Friday, 9 November 2012

a golden leaf day............................. .........

today I walked my dog Lola and marveled at the beautiful bronze beach trees. The world seems a golden place today with fabulous shades of yellow and orange. Its not sunny but a breezy grey blanket sky but as I walked I felt enveloped in a snow storm of golden leaves, the colours really glowed. I love our British climate I am a sort of English rose girl, I don't mind cold and frosty it just means you put on an extra woolly and big chunky scarf. The shades of autumn in the countryside are something to be delight the soul, I stand on a hill and imagine what colour paints I would mix. One day when I can no longer make I shall be a painter  curled up in tweeds and fair isle, sitting painting the ever changing colours,  in the meantime I shall show you a rabbit!

first rabbit

sitting in an armchair

The top half is ceramic , her arms are padded and stuffed attached with buttons,  her base is firm and upholstered.She wears her rosette with pride!
Whilst in the summer house I took a few more photos of the characters that amuse , inspire and keep me company......

glass bambi and felt rabbit

zebra lacking eyes and bambi rescued from...

cute old rabbity with glass bambi

Friday, 2 November 2012

a Horlicks sort of morning.....................................

I have just come in from walking Lola and since it is a cold autumn morning I think it deserves a Horlicks to warm the bones!I am about to start sewing altering a blouse for the Opening tomorrow at Unit twelve. I am going to take a collar off a shirt and create a new peter pan collar in a floral fabric if it works I shall photograph and show you all . Anyway whilst sipping my Horlicks I thought I would add a couple of characters to my blog.

little dog and ceramic tree


home in time for tea
These characters were my first foray into the animal world. They became part of Through The Wardrobe exhibition at Form gallery ( sadly no longer operational). Home in time for Tea is a Hare and he tends to get side tracked so to appease his wife he has bought her a bunch of flowers! Little blue dog is just that a little blue dog and sits quite happily beside a tree. Syd is just a cutey and now sits on  a shelf at home surrounded by a wooden horse and a felt dog.
I have fingers crossed that everyone likes HMS Minifred and the sheep this week end. Next week I think my ceramics studio needs a clean before rolling more clay and starting  on my new characters but where they will go as yet I am unsure !