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More ceramic girls

Tuesday, August 24th, 2010

Here are the latest batch of ceramic girls home at last
the pierrot that had an eye accident and ended up with a patch
The black eyed girl and her bird and key
and lastly the first of the Girl Hero’s to go 3D.  There were a few hairy moments, but I got there in the end and here she is standing up!
another one is due back next week, only two weeks of class to go though, so Im panicking to get more done
thanks for looking

Cruelty free taxidermy

Thursday, August 12th, 2010

I have always loved the look of taxidermy but at the same time it seems a bit iffy, so I made myself a bunny head for the wall in ceramics instead
He was quite a tricky sculpt to do in the end, but Im fairly happy with him, I put two little holes under his chin to tie a ribbon into a bow for him and I think that might be what I like best about him
I made him to go on the wall underneath the beautiful paper dolls that Amy from Wool and Water made for Paul’s and my anniversary, he seems to work nicely with it somehow
with painting
Three more ceramic girls are being fired and glazed this week and I just made a little geisha with a dolly this afternoon, Im very keen to get much more done this term!

New Prints in the Etsy Store.

Thursday, July 29th, 2010

Ive put a new batch of work up in the store, hope you like them
deerkey copy
threelegs copy
newfrench copy
maskgirl copy
the-perils-of-flossy copy
togethersausage copy
bear copy
dolly copy
polkadothussy copy
sleepingtofix copy

The Cheesebear

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

This is my next ceramics piece, its a cheeseboard, shaped as a bear skin rug, the little girl sitting on the rug is actually the lid for the very small olive or dip container on the bear.
You can sort of make out the little container in the middle of the bear rug in this picture
For now she is living on my sideboard in the dining room, one of the problems if I keep making these things is what to do with them!
I am dying to bring out the cheeseboard though next time I have visitors, not sure if it will impress them or worry them.

New Jamfancy Blythe outfit up on ebay!

Thursday, June 17th, 2010

Im doing an ebay auction again after the longest time.  Its always horribly stressful, and ebay have changed the process of uploading again so that I cant have a coloured background, so it looks a bit weird, but oh well, here goes, fingers crossed.  Its for a good cause though, all proceeds to go towards Paul and I having chickens in our backyard *L*
Here is the link
and here is how it should have looked
Its a smallish set, with a hand painted deer on the dress and antlered faux fur bonnet and matching cape.  The deer is a special one to match the dress.

My first finished ceramics piece

Tuesday, June 15th, 2010

Well after doing ceramics for about ten weeks now I finally got a finished piece back today, its such a long process, you make the figure, then its fired, then you colour it, then fired, then glazed and fired, I felt like so much could go wrong, so Im really happy to have her back and in one piece at last.  It was really weird colouring her in as well, she looked so different before the firing and the glazing changes the colours again.
Anyway, here she is, my little deer girl
she has a tail
I took her out into the wilds of our backyard too, her natural habitat
Im hoping to get back my next lot of work next week, its a bear rug, with head, as a cheeseboard, he has a little sort of raised dish in the middle for olives or whatnot and the lid is a little girl that sits on the bear rug.  Hope she survives her glazing.

New prints in the store again

Friday, June 4th, 2010

Here is some new work that went into the Etsy store yesterday
This Little Indian Girl is my favourite, I am considering keeping the original, I only own two of my own works so it would be a big move…..
littleindian copy
red copy
ghost copy
and a couple of the French saucy style, people seem to like the smoking girls
smoker2 copy
smoking copy
and pics of our seedlings cause I know everyone is just as excited about this as I am.
These below are some of our peas, they are about four times the size now, I swear they grow while I watch.

Puppy Dogs' Tails

Wednesday, May 12th, 2010

Some new prints in the shop, and they are all boys!  I often get requests for images of little boys, seems I have a girly bias, so I hope these balance things out just a smidge.
pirate copy
robber copy
I named these two, the “Wishing Hat” and the “Wishing Trousers”, I really like the idea of that, I want both items
the-wishing-trousers copy
the-wishing-hat copy
and this one is called Henry’s friends
henry's-friends copy
More boys to come I think…..

New prints in the store and something to try at home.

Saturday, March 20th, 2010

Just put a couple of newish prints in the store
Farty Boy Hero
farty copy
and this odd little girl with sausages as a pet
sausage copy
and now for the something to try at home.  Cant really call this a recipe, but I swear it tastes very nearly like cheesecake and is basically very good for you, I love how I feel like Im getting away with something every time I eat it.
Start with some Evia yoghurt, the plain full fat one, although I bought the low fat by mistake and it seemed to taste the same
sprinkle a good handful of Vogel Cluster Crunch breakfast cereal
on to about two heaped tablespoons of the yoghurt and then add a third of a punnet or so of blackberries
not sure you need a picture of blackberries…………but anyway, mush it all about a bit and be amazed at how healthy it all is and how cheesecakey an experience you are having!  It really is very good.

Nathalie Lete Love

Monday, March 8th, 2010

Finally I am showing off my Nathalie Lete ceramic dogs!!!  I love them to bits and never thought living in Australia that I would be able to get my mitts on them, but this wonderful store called Kleins Perfumery in Brunswick Street has them!  Not to mention many other very hard to find Nathalie Lete items.  So now they are Mine (add maniacal laugh).
How cute is it that they come with their own little ceramic bones, and how odd that the blue one is a girl and has nipples……
Here is the full view of my lounge room mantel, its nigh on perfect I think once you add the Fawn Gehweiler glass painting and a dome
and people say “possessions” don’t make you happy?  Its working for me!  Wait till I show you the plates, bedspread, melamine breakfast set, and the little pill boxes.  If only I could get the lovely couch from Anthropologie.


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