South East Recorder Issue 14 - Page 56

ART UPDATE Learn Something New We all need a hobby and crafting is a very well loved hobby for many – it doesn’t have to be expensive, so long as you have the time to spare. KEITH MELLARD Giving a shape to feelings Crafting – whatever you choose, whether jewellery making, textiles or card making – crafting is a perfect idea for filling your spare time. When you have a few hours to yourself, rather than lounging before the TV, bored, why not set yourself time to make something productive. M aking something you can enjoy is an excellent idea as you can benefit from your hard work. For those who always find themselves struggling to buy the perfect gift for a loved one, why not make something? Not only is it heartfelt and cost effective, but you can customise it specifically for them! Crafting is also a great potential for additional income. So you enjoy making items and crafting away to keep yourself occupied, why not consider selling your items? There are many crafters who are supplementing their income with items they have made themselves! www.keithmellard.com DAVID HUGHES a r t i s t David Hughes paints unique pet portraits from a provided acceptable photo, in a popular modern 'pop/comic art' style, using oil or acrylic. Each painting is framed and protected with a matt varnish. Prices available on request subject to requirements. Traditional paintings and paintings of loved ones - even if that is your car - are also available and make ideal gifts. For more information or to enquire about a commission contact davidhugh_@hotmail.com | 07764743427