Tuesday, 30 November 2010

'Who is this Harlequin?' said the Ticktockman

"And so it goes. And so it goes. And so it goes goes goes goes goes tick tock tick tocktick tock and one day we no longer let time serve us, we serve time and we are slaves of the schedule, bound into a life predicated on restrictions because the system will not function if we don't keep the schedule tight."
('repent Harlequin!' said the ticktockman by Harlan Ellison)

Inspired partly by that story ... a celebration of civil disobedience!

Harlequin further details

The Harlequin laughed and laughed, and apologised profusely....everyone was dumped thisway and thataway in a jackstraw tumble, still laughing, popping little jellybeans of childish colour into their mouths...it was a holiday, a jollity, an absolute insanity, a giggle, but.....

Monday, 22 November 2010

Standing at the Crossroads

12th scale figure of Baron Samedi, Vodan Loa of death and resurrection, keeper of the eternal crossroads.

Baron Samedi

I standin' here waitin' baby
With my heart right in my hand
Been thinking 'bout my baby
But she's out with another man

Saturday, 6 November 2010

Wuthering Heights

Cathy and Heathcliff from Emily Bronte's novel Wuthering Heights.
"I was going to the Grange one evening...a dark evening threatening thunder
...and just at the turn to the Heights I encountered a little boy with sheep and two lambs crying terribly....'There's Heathcliff and a woman yonder, and I daren't pass them!"
'I know that ghosts have wandered on earth.....'

Wednesday, 3 November 2010

Wuthering Heights

I first read Wuthering Heights in about 1976 and it has been my favourite book ever since...Heathcliff has always been the love of my life...carved 'in a wild workshop...the crag took human shape...dark and frowning, terrible and beautiful...the moorland moss clothes him and heath with blooming bells and balmy fragrance grows faithfully close to the giant's foot' .
( currer bell)
I have dared to try to create him at last....

Tuesday, 2 November 2010

November AIM magazine

November's Artisans in Miniature magazine is out again!
As usual packed with wonderful things including an article on my friend Jain 'the Giddy Kipper' and dolls by Julie of Bellabelle Dolls :0)
I also loved the miniature potter feature...114 pages of amazing stuff, and all completely FREE as ever to download from here:

Monday, 1 November 2010

Jimi Hendrix

I think I've completed the study of Jimi...
there are some words in the background taken from 'love or confusion' which relate to the story of Icarus... as does the verse :0)