07 February 2019

GREETING Cards

I now have Greeting Card style cards for sale.

Size: 18.2 x 11.7 cm
Blank inside
Price £3 each 
Postage £1
White envelope included

If you are not sure which card to get....

Top Left - Gold Spot moth for Golden anniversary
Top Right - Silver Y moth for Silver anniversary
GOAT moth if you want to send a card to someone who's the greatest of all time
Bottom Right - Old Lady moth for your dear friend 
Middle - Moth trapping scene for somebody who loves moths, or for Mother's Day. (Size 14x14cm)
Bottom Left - True Lover's Knot for Valentine's Day / Wedding, for example....

*These are PRINTS of my own original drawing.
If you are in the UK and ordering one for this year (2019)'s Valentine's Day, please order by 11th February. 


01 February 2019

Hello 2019!

Time flies when you are not doing anything!

And  I can't believe that the last time I've updated this blog was.....March 2018! Oops.

These are what I've made / painted / drew since then.

Commission work:
Pencil drawing on paper for a "First Wedding Anniversary" gift.

Some models of moths for Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council.

Some models of mushrooms for Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council.

Badges of Anania funebris (White-spotted Sable Moth) for Butterfly Conservation

Chequered Skipper for my regular customer.

4 Micro moths, Marsh Fritillary's life cycle, and "moth&butterfly scene" for my another very regular customer. :-)

For the "moth&butterfly scene", I can't find the photo of it right now, but I'm very pleased with this part in particular.....Very tasty looking red currant! 

And I did another commission piece but I can't put it here as it's not gone to the recipient yet.
Maybe you'll get to see it next year....

While feeling busy I've made something for myself.... A T-shirt of my favourite people from MotoGP's Ducati garage.... And a portrait of Masashige Kusunoki for my dear friend. 


The rest of this year, I'll be attending Butterfly Conservation's Butterfly Recorders' Meeting on 30th March, Garden Moth Scheme's Conference on 31st March, and then Butterfly Conservation's AGM sometime in November (I hope!).

01 March 2018

Bugs and things

In the last few months I was working on commission works for various people and organisations...and the kind of works were very different from each other so it was great fun, as well as required a bit of planning than usual!

Painting shieldbugs on fabric. After "thinking about it" for good two years, I've finally done it and it's been really good fun.

And then, leaflet illustration work for Warwickshire District Council.

And made second Netted Carpet, second Brown Hairstreaks, and Frosted Orange with Foxglove as commissions.

Made some more moths and butterflies in frames for events...some of them didn't make it to the "Insect for Sale" page as they were sold straight way!! 

It feels like I'm doing the moth inventory for ever...A very good way to keep my ID skills refreshed.

And the most recent work for Buglife and Plantlife. Again, something different, but very exciting project....Insect on Stick!
I had to make them more robust than the normal insect models as they are not in frames and they will be handled by people at events etc.
While making them I had a few CATastrophes involving a naughty cat and one of those models, but it was a very good way to see how robust my models were.......

This is Purbeck Mason Wasp


If you want to find out why I made those....please look up "Back from the Brink" project or go to...
https://www.facebook.com/NatureBftB/
https://twitter.com/NatureBftB


I'm very proud to be making something for such wonderful people!


*** 
I'll be seeing wonderful people at 
Butterfly Conservation meeting on 24th March and 
Garden Moth Scheme event on 29th April.

26 October 2017

More New Stuff

FINALLY we have Clearwings in the badge / magnet collection!!
After some years of thinking about the best way of making them (so that their antennae, legs and "clear" wings don't get lost)... I'm happy with how they look!

Six-belted Clearwing on the "ground" with Bird's-foot Trefoil
Currant Clearwing on currant leaf
Lunar Hornet Clearwing on poplar leaf
Red-belted Clearwing on apple leaf
Fiery Clearwing on dock leaf


And a new framed moth & caterpillar....The Sprawler! 

Also I had to make a commission piece with an exceptionally short notice, but I did it!
Small Blue and Green Hairstreak in a frame.


People often don't realise that smaller piece is so much harder to make than a big piece, especially as I MUST get the details right. 
Yet, people get a little disappointed that it's only really very small! 
Well, it's a little bit bigger than the actual thing, and making things as real as possible is what I do.
I'm very happy with them anyway!

HACHIWARE ART shop will be Butterfly Conservation's AGM in November, so if you would like to inspect my work very closely, please come and visit my stall!

03 August 2017

New stuff


New range of Framed FAKE moths added to the shop!

Also made some random RED ONIONS earrings....Anybody wants to wear red onions?

18 July 2017

Busy working!

I've been aware that my blog has not been updated since May 2016.... Well Hachiware Art is still very much active!

Here's what I've been making...

A commission piece - Netted Carpet with its food plant (Touch me not balsam) in a frame.


 Two commission pieces - Annulet and Scotch Annulet in a frame, and Bordered Grey and Square-spotted clay in a frame.

A commission piece - Cryptic Wood White in 3D form.


A commission piece - Chalk Hill Blue, Large Blue, Barred Yellow and Burnished Brass in a frame.


I will be going to Butterfly Conservation AGM in November in Cheltenham, so at the moment I'm making more framed butterflies.

Brown Hairstreak, male & female, a caterpillar and two eggs, if you can see them. 
Quite pleased with the tasty looking Sloe berries....

Purple Emperors... 

Creeping cinquefoil & Grizzled Skippers!