Friday, 30 May 2014

Listen: Dr. Maya Angelou Recites Her Poem "Phenomenal Woman" - Super Sou...

Rest in peace darling Maya, you were the most phenomenal woman of all

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Thursday, 29 May 2014

Lunch Break Automaton

more cool automata, by the very lovely Tim Donald, do check out more of his beautiful work

Walking in the woods.......

No matter what is going off in the world outside, I am always cheered  by the beauty that surrounds us everyday. Myself and mine spend a lot of time walking in the woods, listening, seeing and a gathering.

We have witnessed the first sticky buds of life enter anew, smelled the heavenly bluebells, been dazzled by the newest of greens and now we watch the foxgloves reach for the skys, whilst the cuckoo sings proudly, echoing his loveliness for all to hear......

All in all , the old therapy of walk yourself happy really does work, even if its raining, don your wellingtons and get moving !

Happy Days !!!

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Thursday, 8 May 2014

Sunshine, and showers, inside and outside the garden studio...... puppets and commissions..

We have all been enjoying the warmer weather, even the rain is lovely, with bright sunshine soon after.

Wolfie and Bunny have enjoyed it too !!

Bunny spent most of her time gnawing through the gazebo ropes !! :)

Peanut and Pecan like to sleep .....

I have been proceeding with my marionette when I can, as I have a lot of commissions to catch up on, but I work on him when I can,

Here I have found the mohair that I will use to make his wig..

Crude big foot sculpt, which will sport a hessian, leather sandal....

crude hand sculpts coming along .....

Shoulder plate with attachment in place....

I do love him !

but the commissions come first, still working on them and getting them out as they become ready....

more news soon, but Happy Days !

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Wednesday, 7 May 2014

my puppets are coming.......

I cant begin to explain how very much in love with making marionettes I am. Its by far the most fulfilling art making, I have ever done. It brings together all my skills and turns them into magic !

I love making puppets, its a chance for the things I make to actually come to life.

I am currently making the selfish giant ( above ) and its cast of characters, for a production i shall be performing later this year. I will also make it into a you tube mini film too, so you can all see.

I am sure this will be the first of many , I will update you further with the trials and great joys of the creations, more photos coming very soon !

''The world's a theatre, the earth a stage, which God and nature do with actors fill''
                      THOMAS HEYWOOD 1612

I plan to fill my world with puppets :)

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