Saturday, 22 December 2012

a visitor and a fantasy

this little number turned up at our back door a couple of nights ago, she must have been dumped rather than feral as once i got her confidence - speedily with a little piece of turkey and a lot of ear rubbing - she was ready to move in. problem is i have 2 dedicated cat chasers in the house. so this one was lucky to find a home with an english couple who have a house in agios konstantinos. 

apart from that john and i have been dreaming about winning the lottery and spending the rest of our lives on a wally yacht 
seriously if ya like boats you gotta check this site -
i'm after this

and johns after something like this - and i gotta say you have to see the interior for this one

ok so all this fantasy shopping has had an effect on me

actually i've been making boats for years, but big ones wall mounted out of salvaged materials from the tanneries and round about, the biggest was 2mx2m and you could play with the rigging on most of them, hoist the sails etc. after that big one i swore the next one i made would be sea worthy, still thats about as close as i get to a wally yacht. these are little pendants by the way about 7cm.
then theres more work which is just as much fun

well i hope everyone has a joyous one, a festive one and a clean fresh start after the end of the world. love and best wishes

Friday, 14 December 2012

details and symmetry

i was at the tanneries again, unfortunately they have now been taken over by paintballers, which sort of confirms my suspicion that the university's purchase of so many of these building was never with the intent to fix and convert, but to just let them collapse and cash in on the real estate... well these are just my thoughts. though it would be a real shame if these grand old stone structures just vanished from the karlovassi landscape.
anyway as always i find some thing perhaps more about the details than the overall space. though its always been so much about the light. several dead things a dog that looked like he was sleeping. a rabbit skin that must have always been there but i never noticed before.

then there is some stuff i've been making