Saturday, 29 October 2011

It peels SHARKS!

Oh, wait, it's a vegetable peeler. I'm not so interested now...

Anyway, why would you want a vegie peeler that peels vegies the way a shark would? Sharks don't!

Sunday, 23 October 2011

And there they go

Currently in second place! In this race of two! Both cars going well though.

The sun's out!

We're at Scienceworks racing solar cars- Go Hell's Angles!

Saturday, 22 October 2011

Raven Meets Mrs Swan-for-a-Head

I've lately been making an art doll for a swap. She is supposed to represent an animal - "The Animal in Me". I achieved this by taking the head off a Barbie doll, adding a head from a swan, and adding an elaborate costume made of paper, and a cool paint job. It's been fun. My doll is ready to send to the recipient, but due to a twist of fate, I still have her here. And the doll sent to me has already arrived! She  is Raven, a devastatingly elegant creation in black.

This is so cool  - they are playing together and getting along so well. Let's sneak into the art room and watch...

Mrs Swan-for-a-Head: "Hey, Raven, wanna hear a secret?"

Raven: "I suppose so..."

Mrs Swan-for-a-Head: "HOOONNNKKKKK!!"

 Raven: "You're leaving soon, right?"

In a side note, I really need to think of a better name for my doll.

Mrs Swan-for-a-Head

I have finished making my art doll - she's for a swap. She has the head of a swan, and the body of a Barbie.

Here she is being made :

The ribbons and stuff are all materials I was considering using. The skirt is here in half-done form. Torn dictionary pages and paint (of course).

And here she is done - WOW! She few right up into that tree in my garden!

My favourite detail - a natty bodice!

How can we not love that swanny face? Delicate lace collar hides the inelegant seam... And all topped off with a smart button hat.

Sunday, 16 October 2011

Nice Torso!

I went to Picture to Page, the local scrapbooking show, yesterday, and met Cathy Daulman. She had been telling us (at SERS) about a great new mould she'd made. Yes, a mould, for casting shapes in. That meant she'd carved the original - it was a lot of work. But this the result - a classy torso, cast in quality plaster, for sale at the show, and, I'm sure, from My Stamps.

See, nice classic look, not too anatomical.

So far I've painted it black (just a good base colour - it won't stay black)...

And I've selected a few bits and bobs that looked like they wanted in on this project.

This is a small cake tin, suited to making Financiers and other fancy cakes - it was a bit rusty when I rescued it from trash and treasure-dom, so I never did use it to bake. Just had to add that,   because I want to assure you that my reverence for all baked goods is intact. Here it's roughly painted, but that'll get covered.

And here's a swan. Well, most of one. The head got used in another project , which I must post pictures of properly...

Swanny came from a garage sale too. While elegant, he was pretty messy, and definitely ready for the altering table.

Friday, 14 October 2011

A little crusty bread for dinner

Who's coming over? I baked!