It was Daisys birthday during the week so I came down to visit her and mum to celebrate this weekend. She is the Maggie Smith grand dame of the cul de sac at the grand old age of 15! She loved her cake and cheese biscuits very much but didnt think too mu
It was Daisy’s birthday during the week so I came down to visit her and mum to celebrate this weekend. She is the Maggie Smith grand dame of the cul de sac at the grand old age of 15! She loved her cake and cheese biscuits very much but didn’t think too much of the doggy wine as expected. . #daisybirthday #granddame #doggybirthday #doggycake #cheeseplease #nowine
April 25, 2021 at 10:16AM
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I dont often post totally random things but when I came home from work this evening I was greeted by this seagull shite of considerable note...or perhaps pterodactyls have started breeding in these parts. . #pterodactyls #seagullshite #welcomehome
I don’t often post totally random things but when I came home from work this evening, I was greeted by this seagull shite of considerable note...or perhaps pterodactyls have started breeding in these parts.?? . #pterodactyls #seagullshite #welcomehome
April 19, 2021 at 07:53PM
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Been a funny ol week. The new job has been the breeziest bit of it ironically. Between smashing my phone screen getting a jury citation and the fire brigade feeling they needed to break down the doors of our floor because of a fire alert in another build
Been a funny ol’ week. The new job has been the breeziest bit of it, ironically. Between smashing my phone screen, getting a jury citation and the fire brigade feeling they needed to break down the doors of our floor because of a fire alert in another building...it’s been a bit messy. . All’s well that ends well though. Nothing damaged, apart from screens and doors, and I’ve finally finished off my old workshop room today, ready to greet the next occupant. I felt another pic of an empty room would be considerably boring so here’s Mother, Baby, Spikey and Saucisson (wip) in the background with his caterpillar-head hat on (another wip). They are staring at all the still to be organised, mostly dumped stuff in my new room and waiting to put up in pride of place. I do seem to use a lot of the red which is weird as it’s not a colour I wear much. . One chapter closes and the new one will be starting at some point in the near future. I always have a sense of regret or sadness when leaving a place, even if it’s just along the hallway. I love the challenge of change and trying new things but I have a bad habit of not wanting to let go of things and people and places. Hence why I can be such a hoarder, though I do try to let go of things that are no good for me, which can include off cuts of foam, wood, broken tools and people that I’ve been carrying around for way too long. If you can’t fix them, let them go. Knowing when, is the tricky part. . Here’s to Sunday musings, snatched moments of organisation and knowing when to take a rest. Hope everyone has enjoyed new freedoms this weekend.? . #sundaymusings #firstworldproblems #workshopmove #finishingtasks #contemplation #coulddefinitelybeworse #makingthemostofit
April 18, 2021 at 03:14PM
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Gargoyles are progressing slowly. Been pretty darn busy so they are taking an occasional place on the shelf, towards the left and up a little bit. All going well though. These critters aren’t going to stay these colours, just happened to be the tissue paper I had. They will be painted a more typical stone like colour. Yellow still needs a face so that’s up next. Taking shape though. A core of wire, foil and scrunched paper covered in masking tape and then tissue paper. Got the technique from the fabulous puppeteer and puppet maker @judithhopepuppetmaker. It’s so simple and effective. I think I’ll give them a coat of jesmonite to add solidity and durability. Been enjoying making these wee guys, a little respite from the madness of daily work life. They will continue be finished eventually and be mounted into their final resting place.
#gargoyles #puppet #making #lights #ledgargoyles #spotlights #ledspotlights
April 14, 2021 at 09:34PM
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Started another fun little extracurricular project yesterday. Let’s see how these little fellas develop...
#sculpture #making #propmaking #props #figures #wire #maskingtape #polystyreneegg #aluminiumwire #gargoyles #demon #devil #horns #spotlights #whosrude? #yourerude! #cheeky #creatures #wip #workinprogress
March 27, 2021 at 07:49AM
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First go at hot foil transfer decals. Didn’t have quite the right glue but improvised and after a bit of jiggery pokery got it to stick. Note to self - clean off excess glue before baking! 🤦♀️ #scrapeyscrapey
Need more practice but perfect imperfection is very pleasing.
#foiledagain #hotfoil #pigsticksp #mugdecals #adaptation #makeit #makeitwork #doingitforthefirsttime #making #mugart
March 26, 2021 at 03:10PM
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Update on the ol’ boudoir furniture. Rustic gilding I call it. Really quite like it. It may now look more like kids’ bedroom furniture but as I already have glow in the dark stars on my ceiling I think it will fit in fine🤩✨⭐️ And hopefully it will aid me into dreamyland. 🌜🥱😴✨
furniturerestoration #rusticgilding #ropeygilding #notforthekids #itsforme #stars #tothemoonandback #crescentmoon #iseestars #moon #allthecolours
March 16, 2021 at 06:19PM
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Last couple of days in the workshop have been spent sprucing up my old and very tired looking bedside cabinet and a wee table. The cabinet was a rather boring 80s looking veneered chipboard affair and now...so I’ve been told...it’s would look comfortable in a Mexican restaurant. No eating tacos in bed though! Think of the crumbs!😳 Gee wilikers, help ma boab.😯 Tomorrow I am going to add some gold motifs. Oh yes I am!
#upcycle #spruceup #freshenup #furniturerestore #brightcolours #mexicanrestuarantcolours #arribaarriba #gold #allthecolours #painting
March 15, 2021 at 08:50PM
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Today, I have been mostly casting pewter metal. Ooh, I like it! 🔥🔥🔥 Pewter has a very low melting point so a hot plate was more than sufficient heat. Oooooh, the things I could make....🤩 Lock up your old tankards I’m comin’ for ye!😂 . #pewter #lowmeltingpoint #metalcasting #hotplate #siliconemould #heatresistant #hothothot #pewtercasting #making #propmaking #tvprops #newtechniques #experimenting
March 10, 2021 at 05:57PM
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Today’s teeth. Only stage one of the process. I have a theory of how to go about what I’m trying to do. It is so far still very theoretical but hopefully it’ll work. I do like to experiment. Probably making things more complicated than they need to be but that’s my penchant and prerogative. Why do things simply, what’s the fun in that??
#teeth #makingteeth #plastercast #props #tvprops #propmaking #plasterteeth #za22 #siliconemould #mouldmaking #casting #stageone #injectionmoulding #experimenting
March 09, 2021 at 08:08PM
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