I was given the opportunity to view some of an elderly friends postcard collection, along with many local vintage views were some charming Whitney little witches, these were beyond cleanups, so I decided to redraw them trying to keep to the original style as much as possible. After going through the Kate Geenaway style redraws, which is much similiar to what I would probably do, I think I managed to 'get it' right. They are bit different, but hopefully not too much. I hope to do tags and maybe cards for Etsy with them and possibly sell the originals eventually when I've scanned them to satisfaction.
Now back to more serious stuff, but Art raising conservation awareness in the form of a melting ice sculpture of a Polar bear. Danielle Barlows Blog where was where I first saw this fantastic project highlighted http://daniellebarlowart.blogspot.com/ Please pop over to her blog and read her post too, its a great blog too..
Renowned sculptor Mark Coreth is creating a life-sized sculpture of a polar bear out of ice for Trafalgar Square this December and then for major cities across four continents. As each Ice Bear melts it will leave a skeleton, a pool of water and a powerful environmental message. The Bear will be exhibited at ground level, so that everyone can reach out and touch this inspirational and iconic symbol of the Arctic. The Bear in the Square events will have a lasting impact on whoever experiences them. FIND OUT MORE,On the Art and The Expedition Clips etc. on The Ice Bear Project Site http://www.icebearproject.org/index.html Sculptor, Mark Coreth will finish carving the bear from a huge block of white ice during the morning of Friday 11th December.
Here are The Three Finished Jesters Batons. You might have seen them in the early stages on The Pyewacketts Blog, any way ....UPDATE 8TH SEPT; They are all up for grabs on Etsy,... Now.
They are a One of a Kind OOAK, made in a modelling medium are completely 3D, and have delicate details and shading that unfortunately shows more in real life than in the Photographs, (Bright Sunshine didn't help). They are all mounted onto wooden Batons are signed underneath the heads and down the baton handle. They all have removable jesters beribboned collars/ruffs, and of course will bells on !
Thank you for dropping by.
I live with Mark and enjoy painting horses, dogs,cats,pets,wildlife and fantasy subjects, quite an eclectic mixture, but lots of fun.
Poppy my Labrador Technical Director,is still with me in spirit,she Loved sleeping, eating,and walks.
Her new apprentice 'Prince' has just finished his intensive Training from our original Doggy Blogger 'Poppy',and has graduated with a full 4 paw BlogHound Certificate.
Sub Species of the manificent rhino are already declared extinct, poaching habit loss polution has all contributed the biggest factor being humans in one guise or another. Help us halt the devastation.click on the picture link for more info
Just Click to go to Poppy's Blog, and see her new apprentice, 'Prince', hes just getting into the swing of blogging now!
PLQ, Poppy's Life Quote. Play with your Family and Pack, be content with what arrives in your Food Bowl, Dont worry about Tomorrow, Leave a Happy Pawprint on Life. Poppyx
Crammed with Swarovski Crystal Flowers, in Pink and Lilac, Real Freshwater Pearls in Pastel shades
Pink Version with a pale ice mint satin ribbon
Swarovski Crystal Heart and Sterling silver Pendant holder and Bail
Swarovski Violet Crystal Heart and Sterling silver Pendant holder and Bail
Silk Ribbon, large bail will fit most chains and ribbons, wear as a pendant or choker
Rose & Heart Silver Drops
Real Silver Karen Hill Tribe Rose Posts, and Swarovski Crystal and Heart Drop in Rose Pink
The fabulous Animal Rescue Project
Just Donate your pets photos to help the project, click on photo to find out more
The Fabulous Animal Project Etsy Store
Just click on the image to ge there..
Summer Flower Interchangeable Earings
Pink Longer Petaled Flower, with a pale Lilac baroque style glass pearl centre,and ornate Beadcup, together with Green Flower with a Pale Green similar centre Bead, Made up flowerheads,have a little ring at top,slip on/off wires to change.Flower Petals are made from a Paper/Fibre Pressing
Flower Drop Earings
Vintage Style Black Enamel teamed with Frosted White Lucite Flower and Faux Pearl
Gold Vermeil Earings
Swarovski Crystal Dark Rose Red Hearts, hanging from a gold circlet holding tiny glass pearl Rocailles
Elegant Art Nouveau Earings
Vintage Style Brass, combined with Frosted Lucite Apricot/Amber Petals hold a Faux Pearl
Vintage Parisian Style
French Brass wires and Ornate Beadcup hold a Large round faceted 'Northern Lights' Vintage Glass Bead
Gold Vermeil Stud/Post Earings
Gold Vermeil Stud posts, 9ct Gold Twist Rope Chains, ending in a Mauve Baroque Swarovski Crystal Drop