga Jumper Bunny

Very bendy jumper bunny created from an up cycled jumper!

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Installation
Installation

Part of an installation at Aberdeen Health Village with the aim of promoting health and well being.

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Character Key ring
Character Key ring

This dapper dude is sure to do a grand job at keeping your keys safe!

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A Trio of Jumper Bunnies
A Trio of Jumper Bunnies

Lovely long-limbed bunnies created from up cycled jumpers.

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Personality Mask
Personality Mask

A 'personality mask' created during a masterclass with Textile Designer Donna Wilson.

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A Trio of Mini Ballerinas
A Trio of Mini Ballerinas

These adorable decorative ballerina mini dolls are perfect at pirouetting!

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On the Bus!
On the Bus!

A shot of Yogi and Superhero out and about on the bus in Aberdeen promoting Inspiration Point Events!

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Jumper Bunny
Jumper Bunny

Very bendy jumper bunny created from an upcycled jumper!

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Little Bird Hanging Decorations
Little Bird Hanging Decorations

A collection of little bird decorations created from reclaimed textiles.

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Yarn Bombing Project
Yarn Bombing Project

Detail of a 'yarn bombed' tree created as part of a project with Hazlehead Primary School in Aberdeen.

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Button Brooches
Button Brooches

A selection of button brooches created from vintage buttons and re-purposed bottle tops.

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Under The Sea
Under The Sea

Detail of a three - dimensional collaboration collage created by children during a workshop for 3 - 5 year old's and their parents/carers.

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Mrs Burney
Mrs Burney

A very special piece commissioned by Elaine's daughter as a thank you gift to her teacher of two years, Mrs Burney! Translated from a drawing...Mrs Burney became the 'face' of 'Smile'...an exhibition of work inspired by children's drawings in Seventeen, Aberdeen.

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Rainbow Statement Necklace
Rainbow Statement Necklace

Rainbow coloured statement necklace made from felt balls, resin beads and wooden buttons strung onto a length of nylon cord.

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Jumper Bunny
Jumper Bunny

Jumper bunny created from an up cycled jumper.

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Yarn Bombing Project
Yarn Bombing Project

Detail of a 'yarn Bombed ' tree created as part of a project with Hazlehead Primary School in Aberdeen.

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Stripy Cat
Stripy Cat

Work in progress for 'Smile' an exhibition of work inspired by children's drawings.

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The Odd Couple!
The Odd Couple!

These two Aliens - PUNK and GEEK - as odd as it may seem arE the best of friends!

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Myrtle the Alien Ballerina
Myrtle the Alien Ballerina

Myrtle the Alien Ballerina was the very first character Elaine created from a drawing. Translating a drawing by her young son, she created Myrtle for her Daughter as a very special birthday present!

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Mini Decorative Ballerina Doll
Mini Decorative Ballerina Doll

This decorative mini doll trained with the Russian State Ballet and can pirouette like no other ballerina can!

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Selection of Button Magnets
Selection of Button Magnets

A selection of decorative magnets created from up cycled beer bottle tops and vintage buttons.

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Decorative Doll
Decorative Doll

Hillary, as she likes to be called, loves skinny dipping, hulla hooping and chocolate cake!!!

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Floral Bunny
Floral Bunny

This adorable, floral bunny, created from vintage print fabric just loves to chill out in the sun!

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Decorative Mini Doll
Decorative Mini Doll

This decorative mini doll could teach even the most elite of dancers a groovy move or two!

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Mini Decorative Ballerina Doll
Mini Decorative Ballerina Doll

This decorative mini doll trained with the Russian State Ballet and can pirouette like no other ballerina can!

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Jumper Bunnies
Jumper Bunnies

These two long-limbed lovelies are the best of friends and spend many hours together walking the beautiful, scenic hills of Scotland!

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Sister Cats
Sister Cats

These two little darlings adore a good feast of hot smoked salmon and love getting their tummies tickled!

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Yarn Bombing
Yarn Bombing

'Yarn Bombed' trees created as part of a project with Hazlehead Primary School in Aberdeen.

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Person Cats
Person Cats

'Person Cat's', the name Elaine's young daughter used to refer to them when she first saw them are all amazing singers and love posing for photos!

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Yogi Bunny
Yogi Bunny

Yogi Bunny in the making! Created as part of an installation, Yogi enjoys practising yoga and helping Elaine prepare for creative projects and workshops!

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Mini Mermaid
Mini Mermaid

This adorable mini mermaid in the making was a commissioned piece created from a child's drawing.

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Hamish
Hamish

Created during a residency as part of an installation, Hamish McTavish loves social interaction and has since appeared in a number of public spaces!

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Stripy Cats
Stripy Cats

These kitty cats love climbing trees, hulla hooping and eating ice cream!

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Big Bertie Blackbird
Big Bertie Blackbird

Created as part of an installation, Elaine has since worked on a number of commissioned variations of this charming chirpy chap. With those eyes...who wouldn't want a Bertie Black Bird in their lives!

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Zombie Zach
Zombie Zach

Zack loves cheese and cake, but does not like cheese cake! He likes to keep fit by fitting in at least two half hour skipping sessions a day!

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Pom Pom Curtain Detail
Pom Pom Curtain Detail

Detail of a large 'floating pom pom curtain' created for an installation at Aberdeen Health Village.

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Pom Pom Installation
Pom Pom Installation

Floating Pom Pom installation in the foyer of Aberdeen Health Village.

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