Been mixing it up the last few days. Made a Surge Arms fake pub sign (suitably creepy graphics by talented Surge friend and lunatic fringe Steve Vertigo). The shape is based on the Slaughtered Lamb pub sign from the classic film American Werewolf in London. I’m not a horror fan in the slightest but I do love certain ones, that’s a cracker right there. . And today I’ve also been making some teeth. It’s a funny old game this.
Check out @surgescotland for their final online live cabaret at The Surge Arms on 1st April from 9pm. It’s a hoot and full of marvellous bizarity. Get it on a Zoom near you. Not an April Fool...well I don’t think so... . Of course it will only be the final one unless we go into lockdown again.😳
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March 09, 2021 at 07:57PM
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Expanding foam is fun and can be unpredictable. Nailed it with this one though! 🤟What a nice little foam ball. Maybe I should frame it.
#mouldmaking #casting #expandingfoam #nailedit #propmaking #niceball #perfectioninform
March 01, 2021 at 07:14PM
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This week I have been mostly mouldmaking. Been a busy one! But right it’s time for coffee! ☕️ 😋
#propmaking #mouldmaking #casting #coffee #coffeebreak #za22 #silicone #resin #puresin #mbfibreglass @mbfibreglass #props #rotocasting #brushmould
February 19, 2021 at 02:19PM
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Ooft, it’s all go again. Today I have been mostly painting a dinosaur. A real dinosaur!! Well, ok it’s maybe a fake skeleton. I actually have an irrational fear of dinosaurs, had it ever since Jurassic Park which everyone finds hilarious. Dinosaurs and zombies..cannae abide them, I think that’s actually quite rational. Dino skeletons are fine though.
#dinosaurs #dino #dinosaurskeleton #skeleton #props #painting #tartingup #irrationalfears
February 09, 2021 at 08:32PM
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Just got a crazy coloured woolly sock aid package through the door made by my mum. They are actually 2 matching pairs, not odd.😂 Toes will be toasty this winter! Apologies for blinding anyone with my peely waley legs, they haven’t seen any sun since 2018.
#colourfulsocks #madebymum #mumsaregreat #woolysocks #toastytoes #peelywaley #socksofinstagram #socks #socksforwinter
February 06, 2021 at 12:40PM
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Today I have been mostly making gravel. Yes, gravel. . But why, I hear you say? Well, it’s proven quite difficult to drill holes in gravel of course but if you make it out of something much softer it’s a doddle. . But why do you need to drill holes in gravel, you continue to ask? . . . It’s theatre darling...it’s theatre...*whimsical pose ?♀️ . #theatre #propmaking #props #costume #making #casting #mouldmaking #jesmonite #plaster #gravel #propmaker #drillingholes @jesmonite_ltd
January 29, 2021 at 06:24PM
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I usually make tablet at Xmas time but it didn’t happen this year. Finally got round to it today to use up a tin of condensed milk that’s been sitting in the cupboard since the previous year. I’m generally trying to consume less dairy so I only have soya milk and dairy free marg in the fridge but I’m very pleased to say that it still worked no bother with the alternatives. Next try is to make dairy free condensed milk - Google says there are recipes using soya or coconut milk. Thing is, I have to give it away to folk as I will die if I keep this to myself so anyone wants any give me a shout. I’ll try and give it away to my neighbours though. . You’ll need to excuse me now whilst I go into a sugar coma after scarfing all the pot scrapings...😳
#scottishtablet #tablet #sugar #sugarcoma #traditionalscottish #scottishsweets #anybodywantsome?
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The snow today reminded of a college project I did a few years ago but never quite finished. The icy snowy pavement to decorate a model doorway. No idea why I decided to put a wee toaty severed head in a frozen puddle but I quite like it. Note to self - must finish! Anyone else got a ton of unfinished projects glaring at you from a shelf or a cupboard?
#finishwhatyoustart #unfinished #unfinishedprojects #modelmaking #propmaking #frozenhead #head #floating #justwee #toatyhead
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Happy New Year everybody! Back home in the Weege and ready to boogie. My beautiful new 2021 calendar by @markgoeswild is up. Just need to fill it with all stuff I’m going to be working on this year. Hmmm, admittedly looking a bit sparse at the moment so if you want anything made give me a holler. I can do extraordinary things with my hands! What?? Get your minds out the gutter, you filthy beasts!! But seriously check out Mark’s gorgeous photos of the wilds of Scotland. I shall be all the cuteness with a new Scottish critter each month.
#scottishcritters #markconnellyphotography #scottishphotography #wildphotography #photography #scottish #scotland #newyear #
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Last Daisy dog walk of 2020 visiting my favourite tree. It’s a giant oak, very sprawley and goodness knows how old. Perfect for climbing. I bet it’s seen many a crazy year though. I’ve always imagined it harbouring a pursued, cow rustling Rob Roy McGregor or other local legend over the last few centuries. It will likely still be standing long after we’ve all turned to dust. For now though, we look to a new year and hopefully a better one for all, especially trees. . Happy Hogmanay and awra best for 2021 when it happens for you!💥🎉🎊🪅🥂🍾👍🌳🌳🌳🌳