Wednesday, 29 April 2009

Started another new piece today with 2 figures in an more clues as to what it's going to be yet! LOL...really looking forward to the costuming though ;o)
All my things arrived today from the British Toymaker's's so a special certificate and everything!! :o)

Wednesday, 22 April 2009

I have sent off my forms to join the British Toymaker's Guild today! I was able to be assessed at the Spring Miniatura and was delighted to be accepted. I'm looking forward to being part of the Guild, and to be alongside some wonderfully talented makers.

Monday, 20 April 2009

This is Bruce Wayne from Batman Begins...I've shown him at the end of the film standing in the ashes of his house with the stethascope at his feet which he is about to discover. He was made specially for a commission. I liked this part of the film, a little sad thinking of what had gone, yet hopeful too, planning a new future.

Thursday, 2 April 2009

One of the figures I was asked to make was another one of Harry Hill from the award winning TV series TV Burp! I'd originally made him for my daughter who is his biggest I tried this time to have him in a slightly different pose to the first he's doing the "FIGHT!" moment from the middle of the programme when he invites two unlikely characters to wrestle it out infront of the cameras as they go into the break. It's a point which always gets peels of giggles in our house and I hoped it would also amuse his new owner!

A bit of catching up with this year's news so far...

A little bit of looking back over my shoulder to get up to date!
Last year I joined AIM (artisans in miniature) and IGMA ( international guild of miniature artisans) and DAME ( doll artists and miniature enthusiasts) and also made pages on MySpace and Facebook and updated my own website. I am still also in several other miniature groups and forums.

Earlier this year I had my first figures published in the doll magazines, and had a few figures on display at smaller fairs, and then Dame Edna and the cast of Fawlty Towers at the spring Miniatura show at the NEC. I had an article on one of my Fine Art-inspired dolls in the February AIM magazine too.

At the NEC the British Toymaker's Guild had a stand and I asked to be assessed to join and was delighted to be accepted!

I also accepted my first commissioned figures from someone who wasn't 'friends and family' which was exciting and worrying in equal measure, and I was anxious to do my best!

New venture into blogging....

I've been persuaded by friends that it would be a good idea to start a blog...
My family already suspect I'm crazy as they think I sometimes talk to myself...
....well now with the written proof they will be left in no doubt!
A big "Helloooo!" to anyone who's listening!