Sunday, February 27, 2011

A Walk On The Beach

It is starting to feel a little autumnal here in Hobart, but lovely weather for walking on the beach - this lovely spot is only a few minutes walk from my son's house where I have been looking after his children while he has been away. Here are some shots of a walk I took with the youngest, Xavier, yesterday.

Friday, February 25, 2011

On Grandma Duty

I'm spending a few days in the south of the state looking after my son's children, while he is in the Kimberly region of Western Australia scoping out an exciting job opportunity.
So I'm doing the grandma thing........ baking cakes and biscuits and spoiling them rotten. Still finding time to do some of my own work - good thing it is easily transported!

Here's the view from the front window of my son's house in Taroona and a pic of the little IW doll I'm working on.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Hoot and Little Peep

Meet Hoot and Little Peep. If you are wondering why Hoot is carrying Little Peep around in her pocket........well, obviously she's a MARSUPI-OWL! (Don't blame me - my husband came up with that one!)

Thursday, February 17, 2011

One World One Heart Doorprize Winner Is............

Well.........I was going to write the numbers on bits of paper and have a physical drawing from a real hat......but the thought of writing and cutting up 295 numbers on little bits of paper made me feel very tired, so I baled out and used a random number generator thingy.

And guess whose name came was number 274 - pinkglitterfae (aka Betty) from Ontario in Canada!
So "Tweet" will be going to live in Canada!
Thanks to everyone who left a comment - I really appreciate every one of them and I would have liked to have made 295 "Tweets" so you could all have one....I can't believe I just wrote that :-}

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

OWOH Prize Draw

I'm fairly certain that midnight where I live is 8 am the previous day in New York, so I'll be drawing my OWOH doorprize winner tonight at midnight. It is already well into February 17th here, but to be fair, I'm making sure I draw this on the 17th for most of you!
Good luck!
I'll be announcing the winner as soon as I do the draw.

Monday, February 14, 2011

What I'm Working On

Here's what was on my table waiting to be worked on when I came into the studio this morning:

Thanks to everyone who has stopped by and left a comment on my OWOH post - there is still a bit of time left before I draw the winner of my doorprize - all you have to do is leave a comment on that post (find it below) if you want to be in the running and some way that I can contact you.

What great fun it has all been! I've met a whole bunch of talented people with exciting blogs in my OWOH blogcrawl.......just wish I had a bit more time to indulge!

Thanks also to all my new followers!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Announcement: New Sculpting PDF Available

For some time people have been asking me to publish something on sculpting - at long last, here it is! I have just finished writing up this PDF which is available in my ETSY store as a download. It is as clearly explained as I can make it and copiously illustrated with photographs of the process step-by-step from making the armature to the final sanding. Here are a few sample pictures:

 When I finish making the complete doll using the example head in the PDF, I will post a picture to my Art Gallery, which you can access by clicking on the button under the header.
Still time to enter my OWOH giveaway!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Saturday, February 5, 2011

New Doll

I have just finished this historically referenced doll. I may add a bit of embellishment in the form of lace or embroidery to her dress, but essentially she is done! If you click on the "TUTORIALS" button under the header, you can see the step-by-step process of painting this doll.

I have also finished putting the final touches on "The Girl With A Pearl". I needed to do a little more painting on the face and do a finish on the outside of the box.

I've been having great fun with OWOH and I've had lots of lovely visitors to my blog. Only problem is, I could waste a whole heap of time visiting blogs when I should be working!
The event goes until February 17th so there is plenty of time to get in with a few entires for some of the fabulous door prizes being offered by bloggers all over the world. If you want to enter mine, just go to the OWOH post below and leave a comment there. Simple as that.

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