Sunday, 28 April 2013

A Pup called Bailey ...

These two pics show colour build-up on this lovely boy, he was a pleasure to create and the portrait made his owners very happy as Bailey-Dog is no longer with them ...

Also to create this work, i removed the collar for a cleaner look, and drew in the fluffy head top which was cut off from the photograph! Pet portrait, anyone?

Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Famous, but sad bear comes to The Raggy Rat ...

A very famous bear, well ok a slightly famous bear, has come to stay with me ... She arrived with a postcard showing her rather fabulous portrait ....


... and was squished inside a tiny box and sent to me by an artist with a sense of fun! She didn't look best pleased, as usual!


 Bear was a lot smaller than i imagined! But that's ok, she is going to come to France with me on the Dorset for Singing Tour De Normandie!


 More about the artist here on the back of the postcard too ...


Hmmm, the accommodation may need some sorting out?


Now Enjoy Gordon's video all about Sad Bear ...

Thursday, 18 April 2013

A little dickie!

My mum's dad was a small man called Richard. He was so small that in fact I could quite possibly have looked down on him. This blog post is not about him however, but about this item of neck wear that I made in one afternoon for a 40th birthday party in the evening of the same day! If anyone is interested I will show you how to make one?

Wednesday, 17 April 2013

The miraculous adventures of edwards tulane!

Three little Edward Tulanes recently left my hands ... these are the scaled down, of 'half size - when i make full sized Edwards they can sit in my dining chairs with their ears above the table cloth, and listen to the chit chat of dinner!

they all grow a different character as I work with them ...

And often I am a little sad to see them go, but of course whisper good things in their furry ears and send them on their way!

Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Nounours, a special dog portrait!

This beautiful lady was really good fun to draw, with her shading and cuddly ruff of fur! Her owner was so pleased when the portrait arrived that I got a special surprise gift by return!

Monday, 15 April 2013

Throw away :-)

This is what i did with 200 squares from my wonderful stash!

It made a rather heart warming, colourful throw!

Saturday, 13 April 2013

rabbit and cat family ceramics!

those cute critters were finished and have left my hands - but not before they had a nice play in the dolls house! The terracotta body was glazed in off white, then i used those low fire paints to add the clothes and features!

The cat family was fun, i am calling in the young son Kevin!