Facebook!!!!!

After lots of pushing from everyone I have finally joined Facebook…as everyone knows I have tried to avoid it for as long as possible because computers zap sooooo much of my time, they are the Bermuda triangle for time and I get lost in it every time I approach one… but you have all worn me down …  remember I am very slow at anything computer based and utterly un-technical so as much support as possible is required and appreciated !!!! Please visit … and I will try to keep it updated!

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Frida Kahlo will be exhibiting at Cursley and Bond

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As part of their ‘Love, love me do ‘ valentine’s exhibition Frida and two of my stitch pictures will be exhibited throughout February 2014.

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Love love me do2 http://www.facebook.com/Cursley.Bond

I have finished the children of the Piper…

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Augustus and his Narwhal                                            Grace and her windmill flower and doll

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Hannah and her teddy                                                   Jasper and his hippo seal

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Maude and her skeleton doll                   Lucien and his crow

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Please visit my sculpture site to see more pictures and read their stories…..   http://www.samcrowsculptures.wordpress.com

Frida Kahlo and Goggins the ticket collector

November / December 2013

I will be exhibiting at the Cursley and Bond Art Gallery, 68 the Old High Street, The Creative Quarter, Folkestone, Kent, England during November and December…pop in to see Frida and Goggins the ticket collector…

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Photo: Don't forget our forthcoming late night shopping events...

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I am working on a commission for Jo and Jen…

I am busy working on a commissioned art doll for Jo from Jo Letchford Mosaics, the Old High Street, Folkestone ( wonderful mosaics…go see! www.joletchfordmosaics.co.uk  )– for her daughter Jen, and two new art dolls

they are now finished…so keep moving down the page to see them … All three are now SOLD

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here they are from almost the beginning after I had made the faces etc…coming to life…

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001 002004005c she is finished…and as I went on, she told me her story which I will write down, but as I worked, and she came more and more to life, she was very vocal about  what her clothes needed to look like… for example I wondered why she insisted on the little cross/ dagger hanging against her chest, which had to be visible and the leather high collar that encased her neck, and the leather armor around vulnerable pulse points…then i realised…she is a vampire hunter… and her needs became clear…

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an assortment of stakes for her crossbow..silver, wooden, wood with silver ….

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200All three come with their own story in a little book, and a certificate of authenticity…these ones are Clara’s, the vampire hunter.

bready for the fight…bringing death to the undead!

t  Then I turned my attention to this little lady who was equally vocal  …she is the Morrigan from celtic myth

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Mr. Messori, Felix to his friends!

I made the fabric for his jacket and topper from cotton, feathers, leather, various pieces of chain and links, ribbon, suede and lots and lots of stitching!

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Finially! Keep checking in and I will add their stories- I am cluching a biro and scribbling as I type this!

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Keep calm and make something!

Just finished the latest ink drawing….Keep calm and make something!

the frame size is 40.5 x 28.5 inches

At last I have finished the bug catcher!!!!

Here he is….

and the original picture…

take a look in the section at the top called sculpture to see the rest of the pictures!

Sometimes i climb tall trees…

‘Sometimes i climb tall trees and wear fancy hats with wellington boots’ is now in its frame!

sorry about the reflections!

70 x 100 cm     £300

Now back after the holidays

Back after a lovely holiday, ready and keen to dive back into working. The Fabrications exhibition went really well…most of the jewellry sold and these pictures…

and the bags…

now i am home i will update my etsy shop, Ruby Trinket, with more jewellry and pictures.

thank you to everyone who came to the exhibition and to those who took home one of my pieces and a huge thank you to Suzi and the Mermaid and Seagulls girls for exhibiting  my work for me – huge smile to all!

more work on the music man…

here are some more pictures of the work i have been doing on the music man mixed media sculpture…

the legs are on the big drum…

the hat is now attached so it raises when the string is pulled…

making the wheels …
attaching wheels to the legs…
making the drum sticks for the back drum…
attaching the sticks so the alternate hitting the drum…
side views
leather funnel
adding the bells and chimes that ring when the wheels turn…

nearly finished…just have to paint some of the bits i have added …paint the base etc etc etc…!!!!!!
working on the trumpet
just have to make the mouth piece!
and finally actually working on the little girl’s push along horse
I better hurry and finish it for her before she looses her patience!
will update with more pics soon!