Sunday 30 September 2012
I have since seen another item which will be just perfect (shame I didn't see it earlier, but never mind), so am going to send that as an extra surprise. I'll let you know what it is once it has been received.
It was a lovely thing to be involved with and I would highly recommend the process. If it runs next year, I'll definitely be signing up again. I'll try to include some more items local to this area, as my blog swapper did, because that was a lovely touch.
Saturday 29 September 2012
the cookie jar- who is from Ireland. It came in this lovely sturdy storage box (this was something I hadn't though of doing, but will do if I take part in any more swaps).
Monday 24 September 2012
The story was a relatively simple one. In one part of the land, there lived a one-legged musician called Melo who was treated badly by most people, including the beautiful princess, Suzanna. She was so beautiful, she had to wear a golden mask, so as not to blind anyone who saw her radiance. However, she was unhappy and this made her nasty. Eventually, Melo's music helps her to remove her mask and show her for what she really is, a normal girl, who finally feels free and so is able to be happy and pleasant once more.
The music in this performance was played by the puppeteer, Daniel Lempen, using a Xaphoon (Za-foon), which sounds like a mixture of clarinet and saxophone, but has holes in it, like a recorder. There is a link to Lempen Puppets' website and to Ugly Beauty here and you can hear the Xaphoon too. It was a magical show and we had the opportunity to speak to Mr Lempen afterwards and to look at the puppets close up, which fired Chris' creativity again.
Chris and I really liked the idea of the Xaphoon as it is portable and creates a lovely sound (once the player has got the hang of it), so decided to investigate on the internet and have ordered two (very exciting). I'll keep you posted on our progress. Perhaps I should warn the neighbours that there will be strange and horrible sounds emanating from our house over the next few weeks. On second thoughts, perhaps I'll just leave it as a surprise for them!
Saturday 22 September 2012
Saturday 15 September 2012
Tuesday 11 September 2012
(Welcome to Tracy, a new follower).
Sunday 9 September 2012
Wednesday 5 September 2012
Saturday 1 September 2012
So, I am waiting rather impatiently for my new kit and DVD and then I shall launch myself into the joys of making canes, using foils and trying to bake the clay at the correct temperature. I am very excited as I love learning new things!
At the moment, I have two creative projects on the go - a blog swap, with the theme of 'cosy autumn' where I need to make at least two items out of a minimum of five and send them to a partner blogger (my partner is in Ireland) and also Peacefelt 2012, where I will be given the name and address of someone to whom I send a piece of felt work. Someone else will be given my details and they will send a piece of felt work to me. It's all very exciting at the moment and I am enjoying the various challenges.