Hi guys, just finished the Hogswatch weekend and going away for a few days in Cardiff. My dear Phil Cat will miss us but he has friends coming to feed him. Plus the Gerbil army will be suitably catered for.
I promise you new photos and general excitement upon my return.
Much Love and Purkiness
Well, at last we have some images! Hurray everybody, I forsee parades and general happiness.
Most of them are now on the Purky Products facebook
group and lots of them are in my Picasa album.
Whats been occurring? Well Purky is a small independent business and frankly its rather hard at the moment. So rather than allow myself to get down I have been working really hard on bringing out new products and refining my skills.
I have also been visiting new venues and meeting lovely new folks. I managed to pull everything together and create a confectionary collection for Chocolate Sundae
which seemed really popular. I enjoyed doing something a tad more whimsical than usual and I learned all about chocolate which was amazing. Did you know that raw chocolate is really good for you? Something to do with anti-toxidants and endorphin boosting. Probably the deliciousness helps as well.
I also attended the christmas fete for Rode’s school between Trowbridge and Frome which was a completely different feel for me. For a start it was indoors and quite late, starting at 7pm and finishing at 10pm. I dont think they have a webpage but heres a snapshot of the stand.
Later today I am going to make some Mokume Nendo brooches in the form of doves and some other bits and pieces as well. I would quite like to put up a tutorial on that at some point so, erm..I will!
catch you later guys
Oh and, rest in peace my dear Gerbil Bob. xxxx
Hello! sorry to anyone who actively follows this blog. The last fortnight has been insane!
I have created an entire new collection, learned multiple new skills and revived some old ones!
The main reason I have not posted is because I am having issues with photography. Both digital cameras are out of action due to missing usb cables or duff batteries. However once they are up and running again I have so much cool stuff to show you!
Perhaps the main artistic achievement for me of the last two weeks is my foray into shadow boxes and back into sculptural items. I showed a long term (respected and publicly known) artistic friend of mine and he got very excited. So more of those will be along shortly.
My main struggle has been getting to grips with time and project management. My arty farty brain is slowly being conditioned into a craftsman brain where art and discipline collide. Another of my friends who is a designer is helping with that.
Anyway this is an interim blogpost and my pyrography iron is getting hot.
Promise to be back soon with pictures and more detailed news
Today I am rather irritated with myself. Mountains of work to do and even mountains of praise heaped upon me for lovely things I have made. Had a brilliant day out yesterday with DH and recieved new business opportunities.
I haven’t achieved anything today other than making a rather long ‘to-do’ list. It seems to have sucked the very will out of me! I think in future there will be ‘to-do spidergrams’ with bright colours and jaunty pictures. In many ways its a very impressive list in terms of projects I have been asked to collaborate in, future product ranges and such. Its just left me cold today.
However, I have managed to finish a couple of bits and pieces and photograph them like these lovely goddess face magnets. I have also secured a trading space on Glastonbury market which means abandoning Yeovil unless I can find someone to be a Purky Purveyor.
But first some pretty magnets.
I am going to go do housework then return to important business of Purky-ing. I have a feeling its going to be one of those days where inspiration strikes at Midnight.