“Right, you gang of young Jacks, There are a few things you need to know before you head out into the world”
“Listen to me…..”
“This is a lemon…if you are feeling a bit croaky this should sort you out”
“This is booze… You’ll like this, but it might get you trouble, so be careful you don’t end up in jail”
“One last thing… perhaps the most important of all…. you have to learn to get attention of your audience!”
“… and strike a pose….”
“Now you all have go!…. Looking good”
“Not bad. I think we probably all need a drink now…”
Yes…. We all deserve a drink.. Thanks Jack!
For the last couple on months I’ve been working on a number of Jack Fates…. now all finished. Here’s a few pictures from along the way…
These are the ‘skins’ before ant wire frame or stuffing.
Guitars… It’s not really possible to do proper “sunburst” so thee are various shades of brown.
Getting there…. faces and arms.
Finally finished today…Six Jack Fates! Unbelievably….. they all are spoken for!
Last night we were a little early for Burt Bacharah at the Royal Festival Hall, so… after a bite of sushi in Embankment Gardens we went to hang out in the Savoy alley with the new Jack Fate. He was a bit bewildered and he thought he’d been there before and was kidding us about time travelling…
He met a couple of fans in the alley who were also scouting Bob locations around London. Unfortunately they didn’t have a camera so I took a couple of pictures of them in the Bob/Ginsberg poses and had a chat…
Guys… leave your email in the comments here or get in touch (firstname.lastname@example.org) and I’ll email you the pictures. I took 2 for you.
We arrived at the Royal Festival Hall…. Jack thought he might have been there too but couldn’t quite remember ..possibly 1965? He was a bit far back..
Afterwards, Jack wanted to take a walk around the South Bank:
Jack and the Spirit on the Water. He liked Big Ben and thought he might like to go inside but he wasn’t too keen on the current government. He’d do better himself.
Shame the National Gallery was closed.. maybe next time?
I finished 2 of the Jack Fates Ive been working on. I wanted to get this group shot of all the Bobs together because Alias & Subterranean Bob have new homes, so before they go, here they all are!
From the left…..Alias (From Pat Garret & Billy the Kid film), Renaldo/Rolling Thunder Revue, Jack Fate (Masked & Anonymous), Subterranean HomeSick/Alley way Bob, 1966 Houndstooth Bob.
Two more Rockers are read to hit the road! Here are Rolling Thunder Bob and Jack Fate for Ryan. Posting tomorrow.
Now that I have a Jack Fate I can play too! See Jack needs booze, lemons, toast, eggs and cards… for gambling!
Other Jack-related developments. Last week I went to Amsterdam for a Blythe doll show and stayed with some lovely friends Mark & Marcella…
The lovely Marcella at Oh My Lucky Stars Design made a very special custom necklace featuring our favorite Mr Fate.
It’s a very special unique, one off present for Jane F. 🙂
More Jacks to finish up now……2 Billy Parkers, Jerry Garcia & World gone Wrong Bob!
Mainly for me to keep track and to reassure people who want a Jack Fate that I am on it!
1. Thomas (paid) & Lisa Jerry Garcia collecting together
Ready! Collection arranged.
2. Pauline posted
3. Jim – paid sending August
4. Ryan (by 26th July) POSTED
5. Linda (waiting for Linda…
6. One for me.. Liz DONE
7. Sir D. Posted
LATEST… Orders open now for the famous Jack Fate!
So far I just made the one one prototype. He’s been an absolute super star on the road! Everywhere he’s been people have wanted to meet him and take his picture. Jack Fate Number One will be seeing may more shows, so please do subscribe to the blog for news and tour adventures.
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Tuesday 17th June
Show time. Tonight in Dublin. Better get on the tour bus…
In the arena the crowd assembles for…….
The real Bob!
But Jack was there too…
Got to love a post show Mojito!
then, on to another joint. Jack made a few more friends…
… and ended up in a late night diner.
I’ve had so much fun going to the 2 shows at Cork and Dublin. Jack has a new home in Germany with Renaldo & Jane Fate, but I just planned another tour trip, to rendezvous with Jack & Co in Vienna. I think the real Bob is playing too. Yay!
Well today was exciting for Jack. He met a lot of people, as you do in the road. I think he has some new fans, He was signing autographs…
Having his picture taken by random strangers and generally entertaining line on people assembled in a line out side a very large tent….
The real Bob!! Who was very jolly this evening and played an amazing show.
…and still time for an after show pint with the fans!
Sunday 15th June
It was a lovely day to visit Blarney Castle. Wonderful and sunny. It it was a quiet morning before all the tourists arrive, so Jack could get around and see the castle and gardens.
He saw the castle…
The beautiful rose gardens…
He found some money on the way…..
A Beautiful waterfall…
It was a lovely relaxing morning day before show ime tomorrow!
More of Jacks adventures in Cork, Ireland
At the Marquee!
I made a ‘Jack Fate’ rocker. That’s Bob Dylan in the film Masked and Anonymous.
Well, I’m very pleased with how he came out. Right now he’s following the real Bob on Tour! I arrived in Cork today and caught a glimpse of the real Bob’s tour bus leaving the airport. After the next couple of shows in Ireland he will be setting down in Germany, except for touring commitments, obviously. We had a little evening walk around he Beautiful City of Cork and stopped for a few pictures.