I have titled this post as plug post as I have a few blogs that I would love for you to take the time to have a look at. First up is Lidi Stroud's blog who is a fellow Australian and I stumbled upon her work a little while ago and can now happily say I am proud to own a pice of her extremely intricate work. Lidi makes these amazing baskets and a just cannot do justice in the photo the intricacy of her work. The moment I unwrapped her basket I was astounded at the tiny, tiny, weaves that I would not have thought humanly possible, I wish I had put in a match stick to show the scale.I will be placing the basket in my kitchen with goodies from the market but i thought wine and flowers would do the trick for now. Lidi has a huge range of baskets to choose from and you wont be disappointed. To go to Lidi's blog click Here
Next I would like to show you some Art works from Dr David Huckvale. I consider David a very dear friend of mine and have come to know him through his blog Dr Huckvale's Castle of Gothic Horror. Please don't be put of by the "spooky" title, David has had a twenty year long career with the BBC as a critic and presenter of classical music, he is a lecturer at Cambridge University and has published several books on music in film and has a special interest in the "Hammer Horror" genre. His blog focuses mostly on his artwork inspired by music and literature and as the above works show his talents are extensive. Any one that has an interest in the arts would not be disappointed, and warmly welcomed to comment. The followers button appears as you run your curser down the right hand side and comments appear by clicking on the heading. Please click Here to visit his blog.
P.S David is partner to none other than our lovely Andy from Dollhouses and Miniatures.
Finally a family plug. My son Jay has recently released a single with his band Animal Ghosts. Their genre is Indie/PostPunk and whilst they are possibly not the type of music most miniaturists listen to whilst tinkering with their tinies, I thought there maybe a few of you that have young ones that might be interested. Jay is the lead singer and guitarist of the band and they have been playing gigs in melbourne pubs for several months and have independently released their single Oxana on itunes. I am a very proud Mum and love their gutsy sound. To check them out and sample Oxanna go to their Facebook page by clicking Here
Well thats all folks, I hope I have given you some food for thought.