Wednesday, August 20, 2014

The Dark Place

I have been struggling a bit just lately......finding myself in that dark place where you just feel like curling up and forgetting the world. Motivation can be hard to find in that place. The only good thing about it is that it passes - you just have to ride it out. I feel it passing now, just as I feel an early Spring coming on. So different from August last year with endless weeks of wet, wet, wet!

I'm managing to stay focused enough to work on projects......just not as much as I probably should, because I always feel better for it. This is "Luna" - a cloth doll with painted, applied lace textures on the head and bodice. She has a lightly stained silk and cotton layered skirt. I really like these colours - a greenish blue with pale ochre and ivory. Subtle complementaries.

I'm also working on a large ferro-cement piece for the West Tamar Sculpture Prize - needs to be completed by the end of September. To be installed at Goaty Hill Vineyard for Artentwine in October. No pictures - keeping it under wraps!
My grand-daughter Leila has just turned 18 - so among the many celebrations she had, we held a family afternoon tea (but with champagne!) Here's a collage;

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Donna's Prize

Here's what Donna chose to have made for her as winner of my 777 followers contest Hope she likes it!

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

We Have A Winner!

And it is Donna from Twindragonfly studio! Thanks to everyone for helping me celebrate a milestone. 

Thursday, July 10, 2014

A Little Contest

I decided that when my blog achieved the magical number of 777 followers, I would have a little giveaway - somehow it seems like too good a number to let pass by without some kind of celebration! I note that the counter has just reached that here goes:

All you have to do is leave a comment on this post and I will pick a random winner at the end of the month. You can leave more than one comment if you like. I'll post the prize to anywhere in the world.

I will make the winner their choice of one of these:

.......or one of these:

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

A couple of cuties

I've been having a little break from more serious stuff........and making a few of these fun little critters! A three-toed Boghopper and Little Pinkie.

Friday, June 27, 2014

A busy week in the studio........

It is midwinter here, so it is great to be holed up in the studio with the fire roaring working away while it is grey and cold outside. Here's a bit of what I've been up to......

A new doll head

"Book of Stains" wall doll

Experiments with papier mache

And just for fun!

Thursday, June 19, 2014


It's been a while since I posted anything.....lots happening in my life.
Last week I took myself up Ben Lomond alone on Bob's birthday (he would have been 64). It was such a beautiful magical day: warm and sunny considering it is mid-winter here. I walked to the top and just enjoyed the day.......put some stones on his cairn; breathed the pure air; felt the sun and wind on my face. Healing.

The Pavilion

Looking North

Bob's Cairn

Mountain Selfie

Icy path

And here are a few things that I have been working on:

A New Head

Rust-dyed Paper

A Little Tousle-headed Tot

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