Townes Van Zandt

Ah!…. Townes Van Zandt! Where to start?
I’ve only recently discovered him. What an incredible songwriter…..

I found some Dead Flowers in the park….

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Townes & the peacock!
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One of his most amazing songs.. If I Needed You….
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A wood pile seemed reminiscent of Texas!
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….and this song is literally a A Killer!! ” Waiting Around to Die”.. metaphor here… in the absence of actual gravestones.. maybe next trip out?
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and the beautiful “For The Sake Of The Song”
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Meeting Mick Fleetwood

So,  after 3 months of working of the four sets of Fleetwood Mac dolls the day came yesterday to hand them over in person to the lovely Mr. Fleetwood himself! I couldn’t quite imagine exactly how it was going to work out but it worked brilliantly! Mick’s personal assistant met us and took us to the auditorium where we sat in in a pre-show meet & greet where Mick was talking and taking questions. I wasn’t expecting to be in of that but it was really fascinating. Mick explained how he appreciated craftsmanship in things like shoes and clothes which are hand made. We both like shoe shopping it turns out……  photo 12.jpg Mick’s balls have a mind of their own and they are a lot of fun to play with. I’m glad I got the colours right. They are made of wax thread with beads on the end.  photo 5balls.jpg He was very dapper and very kind. He really seemed to like to dolls. He kissed the Stevie Nick one!  photo 1lg.jpg It was so god of him to pose for pictures with me and he even suggested getting all four boxes out and lining then up to get a propper sense of how much work was in them and the scale of the task.  photo 11.jpg  photo dolls.jpg

Mick said his plan was to give them to other members of the band at some point.. so I hope they like them too! Mick’s assistant tried to grab a Lindsay/’LB’ obviously for some mischief, but Mick said No. They have to be given at the right time. I hope they were & Happy Birthday Mick!

For me it was a pleasure to have made these for Mick.  Thank you Mick, Robert & Jenny for helping to make this happen and Steve for coming with me and taking the pictures with my infuriating camera!

The Extistentialists

In the spirit of doing something completely different…. I had a go at making a couple of French Existentialist philosophers… as you do!
So here are Jean-Paul Satre & Simone De Beauvoir.
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I’ve been listening to a lot to a lot of interesting lectures on youtube… It’s quite hard to physically read a book and knit at the same time so audio books are my new favourite thing!

 

I really like how they look as woolly dolls with profound quotes about the pointlessness & absurdity of life!

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This is a great little film on Satre – just 6 minutes!

Gene Clark Meets Sid Griffin!

Going to See Sid Griffin play a solo show on Sunday seemed like a great opportunity to take out a new Gene Clark Rocker. I think they had fun….

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.. solo Echoes era Gene, like this was who I based it on!

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I’ll try to get some more pictures of the Gene doll soon. IT was main;y an evening of excellent music & songs.

Sid played a great solo show, consisting mainly of material from the excellent Trick is to Breathe album, which I love a lot!

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Allen Ginsberg inspires…… & Iconography.

Allen Ginsberg went to live with our best buddy, the talented songwriter extraordinaire, Mr Jay Fynn.
This was a photo opportunity not to be missed on a recent visit. Productivity has been pretty fabulous. Allen is writing…..

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& Mr Fynn is writing and recording. Here’s a new collection, released just yesterday called ‘Iconography’. Please have a listen…

Not Rockers…… Ross & Demelza Poldark!

WoollyRockers does BBC Sunday evening period drama shocker!!

Well… Captain Ross! I find him slightly irresistible!

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& Demelza.
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Looking like this…

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They started off pretty well, colours all looking good! I tried to make them a bit smaller.. so they wouldn’t take too long to finish. I hoped they would also be quite quick to make in this size and fun to play with.
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Here are the first pictures of them finished.
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I hope they stay together & Happy through Season 2!

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