Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Shelia 2001 - 2014


In 2001, whilst walking the dogs,
I came across 2 puppies crawling out of a rabbit burrow.
They must have been dumped, I had to take them home.
Maybe we could keep one?
Shelia was the more quiet of the two, 
not quite as destructive as the male. 
Council has rules about how many dogs can live at one property,
We already had 2 dogs. 
She just kept growing and growing.
A gentle giant.
Great foxer!
Reluctant sheep dog
Great friend
Gone but not forgotten.
Fare thee well my dear friend.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

I've been making Angels

I am unsure how angelic they are however, 
 this one is my favourite.
Do angels have to have wings?
I must have misplaced my glasses when I was making this fellow.
The wings have been described as tooth fairy wings.

A Beetles hair do.

These wings were just attached to the garment  and did
put a bit of stress there. 
Is that a crack I can see with the wings falling off?
Not a good look for an angel.

Much more modest wings. 
I will have to do some angel image research.
This has all come about from a phone call, a mother had
just buried her adult son and wanted some angels for the grave.
This is an important challenge I hope I meet. 
Might take a few more tries though.

This was inspired by a young persons creation.
I was impressed that the stars worked 
in perfect harmony with one of our plaster press moulds.
I had to try on too. 
I might become a lid for a candle platform.
I was surprised to see so many lambs all playing together.
They run like a school of fish.
There were about 16 lambs in this group.
Just 3 supervising mothers keeping a close watch.