Apologies for lack of posting, life, commitments, and random happenings all took their toll for my absence. I will be closing my Etsy shops for the Christmas period soon, but you can still order Digital supplies and digital Christmas tags by contacting me via this blog, as Digital doesn't have to Bend to Post Office last posting dates. Most of my art supplies are packed away along with my large drawing board, as I was hoping to get the lounge re plastered before Christmas, well you still never know!!. So I am playing with the computer digital designs, and feeling a little like an old toy maker, sat in my armchair in the warm and making models, of animals of course:) Here are a few pictures of finished works The spotted Piggy hanger was a gift for Helen my friend, who loves pigs, you didn't guess that did you. I made the Fox hanger for our home, its Hopalong, a fox who was friends with my horse Woozle. He was injured one autumn, hence his name. He was very gentle and would sit down beside Mark, and gently take dog treats from his hand. The Bunny/hare and cat I am still working on,carving and sanding. I find I am enjoying the modelling, more than the painting as I find detailed work a bit of a strain on the eyesight at the moment.
Tennyson the former Poet Laureate lived at Farringford in Freshwater for 40 years, during which time he hosted a string of distinguished guests including Lewis Carroll, Charles Darwin and Edward Lear..
A small extract from our poets Lady of Shalott
Only reapers, reaping early In among the bearded barley, Hear a song that echoes cheerly From the river winding clearly, Down to tower’d Camelot: And by the moon the reaper weary, Piling sheaves in uplands airy, Listening, whispers “ ’Tis the fairy Lady of Shalott.”
A Fun day for the dogs who are part of the team at Newfound Friends and who enjoy every moment of the day while raising much needed funds for the many charities who benefit by their wonderful displays. Meet the dogs at their website see video and check out forthcoming events..
http://www.newfoundfriends.co.uk/NFF_events.htm Sunday they were raising funds for The Earl Mountbatten Hospice situated on the Isle of Wight. The Hospice is the Island's centre of excellence in caring for people with life-shortening illnesses and their families and carers. They care for around 800 patients each year, absolutely free of charge. Patients are referred from their GP or the hospital. Macmillan nurses and the hospice home team help with care at the hospice and in the home environment, providing much needed support for patients and their families. The hospice needs over £7000 a day to function and carry on its work, £4000 of which each day has to be raised by volunteers and the public's charity contributions, volunteers in many areas are always needed and appreciated. see their website.. http://www.iwhospice.org/default.aspx http://www.iwhospice.org/the-mountbatten-nurses.aspx
It is with great personal sadness and grief that I and Mark mourn the passing of our dear 'Woozle', who at 35 yrs young, was still full of good nature and sweet disposition, tinged with a good sense of horse humour. She maintained a happy aspect to the last, her back legs just weakened, making it difficult for her to move about safely, fearing that she would have a fall and damage herself badly, she was sent to sleep this evening after her favourite teatime feed, carrots, hand feeding of grass and much grooming and petting.
I stayed with her throughout smoothing her neck and talking to her.
7/8 Thoroughbred cross Irish Hunter, Bay Mare, she and I used to compete in Eventing together, She was very brave and bold, and beautifully mannered in and out of the Stable, and a firm favouite with the small children at the playschool next to one of her turnout fields. Her name 'Wednesday's Choice',came about because she was bought at the Hereford Bloodstock Sales on the Wednesday Sale Day. Her Stable name is 'Woozle' from the Winnie the Pooh Story about hunting the woozle.
The Whoa Sketchbook was auctioned on Ebay, starting August 10th a 10 day auction period ending on 20th August, by Jennifer, the well known artist of Gypsymarestudios, proceeds will be given to benefit a horse welfare charity.
OK I never have much luck photographing work, on angled drawing board, light issues, the work is very detailed which is not coming up even when I tried a macro shot, me wobbling, even tripod useless too as board too high!!, and the camera has pulled out all the red/chestnut tones hair work and not the rest of the hair work, strange. But it will look much better in real life Sande.
Well Here you are, you have seen a sneak preview and WIP through the last couple of weeks, Dahdah The reveal:) It was hard work, but fun thank you ADO for another great challenge. There are a few models and the rest are batons.
The White Rabbit Blue Frock Coat, Mother of pearl Buttons, with handmade Lace collar and Cravate, and Golden stock Pin, and Fob Watch. Beribboned with Blue, Pink and hung about with Tiny Rabbit Glove, Peony Fan, Teapot, Teacup, Red Rose ,Cakes
The March Hare, Old School Tie attire with Red and White and Blue Ribbons Spotted Teapot, Tea Cup, Cup Cake, Cake Slice
The Cheshire Cat, with his Leafy Vines, and Turquoise Satin Ribbons, Teapot, Cup, Cup Cake, and Cake slice.
The Unicorn, Tapestry Collar, Beribboned with Purple, Black & Cream with His Crown and Plum Pudding.
Hedgehog, a lucky escaped Crochet Ball
Looking glass Insects, 1 Bread and Butterfly
3 Rocking Horseflies , 2 Adult with full grown legs, off their Rockers for years, 1 tiny nymph with fly legs just off his nursery Rocker.
The Dormouse, sat within one of The Hatter's old discarded Top Hats, Stuffed with multi coloured Ribbons. Hung about with his prize Hazelnut, Hatpin,Teapot,Cup, Cup Cake and Teaspoon
The Hatter, Beribboned in Top Hat, mad Red Hair, 10/6 label, Scarf, Feather and Hatpins, Cravate, Hanger Charms include, Thimble, Cake Slice, Fairy Cake,Teapot, Cup & Saucer, Reel with green silk Twist.
apologies about the text being all over the place, I just can't get it right... Click on pics to get a bigger image. Well What a weekend dropping down all those rabbit holes...Thank you everyone that was kind enough to take the time to drop by, and leave all those encouraging wonderful comments. Linda:) x
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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.
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