Wednesday, 24 August 2016

WOYWW #377

Hello Bloggers and Fellow Deskers,

My working hours have changed, so my Wednesdays are not what they used to be - but the lovely LLJ has very kindly offered to link up for me so I don't have to miss my weekly dose of snouting round other people's workdesks and still get to show you what I've been up to this week. If you would like to join us, please pop over to Julia's Stamping Ground and click on Mr Linky.

I've been crafting in the garden again today, making the most of the summer while I can - as I type this at 8.30 on Tuesday evening, darkness is already falling and there are tiny bats flitting about outside, where only a couple of hours ago I was playing with Paper Clay to make this little guy ...


No, it's not Davros - when he grows up, I think he wants to be a mediaeval King's Fool - but he may yet change his mind! On Sunday, I had the most amazing and inspiring day with the talented Tanya Goddard, who creates art dolls. Tanya comes from Russia, where there is a tradition for these wonderful, expressive character dolls. It was such a privilege to spend a day with Tanya, learning all her secrets and I feel SO inspired!! She gave me some Paper Clay to make my homework - brilliant stuff to use, which I believe you can get on Amazon.

At my next lesson, I will learn how to make the body and clothes - I love that Tanya uses recycled materials and things like toilet paper to make her beautiful sculptures, definitely a woman after my own heart!

So, I will checking in at Julia's when I get home from work this evening - see you there!

Thanks for popping in to visit me today :)

Annie xxx




18 comments:

Helen said...

wow, he's fab - whether he turns into Davros or a King's Fool! Have a great day (how dare work get in the way of WOYWW!) Helen #1

Lunch Lady Jan said...

That's brilliant....and after only one workshop! You are clever 😊
Hugs, LLJ 4 xxx

Nikki C said...

He looking good and when you say out in the garden all I can think of is a chia pet the one where you grow the hair on it with plants lol
Happy WOYWW hugs Nikki 6

AliWade said...

Happy WOYWW. I am loving that face. How clever of you, and I look forward to seeing the body/clothes. Ali x #12

Neet said...

Well, your 'cup head' is fabulous and it sounds as if it was a real successful workshop you went on - and more to come. Sounds fun too. Will be looking forward to seeing your next instalment on Davros or whoever he turns out to be.
Hugs, Neet 11 xx

Kathyk said...

I can see where you are coming from with Davros!!! I was thinking Dobby the house elf!!

Happy WOYWW

Kathyk
#17

jill said...

Now he looks cool . Happy woyww jill #22

Chidkid said...

How clever! Love him. Elaine no,15

BJ said...

Great little fellow. Happy WOYWW BJ#24

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

Wow, what a cutie! Very stylized and I can't even imagine how you did it! It looks like you've been doing this for decades, not like your first try! You have serious talent, Annie! Can't wait to see the next stages! Since LLJ won't be able to link you any more, I'd be happy to do it for you, just let me know! Have a great week! zsuzsa #21

Lizzy Hill said...

It's finally striking me why you called your blog Arty Farty Anny....cos you REALLY ARE so ARTY!!!! Love this. LOTS of character in there! Can't wait to see what you do next:):) PS: Shame about the changed work hours, tho :/

Sharon Madson said...

I couldn't do that! Mine would just look like a lump. I can tell already, you are very talented! Thanks for the peek at what you are doing. #33

StampedbyChris said...

He's is a charming fellow, thank you for sharing.
Hugs
Chris P #26

Angela Radford said...

Love him, what a brilliant face. Have a great woyww and happy crafting, Angela x 16

Morti said...

Ooh, that's an interesting head! I look forward to seeing the finished article when it's done...

Morti @42

Scrapbook Lynne Mizera said...

Oh I am so Glad Jan is posting for you because I would have hated to MISS this! What a wonderful guy you are creating... I cannot wait for you to share the rest of him with all of us... Here in Canada it is again dark by 8:30pm....sigh. Sometime is feels like we wait SO LONG for summer to arrive and then it's over in a blink... I am evious of your access to such wonderful Russian talent especially as I have an un-opened package of paper clay sitting on my shelf... I guess it is time to go check out the Tanya Goddard link in your post and get inspired! Happy Belated WOYWW, Scrapbook Lynne #37

Julia Dunnit said...

Oh I hope you're coping with the new routine...I hope that if not Wednesday then you are getting some other day! Loving the sculpture, and I agree a court fool or travelling bard, he definitely has the look!

Valerie Thorpe said...

Another stunning project ... is there anything that you can't do :D I think he is beautiful.