I have started quite an ambitious project, painting an old railway viaduct with a tricky perspective and even trickier reflections. Here is the initial sketch (the blue stuff is masking fluid). I’m sure it will be tweaked again before the paint goes on.
Oh dear …another one who doesn’t like to see them in pieces I was just going to put a pic of my latest ongoing bear, perhaps I’ll wait until she’s finished lol
Oh go on, post it. Ignore the fragile and faint hearted among us! It’s amazing how you get so much character into your bears, from bits of fabric and stuffing!
WIP…now for those of you who don’t like to see limbs and things ( @TheChrisArtist) I have attempted to photograph these pieces without giving away details of body parts so here she is…unassembled bear, simply stunning mohair I can’t wait to fill her, pieces sewn, hand embroidery done…just filling and attaching to go!
An ash distaff from near start to finish. I’ve now listed this one. Liz from down to earth recycling gave me the info for this distaff. It is a replica of the one found in the Oseberg ship burial. So its a Viking tool
Thought I would make some candlesticks from some mahogany I rescued. The wood came originally from a local brewery that was demolished. Sacrilege!! While turning it I had to cut a band out to remove a nail hole. This left an unwanted groove so I cut some hawthorn and inlayed it. Not sure if it looks ok or not, but I will finish it off over the next few nights and see.
Here’s a little house that’s going to be part of my next seaside design. Made from scraps of wood and driftwood:
Finally got round to finishing this candlestick, I’ll list it soon. It is 20 inches high, quite a biggun
The weather is awful - again! So sat in front of the fire crocheting these little easter baskets. Just need to decorate and fill with little eggs.
This is now finished but not online yet but here it is as a work in progress, its a large handbag / overnight bag in tweed and real leather with handmade leather handles
WIP…Rag Doll, this is the end of day 3 and a long 10 hour day, tomorrow shoes to make and finish off the dress and pinafore. my first rag doll since 2014, I started making bears to sell and never got around to making any more dolls but 2019 should see a few popping up.
I am working on a new series of hand stitched cards