Playing in the woods

September 19, 2016 § Leave a comment

Well hello…

I have been rubbish at blog. I have always been a bit rubbish at blog, but lately its been shameful. I have been meaning to add a post for months, but somehow I never seem to have the time, which is silly because it really doesn’t take that long.

And its not like I don’t have things to write about. Perhaps the problem is I have so many things to write about that I don’t know which one to do first.

I am determined to update this blog more often, and I’m going to start with something I did in August. A couple of posts ago, I wrote about this rhino. Me and Marcus, my glamorous assistant, took the rhino and some other costumes into the woods at Ashton Court to take some photos.

Because the rhino is supposed to be a ghost, we played around with trying to make it look floaty, by making Marcus stand precariously on some logs, which worked surprisingly well.

Seeing it in the woods, just standing there was actually very creepy, luckily we were out of the way of the path, otherwise we might have terrified unsuspecting passers by!

I have some exciting things coming up to do with this costume and others, but I am not going to mention it yet because I have many more things to update first.

 

 

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Some thoughts…

December 18, 2014 § 2 Comments

This week, I have been feeling a little melancholy, and I’m not sure why.

I feel sort of a little submerged in some kind of non-specific despair. Like my head is surrounded by fog and I can’t quite see clearly through it. I only have clarity when I am making something, and in between I feel restless, like I’m loosing something, or something is wrong. I don’t know what.

I get this sometimes. Its got something to do with creativity I think. Like I know what I want to be doing, and need to be doing to progress my art, and so every minute I’m not doing it I’m holding myself back. This is troublesome as I can’t make art all the time, I have to work, earn money, cook, eat, have some kind of social life, and yet in all those times I feel distracted and not quite there. My mind is somewhere else. I’m afraid of loosing ideas I have. Or not doing them. Letting it slip and just letting the need to make money so I can live take over. That would be easy, and hard at the same time. Easy just to do some mindless kind of job full time and not struggle to make money out of art any more. But hard because if I did that then I fear I would be restless and distracted all the time, anything I did I would not be 100% there. I do not create art in order to make money. I do it because I must. I can’t stop myself, and if I can earn a living out of it then that is a plus.

I’m rambling and I didn’t mean to. I meant to write a post about making hats, but this came out instead. I suppose I will write about hats next, because I have been developing hat making skills and it is a prospect that I feel truly excited about. It is what all my new wool processing skills have been working towards. So yes, hats next.

For now though, that is all.

A brief interlude involving guinea pigs

August 7, 2013 § Leave a comment

One day, I intend to made felted portraits of these little cuties.
But until then, lets just spend some time enjoying how silly and cute they are in real life!

Blodwen Pig

Adora

Matilda

Awwww.. That is all.

Do-you-think-he-saurus?

June 9, 2013 § Leave a comment

Been sitting in the park making dinosaurs!

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Mousey

December 17, 2012 § Leave a comment

 

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Mouse – 100% dyed merino wool

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