It was a particularly unfriendly kind of day to go out hunting for snagged sheep's wool - blowing a hooligan, hailing and lots of that sideways rain that manages to creep in everywhere you'd rather it didn't. My lovely friend, Helen, has just been gasping at the thought of it, as I'm not known to have much of a love of walking - or bad weather! I worked as a herdswoman on a farm in deepest, darkest, west-est Wales some years ago, which involved nothing but being out in all weathers, and have since become increasingly fond of the great indoors.
Well, I didn't come back with much in the way of wool - and had no luck at all in finding any stray horse hair, but I did get these pictures of the moors, which I've monkeyed about a bit with for dramatic effect. Well, not the first two - they're pretty much how it was.
Dramatic stuff, eh.
I came over all Catherine Earnshaw, - but all zipped up in my red anorak, my resemblance was more akin to that of the odd little creature in 'Don't Look Now'!!
Shame you can't see the wind and rain and hail, so that you can appreciate how I've really suffered for my art!!!!
I've been struggling a bit with my 'stuff'. Having all sorts of ideas, but can't get them to come together in the physical form, which is really bloody frustrating. As a consequence, I've got all these bits of things, half-started, half-finished .......
|Bits of local bamboo that I've cut up, and am in the process of decorating with pyrography - oh, and some bits of bones (not the badger - yet)|
|Hmm, the Polynesian theme - not sure about this really.|
|Some mixed porcelain and black stoneware,|
a fox's head fired with copper ...
|These creatures - ???? |
Ok, let's be kind to myself, and call them a limited edition!
|This needs some better pictures, obviously, |
but it's more or less what I was after.
Fox, chicken - and - oh dear, a feather