Luminous Skys showcased on ITV – Rebuild My Home at 8pm on 2.6.15

Luminous Skys showcased on ITV – Rebuild My Home at 8pm on 2.6.15

Everybody’s seen ‘DIY SOS’, well, ‘Rebuild Our Home’ is a similar program aired by ITV and I have been one of the contributors.

The scenario is this. One family’s home was destroyed by a house fire in 2014 and ‘Rebuild Our Home’ does the job of totally renovating and then decorating and making magic happen the family’s house.

I could immediately empathise with their plight as I my own family home was destroyed in a house fire in January 2004. …Everything stops! all life seems to cease to exist for days upon days, so I know what the family went through and I wanted to help!

I was invited by Julia Kendall, the shows top interior designer, to become part of the team that will create a home interior far better than they could possibly imagine. Julia asked me specifically to create a luminescent cosmic ceiling for the children’s games room as well as a large coloured day time Pac-man wall mural.

So I travelled up toGlasgowto meet Julia and the team, nervous though I was, as soon as I met Julia she made me feel totally at ease. We just rolled up her sleeves and just got stuck in.

There was an awful lot of work in a very short space of time but we all just made it happen!!! Everybody worked so fluidly together it was amazing to be a part of this buzz..

When you watch the show ( the last 10 minutes ) you will see the children’s eyes light up. I absolutely love the children’s reaction it is just what everyone hopes for!  To have the heavens in their own special place !   We find pure pleasure and luxury to be able to do this for somebody else and there loved ones.

Let Luminous skys transform the dark.

www.itv.com/itvplayer/rebuild-our-home/series-1/episode-1-rebuild-our-home

give them stars…pass it on!

If you had a good childhood …pass it on!

Are you a parent, one who hopefully had a very positive and happy child hood? Was that shaped and created by your patents? I bet you have lots of childhood memories of positive and happy times. Sure you do but can you name them?

Many of us who look back and know we have had amazing parents can’t actually name all those specific memories but that doesn’t matter, we do know.  And there are some we can’t forget.

In my own life, my father over countless times taught me to be creative and value nature.  What I remember were those nights when it was crisp and clear and we would look out into the universe, using the telescope, while stretching each others imaginations about time and space.

As a parent, everything you do, create and share with your children is precious and some memory’s will endure a life time.

That why is this seriously important?

Our memories are formed through our daily experience and also by the last thing we see and experience before sleep. So can you imagine seeing a galaxy of stars and heavens just before you go to sleep every night? Even if you live in a city. Knowing your parents put it there? As a gift of love.

It could be the heavens full of stars, Aurora-Borealis or the night sky with clouds and moonlight. There are all manner possibilities from horoscopes to invisible windows.

The murals are almost invisible in the day while charging. It appears like magic  when you turn out the light. The phosphorescent pigment gives off real light, like real stars! This is an amazing effect in total darkness as there is nothing to focus on except the sparkles of luminosity glimmering in the blackness, opening up such a magical depth and space to Relax in.

Imagine there face the first time you turn out the lights.   looking through moon lit clouds into another world with stars, galaxies and planets. In the safe comfort of bed the universe will be revelled night after night.

The magic begins here …With your ideas … Luminous Skys will help you create something, only you as a parent can truly give your children, and that is a personal enriching safe space … The possibilities are almost unlimited! All you need to do is provide your children’s dreams and IzzyArts will do the rest.

 

All of the artwork is bespoke to give you an exact price I will need to know the size of the ceiling, (the size of your Windows, I will explain later) and of course the design of the artwork, as well as travel costs throughout theUK, but as an indication, a basic star field is now £ 8.50 p/ft plus travel costs.

I offer custom and bespoke art for your children’s bedroom that will stay with them, from you, for a life time.

You should have seen his face!..stars in the bedroom.

While he was away delivering a conference I created a star field on his bedroom ceiling.

This is a luminous, glow in the dark ceiling.

I painted clouds above the bed head and a cosmos of stars and galaxies flowing into the ceiling. I paint in the dark, it’s a skill I have been developing for many years. The paints I work with are rare-earth alkaline metals and typically glow up to 8 hours with the aqua colour visible up to 12 hours. The green colour even longer.

He gave me a call when he arrived back at the station and see he was on his way so I had about 40 minutes to finish and tidy up.,… He’s on his way!… ho no!… As I quickly started to put things back to exactly the way they were before he left.

It can be tricky to surprise him but this time he knew nothing about my little surprise. And until the lights go out he wouldn’t know at all. You see it’s totally invisible in normal day light or with the lights on. When the lights go out – now that is when the magic really happens!

Even so, you should have seen his face! It  was a picture!!  The door was open a little bit so I could just see his grin. He just said, “Wow!…….. That’s amazing!… Wow !… I love you! This is such an amazing surprise.” We laid hugging underneath the stars in the comfort of home.

Because its easy to extend and add to, there will soon be the addition of ceiling. A precise scale rendition of the Andromeda galaxy but that is another story.

For professional glow in the dark ceiling design, North East Uk and nationwide. From children’s bedroom murals to bespoke art for interiors , glow in the dark Starry ceilings and luminescent canvas art.

For a unique luminous ceiling in 2015

Contact me, Izzy on 0744 933 5288

 

Every night my walls and ceilings disappeared to be replaced with a luminous forest from Where The Wild Things Are but are back again in the morning.

When I was 7 my mother and father split up and I have to say it felt pretty destructive, to say it was a challenging time for me is an under statement! I often wondered if it was my fault. At school I seemed to be the odd one out due to being an arty geek and this spilled into my much of my childhood and life in so many ways.

What I did learn, had to learn at an early age, how to cope and somehow make the best of a situation I honestly could not make any real sense out of at the time. My dad went one way and my mother another and me another, I just did the best I could.

Well, I felt I was, somewhere pulled in between. A classically displaced kid in any sense of the word. My one way out was reading and imagination. Get me right reading was very difficult for me because in today’s world I would have been classed as dsyletic – only kidding dyslectic. So the pictures probably more than the words really offered a way for me to escape and in my child like way try to make sense of a horrible situation.

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glow in the dark Avatar forest at night

What I loved to read again and again was ‘WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE’ – You might know this,  it was a child hood favorite. In some ways this has always stayed with me as a source of inspiration and comfort. What I loved, an still remember, ( I am almost 40 now ) is to go back to that one passage in that amazing book where the room transforms literally into another world where ‘Max sails away for a year and a day’ and helps my imagination move in ways that make so much unfairness in the world disappear.

If you haven’t read it, you should because it opens a place in my heart even now as an adult that reminds me what it is to dream and find a sanctuary in the wild and unpredictable world.

It is this desire to create another world, within the confines of a building. A place of peace and adventure, a safe magical place from which, to just be as you are. From child to adults I think we all have similar needs.

The reason I tell you this about me is, I had a call from a man, with a very special request for his daughter. This invitation totally intrigued me, so we met over a pot of tea and had a chat. He told me his story of a recent divorce and his story really struck my heart because I remembered my own feelings and situation with my mam and dad. I remember how I felt as a child as I listened, I was determined and able to make a difference to both their lives.

As a result of a divorce and being a good father in light of it all.  He wanted to make sure his daughter, in his new home, had her own space, her own room, with her own things. He had already decorated it lovingly but what he really wanted, was to give her the stars.  Literally! As well as a sure sense of security that his daughter’s new room would be all hers and all her own. This was his way to let her know she is the most special little girl in the world. To help her feel happy in her second home, dads and hers.

I asked what it was she liked, cartoon characters like Gru in Despicable Me, or perhaps favorite people like a singer or musician or a sports star but he said she was absolutely mad about the film Avatar. Avatar is such an amazing and captivating film that lends itself beautifully to this art form.

I found out exactly what it was she loved so much and once I knew some more details I was able to plan something that would transform the entire bedroom into a luminous Avatar Pandora forest. Just like the night time scenes in the Avatar film. With phosphorescent plants around the waters edge and stars flowing up the walls and onto the ceiling.

children's wall murals, glow in the dark art, www.luminous-sky.co.uk

Avatar Pandora forest glowing in the dark with hanging plants above a waterfall.

So during the day, While she was at school, I prepared the room, and using my designs, I painted all day long. Only stopping for the welcome cups of tea that was so kindly brought up to me by her father. My job was to complete and entire room and ceiling during the day, to get it finished before the most special person in the world came home from school. I honestly can’t describe my excitement and urgency!

She arrived a little early and an amazing father kept her busy downstairs until I was finished. Very soon I went down and gave dad a nod,…’it’s finished’ I said, she ran up stairs and into the room (which still had the floor coverings down) she looked around at the beautifully decorated room and she was surprised expecting a picture on the wall, but it was just the walls and ceiling.

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Glow in the dark mural is almost invisible when the light are on,
it looks like an ordinary room, what a surprise when the lights are out.

Then I Turned Out The Lights!

Once the room was plunged into darkness, it was transported in a flick of a light switch, to the Pandora forest at night. The door now becomes the ‘Tree of Souls’, Cascades of luminescent tendrils’ hang around the dark trunk. The adjacent wall became the shadowy shapes of vine limbs, a distant waterfall and bright exotic glowing plants around the waters edge. Soul Seeds float here and there with a galaxy of stars above her head. This is an amazing effect in total darkness as there is nothing to focus on except the sparkles of luminosity glimmering against the blackness of night.

Silence…..Ho! I thought! Is it what she hoped for ?…then she just sat down and turned to her dad ( as it was dark) and said in a soft voice ‘wow!’ …’its amazing!.’… another long pause…’ Its just like the real thing ! ……… I love it!’ its cool…awesome! ‘Thanks dad!!!

It was fantastic to be witness to the feelings in that room! She was amazed and her dad had got the reaction he wanted. He had given her something so very unique that no other child in her the whole world could have!

The love was felt all around, Wow, It was sooo special to be a part in this.

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Glow in the dark Avatar forest at night

A few days later I received a text. I was so touched……… I heard the kids had a sleepover with their friends from school, and Dads gift and house was the centre of his daughters attention.

I feel compelled as an artist to make it possible, for you, to give your child a magical space all of their own and so help nurture the deep relationships that are so important with you and for your children.

If you are reading this far perhaps you are a father with children who has or is having the experience of divorce. If you are, perhaps you have a daughter or son who really can’t understand what is happening in their world of mum and dad. Perhaps you simply want to do something amazing for your child.

Children are young for such a short time, and each year is filled with change. You can give your child the most precious gift of all – a lasting experience of knowing how special they are to you.

Information You Need To Know.

  • The cool luminous colours will glow between 8-12 hours in total darkness and the mural has the ability to change throughout the evening due to the light storing properties of each special pigment.
  • The murals are maintenance free, and charge themselves every day while they are invisible only to be seen in the night. The pigments I use are extremely high quality and are totally safe and toxic free.
  • I can complete a full mural in one day unless it is very big, then this will take between two and three days.
  • We have an unlimited number of original options available for you in a variety of different styles of artwork, not to mention the applications. Almost anything can be transformed with this fantastic phosphorescent art!
  • I Will Help You All Of The Way, When You Choose Your Design. It doesn’t have to Avatar as in this amazing story of a father, who literally made a dream come true.

It could be a night sky or moonlit clouds, starry cosmos or a mathematically accurate constellation which is a passive learning tool for your children. It could be their favorite cartoon character or part of any favorite book or DVD.

You see, the sky is not the limit, we are limited only by our imaginations. I make the dark come alive!  Just let me know what you want to create for your children and I will do the rest in amazing luminous paints.

Have the ability to transform space! Just like a genie, all you do is click your fingers ( well the light switch ) every evening and magically transform your room into the universe around you.

All you need to do to provide your children’s dreams,  an idea that will make a safe and spectacular place for your children, do this and I will do the rest. You can contact me on 0744 933 5288 and I will be back with you usually under 48 hours.

What You Are Going To Have From Me, Izzy:

  • A safe and wonderful room where you children are reminded of how much you care.
  • A unique mural designed just for your children that is safe and will outlast the room decor.
  • The knowing you have done something your children will always remember.

What You Will Do:

  • Ensure the walls are ready for me to paint on them.
  • Set aside the room for me to do this, when your child is not there.
  • Love the end result!

Who You Will Be As A Result:

  • The most amazing parent, The special one!
  • A delighted parent, that you know you have made something magical.
  • A parent that knows, they have done something that will last forever in your little ones hearts.

You Probably Want To Know The Cost?

Depending on the detail and volume of luminescent paint, the price varies. A basic star field is only £3.20 per squared foot. This is based on the area size, detail and luminosity level.

The more detail and space, naturally increases the cost of work. Remember you are investing in making dreams come true and what you are really doing is leaving a life long impression and creating a safe and wonderful place for the ones you love the most.

Contact me, Izzy, for a chat and see how, together we can do one of thee most amazing things a parent can do for their children. Give them Magic!

Contact me Izzy on 0744 933 5288 and we will work together to make sure your children’s and your dreams can come true in the same place.

Childrens Wall Art – Glow In The Dark Avatar Mural

children's wall murals, glow in the dark art, www.luminous-sky.co.uk

Avatar Pandora forest glowing in the dark

Two days in the painting. A custom theme designed for a very special young girl who is absolutely mad about the film Avatar,the soul seeds and the immediately recognisable Tree Of Souls.

Luminous glow in the dark wall art, depicting the Pandora forest,
The door has been made to blend seamlessly into the walls, this is fabulously to painting glow in the dark art directly across all walls and ceiling, creating another world when the door is shut…turn off the light and be transported into the Pandora Forest in Avatar. Surrounded with exotic glowing plants, a distant waterfall, floating seeds from the Tree of souls and stars above your head! (where did the room go?)

 

Lights on…the mural is almost invisible! …

glow in the dark mural art    invisible in the day,

the photo below is of the exact  same camera angle, taken seconds later,by a fantastic photographer in total darkness using a slow shutter speed. You can still make out the dark shape of the radiator.

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Avatar forest glowing in the dark

IzztArts have an unlimited number of original options available for you in a variety of different styles of artwork, not to mention the applications as almost anything can be transformed with this fantastic luminous star art!
It doesn’t have to Avatar, it could be a night sky or moonlit clouds, starry cosmos or a mathematically accurate constellation, which are all available as glow in the dark murals which is also a learning and development experience for your children.

Just imagine what you can do for your child! The possibilities are almost unlimited!
This unique glow in the dark art is customised to both you and your children. Luminous skies can create a totally unique special space custom designed with you, For You.

Glow in the dark art and murals by IzzyArts

cartoon characters for your children’s bedroom walls

luminous children bedroom wall art

Imagine this … When you were a child picture the scene of living in a place where all of your favourite stories, characters and DVD’s come to life in your very own bedroom. You maybe did not have a bedroom like this, where all of your favourite cartoon characters like Hong Kong Phooey, The cast from Scooby Doo to the long forgotten Magic Roundabout….Anything your little one wants!

what IzzyArts can do for you is create the amazing luminous-skys in your children’s magical bedroom space. Your mural will be self charging and almost invisible in the day if required, yet in darkness it will glow all night long

Glow In The Dark Ceilings

All NEW Amazing ceilings, finally making an appearance in the North East !

The New Glow in the Dark starry sky’s inside your home! …..NO NOT the little stickers ok!

This is far Superior in Artistry and made possible with the new development of Rare Earth Pigments….(these are non toxic pigments that will give of a subtle glow for hours into the evening.)

The mural wont be seen during the day, but in the evening when the lights are low…flick the switch off and watch how they glow!

 

heavens and stars in your home

Heavens and stars in your home.

All the lights in the North East often glow so bright againsed the sky, It’s a sad fact that many of us never get to see the stars any more because of light pollution…

Now IzzyArts makes it possible to have the universe in your home…yes …when you turn out the light, the stars shimmer and shine starry  bright. Relax in the warmth of your spar under twinkling star.

wow ! glow in the dark art paint

Just imagine what you can do with this fantastic phosphorescent paint! The possibilities are almost unlimited!

You could help your children create their own glow artwork on their bedroom wall, which will only be seen at bedtime.

It has a multitude of practical applications as well, for instance painting beautiful patterns around light switches, door handles, bed side table edges etc (easy to find in the dark) Even paint your dogs favourite toy so it will be easily spotted on dark evening walks. (The pigment is totally non-toxic, and waterproof)