Yesterday was the 30th anniversary of the Day for Scotland festival in Stirling. I went with some family when I was 14 but to be honest I dont remember too much other than it was a sunny day and I had a good time. Was probably the first festival I went t
Yesterday was the 30th anniversary of the Day for Scotland festival in Stirling. I went with some family when I was 14 but to be honest I don’t remember too much other than it was a sunny day and I had a good time. Was probably the first festival I went to (other than the Glasgow Garden Festival of course, I still have my Coca Cola rollercoaster ticket). Last night, I “went” to an interesting online talk reminiscing about about the festival, with speakers of those who produced it, performed at it and went to it. I did know at the time it had a political bent (a protest towards getting our own Scottish Parliament) but as none of my family ever really talked about politics, it mostly washed over me. I do wonder though, whether some of it subconsciously seeped in. My impressionable mind must have heard some words when munching on candy floss.? Having now worked in outdoor arts and festivals for the last decade, the current situation does make me wonder what is ahead of us all. Maybe outdoor events will thrive with audiences in socially distanced bubbles. Will that work? How can a performer harass and delight an unsuspecting member of the public if they can’t get within 2m of them? Or maybe audiences will grow as they will feel safer in their distanced bubble. Or maybe it will be the new dangerous sport for adrenaline junkies to tempt fate. Who knows! But I guess we’ll find out... . #dayforscotland #30yearsago #impressionableminds #politics #festivals #outdoorarts #aftercovid #whatsnext #adrenilinejunkie #keepsafe #washyourhands #wearamask
July 15, 2020 at 10:15AM
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Surge Festival continues online this evening from 6.15pm - until after midnight!! - link in bio . Find out who’s on and when from @surgescotland @merchantcityfestival
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I have a tall and exceptionally spindly rubber plant. A few weeks ago I decided to try air layering and create roots near the top section where there are nice healthy, big leaves and get rid of the rest of it. You may just see a bulge near the top of the trunk. That is a spagnum moss and cling film bandage. This is airlayering and has bloomin’ worked to my great surprise. Roots have appeared at the cut away of the bark underneath the moss and I’ll soon cut it off and replant the top into its own pot, assuming the decapitation causes no further difficulties. Very excited that this had worked as I was sceptical my fingers were any shade of green.
My plants’ survival is due to their own determination and in spite of my care rather than any deliberation on my part. Today though, I had another surprise - noticed sudden growth of leaves/tiny branches from the nodules left by previously fallen leaves (caused by temporary darkness and neglect). I do know that if you cut a score just above a nodule it can turn into a branch and I did do this after the leaves had fallen but nothing grew. And that was literally years ago! But this week it has decided to spring into life without me doing anything. So my intention now is to cut the top off and replant and then wait for the new branches to grow a bit bigger. I’ll then chop off the crappy, curled leafed and weedy central section and see how it fares. There is also another leaf growing out from nodule of a deliberately cut leaf near the air layering. It’s just fascinating how nature survives and fights on. Gives me hope about the future, if my wee, lanky rubber plant can suddenly burst in to life and growth then anything is possible.😁👍
Anyone want a rubber plant?? I might end up with 3.😲
#aintnaturegrand #rubberplants #growth #airlayering #airlayeringpropagation #hopeforthefuture #anyonewantarubberplant?
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Little Red discovers the dangers of glue sniffing
Puppet build from my the initial start made on Judith Hope's fabulous Suitcase Theatre workshop. One of many upskilling workshops I've done during pandemic lockdown. This just a first movement test, many things to adjust but I think he’s got a little character already. Be careful now, Little Red, that stuff’s dangerous!
#littlered #puppet #puppetry#puppetmaking #superglue#dangers #tinypuppet #trialing
Trying Fimo Air Light for sculpting material for the first time. It feels like sculpting with marshmallows, kind of odd but I like it. It’s an air drying, water-soluble modelling clay. You can smooth with a bit of water and speed up drying by putting it in the microwave. You need to put a cup of water in with it in the microwave so it doesn’t go on fire apparently. I actually forgot this and it seemed ok but these are very tiny pieces and didn’t need much cookin’. I did put in an egg cup of water after I remembered for the last batch and discovered you don’t put a hollow ceramic dish in the microwave. At least I think that’s why it went bang. 💥 Nothing broke surprisingly but it was a bit of a boom!
Anyway, Fimo Air Light is indeed super light and when cooked/fully dried has the feel of a really fine paper clay. The paws still to have a layer of tissue on so the raw Fimo is a very bright white colour. You can paint straight on it apparently but I’d imagine giving it some sort of primer would be advisable as water would likely turn it to mush fairly easily. Haven’t tested it yet though.
#fimo #fimoair #fimoairlight #paws#feets #puppet #puppetmaking#puppetmaker #puppets #making#propmaking #creature #maker#sculpting #sculpt #propmaker
What?! What were you saying? Huh?! Mumble, mumble, mumble, you’re a wonderful conversational companion. No good, can’t hear you.
#puppetmaking #nogoodcanthearyou #somethinginmyears #puppethead #puppet #pinningearsback #making #tissuepaper #tinfoil #maskingtape #propmaker #maker #labyrinth #labyrinthquotes
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3rd lavender bag, now with legs and a face.😁
lavenderbag #homemade #oldpants #recycling #upcycling #reusing #maker #sewing #legs #nowgotlegs
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I’ve been greatly distracted by some pressing domestic issues and some actual paid work (nice!) that I have done little making lately. However, I’m getting back to a bit of making now with some lavender bags for my wardrobe. More pants went under the knife for these beauts and more to come, I’m going to get adventurous with shapes. I have a lot of old pants! Part of my domestic goddessing was a having a clear out of old clothes, of which I have many...well to be honest, pretty much all of them are and have a bit of glue or paint on them. But I was ruthless!
#springclean #neverthrowanythingout #lavenderbags #homemade #making #sewing #oldpants #recycle #reuse #upcycle #lavender #makingnew #pants
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My very talented and quilting obsessed mum has been flexing her sewing muscles making masks for me and her neighbours in colourful pretty materials. Just got the parcel today. Ready for the supermarket! Seriously need to do my roots. I don’t even have an excuse as I do it at home anyway!😂
thanksmum #mumsarethebest #sewing #homemademasks #covid #safetyfirst #facemasks #madebymum #handmade #rockinthegrey
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Careful Papa Bear, them’s hot! 🔥
When stuck in lockdown making tiny clothes with tiny hems and no pins and your iron is in your workshop where you’re not allowed to go...innovative idea #473826278...Use your ceramic hair straighteners that you never use for their intended purpose anyway.😃👍👌
#making #innovation #genius #ceramicstraighteners #iron #innovativeideas #tipoftheday #tinyclothes #tinyhems #costume #maker #propmaker #papabear
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