OR A TRUE RELATION OF STRANGE PROCEEDINGS IN A SOMERSETSHIRE LOFT

Saturday, 9 November 2013

NEW ARRIVALS

I have been getting some painting done recently, but have been distracted by the arrival of these 2 little fellows
Nibbins on the left, Mavis on the right. We couldn't decide on a name for one cat ("I'm not having a cat called Nibbins, it sounds too stuffy and  Victorian " "Mavis is a daft name for a cat. it reminds me of my old aunt"). Happily there were 2 black cats in the litter so we had both. The name Nibbins comes from The Midnight Folk by John Masefield (the prequel to the better known Box of Delights ). He is a reformed Witches cat who helps Kay Harker locate the treasure and thwart the evil Abner Brown and Sylvia Daisy Pouncer (just occured to me that they would have made good cat names). They were born on Friday 13th September and came to live with us at Halloween.

Arthur has been having a go at sculpting his own figures. Here's a rather jolly troll.

8 comments:

  1. Nice little kitties and terrific Troll !

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  2. Lovely cats and excellent troll.Is it the sort of clay that hardens and will then be painted?

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    1. Thanks, yes, the clay has fibres in it and hardens after a day or so. I used to use it on my bases for building up edges, but could never get through a pack quick enough before it hardened.

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    2. Can you let me know the make?
      thanks
      Alan

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    3. I think It's Das Pronto, which comes in brown or white. Most art shops have it or something similar. I also used to get smaller packs at florists (used for flower arranging).

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    4. Keep the DAS in a sealed bag in the fridge - stays fresh for ages...

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    5. Thanks Scott. I suspect it might get eaten by my voracious sons though :-).

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  3. Excellent cats ! and rather nice troll !

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