Wednesday, 15 July 2009
Mandrakes and Harry Potter
This week Jodi over at http://creagerstudios.blogspot.com/ is showing lots of Harry Potter dolls that she has worked on with Richard over the years. Make sure you pop over for a nose! My Fvaourite is Professor Pomona Sprout and the fantastic mandrake.
Also new this week if you pop over there and then click on their etsy link it will take you to the new creager shop. So far i've seen some fantastic face pins and looking forward to anything new that comes alomg.
I'll get back to my own mandrakes in a moment but first i just wanted to apologise to anyone that has emailed me in the last week and must be reading this thinking i'm ever so rude.
I've had some kind of weird bug/virus and have been feeling sick, with sore a stomach, a fever, a headache and aching limbs. I'm better now though and back to working.
I've kept meaning to email people and then kept running out of energy.
So apologies if i was meant to have sent a parcel or email and everything is late.
Anyway, the Creagers mandrake table inspired me to make my own and so started on this today. I still need to age all the pots, the table and the tools but quite happy with the basics so far.
The mandrake is sleeping and once he's potted you will just see his lips popping over the soil.
I also put together the basket and the little baby madrake roots on newspaper today.
These are not part of the table but thought i would share with you.
I love mandrakes and always enjoy seeing them made by other people. My only wish is that i had more patience and didnt want a face to appear in seconds. I have to learn to slow down, take it easy and take as long as needed. I'm like a child with short term interest in any one thing.
Here;s a fantastic link for ageing terracotta pots http://www.weekendgardener.net/container-gardening/antique-claypots-110711.htm
I've been using just acrylics up until now but shall give this a go and see what happens. Hoping whats here will look more realistic.
Also, i ordered 60 plant pots which arrived today. They are perfect in width and height but the terracotta was not fine enough and so ruins the scale slightly.
So i have sanded them all to make thinner, and now they look more expenisive too.
Off now to paint the pots.