Sunday, July 25, 2010

New Doll

I'm so very excited!!  In Australia I was unable to easily find creative paperclay so I used another airdry clay for my first doll the Red Queen in the ADO challenge.  It was somewhat fiddly to work with but I am quite familiar with working with kiln fired clay so didn't think too much of it.  I ended up in a world of pain however, because as it dried it cracked, became brittle and wouldn't accept new clay for mending.  I destroyed the body in a fit of rage and ended up doing a cloth body instead.  I have since found an online shop in Australia that has creative paperclay and I received my first little expensive package, but am I ever thankful!!  It is sooo much better.  So here is my next little lady, not even nearly finished but on her way.

I had started out wanting a thin, lithe and willowy body, but my hands kept adding more so now she is a buxom lass.

My mother has recently returned from her annual holiday to Bali and brought back this fabulous doll.  Made by street kids, money raised from the sales helps the kids out.

Thursday, July 15, 2010


In the days before I was frantically trying to finish the Red Queen for the ADO challenge Bloke and I managed to go camping for a few days (which is why it ended up a frantic finish).

We share a love of looking for fungi and wandering around taking photos using the super macro function, bums up, hunched down over a miniscule fungi.

It is winter here and I guess by many standards quite mild, but we still needed a roaring fire in the evenings.  Each morning we were greeted by a magical blanket of mist that covered the waterfall we camped by.

The chickens were laying well when we returned, so Bloke is able to indulge in his love for poached eggs.

Finally, I managed to not destroy the web of the little spider who spins above the chicken food.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Wonderland - ADO Blog Event

 She beckoned for her wig.  
Alas, her cruel tyranny had made all flee!

Thankyou so much for stopping by, be sure to check out the other participants ADO Wonderland Event.