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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It’s always great to see a Sid show!.. I really think he’s a great songwriter.. and a lovely friendly guy to chat to about music.. photo df0fbbde-6078-4cb8-a7d9-b27a80261388.jpg

.. 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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Support from Hannah Rose Platt was also really lovely… She had some great songs. photo IMG_5875.jpg

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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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Work in Progress….. Fleetwood Mac

Sometimes before things are properly finished.. they can look really weird! I’m keen to get the arms and faces on these..they are slightly freaky!

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These are going to be  4 sets of Fleetwood Macs.. like this set but with a few tweaks….

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This set I gave to Jenny Boyd at a Beatles Day event in September where she was talking about her book, It’s Not Only Rock & Roll.

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This is he largest order I have undertaked – 5 members, 4 bands. That’s 20 dolls.  They are coming together… but slowly!

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Completed… 2 more Bob Dylan Orders

After a bit of a stalled production process due to house moving, settling in and getting sorted out… these are a couple of orders that I’d like to have finished sooner… Sorry.

But here they are now….

1. 2001 Rome Bob Dylan (for Nicole)

This was the requested picture to base another Bob on….

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Here’s the finished article!

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2. Highway 61 Bob (For Jim)

So, here they both are still arguing over what to play next….
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See you later…. Allen Ginsberg (Part 2)

Allen Takes A Trip…

Allen loved talking about San Francisco in the Sixties. He had some Owlsley acid given to him by Ken Kesey back in the day.

Next thing…It’s in my tea and I’ve just drunk it.

“Allen, What have you done? What’s happening?”

Everywhere I looked suddenly colours became vivid…. Everything felt unusual and strange…..

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Everywhere I looked… all I could see was technicolor Timothy B Schmidt!

I’ve been listening to Poco too much!? This is very weird..

….. It was all very peculiar and I lost all track or reality, real time and space!

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Ha ha! I just love any excuse to make psychedelic pictures.

Tim is of course my friend I wrote about already Mr Jay Fynn the fabulous songwriter… who sent this picture of Allen in his new place with lots of book.I think he looks pretty happy to be there!

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& a little mention for Mr Fynns New release, “Odd Nodules” which can be streamed or downloaded for free. Worth it for every moment of “Kittens”