Friday, 31 July 2009
Thursday, 30 July 2009
monkeh gets a ride in the trike ...
Originally uploaded by RaggyRat
a new friend and child minder has arrived at our house, and caused mary to learn how to shout , 'monkeh, monkeh!'
he is hand knitted by my sister lisa ... have i said i can't knit? i cant do even rows never mind the sort of knitting that gives our simian friend his great face !
thanks lisa ....
Wednesday, 29 July 2009
so i will just have to knuckle down and sew all these body parts together ...
these will become jointed raggyrats and some colourful rabbits ...
i miss my sewing machine - once i even borrowed one while mine was inthe shop !
Saturday, 25 July 2009
"Among the countless iconic images to come out of Woodstock, one that stands out is that of a colorful micro-bus painted with all the symbols of the peace-and-love generation that has become known as "Light."
Light was a group that included a singer by the name of Robert Grimm, who would later become one of the Four Seasons. It was Grimm who commissioned Dr. Bob Hieronimus to turn the band's drab tour bus into something more ... say, magical."
Thursday, 23 July 2009
Monday, 20 July 2009
Saturday, 18 July 2009
remeeber when i started blogging? i was working on three big marine-themed projects, two puppets and a lobster costume. all came back to me to help promote artwey, and my work too.
the tompot blenny's top-knots have drooped a bit in the last two years! Thanks to Coastlink for the loan of puppets and costume.
and here is some of my work at Pilgrim House.
i shall have to show you my new goat sign properly, and the story behind it ...
nopt the plush team cards and the new Artwey postcards ...
Thursday, 16 July 2009
Wednesday, 15 July 2009
Sunday, 12 July 2009
charlie the chef
Originally uploaded by RaggyRat
a puppet i made way back before the twins came along ...
i made quite a few 2-foot rats for a childrens show ...
will meet up with my tompot blenny, and cuttle fish again today and share more pics of those soon ...
last night's concert for 'dorset for singing' went well, but im pretty tired !
Saturday, 11 July 2009
i like this picture tho, that didnt make it into the magazine, they seem to go for the super-uber-wide angle pictures in their layouts ... Ruch Meech makes a lovely mouse doesn't she?
and here's a peep at the second issue of rat and mouse magazine, where i show you how to make a finger puppet mouse step by step ... i took all the photos while making at the same time :-)
here i am with Dorset For Singing, on the front row making mental notes for choir-blogging and generally giving cheek to Ed ...
and the choir performing at Preston Garden Party, i am inthe middle with my mouth open ... no comments please!
now, who is coming to hear us tonight? i am going to do two solos and have given my father-in-law permission to bring his camcorder ... usually i tell him to put it away!
Wednesday, 8 July 2009
Monday, 6 July 2009
"ARTWEY is an expanding group of artists from Weymouth and Portland who have come together to run an open studios event throughout the borough every weekend in September plus a group show at Brewers Quay daily.
"We will be launching ARTWEY at the annual Spirit of the Sea Festival on 11-12th July, holding a mixed exhibition in Hope Square and on the harbourside. In addition we have created a website and will be producting an art trail map giving details of all participating artists and a film of our artists in action or at local inspirational landmarks.
"This is a great opportunity for local people and visitors to discover our thriving but sometimes hidden art community and enjoy an exciting and we hope annual event. Any artists, sponsors or members of the public wanting more information about ARTWEY can find details on our website or pop into
Jezebels Jewels, 55 St Mary St, Weymouth, telephone 01305 839702."
I am looking forward to meeting my puppets, the tompot blenny and cuttle-fish again, as they come along to help promote Artwey ... and amuse visitors, of course!
and on saturday evening i will be singing again ... :-)
Thursday, 2 July 2009
funny how much the family element of my blog seems to be about insects ... hope they dont scare you away if you like coming to read about sewing and painting!
this beatle seen climbing the house wall just begged to be help by matty and daisy and is very impressive to boot!