Thursday, 29 January 2009

A small start

To give us a kick start we decided to make a small piece of art work that would be able to go on a large greetings card.

We wanted to show what we first thought of when we said "Maya".

As you can see Jan thought of treasure and I thought of the sun.

Both these pieces measure around about 3 inches.

Jan's Mayan Treasure is made using different handmade papers and painted paper clay with tiny beads.

My Mayan Sun has a layered organza background with the sun made from handmade silk paper with seed beads for dimension.

We find it interesting that we used similar materials.
We are trying hard not to look at each others work, while it is in progress, just to see how similar we really do work.

Hugs, Alis

Tuesday, 27 January 2009


Jan and I have been friends for more years than we care to think about.
For most of that time we have talked about working on a major project together.

During the last 9 years our excuse has been that there are 300 miles between us. But thanks to the wonders of the Internet that is not an excuse any more.

So this is the year that we set off on our big project. Our chosen topic is Mesoamerica.
We can't wait to get started and see how each of us interpret this theme.
We hope you will enjoy seeing our work too.

Hugs Alis