Apologies for not posting too much, but I’m back in video mode… This one is a killer too! I’ve been working from 6 am to 10 to 11 pm 3 days this week and much of last week… It will be the death of me, but it will be worth it! It’s hard cos I’m trying to do the work of 20 people. I can’t do anything else. Clean, bathe, taxes. I’m taking a few days breather just to organize my life, as I’ve neglected my husband & dog, plus other life responsibilities. And I really need to clean the layer of filth off my house and body… Ugh… Luckily my friend ladypat has helped me a bit. But he’s away in India, so Im on my own for the next 2 weeks… In the meantime enjoy this oldie but goodie collab from way back when…
I did an interview for the very stylish and hip design blog – Amelia’s Magazine!!
Check it out – Click the Pic!!
Ha Ha! Made you look you perve!! Cock of the foul variety! Get your head out of the gutter!!
Anyhoo, as I wait for my new gorgeous line of plates to be fired at a Staffordshire pottery studio, I thought I would have a go at hand decorating some plates myself. Kind of my take on folk art…
Each one is hand painted with non toxic porcelain paint. Safe to eat off or hang on the wall… You know you heart cock too!
Check em out!!
Filed under Art, Pop Culture
Soz for the delay… I went to Oxford last week to visit my mom who has been living there since January. Went to every charity shop there twice! Bit of a disappointment, but arent they all these days? But that’s another post.
My mom’s main “thing” is genealogy. She says it happened back in the 70′s when she watched Alex Haley’s “Roots”. Since then she was bit by the bug so speak, being a University librarian, was pretty useful, with all the research involved. I remember as a child being dragged around from city to city on holidays, while she would visit archives and look at microfilm searching for names and dates… Or we would pass through country graveyards and stop and have picnics on the graves of some old dead relative. She would tell me all about this person or that person. I always thought “whatever mom! BOR-ING!”
But then one time, she returned from a trip to Scotland where she met with some distant relatives on the Isle of Jura, where our Scots people hail from. She brought this little book about the Shaw Family History, that’s our kin ya see. Our first known ancestor was named Dubsith Shaw and he came to America from the Isle of Jura in like 1730 or summat, Im sure my mother will leave a comment with exact dates, cos that’s how she be. Anyhoo, he was from the Isle of Jura ( a tiny island off the southern Hebrides). Well this little book tells the story of his Great Grandfather of the same name, who was a dwarf involved in a famous highland battle – The Battle of Traighgruenhart 1598. And who’s name translated in Gaelic meant – Black Fairy hatched from the egg of the Devil!! Finally, all those boring days looking for names in records, seemed worth it, and my interest was sparked. It stayed in my mind for 2 decades and was one of my party stories I recited “I’m descended from a Black Fairy Dwarf! Ha Ha Ha Ha!”
After I got the hang of animation, I decided to get it out of my mind and make a lil film bout it. It’s a fascinating story really, about Scotland V/s England and who controls the isles. My ancestor really saved the day too!
Anyhoo, that’s all for now.. Back to work!