It’s been a national holiday here in the UK, and for once the sun has shone!! It’s been very warm, and warm enough for feet and toes to finally come out of those winter shoes and socks. And long may it continue – bare toes are best!
We got invited to a very impromptu barbeque here in Gloucestershire – nothing special, just a few friends, a few sausages and a few beers. It was wonderful to be in the sun…. and the shoes and socks came off Toes were bared…. : -)
Sounds like a good time!
I guess this is so you can check your footwear before leaving the front garden. Probably wise – who among us hasn’t found themselves walking down the street in their fluffy slippers?
Yea, we just hate it when we realize we have gone to work in our slippers lol
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Custom Mega Munny by Mike Strick
This lovely looking chap, with realistic skin features, was created especially for ToyCon UK by Mike Strick. He was so good I thought I’d dedicate this post entirely to him, (and me if you count the photo at the bottom), whom I assume is nameless as I can’t find one for him. To be honest, the photo doesn’t really do him justice. Most of the veins are not visible. You can view details and more photos of the build on Mike’s website HERE.
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I went out of my comfort zone again tonight at life drawing and used my new yellow ochre oil bar to lay a scribbled base on top of an A3 card I’d prepared with two coats of acrylic gesso. I’d normally work with very fine pens, doing lots of linear detail. I prefer oil bars to liquid paint because I can draw with them but there’s no chance of doing fine work. I worked over the ochre ground with a black carbon bar and some chalky pastels in red, green and blue. The oily ochre base made the pastels glide over the surface beautifully giving loads of texture. Finally, I scribbled some highlights with a white oilbar.
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Hyperrealistic Sculptures by Ron Mueck
“Ron Mueck has never made life-size sculptures, because it never seemed interesting. ‘We meet life-size people every day,’ he says. Instead, he opted to play with scale creating towering giants while making sure they look as human-like as possible.”
Read and see more about Ron here.
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I found your blog and then I found this stamp. Coincidence? Maybe, maybe not. (Stamp from the UK).
Wow, just glad you did. What an unusual and beautiful stamp!
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Been caught up with uni works. This shot is from a very
recent photo shoot. Let me know how you interpret it?
Interesting and beautiful shot!
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Life before birth
Finally finished this.
It’s a baby still in the womb. The colours represent the bright future that awaits this child whilst still keeping an angelic feel to the painting.
Started off just giving a piece of wood a wash, then burning the image of the baby in with a soldering iron.
Wow, beautiful and excellent image!
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This is my daughter, Heather, at an afternoon BBQ in Baldock, Hertfordshire. She was playing in a large paddling pool with her cousins on a nice sunny day and this is what I saw.
Interesting shot. Nice one!
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Travelling in England Between Homes
I managed to let my house before my US visa allowed me to travel there and start studying. This made me technically homeless for 6 weeks during which travelled around England staying with friends, family and the occasional hotel. At one of the hotels, I treated myself to a pedicure and had to pick this polish when I saw it. It reminded me of Dorothy’s ruby slippers which take her home. Every time I looked at my toes after that trip it reminded me that I was a day closer to my new home where I’d unpack those cases for the last time in a long time!
Great story and shot!
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There’s nothing like sinking your toes into the sand after a long arduous journey.
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