Hey… Tom Waits!

This has been a fun commission…. Mr Tom Waits!  I used to listen to him when I was about 18!

This was a sharp look with the purple shirt & Fedora hat…
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I was most concerned about getting the facial hair right! I did the best I could. I finished him last night & these are a few pictures I took this morning. IT was still pretty dark & gloomy…..

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I tried to build up the goatee beard into a bit of a point!
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Basement Tapes Fun with Jack & Sid!

Here are a few pictures from Classic Album Sundays event on Tuesday. Well….I don’t mind,  Tuesday evening is fine too!   It was at the very swanky Bag O’Nails  Club in Kingly Street, Soho. It was great to see so many people there who wanted to listen to the Basement Tapes, the 1975 Double Album set.

But we had extra… Preview tracks from the new 6 CD set, The Complete Basement Tapes out on 3rd November.

The host of the evening were Colleen Murphy and Sid Griffin. Both were well informed and enthused for an exciting Q&A Session on the cultural and social significance of the 2 Album set released in 1975. It was highly informative and well pitched. Sid has an enthusiasm, which is infectious and Colleen was asking insightful  questions.
At first it was very unusual to sit in complete silence and not be able to talk, in a room full of people… but this definitely had to be done to get the best appreciation but a few very quiet whispers crept in eventually. One was telling me to get out Jack Fate who, as usual, cause a bit of a stir and got a lot of attention between disc one and dics two! He came out in the break a got passed around a few nearby people for photos and sat on the Music stand with the LP.


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and then again at the Q & A session.

I asked question to which Sid replied… Great question ..answered a bit then stopped,  stood up and come over and said .. from the lady who makes these fabulous knitted Bob dolls.. This one is Jack Fate.
He and grabbed Jack and held him up for the audience.  I think they got a big cheer! Here’s a picture…..
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Just like old friends, you see it’s not the first time they’ve met. This was in the Summer. I was lucky  to hear a few of the some from Sid’s great solo Album, live… the Trick is to Breathe. I love it. I hope to hear more again soon.

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 Rolling Thunder kids!

I was asked to pose for a picture with Sid. This was a pleasure. I had a copy of Sid’s Rolling Thunder Revue book, Shelter From The Storm, which I have read….  all the way through. I love the Rolling Thunder Revue Era. Lets hope the rumours of a feature film release are  true… and soon!
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I’d like t say Thank You very much to Jo Kemp, who took  these great pictures & send them over to. The ones from my  proper camera & phone were completely unusable! You did  great job in very low light conditions. You’d do well at a Bob show!

Beatles Day! Sunday 19th October.. lots of pictures

Well… We had a great day at the Beatles Days event yesterday. The dipslay looked good…. Very colorful! As was my psychedelic dress. I think people may have needed sunglasses before approaching the display.

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It was great to get such a positive reaction to the Woolly Rockers!  I took…

The Unravelling Woolberys!
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Abbey Road Beatles…

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Help & Sgt Pepper Beatles…. & Jack was there too!
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Random bits of merchandise I made: Applique cushion covers, Zip purses with Beatles fabric
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The Big O with the Wilburys. It was a real shame that Glen had the lurgy… but Dave, Please share the pictures!

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The best thing about it was meeting so many great people! I was in the Authors/Performance room sitting between Jenny Boyd & Hunter Davies.

Hunter Davies.. gave a in interesting talk in his new book and the evolution of Bealtes songs based on the original manuscripts. Shame I forgot my original copy of Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush for him to sign. I was on the next table so I was taking a lot of pictures on people with Hunter.
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Jenny Boyd (Phd) was so lovely! I cant wait to read her book. It’s Not Only Rock & Roll based on her Phd study on Musicians and creativity.
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She has a set of Fleetwood Mac WoollyRockers

The Fab twins.. lovely harmonies & acoustic guitar
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Panel discussion with two of the original Quarrymen Len Garry and Rod Davis
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The Tremmbling Wilburys … Not bad at all ….with just the one stunning guitar player. Get well soon Glen!!!
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I think I did a pretty good job getting the details for Roy!!  Two great look alikes!
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There was some great vintage merchandise available. We came home with another Yellow Submarine…
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It was a fabulous opportunity to show off, so thank you very much Steve & Gloria at Beatles Days!!!

Anyone fancy a game of Flip Your Wig!!?

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Making The ‘Uravelling Woolburys’

It’s taken all day but the Wilburys are finally finished. Here are three of them!

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Then the tricky bit…..


Graduated shades printed onto sticky vinyl, which was then mounted on to a plastic film. Cut out glasses shape, with a tab on the side with a hole in it to sew through and attach.  Looks simple but it was tricky to cut out.. Mark did it with a scalpel.

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It worked…..All finished.

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The sunglasses worked out well. In this picture they look Photoshopped on.. but they are definitely not!

ps. Here are the Sgt. Pepper Beatles with their fab new backdrop.
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Sunday is Beatles Day

I’m excited to be displaying some Beatles on Sunday at the next London Beatles Day.

The back ground I think are what doing to make them stand out and look great. Thank you so much to Mark Morgan for finding the Abbey Road cover (with just Paul and Ringo) and painstakingly clone stamping out Paul & Ringo! It makes it look very realistic and properly three-dimensional.

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The Sgt Pepper guys have one too!
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… and the Wilburys!
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I have two days to finish all five of the Wilburys. There are a couple tricky details to master which I haven’t done before, but I’m hoping to get dark sunglasses to work!
Wish me luck!
Liz x

Who’s who!?

I hastily took this  quick ‘work in progress’ picture last night…I have so many Rockers on the go that it’s really ridiculous to think about finishing them all in one batch together. Id be here until Christmas!

I think Jane Fate was bewildered by who they all could be, so….

Ok…any guesses??  Answer below , don’t worry!
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1. Jack Fate *

2 & 3 Mod Bob,2014, currently touring “the set” *

4.  Wilbury  1 (Tom Petty I think?)

5. Folky Bob, (with the stripe t-shirt)

6. Elvis (Jailhouse Rock) *

7.  Wilbury (George)

8. Wilbury (Jeff)

9. 1978 ‘Lightning Trousers’ Bob! *

10. Another Jack Fate *

11. Blood on the Tracks recording Bob *

12. Wilbury Bob!

13. Folk Bob 1st LP cover

14. Wilbury Roy

15. 1966 Breakdown/Wasted Bob!

16. Alan Ginsberg

17.  Subterranean Alleyway Bob

18. Tour’74 Bob. *

19.  (Bottom row) Basement/Woodstock Bob (headless!) *

20. Nashville Skyline Bob

21. Another Side Bob

22.  Highway 61 Bob

23. Blonde on Blonde Bob *

24. & 25 will be Kate Bush!

26. Elvis…. That’s The Way It Is *

27.  Street Legal Bob… ah. He’s only half a leg and he’s been put on hold

Also – not pictured, because he was just a few stitches,  Bringing it All Back Home Bob *

*   I’m ‘fast- tracking’ these!*

OK… Now I feel like a crazy person!

I’m hoping this will be useful for when I retrieve them.. so I know who’s who too!

Jack….. in print!

Well… Yesterday was exciting! The tour review I wrote with Jane Fate was Published in ISIS magazine!

We did think that it was very brave of  Derek to print it  with comments from Jack and it was fun to write as a dialogue.

Here’s a picture me (Liz), Jack & the article standing in a doorway.. as you do!
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The article  features some lovely colour pictures of the tour. All blogged here, too…

And this is my lovely friend Melanie who took the picture.

She’s marvelling at Jacks amazing flexibility (in the middle of Baker Street) !

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