Friday, 21 May 2010

Old Mother Shipton

Old Mother Shipton was a famous English Soothsayer....born Ursula Sontheil...many myths and legends have grown up about her in the 500 years since she actually lived. She was said to be hideously ugly with the hooked nose and chin we think of as being witch-like today. She was famous for her prophesies in her own lifetime.

Thursday, 13 May 2010


I've been working on this seated lady today...
I've assembled her roughly to show how she is going so far...
She might be Old Mother Shipton...with a bit of artistic license...
She's a bit fantasy so has quite dramatic features :0)

Tuesday, 11 May 2010

3 New Figures

I have made a start on 3 new figures with these new heads. I'm so excited about the man especially as I think he might be handsome enough ( at long last!) for me to make my Heathcliffe and Cathy!!
I made 2 more yesterday, and today some hands for one of them and some more to their bodies...quite pleased with one who is an older woman, possibly will be a witch or an old lady likely to have been accused of being one probably...determined to get darker.....
...she's more fantasy, less realistic...warts and all...

Sunday, 9 May 2010

Miniature Painting

I have started a few new figures this week...but have had a little diversion into miniature painting today..... and have found I enjoyed it very you may see another now and then! As you probably know I trained as a painter so it's not too much of a departure...except you could fit 315 of these into one of my old landscapes hanging at the top of our stairs :0)